Archive for the ‘Mixed Media’ Category

Tuesday with Tara {take 154}

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

I’ve got something different to share this week… a little pinterest inspired home decor piece I painted up using my Dina Wakley Media paints & finished off with some Tim Holtz foam stamps.  My cat, Abbey, was a bit annoyed when I tried to photograph it on the surface she had chosen to nap on…

I wanted to do my sentiment with the lower case type set, but I don’t own it (yet- not a problem you have if you buy it from the store today!) but I got my hands on this script one.  They were kinda neat- a foam stamp on a cling backing, which meant they were easy to use on an acrylic block.    I did kinda forget they were foam though, and pressed a little harder than I should have.  Lesson learned… I highlighted my text with some Nuvo Glitter drops to brighten it up and add a bit of dimension.

I also added a bit of the gold paste I’ve been addicted to lately…

It kinda feels like the beach a bit!  I chose to mix white & elephant paint together for the bottom panel to give a slight sandy feel… each panel is actually a combination of two or more shades to keep it from feeling too flat.  As you can see in this last shot, the panels are different heights which adds fun texture too.

Hope you like my quick little art piece!   I love these paints and pull them out constantly for a variety of projects 🙂

Have a fantastic week!  And don’t forget to save the date for Friday afternoon when we have our first Blog Hop with the new official Design Team!  Woohoo!

Inky (painty) hugs,


Meet the Design Team: Amy!

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Today we are introducing another new member of the SNS Creative Design Team, Amy Almeida!

Amy lives in beautiful BC, and is probably the closest to our physical storefront, I’m Impressed. She loves working with Dies, Stamps and Stencils and is excited to help promote a CANADIAN Company.  She enjoys expressing herself with different mediums and textures and love stamping and getting her fingers inky and full of paint with my Mixed-Media ventures! Her style is varied, she loves trying new techniques, mixing mediums, ATC’s, art journaling, tags & altering art.  As she says, “I love me some color and adding depth to my projects with stamps, stencils, papers or texture pastes.”  We can’t wait to see what Amy makes to share with us!  You can see what she’s been up to on her blog, Lil Cutie Creations.  Please pay her a visit and welcome her to our team!

Amy’s introductory project for us is a fun handmade journal she created with gelli prints!- all the details are up on her blog!

Tuesday with Tara {take 145}

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a quick, masculine art journal page in my Dina Wakley mixed media journal.  I used one of the kraft pages, doodled with her scribble sticks and blended paint with my doodles for a fun background!  I added some stenciled designs in a deep blue and doodles with a white pen and added some color to a photo card for a fun image.  A layer of burlap adds some texture (this is from another page I cut a window out of) and gives a bit more contrast to my image.

Doodling on a page was a challenge… sometimes we rely too heavily on our tools and supplies like stamps and stencils.  Dina is a great inspiration with her products and her classes to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.  My art journal is a great place for that, because it’s just a spot for me (and then I step out of my comfort zone again and share it with you!) to experiment and try new things and hopefully discover some techniques and mediums I really like!

Have a great week!

Inky hugs,