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Mixed Media Art and Journaling

Inexpensive Art Supplies

While many art supplies are found to be quite costly, there are a few ways to cut back on costs and save money for the more important supplies on your list, such as your favorite Copic Markers or Golden Brand Fluid Acrylic paints.  When browsing the dollar store the other day I was quite amazed at some of the basic things I could buy for mixed media art. Here is a list of items that you can pick up at your local Dollar Tree store: Gel pens. Mechanical pencils. Rulers. Hole punch (standard). Erasers  - all sizes and assortments.  Some…
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Artwork by Elizabeth Duke

Kids – Mixed Media Collage

I absolutely love to do collage!  The collage you see below is one of the first that I made when taking up Art Journaling in 2011.  I simply used craft materials that I already had on hand. To make this collage, I printed a picture of the kids riding my son's four-wheeler. To make the background, I took strips of excess (I rarely throw anything away) blue scrapbooking paper and tore them into small pieces and then glued them onto the page.  I then covered these pieces of paper with torn pieces of white tissue paper and lightly gessoed (white)…
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