It feels awesome to get back to mixed media collaging. Please watch the video on how I did it. This is my first try to do a how to video and I hope you like it.
My very first junk journal. Did a lot of stitching to each page to add interest. There are three signatures and I stitched them to the spine instead of using glue or double-sided tape. Tried double-sided tape before but when the weather gets too cold, the tape came off and everything fell apart. I also used fabric for the cover. I’ve seen a lot of crafters using double-sided tape to put pages together or even for binding and it works for them. But when I tried using tape it doesn’t work and it’s not strong enough to hold everything together. So I am still searching for best glue or tape for bookbinding because I want to try to create a journal that I don’t have to do any stitching.
Happy Halloween everyone! These are so much fun to create. I joined the group willowing and friends on Facebook and they do ATC swap every month. This is my third swap and I am enjoying it because I get to see the works of other crafters and of course checking the mailbox becomes more fun. 😃 If you want to join in the fun check out willowing and friends.
This wall decor is from my kid’s puzzle pieces. The same ones that I used for the magnets. I used scrapbook paper to cover both sides and did some stamping and added distress inks. I also used antique bronze chain to connect each piece and at the end added some paper beads and charms. The height is 16 ½ inches and the squares are 2 x 2 inches. I am so proud of this one because I didn’t thought that I can create something like this from a puzzle piece that I almost throw away. It’s very beautiful in person. I added it to my Etsy shop and available for purchase. The piece is very light and you can hang it anywhere and it’s also a great gift for your friends or love ones especially for Christmas.
Created these mixed media magnets using my kid’s puzzle pieces from their barbie toy. I was going to throw them away but decided to altered them. I added glossy accent from Ranger on top to add glossy finished and to protect the art. They turned out nice and added them on my Etsy shop. I think these are great for giveaways, gift for a friend or just display them on your refridgerator for daily inspirations.
New design added on my shop. Please check out https://society6.com/joannajeannecreation .
I am not sure if I overdid it with the spatters. For some reason I am obsessed adding spatters to my paintings 😄. I used micron pen for the outline and shading.
“Fly Shine Beautiful You”. I watercolored the butterfly and added it on the canvas that I painted using acrylic paints and Posca markers. I also added some cut out flowers, sticks, and cheesecloth to add interest to the piece.