From the Artist Tribe - 9 Patch Paper Quilt

Hi all! Linda Edkins Wyatt is joining us today with a fabulous nine-patch art quilt made from paper!

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She's using my "Not Afraid to Try" and Art Deco Sun Medallion stencils, along with a few others from StencilGirl. Make sure you stop by her blog to see her whole process as well as lots more photos!


From the Artist Tribe - Stenciled & Embroidered Tote Bag

I'm just loving this stenciled and embroidered tote bag that Jill McDowell is sharing today... I had the chance to see it in person last weekend and I have to say, it's even more awesome up close!

Stenciled Embroidered Tote Bag - Jill McDowell

Jill used my "Not Afraid to Try" and Art Deco Peacock Feathers stencils as the patterns for her embroidery. Here are a few close-ups so you can see some of the amazing details:

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Stenciled Embroidered Tote Bag Close-up 2 - Jill McDowell

Make sure you stop by her blog to see lots of photos and to get more details on how this gorgeous bag was made!


From the Artist Tribe - Boho Cell Phone Case

I'm just loving today's project from the Artist Tribe... Lynda Shoup made this fabulous bohemian cell phone case!

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Lynda used Irresistible India downloadable collage sheets, sari yarn, Turkmen jewelry parts, Japanese Chiyogami paper, block printed paper from my Irresistible India Collage and Embellishment pack, and more goodies. Make sure you check out her blog for details on her project and lots more photos!

 


From the Artist Tribe - A Mixed Media Journal Cover

Jackie Neal is joining us from the Artist Tribe today with a truly mixed media creation! She's combined lots of different types of products and techniques to make a journal cover full of fabulous details!

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Jackie has used embellished sari scraps, my Decorative Flower Stamen Medallion stencil, block-printed elephants from my Enchanting Elephants Collage & Embellishment Packs, and some Chiyogami papers. Make sure you head over to her blog to see all of the details and lots more photos!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Not Afraid to Try Art Journaling

Today we're taking a brief break from the new stencil love to showcase one of the designs from my last release in this powerful art journal page by Linda Edkins Wyatt.

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Linda used my Not Afraid to Try stencil along with recycled paint skins from her craft mat. In her post she discusses both the idea fear as well as overcoming it, and she's also sharing several other art journal pages with this stencil. Make sure you stop by her blog to read more and see all of the details!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Beaded Art Journal Cover

Jackie is here from the Artist Tribe to finish out the inspiration for the month (I can't believe it's almost June! ) She's sharing this gorgeous beaded cover for her sari journal:

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Jackie used my Decorative Flower Stamen Medallion stencil as the pattern, then added some sari scraps and a few other goodies from a Curated Stash Pack. Make sure you head over to her blog to see all of the details!


From the Artist Tribe - Scrap Fairy Art Doll

I just love this gorgeous scrap fairy art doll that Linda Edkins Wyatt is sharing on her blog today... isn't it fabulous?

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Linda used some orange embellished sari scraps, Florentine paper, and Turkmen jewelry parts... I love how it all came together to make this lovely "paper" doll! Make sure you head over to her blog to see all of the details!

For those who didn't see the latest newsletter that went out yesterday, I'm having a Memorial Day sale in the shop! You can save 20% off of supplies and downloadable collage sheets today through Monday - just use the coupon Memorial2018 when you check out.

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From the Artist Tribe - Global Inspired Art Journaling

Are you ready for some truly global mixed media inspiration? (Not that we aren't going global pretty much all the time over here! LOL!) Today Lynda Shoup is sharing a beautiful art journal page with influences from India and the Middle East.

Longing---Art Journal Page - Lynda-ShoupLynda is using hand-printed papers from some of my collage and embellishment packs, along with my new "Not Afraid to Try" stencil, some sari scraps, Turkmen jewelry parts, and an image from my Irresistible India digital downloads. Make sure you head on over to her blog for more photos and details!

P.S. A little birdie told me that there might just be a little sale coming up to celebrate Memorial Day... keep an eye out, just in case!


From the Artist Tribe - Boho Mixed Media Flower Pot

It looks like Spring is finally here, and Lynda Shoup from the Artist Tribe has a fun idea for a boho, mixed media approach to your gardening with her gorgeous embellished flower pot!

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Lynda used a sari applique from the Irresistible India Mixed Media Happy Pack, as well as hand-printed papers from a variety of different packs and kits. Make sure you head over to Lynda's blog to see details and description of how it all came together!


From the Artist Tribe - Medieval Inspired Art Quilt

The Artist Tribe is winding down the work week with this gorgeous quilt-inspired mixed media piece by Linda Edkins Wyatt.

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Linda has used some beautiful fabric work in this piece, along with some Dresden trim, Turkmen Jewelry parts, and my favorite embellished sari patchwork ribbon from the shop. Make sure you stop by her blog to see all of the details and get the background on her project!


From the Artist Tribe - Art Journaling with Fabric

Hi all, Jackie Neal is back again from the Artist Tribe sharing another gorgeous spread from her sari art journal!

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For this spread, Jackie used embellished sari scraps, Fabulous Florals Skeleton Leaves, and some gorgeous Japanese Chiyogami paper. Make sure you stop by her blog to see up close photos and lots of details!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Springtime Art Journaling

The Artist Tribe and I are excitedly welcoming Spring with open arms, and today Jackie Neal is sharing a gorgeous spring-inspired art journal spread!

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Jackie used some of the embellished sari scraps from the shop along with lots of beautiful papers, beads, and my new Chinese Garden Plum Blossoms stencil. Make sure you head over to her blog for lots more photos and details!


From the Artist Tribe - Art Journaling with Teabags and Stencils

Jill McDowell from the Artist Tribe is jumping in today with a new art journal page done with teabags and some of my newest stencil designs.

Art Journaling with a Tea Bag and Stencils - Jill McDowell

Jill used my new "Not Afraid to Try" stencil as well as my Chinese Garden Plum Blossoms stencil to make this gorgeous art journal page. Make sure you stop by her blog for more photos and details on how this page came together!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Boro Meets Boho Stenciled Handbag

The weekend brings another fabulous project from the Artist Tribe as Lynda Shoup shows how she used some of my stencil designs to bring boro stitching and boho style together in this fun and functional handbag!

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Lynda used designs from my Decorative Medallion stencil as well as my "Not Afraid to Try" stencil to decorate this bag, then added all of that lovely boro stitch work and some fun beading! Make sure you head over to her blog to get all of the detail and lots more photos.


From the Artist Tribe: Getting Grungy with Vintage Photos

The Artist Tribe and I have all been busy lately, but we're back today! Linda Edkins Wyatt is bringing grunge and vintage together in these gorgeous art journal pages using old family photos. 

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Linda is using techniques she learned in "Radiant Rust" a class she took with Seth Apter a few months ago, and the results are stunning!

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Linda used embellishments cut from sari scraps as well as a mix of various Baked Texture embossing powders to help achieve all of those gorgeous, grungy effects! Make sure you head over to her blog to get more photos and all of the details on these beautiful art journal pages!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Boho Collaged Flowers

The Artist Tribe never stops creating inspiring work, and today Jill McDowell is sharing a stunning piece of mixed media artwork she made in my "All Mixed Up" workshop at Mary Beth Shaw's studio in St. Louis two weeks ago, along with a workshop summary. Here's a little peek at her finished artwork:

Boho Collaged Floral Canvas by Jill McDowell

Jill used Dresden trim, a bunch of my stencils - including the new Decorative Flower Stamen Medallion stencil (and you may also see one here that's going to be released in June that was handed out to workshop attendees as a special surprise!) Make sure to head over to Jill's blog to see the entire piece and get all the details on her class experience!


From the Artist Tribe - Art Deco Portal

Linda Edkins Wyatt from the Artist Tribe is jumping in today to share an absolutely fabulous Art Deco inspired mixed media project! I absolutely love the quote by Rumi that she used - it really resonates with me!

 

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For her piece, Linda used my Art Deco Bookplates stencil, along with some Turkmen jewelry parts, plus some brads and other metal findings and accents. Make sure you head over to her blog for all of the details and lots more photos!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Stencil Your Teabags

We have another fabulous post from the Artist Tribe today as Jill McDowell shares a fabulous way to upcycle your used teabags... stencil them and turn them into mixed media artwork!

 

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Jill used a bunch of my stencil designs on these projects, including my Decorative 6-Petal Flower Stencil (4x4) and the Decorative 6-Petal Flower Screen (6x6,) as well as my Decorative Medallion stencil.

On the art journal page below, she's used both the 4x4 and 6x6 Ornamental Compass designs from my Ornamental stencil collection.

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Head on over to Jill's blog for lots more photos and details, including a how-to on turning those soggy teabags into gorgeous works of art!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Worth Saving Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Another wonderful project from the Artist Tribe today... Lynda Shoup is popping in with this gorgeous mixed media wall hanging!

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She's used my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil along with some sari yarn, embellished sari scraps, and a Turkmen pendant along with some other beads and papers from her stash. Head on over to her blog where you can see more photos and get details on this beautiful artwork!

Also, today is the last day for the anniversary sale at the shop! 15% off all mixed media supplies with the coupon 1stAnniversary15. The offer expires tonight (3/28) at midnight mountain time.

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From the Artist Tribe - Art Journey in an Art Journal

Jackie Neal from the Artist Tribe is joining us today to share how she's journaling her art journey with this gorgeous art journal page!

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Jackie used my Ornamental Peacock Feathers stencil along with some sari scraps and a few bits of Turkmen jewelry to help complete her page. Make sure you head on over to her blog for lots more closeups and details!

Just a quick reminder - my shop anniversary sale was extended so you can still save 15% on all mixed media supplies when you use the code 1stAnniversary15 between now and 11:59pm mountain time on 3/28.

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From the Artist Tribe - Mixed Media Art Paper Dolls

Linda Edkins Wyatt is popping in from the Artist Tribe today with a fabulous project... she's made a gorgeous and totally unique set of mixed media art paper dolls!

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Linda used several different colors of embossing powder to add texture and a bit of shine to the details of her dolls. If you look closely, you'll also see bits of Dresden trim and some embellished sari scraps! Make sure you stop by her blog to see close-ups of each of the art dolls and get more details on the project and products she used.

Also, just a quick reminder that I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of my shop with a sale! Get 15% off all mixed media supplies and downloadable products with the coupon 1stAnniversary15.

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From the Artist Tribe - Stenciled Easter Eggs

I'm absolutely loving the project that Jill McDowell is sharing today from the Artist Tribe... she's used my stencil designs to make these utterly fabulous stenciled Easter eggs!

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Aren't they incredible? She's used several of my stencil designs from both my original Ornamental stencil collection as well as my Decorative stencil designs. Make sure you stop by her blog today to see more photos of these beautiful eggs as well as details on how she made them!

P.S., don't forget about the shop anniversary sale that starts Friday! You won't want to miss it!

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From the Artist Tribe - Mixed Media Shrine

We're starting the new week off on a high note with this fabulous project from the Artist Tribe - this stunning mixed media shrine by Jackie Neal!

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Isn't that just gorgeous? She's used one of the small handmade Mexican nichos from the shop combined with a peacock finding, Turkmen jewelry parts, and lots of fun beads and goodies from her stash.

Make sure you head over to Jackie's blog for more photos and details about this stunning project.

Psst... a little heads up - my little shop is a year old this month and I'll be celebrating with a sale! Mark your calendars...

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From the Artist Tribe - Boho Fabric Necklace

Linda Edkins Wyatt is joining us today with another inspirational post from The Artist Tribe! I love this handmade boho-style necklace she created... isn't it fabulous?

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Linda used sari yarn and pieces from an assortment of Turkmen jewelry parts, along with beads and fabric scraps, to make her necklace. Make sure you swing by her blog to see more photos and get all of the details on how she made her beautiful project!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Collographs from Stencils

Jill McDowell from the Artist Tribe is sharing a fabulous project today; she's used some of my stencil designs to make collograph plates and then print with them!

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Here you can see where she used my Ornamental Peacock Feathers stencil along with my Ornamental Circle Clusters Screen stencil to make some really cool designs.


Making Collographs from Stencils - Jill McDowell

Make sure you stop by Jill's blog today to see all of the details of how she made her collographs, along with lots more gorgeous prints!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Gorgeous Grunge

We have one final post from the Artist Tribe this week... Linda Edkins Wyatt is sharing some gorgeous, grungy mixed media using pieces made in the Radiant Rust workshop with Seth Apter:

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Linda used my Art Deco Sun Medallion stencil along with a Dresden crown and the fabulous Baked Texture embossing powders. She also added some gorgeous natural elements for the perfect finishing touch.

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Head on over to Linda's blog to see more photos and get all of the details of this beautiful project!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Crazy for Sari Scraps Part 2

Jackie Neal is back again today with part 2 of Tuesday's post, showing more of her love for using sari scraps in her art journal.

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In addition to the sari scraps, Jackie used my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil and my Art Deco Sunburst Background stencil. (I'm really loving the texture and color she got with that one - check out this closeup!)

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Make sure to stop over at Jackie's blog today to see the rest of the photos and details!


From the Artist Tribe - Good Fortune Keeping

Lynda Shoup is back again today from the Artist Tribe sharing another project to celebrate Chinese New Year - a good fortune keeper!

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What a fun project! Lynda used one of the Chinese coin tassels from the shop, along with a metal wafer die (I only have a few left and my supplier is no longer carrying these designs, so first come, first served!) She's also using some sari yarn

Make sure you head over to Lynda's blog to see more details and get the background on how she's using this fabulous piece to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Feeling inspired? Don't forget that you can save 15% off on orient-inspired supplies all throughout February using products from the Exotic Orient section of the shop when you use the coupon ExoticOrient15 at checkout!

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From the Artist Tribe - Crazy for Sari Scraps

Today Artist Tribe member Jackie Neal is kicking off part 1 of a 2-part series using embellished sari scraps in her art journal. Check out the spreads she's showcasing today!

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On this first page, Jackie used small pieces cut from sari scraps along with an embroidered Hmong star and my Art Deco Bookplates stencil.


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For this second page, I love the way she created a pocket for loose beads using another piece of a sari scrap! Underneath, she stamped and painted an elephant from a hand-carved woodblock stamp.

Make sure you head over to Jackie's blog to see all of the details for these first two pages!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Art Matters

We have another inspiring project from the Artist Tribe today... Sandee is sharing some gorgeous mixed media artwork with a message that I couldn't agree with more...

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Isn't that beautiful? I love the way she's integrated Emerald Creek regular and Baked Texture embossing powders, washi tape (like the one on the bottom with Van Gogh paintings,) various papers, and my Art Deco Alphabet stencil all so seamlessly!

Make sure you stop by Sandee's blog to see more photos and details for today's stunning mixed media project!


From the Artist Tribe - A Mixed Media Spin on Chinese New Year

 We're continuing our celebration of Chinese New Year here at the studio with another stellar mixed media piece from Jill McDowell

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Can I say how much I love what Jill did with the Peking Opera mask she used here? The painting really transformed it! And I'm dying over how she used my Art Deco Bookplates stencil with embossing powder to make the collars on her figures. Too cool.

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Make sure to head over to Jill's blog to get more details on how this piece came together, lots more photos, and the full list of all of the products she used.

Feeling inspired? Don't forget that you can save 15% off on orient-inspired supplies all throughout February using products from the Exotic Orient section of the shop when you use the coupon ExoticOrient15 at checkout!

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