Saturday, September 24, 2011

Home Sweet Home inchies

So when I started with Scrapbook News and Review I considered myself only a scrapbooker and a reluctant card maker.  As I look back now I see I had burgeoning mixed media tendencies although I didn't know to call it mixed media at the time.  SNR has an amazing mixed media department and the staff is spectacular at encouraging your exploration into the genre. 

I've discovered I LOVE mixed media.  It's so creatively freeing.  Who'd have thought how satisfying it is to make a whole piece of art in one square inch, for instance?

Canvas Inchies
Originally published in Scrapbook News and Review May 2011

These inchies - and yes, each one is one square inch - are made with sticky back canvas, dictionary page, stamps, ink, paint, markers, glossy medium, cotton and a rhinestone.  Whew!  I sometimes don't use that many things on a 12x12 layout, LOL!!!

What's really cool is that mixed media isn't all abstract and goopy.  It's just as much about the form as the mediums.  It's about playing and using products together that you wouldn't normally such as paper and canvas here.

Be sure to check out all the awesome mixed media projects brought to you every month in Scrapbook News and Review.  You'll see my name in that section quite often nowadays!!!!  I'd love to share my MM adventures with you. 

Now I'm proud to consider myself a mixed media artist!


p.s.  Check out my sketch this week on Sketchy Thursdays!  I'm rather proud of it.  ~grin~


lisa said...

These are adorable. The most adorable little pieces of art..EVER!! XX

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those inchies are CUTE! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lesli said...

I really loved this sketch - thanks for the inspiration!