Art Journaling: Mixed Media on Paper
All levels | 52 min 40 sec
Mixed Media on Paper
Join designer, coloring book author, and our Daily Drawing Challenge contest winner, Mou Saha, in an artistic exploration of mixed media materials on single art journal pages. Learn how to create rich, layered backgrounds using dyes, draw everyday objects in a simplified form, and add stamped letters to document your day or record an observation. Once you’ve created a focal point, you’ll learn how to finish your pages with doodled details and dimensional elements. Whether you're new to art journaling or a seasoned mixed media artist, you’ll enjoy this playful and experimental way of approaching art. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 6 glass or plastic containers
  • Faber-Castell Tea Stain Dyes
  • Hot water (for dye baths)
  • Gloves
  • Watercolor paper (Mou uses 140 lb cold press paper, cut to 4 ½” x 6”)
  • Rubber alphabet stamps
  • Permanent ink for stamping (India ink marker or solvent ink pad)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black Waterproof Pen (Mou uses Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen with a medium nib)
  • Watercolor pencils (Mou uses Faber-Castell Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils)
  • Paint Pens (Faber-Castell PITT artist pen)
  • Found papers and recycled objects
  • Object for observational drawing
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Used dryer sheets
  • Sewing machine
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Assorted paintbrushes
Learn how to:
  • Work with tea dyes
  • Create loose, painterly backgrounds
  • Add lettering with rubber stamps
  • Draw from life
  • Transform everyday materials into collage fodder
  • Add embellishments
What you’ll get:
  • A class on creating textural mixed media designs on paper
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Mou Saha
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students 
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Class Reviews
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Louise Edeiken
You Saha is a natural artist. She makes everything look easy.
March 2, 2023
Marilyn Johnson
Mou is very easy to follow. She demonstrates so well is thorough in her explanations.
March 1, 2023
Deborah Baker
Very simple to make and they are pretty. Enjoyed this class!
February 12, 2023