Art Journaling: Mixed Media on Paper
Beginner | 52 min 40 sec
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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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Kim Alarie
Nice ideas!
6 days ago
Mary Bogart
I would like to know which teas were used to create the colors.
October 25, 2022
Deborah Hughes
Great suggestions for getting comfortable with ideas for creating mixed media pages.
More than 3 months ago