All posts filed under: Mixed Media

Limited Christmas Ephemera on Etsy

I’ve been tidying up the studio and put together some Christmas ephemera “scrap packs” full of vintage Christmas illustrations, music, green & red tickets, coupons, old music sheets, word flash cards (French & English) related to the holidays, plus lots more – there’s 50 pieces crammed in there! Perfect for card making, mixed media art, tags, art journalling… I only had a enough goodies to make about 6 or so, so get yours before they’re gone for good. Have fun! And don’t forget to join studioseena on Facebook to share your creations – can’t wait to see what you’ve made!    Advertisements

More Black and White Journal Pages

Would you believe today marks my last Guest Designer post with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft? Since my last Black and White Journal Page post was such a hit I decided to do another. Here’s a sneak peek below. For my swan song, could you please visit the original post at this link and leave me a warm and fuzzy message? And be sure to visit me here to see what I’m working on. xo, seena

Seena’s New Black & White Journal: Page One – Before and After

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! It’s my first post of the new year and I’m still reminding myself that it’s 2015. I know protocol says post every day (my cousin who works for the great oz, Google, said it so it must be true, right?), but honestly, how can art be authentic if we’re forcing ourselves to do regimented blog posts each and every day? I’ve actually stopped following a few artists on facebook, because their posts have become spam. (15 more days! 14 more days! 13 more days! Uggh.) I had a great rest over the holidays and came home feeling rejuvenated. 2015 is going to be a great year I think. It was an embarrassment of art riches for me over the holidays, between gifts and boxing day sales. I’ll be sharing that with you, as well as some AMAZING books I’ve found, both for inspiration and collage. Anyhoo, hubby and I went to Starbucks yesterday and I have to tell you the “Flat White” is my new favourite coffee. Love it! I brought …

Simple Christmas Holiday Photo Tags

I have a new post up on the Design Memory Craft blog today! I created some seriously fun Christmas tags with a twist! Here’s a sneak peek. Head on over to the Design Memory Craft blog for the full post and lots more pics. You may even recognize yourself while you’re there! If you have an extra moment, I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment after you’re read my post!

Art Journal Page: Purple Alien

Hello everyone! This is such a busy time of year. I have to be careful to not let creativity take a back seat when my to-do list needs attention. Here’s a page I’ve been working on recently. I used Pan Pastels to create the background. Collage is the next layer and the ink layer came last, including the tree which I created. I’d love to know what you think – please leave a comment below!

Junk Journaling, Part 2

Holy smokes this has been a busy week! Where does the time go? I wanted to show you something fun I added to my junk journal. Check out these tabs: Can you guess where I got them? I’ll give you a hint… they were free! I found them in my recycling bin… Yes indeedy friends, it’s the weird box top thingy from the kleenex box. Just turn over, fold, stick, and paint. Couldn’t be easier! And in terms of functionality, they’re sturdy and a great canvas for paint or ink. Love it!! Just another reason to love junk journalling – upcycling! If you’ve repurposed anything for your art or junk journal I’d love to hear about it. Please tell me about it in the comments section! CLICK HERE for a list of the materials I used in today’s project. xo, seena

Junk Journaling, Part 1

Hi everyone! I’ve just finished an art journal video which will be posted on Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s blog next week. You can see my other Design Memory Craft designs here and here. In the meantime, I’m having a lot of fun in my junk journal. When I was first introduced to this concept I had a difficult time understanding what a “junk” journal was all about. Why would anyone want to journal junk? Isn’t every page sacred? Well guess what? No pages are sacred, that was just my perfectionism talking. I am now a complete convert and here’s why: Junk Journals = freedom! Freedom to make mistakes and experiment, which in turn frees your creativity from perfection. You can do no wrong. Make sense? Here’s a peek at my junk journal. The cover is made from a Trader Joe’s grocery bag. I’m not worried about messing up a grocery bag, that’s for sure!   The inner pages are made from junk paper (envelopes, old book pages, scrap paper scraps, etc.). This cat illustration was cut from …