Mixed Media Morsels & more

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration

I really enjoyed creating some altered tea bags in my recent Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #9 video on my YouTube channel. It was my first time altering tea bags and I found it quite fun! I also did a “Second Helping” video, where I explained a little more about different tea bags and how they stain, …

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I had so much fun creating some little vintage-style tags from product packaging in my Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #8 video. I really loved each one, but the little girl with butterfly wings was my favorite, so I decided to make a similar one for this month’s tag. I also thought it would be fun …

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Creating simply sounds so easy, doesn’t it? The problem is, we make things more difficult than they need to be. I’m just as guilty as the next guy for getting in my head too much when I get ready to create something, and I have to make a conscious effort not to do that. Limiting …

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I really enjoy using everyday items to make marks in my mixed media projects and I’d like to show you another way to use the handmade stamps I created in my Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #6 video. The tag I have made for the month of June features a simple leaf stamp I made from …

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“Play is the highest form of research.” George Bernard Shaw reminds us that, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Hmm, maybe these guys were secretly mixed media artists, LOL! It’s so much fun to just play — paint, scribble, stick down papers, etc., with no expectation …

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Yep, I’m still taggin’ along… and this time I’m creating another tag to showcase a handmade embellishment from my Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #3 video on YouTube. I had so much fun making several embellishments, using up scraps and bits from my stash. The little dragonfly embellishment I created in the video was a tag in …

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Ahhh, burlap… a rough, scratchy fabric, for sure, and kind of difficult to use easily in arts and crafts projects because of its tendency to unravel. But I found that if acrylic paint or glue is applied, it can become very usable! Check out my YouTube video, Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #2, to see this …

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Well, I made a tag… with a wish on it, LOL! I wanted to share how I used one of the  wooden pieces I altered in my YouTube video for Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #1.  Here’s how I created it: I cut a tag from card stock – it is approximately 3×5 inches. I covered …

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