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Gwen
South Jordan, UT
Interests: mixed media art, travel, scrapbooking, crafting, watching sports (especially ice hockey), reading, cooking
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We have one final post from the Artist Tribe this week... Linda Edkins Wyatt is sharing some gorgeous, grungy mixed media using pieces made in the Radiant Rust workshop with Seth Apter: Linda used my Art Deco Sun Medallion stencil along with a Dresden crown and the fabulous Baked Texture embossing powders. She also added some gorgeous natural elements for the perfect finishing touch. Head on over to Linda's blog to see more photos and get all of the details of this beautiful project! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gwen
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Jackie Neal is back again today with part 2 of Tuesday's post, showing more of her love for using sari scraps in her art journal. In addition to the sari scraps, Jackie used my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil and my Art Deco Sunburst Background stencil. (I'm really loving the texture and color she got with that one - check out this closeup!) Make sure to stop over at Jackie's blog today to see the rest of the photos and details! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gwen
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Lynda Shoup is back again today from the Artist Tribe sharing another project to celebrate Chinese New Year - a good fortune keeper! What a fun project! Lynda used one of the Chinese coin tassels from the shop, along with a metal wafer die (I only have a few left and my supplier is no longer carrying these designs, so first come, first served!) She's also using some sari yarn. Make sure you head over to Lynda's blog to see more details and get the background on how she's using this fabulous piece to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Feeling... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gwen
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Today Artist Tribe member Jackie Neal is kicking off part 1 of a 2-part series using embellished sari scraps in her art journal. Check out the spreads she's showcasing today! On this first page, Jackie used small pieces cut from sari scraps along with an embroidered Hmong star and my Art Deco Bookplates stencil. For this second page, I love the way she created a pocket for loose beads using another piece of a sari scrap! Underneath, she stamped and painted an elephant from a hand-carved woodblock stamp. Make sure you head over to Jackie's blog to see all of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gwen
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Hi all - just popping in to let you know that it's time for Gwen's Gems again over on StencilGirl Talk! This month I'm sharing a pretty intuitive mixed media piece with a super textured and grungy background accented with pink, gold, and plenty of glam! Head on over to StencilGirl Talk to see the full piece along with a tutorial. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gwen
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We have another inspiring project from the Artist Tribe today... Sandee is sharing some gorgeous mixed media artwork with a message that I couldn't agree with more... Isn't that beautiful? I love the way she's integrated Emerald Creek regular and Baked Texture embossing powders, washi tape (like the one on the bottom with Van Gogh paintings,) various papers, and my Art Deco Alphabet stencil all so seamlessly! Make sure you stop by Sandee's blog to see more photos and details for today's stunning mixed media project! Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Gwen
I absolutely love this Jill... the way you used the stencils for clothing and details is so cool, and the transformation of the opera mask is just awesome! Love that you used your dog for this too :D
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We're continuing our celebration of Chinese New Year here at the studio with another stellar mixed media piece from Jill McDowell! Can I say how much I love what Jill did with the Peking Opera mask she used here? The painting really transformed it! And I'm dying over how she used my Art Deco Bookplates stencil with embossing powder to make the collars on her figures. Too cool. Make sure to head over to Jill's blog to get more details on how this piece came together, lots more photos, and the full list of all of the products she used.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Gwen
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This month's celebration of Chinese New Year continues as Artist Tribe member Lynda Shoup brings us a fabulous mixed media wall hanging showcasing the year of the dog! Lynda used the Double Happiness Chinese wafer die (and my supplier doesn't offer these anymore, so there's only one left! Looking for replacements...) as well as a traditional good luck tassel, sari yarn, papers from the Exotic Orient Collage & Embellishment pack, and lots more goodies. Make sure you swing by Lynda's blog to see lots more details and get some background on how this piece came together! Don't forget that you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Gwen
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Today, Linda Edkins Wyatt is joining us from the Artist Tribe with a gorgeous set of vintage inspired handmade Valentines! I love all of the gorgeous details that she incorporated on these! The bases of the Valentines are from the Khadi Papers cotton rag hearts, and Linda has added stenciling with my Ornamental and Art Deco stencil collections, along with some beautiful pieces of English scrap and Dresden trim! Be sure to stop by Linda's blog today to see lots more photos and to get all of the information on how she pulled these beautiful cards together! Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Gwen
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I'm just loving what Jackie Neal has in store for us today... she's taking the Artist Tribe's Chinese New Year challenge and mashing it up with some Art Deco flair for a gorgeous mixed media panel! Jackie used my Art Deco Medallion stencil along with embossing powder and one of the traditional Chinese metal wafer dies from the shop for some beautiful abstract art. Here's a close-up so you can see some more details from her work: Make sure you swing by Jackie's blog to get all of the details and lots more photos! Don't forget that the Artist Tribe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Gwen
Thank you Jackie! I just can't seem to stop myself from adding lots of layers and texture... it really just makes me all kinds of happy :)
Thanks so much Denise! I love the circle too... I pulled it back out again and I think I'm going to build on that one some more. The powders are amazing - so fun to use!
Thanks so much Patricia! There are probably dozens of ways you can get similar texture, but I like how fast and easy it is to do with embossing powder. Fun, too! I'll try and do more video - planning on some online classes, but I've been saying that for a year now and haven't yet found the time!
Didn't Jackie do a great job? I love how this came out!
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I'm excited to share what Lynda Shoup has in store today as she kicks off our month-long celebration of Setsubun and Chinese New Year here at the Studios. Lynda is bringing us some of her experiences from living in Japan and sharing them mixed media style! Lynda incorporated embossing powders from Emerald Creek into this fabulous mixed media piece! Make sure you head over to her blog to see the whole piece and get all of the background on the Japanese observance of Setsubun (and while you're at it, check out her brand-spanking new website!) Also, I mentioned it briefly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Gwen
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Jackie Neal is joining us today from the Artist Tribe with a stunning mixed media wall hanging! Jackie has used my Art Deco Bookplates stencil along with some of the new sari scraps. She also used Deep Sea from the new Baked Texture embossing powders to get all that fabulous stenciled dimension! I just love what she put together here - it's so rich and detailed with the texture and textiles and the lovely jewel tones! Don't forget to head over to her blog to see all of the details of today's project! _____________________________________ Want to keep up with projects,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Gwen
Thank you Seth! I don't know about trademark, but now that I've got all your powders to add to my list of go-to products, I have a feeling it will be showing up a lot more frequently in the future! (Seriously... I don't even bother to put them away!)
Aw, thanks Jill! So glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun with this one... maybe even enough to do the video thing more often :)
lol, thanks Rachel - glad you enjoyed it! (I may have a slight addiction to eye shadow... it's color, of course! It's kind of an everyday thing for me. LOL. Other than that, I'm actually pretty low maintenance ;)
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You may have noticed that I've been using a lot of embossing powder in my recent work. I've actually been using EP in mixed media for several years, but started doing it with much greater frequency after discovering Emerald Creek last year. Their powders really lend themselves well to working with mixed media; from the fabulous colors and blends to the mix of textures, plus they melt quickly and most of the powders I've used can be re-melted over and over as you build layers. Of course, they also partnered with Seth Apter to release Baked Texture - a new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Gwen
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Thank you so much Jackie - I appreciate it more than you know!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2018 on Reviewing 2017: Mixed Media Art Favorites at Gwen
Aw, thanks so much Jackie! I was really happy with this so I'm thrilled at how much you like it :)
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2018 on Gwen's Gems - 3D Collaged Boho Fish! at Gwen
Right? So creative and beautifully done!
Isn't that a fun idea? I love what Sandee did here!