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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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Wow! Today Jill McDowell from The Artist Tribe is sharing an amazing mixed media panel using lots of dimension with buttons plus embellished trims from the shop. Isn't that just stunning? She used several of my stencils, including the Decorative Folk Flower Screen, Decorative Medallion, and the Ornamental Peacock Feathers stencil. She's also used an image from the Irresistible India collage cutouts, and some of the embellished sari trims. Make sure to check out her post for lots more photos and details showing how this project came together. P.S. Just a little heads up... I'll be having a Cyber Monday... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gwen
Thanks Jackie! It was a great time, and I always love picking up new ideas and techniques that I can incorporate into my work. It's also fun to see how you can grow so much in such a short time!
Thanks Sandee! It was really a fun weekend - exactly what I needed!
Thanks Mary! It was a wonderful time, and so great to finally meet in person!
Thanks Jackie! I would actually LOVE to do this as a greeting card, but since there are stencils by other artists on there I can't reprint it for sale :-P I should think of these things ahead of time... lol.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Gwen's Gems - Winter Art Journaling at Gwen
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Hi all! Just popping in to let you know that I have a new project available over on StencilGirl Talk... this month I'm sharing a tutorial showing how I made this page in my art journal featuring my new Christmas Cardinal and Holly stencil. Be sure to check out the full post for lots more photos and that tutorial I mentioned :) _______________________________________ Want to keep up with projects, tutorials, classes, and shop news? Sign up for my newsletter! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gwen
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Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to Mary Beth Shaw's studio in St. Louis and join eleven other women for a fabulous 2-day workshop with Mary Beth and Seth Apter. It was called "At the Improv," and it was literally kind of an improv'd class! They demonstrated different techniques and processes that they typically use in their work, playing off of each other and sometimes even working on the same canvas. We were then able to take those ideas and inspiration and apply them in our own work. Mary Beth was super generous - she had a huge... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gwen
Thanks so much Kate! They would definitely be fun with some of those trees... I love the image! I'll try and remember to take a picture when I get my swaps back in the mail :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Tiny House Swap at Gwen
Thanks Peej! I know what you mean... I need to take the time to just slow down and enjoy and let the spirit in... I'm determined not to miss it this year with all the rush and deadlines!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Tiny House Swap at Gwen
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For a bit over a year now, I've been participating in bi-monthly swaps for an ATC group based in Connecticut - most of whom are friends from when I lived there a few years ago. Every now and then we do something different instead of making cards to swap, and this month was one of those occasions. Our project this time was to use the Tim Holtz Tiny House Sizzix die to make at least five different decorated houses to trade. We also got a kit with Christmas and winter themed collage images and supplies. I knew this wasn't going... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gwen
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The Artist Tribe continues to make beautiful and inspiring projects, and today is no exception! Lynda Shoup has a super creative idea to share using embellished trims, stencils, and other goodies to make some fabulous handmade jewelry! I can't get over how amazing this turned out! (Plus, how cute is Lynda? Seriously!) Here's a little close-up so you can see the bottom part of the necklace: Talk about out of the box... I would never have thought about that, but now my head is dizzy with all of the new possibilities! Make sure to stop by Lynda's blog to see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Gwen
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Today Linda Edkins Wyatt is sharing a stunning upcycled shoe box using some of the embellished trims from the shop! Linda has been painting, collaging, stamping, stenciling, and decorating shoe boxes for years, and she happened to have an empty box on her design table was just the right size for this project. She used some yellow embroidered floral trim and patchwork sari silk trim along with an embroidered sheer sari silk remnant from her stash. (Watch the shop updates for similar fabric remnants that are coming soon!) On the front, you can also see a beautiful piece of vintage... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Gwen
Thanks so much Seth! I'm still having lots of fun working on this every month!
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2017 on July in my ARTifacts Journal at Gwen
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The Artist Tribe is back again today! This time, Jackie Neal is sharing a beautiful patchwork mixed media wall hanging that she created as a housewarming gift. Jackie used my Art Deco Flower Medallion stencil along with my Ornamental Peacock Feathers stencil as well as papers from the Marbled Paper sampler pack, sari yarn, and Czech glass flower and elephant beads. There's also a bit of Emerald Creek embossing powder to add beautiful highlights throughout! Make sure to check out her blog post for lots more photos and details about her gorgeous project! _______________________________________ Want to keep up with projects,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Gwen
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Today Artist Tribe member Sandee Setliff is sharing a gorgeous mixed media project called "Be Yourself." She started with what she called a "failed" acrylic pour, then worked on top of it for what's now one of her favorite pieces! Sandee used some of my handmade Boho collaged fish along with one of her own, and I love the way she used the beaded Kuchi trim to represent underwater plants! Make sure you stop by Sandee's blog for lots more photos and details about her project! P.S. If you love that beaded trim in Sandee's project, that and all of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Gwen
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Today Lynda Shoup from The Artist Tribe is sharing a gorgeous handmade art journal and box! I love the Coptic binding, and she's used some marble paper from the Irresistible India Mixed Media Happy Pack along with Dresden trim on the cover. The inside pages also use my Ornamental Compass Screen stencil. Lynda has also made this gorgeous accompanying box that's wrapped with some Irresistible India Mirrored Gold Embellished Trim, along with some sari scraps (look for similar fabrics to be available soon in my upcoming textile packs!) Make sure you head over to Lynda's blog to get lots more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Gwen
This is awesome! You made me look at my own stencil in a new light! LOL. Love the idea of making the collage papers with isolated parts of the stencil design, and that flower with just the one section... so cool! The whole page is just awesome! Thanks Jill!
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Today Artist Tribe member Jill McDowell is back with Part 2 of last week's art journaling post. She's sharing more about the photo transfer technique she used! In addition to the transfer technique, Jill is also using my Decorative Medallion stencil to embellish the page: Make sure you stop by her blog to see more photos as well as details on how this art journal page came together! _______________________________________ Want to keep up with projects, tutorials, classes, and shop news? Sign up for my newsletter! Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Gwen
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I'm in the mood to celebrate, so in honor of my birthday and Halloween, I'm putting my entire shop on sale for two days only! Today and tomorrow (10/30 through 10/31.) You can save 15% off of all mixed media supplies and kits, as well as original artwork and also my new handmade beaded jewelry! Just enter the code Birthday15 at checkout (it's case-sensitive.) Hope to see you there! _______________________________________ Want to keep up with my projects, tutorials, classes, and shop news? Sign up for my newsletter! Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Gwen
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My attempts at catching up with posting pages from this art journal aren't happening quite frequently enough for me to actually BE caught up... lol, but I'm trying! Here are the July pages from my ARTifacts journal :) For the first spread, I just used a few colors of paint in the background, then stenciled lightly with ink and my Art Deco Sunburst Background stencil. I added some washi tape along the spine and to attach the tag, then used a bunch of old Basic Grey rubons to embellish. The tag on the left flips up to show photos and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Gwen
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Today, Linda Edkins Wyatt is rounding out a bunch of fabulous October projects from the Artist Tribe with a beautiful Art Deco inspired Art Journal page! Linda used my Art Deco Borders stencil and took the Chrysler Building-inspired pattern as the focal point of her art journal page, which is about the inspiration she gets from all of the people - like her - who come to New York following their dreams. On this spread you'll also see some gorgeous Chiyogami paper, Chinese book paper from the Exotic Orient Deluxe Collage and Embellishment Pack, a butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Gwen
This is so gorgeous Jill! I LOVE that transfer technique, and I'm going to have to try it! (BTW... I toured factories in Turkey, so I agree with you - definitely the cool thing to do! LOL.)
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Today Artist Tribe member Jill McDowell is sharing part one of some gorgeous art journaling she's been working on with lots of stenciling, mark making, and layering! She's using my Decorative Medallion stencil along with my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil on this spread. Here you can get a hint of all of the fabulous layers she achieved: Make sure you stop by Jill's blog for more photos and details on how the whole thing came together! _______________________________________ Want to keep up with my projects, tutorials, classes, and shop news? Sign up for my newsletter! Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Gwen
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Hi all! The Artist Tribe is at it with a vengeance this week - Lynda Shoup is up today sharing how she upcycled some leftovers into a fabulous mixed media cuff! Wait until you see all of the details on this project - there's a ton of fabulous texture and pattern! The focal point is that beaded diamond Kuchi patch, but Lynda has also used stencils... all kinds of goodies! Make sure you head over to her blog for lots more photos and and a tutorial for her project. P.S... the cat's out of the bag... I'm going to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Gwen
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Today, Jackie Neal from The Artist Tribe is sharing an absolutely fabulous project... mixed media wind chimes! Jackie has used different papers from the shop along with some of my stencil designs, a beaded Kuchi patch (which are still on sale this month for 15% off with the coupon 15OffKuchiPatches,) sari yarn, and downloadable collage cut-outs. She combined them all with some other goodies and bells for a truly gorgeous set of meditative chimes. Make sure you head over to her blog for lots more photos and information about this awesome project! _______________________________________ Want to keep up with my projects,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Gwen