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"Make Art" mixed media tag by Margarita Shkludova


Hello creative souls!

Margarita Shkludova is here. I am so excited to share my inspiration with you on this wonderful blog! And today I have prepared for you a delicate tag in pastel shades.

Magic shades of mint and lilac were made with the help of Opal Magic paint. Metallic waxes set off the relief and depth. And I supplemented the background with a stencil and White Sand Paste.

You will find the creation process of this tag on the video.

Make art! This opens up our inner world and fills us with joy!

See you soon!

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Octopus Clock by Lori Woods


Hello creative friends! I'm so happy to be a part of the Mixed Media Place DT for the next year and hope I can inspire you with my creations. Since it's October and we're all getting into the spooky mood, I decided to create something a little creepy cute for my first project!

When I first saw the metal clock frame, I began to create a story in my head for it. A long time ago the clock was washed overboard from a ship caught in a storm and drifted down to the sea bed. As it lay there, becoming rusty and corroded by the salt water, a wandering octopus found it. The octopus decided it would make a perfect new home but first he had to start removing the inner clock workings to make some room for himself!

To create the inner workings of the clock I used a mix of resin casts from the Large Gears, Machine Parts and Mechnica moulds, painted these with Flame and Brass Hardware metallique paints and then added some Rust Effect pastes to create the rusty look. I used small gears and metal embellishments with the tentacles to give the effect that the octopus was pulling the clock insides apart.

For the outside of the clock, I used the Victorian Tiles stencil to create some dimension and detail. I painted the clock using the same metallique paints and rusts pastes but added in areas of mica flakes. Rust pastes and mica are a fantastic combination as together they create a super rusty effect that looks like flaking paint. Everything was then finished off with some watered down Jade Impasto paint to give the impression of patina on the metal.

I hope this shows how versatile the clock frame can be and with a little imagination, you can create any kind of story to fill it! I have a video with all the steps for you here: 

 and thanks for stopping by :)

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Enchanted forest by Karolina Bukowska

Hello, friends!

It is a great pleasure to be here and be able to inspire you.

Our senses allow us to draw and transfer what we feel to the canvas. I decided to create a half-moon that will take me to an enchanted land.

Here is my enchanted forest.

In this project, I chose sparks from Finnabair.

These are unusual paints, very pigmented and have distinctive metallic colors.

They shimmer and look perfect on any surface.

They cover very well, so they look beautiful on other colors, light and black backgrounds. It is enough to apply a small amount of paint to the background. You can apply them with brushes, a finger or a sponge.

If you like the effects specifically, you can add a little water, thanks to which the paint breaks down into 2 colors and a fine iridescent glitter.

You can color them: metal, background, paper and melange - Art Pebbles.

Thanks to them, I was able to create a contrasting design, reflecting the colors moodboard .

Hugs Karolina 

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