Tag: mixed media

Last Chance for Art Journal Secrets

Last Chance for Art Journal Secrets

Last Day to Enroll

Yes, it’s a shameless plug. But it’s My blog so I can and I’m very proud and excited about my new course, I want everyone to have a chance to sign up for it. Enrollment closes at 6pm Central today – so if you don’t know about it and you like Art Journaling or want to LEARN ABOUT Art Journaling… Here is a link to the INFO sheet…. and at the top and bottom of that page there is a link to the Buy Now page.

I urge you to look at it if you haven’t already. Its so much fun… and relaxing… It’s amazing what happens in your brain when you create art… even just art for yourself that NO ONE else has to see… Ever! It’s Your journal, you can use it for whatever you want. I use my to explore new supplies, new techniques, and then decide if I want to use that supply or technique on a canvas or in a larger painting.

I have another I use to keep memorabilia from trips, vacations, outings. In restaurants I ask for a clean placemat (to keep) if mine gets soiled and i like the placemat, the other day I asked for a clean paper that they put in the bottom of the basket of fries I was served. I liked it and she happily brought me an extra!

A few weeks ago I kept the paper that held my silverware wrapped in a napkin because it had colorful peppers printed on it! I don’t have a picture of it here, it’s at my studio already preparing to become part of a wonderful art piece!

When you work with mixed media in a jounal or on a canvas you can utilize almost anything. Join my course and I’ll show you how. You deserve the fun and relaxation and you go at your own pace because you can download all the videos and watch them whenever you have time, over and over again.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Here is the link again, if you’d like to know more about it.


Collage or Backgrounds, You Decide

Collage or Backgrounds, You Decide

Today, in my Facebook group, Art Journaling Secrets Unleashed! it was FB Live! day… and we created an Extended Page…. and one type of Pocket! I love showing new ideas and tips to people who are interested in Mixing their media types in art. Is that you? Does that describe you? If so, I have some collage papers you can download… yes, free! I created them so you have MY permission to print them to use in collages or mixed media as often as you like… just don’t print to hang or sell please. Here is the link to download them. I’d love it if you shared one of the projects you use it in. You can post pictures on my Facebook Group: Art Journaling Secrets Unleashed OR Ruth Inman Art – both groups are accessible.

Here is a sneak peek at the assortment… Then click the link above. I think you’ll like them.

Art… the key to happiness.

Yesterday I had a small class, actually a one-on-one Mixed Media. I had been thinking about how to teach this for a while, and yesterday helped connect the dots for me. I’m so looking forward now to organizing this class, and then offering it. I think it can help a lot of people. You just don’t realize (perhaps) how much art can help alleviate stress and lift your mood! Here are 2 pieces I created in the same day… for different reasons… but still.. I feel SO GOOD about accomplishing them!

Mixed Media 12″ x 12″
Ghosts 9″ x 12″

I love the colors in this one as I strived (strove) for balance, much like I’m looking for balance in my life. Art helps with that. The feeling of creating something is like no other.

The ghosts below were a creation for my Art Journaling group. We have daily prompts and yesterday’s was Ghosts. Check us out sometime, you might be surprised how you feel after creating even the simplest piece. And there are some really good pieces to look at! We are on Facebook… and the group is called: Art Journaling Secrets Unleashed – because after all… Art Journaling is Mixed Media.