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15 minutes of mixed media

Usually I post a finished art journal layout for my weekly 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA, but this week I wanted to share something a little different. If you are setting the timer at home, this will help give you an edge when creating while the clock is ticking. The end result could be something like this --->

Many times when I sit down and set the clock, I start with a blank page. Other days I give myself a creative springboard in the form of a premade background. This can be as simple as a single color border or as complex as a gelli print covering the entire span of the page.

Starting with a background allows you to start building layers as soon as the clock starts ticking. Your 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA  will be more detailed when beginning this way. Here are a few backgrounds that are simple to create and will make a great starting point.

I like to have a handful of backgrounds completed in my art journal at all times. This way I can choose one that speaks to me when I sit down to create. Having premade backgrounds is also great for creating on the go! Here are some more 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA art journal pages--->


Reader Comments (5)

Wildly creative, Rae!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandi Keene

Thank you Sandi!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Wonderful! As usual!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGlimmerbug

Thanks Sandi - I am HOOKED on this idea and making great strides with it!

January 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterRae Missigman

Thank you so much Jill!

January 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterRae Missigman

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