Roben-Marie Smith

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15 minutes of mixed media

Yay for Tuesday! Here is another take on my 15 minutes of mixed media - a lesson in art and time management!

I had trouble staying focused this week. I think because my mind was racing with the details of ten million other things I wanted to stop the timer. I was really tempted this week. I really wanted to hit pause, take my journal over the gelli plate, create a beautifully colored background and start over.

I am proud of myself for not doing that. It took great effort. My page isn't as busy as usual- another hint to as how my mind was wandering. I do like the colors and simplicity of the end result however.

Since I have devoted the last three or four week's to a blank page start I think I will reward myself with a bright and beautiful background as a springboard next week.

I hope this reminds you that just because we create every day, doesn't mean it comes easily every time we put brush to paper. We are allowed a day to fumble and stall. The point is to keep going. Don't hit pause. I was glad I stuck with it. One more page called done in my journal.

I hope you enjoy the process.



 Apple Barrel White Gloss, Key West and Neon Pink and Yellow, Painters Brand Paint Pens in Red & OrangeWater Brushes filled with Dylusions Inks in Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Funky Fuschia, & Pure Sunshine Sharpie Oil Pen in White, Sharpie Mean Streak in White, UHU Glue Stick, Scissors, Collage Papers from my stash of art journal papers, and both homemade and store bought stencils, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Ripe Persimmon, Pilot Multiball Fine Tip Pen and a hand carved stamp. I also used paintbrushes, an old gift card and a heat embosser. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here are a few other journal pages I created using this technique-------> Click on the images below to see how these journal pages were created using 15 minutes of mixed media.



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Reader Comments (11)

I absolutely love your work. The freedom, the bold is so fun! I watched the video and it said you added tape later. Is that tape you made? The design on the tape is fabulous.

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherrinda

You wanted a re-do? I love how this turned out and found this a valuable example of working through the inner critic. Today, I have a question. Do you start the session knowing what you want to say in the journaling or does it come to you as you create? Still learning the process but loving all you do, xxxx

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynn Roberts

Another beautiful page and an important message to share about sticking with it when it is not coming easily. Great job Rae!

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandi Keene

Hi Sherrinda! Thanks so much for all the kind words! YES! that is tape that i made at home. I used a gelli print on vintage book paper. I love it, but the book paper was really too fragile. maybe next time I will try newer book paper. There is a tutorial coming soon! Enjoy!

March 18, 2014 | Registered CommenterRae Missigman

Hey Sweet Lynn - I can always count on you to be here, cheering me on! Thank you so much. I actually do not start out with a plan for ANYTHING on these pages. The timer makes it tough sometimes, but it is funny how when you grab that pen and start writing, that words just come out. Somehow I always manage to find SOMETHING to journal on that page! I am glad you are working through the process and I can't wait to see what you create! xo

March 18, 2014 | Registered CommenterRae Missigman

SK - Thank you so much my friend! These pages seem to be a bit more difficult when the world is watching. You know me. It was tough not to turn that ticking timer off. But I am really committed to this project. I can't wait to see it through to the end of the journal. xo

March 18, 2014 | Registered CommenterRae Missigman

Beautiful, Beautiful spread Rae - love it very much : ) and thank you for sharing your struggle not to turn the timer off and start over again - which is what I always do, start all over again !!! sometimes there's so much paint on the page that the thickness looks like I pasted two pages together, ha: ) you've inspired me to persevere and just keep going, although it does take me longer than 15 minutes - much longer : ) but I'm love'n the process and watching all the color evolve is really exciting - thank you : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ : )

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandraG

I am both relaxed and inspired when watching your 15 minute challenge! You really stuck with it and create a beautiful page. I've taken your challenge before and it's nerve racking and freeing at the same time. Thank you for sharing!!

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBetty

Another beautiful page!!!!

March 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLouison

I am going to follow your lead, and try just 15 minutes. I know I can tidy my house in just 15 minutes, so I should be able to have infinitely more fun arting for 15 minutes!

Shine on!

March 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelley Fewer

I just received my journal pages from your etsy shop and your blog has inspired me to do more of what I truly love!
Thank you for all the lovely inspiration here! I will be visiting often!

April 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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