Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mixed Media Art Journal with Mandy Russell


I love using little bits and baubles in my art and I truly feel quite fortunate for how abundant they are in this world.

Mandy Russell, Stitched Abundance Art Journal, OOAK Artisans

Tiny buttons, gems, and plastic animals are a few of my faves which I've incorporated here in this sweet little stitched collage. There is no glue used here to hold things in place, just a needle and thread. Hmmmm, is it still a collage if there is no glue? Whatever it is, it's easy! And adorable!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Exploring Art and Artist :: Mandy Russell

Ellen Schimmel Pearson
by Ben John Lincod Albino

Welcome to the November installment of Exploring Art and Artist!

“Exploring Art & Artist” is a new feature here at OOAK Artisan Showcase. Written by Ellen Schimmel Pearson, it’s a non-artist’s exploration of the creative world. 





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mixed Media Bookmark with Sharon Harkness-Dobler

Hello everyone! Here is another project designed with book lovers in mind. This vintage inspired bookmark was fun to make. It requires few supplies and its quick and easy to make.

Sharon Harkness Dobler Mixed Media Book Mark OOAK Artisans




Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mixed Media Shine Art Journal Page with Leah Tees


I have an art journal page to share with you today for OOAK Artisan Showcase in one of my newly made art journals. I created the art journal with bristol paper cut to 4 x 6 and bound it with my Bind-It-All and some heavy weight board for the covers.


Leah Tees Mixed Media Art Journal OOAK Artisans






I started by putting down these star die cuts that I had. There were many different sizes and colors. I knew I was going to cover them over, so my main focus was placement. I glued them with Uhu glue stick.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wicked Witch Mixed Media Project with Roberta Laliberte


Hello everyone, Roberta here and with Halloween just around the corner I just had to create a wonderfully witchy creation. You could easily make this to hang on a wall or a door but I made my witch to perch on the edge of a table. This wonderfully wicked witch is made out of scrap cardboard. Here’s how:



Roberta Laliberte Wicked Witch Mixed Media OOAK Artisans