I turned 40 in September! *yeah*
And yes, I was totally happy about that. Which is odd, as I usually don’t really care about the actual number of my age. But this birthday – I was really looking forward to it. For the first time in my life it kinda felt like a milestone. :-)
And since it’s always more fun to celebrate with others and spread the joy I was thinking about how I could do that. I was mulling this over for quite some time …
But then it was easy. If you’re here and reading my blog you probably love to be creative. And you might even have tried the mixed media technique. So I spend some time and searched the internet for you and put together 40 free mixed media tutorials. So here you get 40 times fun and creativity – for free! I really hope you enjoy it!
And here they are! *tadaaaaa*
40 free mixed media tutorials:
1.A super inspiring video about the importance of keeping a sketchbook by the lovely Tam from www.willowing.org
2.A lovely video about being crative on the go by Jeane from www.jeaneoliver.com
3.And a little creativity quickie ;-) A tutorial about how to create postcards with watercolors.
4.Free inspiration by Danielle from www.danielledonaldson.com – I haven’t tried her free workshop yet, but some of her paid ones. I love her art!
5.A tutorial for abstract flowert – so you can create your very own “Secret garden”. Awesome!
6.A process-video, that shows how a portrait develops – by the lovely Kara from www.karabullockart.com
7.Another video by Jeanne from www.jeanneoliver.com: Documented Life Collage Journal
8.A video-tutorial showing how you can create a lovey mixed media background with gesso. I LOVE gesso!!!!
9.A gorgeous art-journaling video by Roben-Marie.
10.And of course you’d need something where you can do art journaling in … so here’s a post with 10 ideas for handmade art journals.
12.An inspiring video by Toni Burt, showing how she creates an art journaling page with a mixed media background and a portrait.
13.And another tutorial for a handmade art journal.
14.Also a tutorial for a junk journal. Sounds fun!
15.A video showing the creation of an art journaling page (you have to scroll down in the blogpost).
16.And another art journaling page video – called “Carefree” by Mimi Bondi.
18.This one is not really a mixed media tutorial, but a little adorable sketch video on the “Yes and Amen blog”. Just love it and find it totally inspiring. (You have to scroll a bit down in the blogpost).
19.Another video on what you can do with gesso. Did I mention I love gesso?
21.A tutorial showing you how to create gorgeous feathers with watercolor. Also not a “true” mixed media tutorial – but hey, I LOVE feathers. And watercolor! ;-)
23.And if the tutorial under 22. is not enough for you, here are 6 ways, you can use to distress or age paper.
24.Inspiring mixed media video by Christy Campbell Tomlinson.
25.Wanna use handlettering in your mixed media work? Here’s an introduction to handlettering.
26.And if you wanna learn more about handlettering, HERE you can find lots of ressources to dig deeper.
27.Inspiring video by Ady Almanzac showing how she creates a magical fairy. It is truly magical watching her!
28.Wanna try your hand at mail art? Here are three tutorials by The Postman’s Knock. (She has LOADS of more awesome tutorials on her site!)
29.More mail art – a little video tutorial to create a mixed media postcard.
30.And another photo tutorial showing how to create a mixed media postcard.
35.If you rather wanna create something a bit smaller – how about some mixed media “message” or affirmation cards.
36.If you wanna give your mixed media creations a “distressed” look, then this tutorial doesn’t give you ONE but FOUR ideas how to do it.
38.And another video tutorial for an art journaling page.
40.Last but not least – a video-tutorial by me how to create a mixed media star.
Also, feel free to check out this pinterest board by me. It has all the tutorials from this blogpost on it … and more.
And for the ones who like my postcards and books and art pieces … you can get a discount of 40% in my etsy shop until the 20th of November 2019. Wohoo! That’s surely not gonna happen again until my next birthday. ;-) This is the code to use:
(The coupon code is valid until the 20.11.2018 and can only be used once per person. There is no minimum order amount. The discount is valid for all items in the shop EXCEPT for Christmas products.)
Now I’m wishing you lots of joy creating! Let me know in the comments which tutorial you wanna try first.
P.S. As the internet changes all the time – if you come across a link that doesn’t work, please just let me know and I’ll fix it. Just write me a comment or drop me an email.
P.P.S. Yes, there will be a new Christmas card design this year. I will show it probably next week. So watch this space! Or sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know. :-)