a guest artist today

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K A R E N  G A U N T

I am so happy to introduce my newest guest artist Karen Gaunt. Not only is she adorable, but she is super talented as well. Her blog is full of color and happy thoughts and she is a huge cheerleader for all those that are new to the mixed media world. I love how she comes up with so many innovative ways to incorporate my stencils into her work. Be sure to watch her process video below to learn how to create these sweet mixed media tags using today's featured stencil - SEA OF SKIFFS from my Seaside Harbor Collection. 

Sometimes I just love to make a project that’s quick and easy but allows me to share my artwork
outside of my journal. It makes me sad sometimes to make something lovely and then shut the
book up and never look at it again!

These little tags using the Sea of Skiffs stencil from Rae are the perfect little project to add
some sweet personalization to a gift. I just love how the small size means I can use up all those
little scraps of colored paper and gelli prints I have left over from other projects as well. 

Thank you Karen for sharing your talents with us all today. I, for one, am in love with your use of collage, color and stenciling! Check back often for more of Karen's work to be featured here on my blog!

Karen is a mixed media artist with a passion for color and a soft spot for paint. She works in a
regular job full time and daydreams all day about the moment she can let loose in her journals in
the evening. She's a mother as well and loves nothing more than creating with her daughter in
their matching art journals. Karen believes that making Art is for everyone and loves to
encourage and inspire others to make. She loves to try new techniques and colors and believes
that there is no such thing as too many art journals

mixed media artful adventures

Sharing a few more peeks of my ART JOURNAL and the photographs that inspired these pages. I am celebrating my contribution to Nathalie Kalbach's new book by playing along with her #artfuladventures challenge as we learn to explore our own neighborhoods and the parts of our life that surround us. Be sure to check out all of the inspiration she is sharing on her blog for a chance to win a free copy of her new book that will be coming out June 8. I am going to try to experiment with new ways to create with photos as inspiration each week as I join in - so...let's see where this takes me. 


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MAY 21

This week I printed all my photos onto tissue paper and adhered them to my art journal page using gel medium. I added lots of "pre-color" to the page using my Gelli Plate® before added my printed image. I limited myself to only fifteen minutes a page as time as short this week. I am glad that I pushing forward and making sure I complete the pages though. This has been a super fun way to incorporate photos in my work for a change. 

To see a list of all the challenge prompts and more peeks of my journal click HERE. Check back again soon for more peeks of my art journal pages that were inspired by my "stroll through the hood ." Follow me along on Instagram @RAEMISSIGMAN for more peeks. 

five things - my week at a glance

1.working big today


...because it's freeing

When my daughter asked me to deconstruct a huge canvas she had collaged years ago and paint it anew for her living room I couldn’t wait to get started. I loved seeing peeks of the previous art peeking through as I painted. Working big is both a challenge and a freeing exercise for me!














...because it's amazing

It's such a fun a treat to explore my local produce market. There is always something new and interesting to try and I am amazed at the quality and quantity that they manage to display. This week we picked up some wonderful tomatoes and fresh coconut. 
















...because I am a thinker

I am a thinker. Let me rephrase. I am an overthinker. I've been thinking alot about how there are some unhappy people out there that no matter how hard we try to please them or inspire them they just can’t find a way to be happy. Here is me offering them more even more love & kindness than ever.


















...because it's my favorite

I love collecting t-shirts in all sorts of colors and patterns to strip into a sturdy and stretchy yarn. It is one of my favorite recycled materials to reach for when I am weaving. This hot pink shirt is going to make such a pop when I start adding it into the mix. Jersey knit material works great too!
















...because look at that sky

There is nothing quite like the dark and stormy skies that appear out of no where out here. I live in a fairly rural area of Florida not too very far inland from the east coast. We used to be the lightening capital of the world. Maybe we still are. All I know is the sky is a showstopper way out here!

mixed media artful adventures

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I am so honored to be a part of Nathalie Kalbach's new mixed media book ARTFUL ADVENTURES which will hit the stands June 8. In celebration of her big achievement and my part in the fun I will be playing along in her 30 day challenge - Artful Adventures Stroll Through The Hood. I love how she is encouraging us to actually observe what surrounds us. Taking photographs of the things that are part of our every day lives will surely inspire us to create new and exciting art along the way. Here is a peek at my first six days of the challenge. 


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MAY 15

Check back again soon for more peeks of my art journal pages that were inspired by my "stroll through the hood ." Follow me along on Instagram @RAEMISSIGMAN for more peeks. 

a new mixed media kit

I'm celebrating the release of my new mixed media art DVDS

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art kit

4 Art Lessons
3 Stencils
8 Clear Stamps

"Celebrate your personal brand of mark making through works of collage, art journaling and abstract art!

Just as each of our hands is unique, so are the marks we make with them and the tools that act as their extensions. In this highly explorative collection, Rae Missigman will guide you through luscious layers of painting, stamping, printmaking, stitching and more as you try out 35+ techniques!

Each of four new DVDs and four popular Art Lessons will provide you with easy-to-follow instruction that allows you learn new skills while playing freely in your own way. You'll discover surprising ways to use your art supplies, new ways of building textural layers and new ways to add your personal mark to everything you create. In addition, three quality stencils and eight clear stamps leave you with no excuse to begin creating beautiful and graphic works right away.

Learn more about the contents of this kit:

Art Journaling Exercises: 15 Creative Prompts
Art journaling prompts to encourage you to get to know your art supplies!

  • 20 art journal page starters
  • Instruction for making stencils, printmaking with a gelatin plate, techniques for collage, mark-making and more

Building Beautiful Layers: 10 Abstract Painting Techniques
Inspiration and techniques for creating bold, multi-layered works of abstract art

  • Techniques for combining paint, collage papers, texture paste, acrylic inks, pens and other mixed-media favorites
  • Develop your personal signature marks

Deconstructed Art Journal: Techniques for Making a Custom Book
Create a personalized art journal whose elastic bungee binding allows you to add or subtract pages at will.

  • Deconstruct a hard-bound book, dye ribbon for a decorative closure, monoprint pages for the interior and use stencils, acrylic paint and texture paste to create an abstract painted cover
  • Learn a no-stitching- binding technique

One Brush Wonder: Foundations for Mixed Media Layers
Discover a dynamic technique for using one brush to paint backgrounds with three paint colors, without cleaning your brush! Includes techniques for layering over the backgrounds with stamping, masking fluid, stenciling, creating focal points and adding your own signature marks!

  • Create 2 small abstract paintings from start to finish
  • Learn to paint colorful, no-mud backgrounds using a unique blending technique

Art Lessons 2016: Volume 3 with Rae Missigman
Faux Plaster Collage
Downloadable PDF
Learn a new way to add depth and interest to your collage work using Rae Missigman's fun and brilliant techniques for creating faux plaster.

Art Lessons 2016: Volume 4 with Rae Missigman
Journals with Texture
Downloadable PDF
With the help of a simple stitched binding technique, turn a favorite piece of art or a cherished photo into a colorful and textural journal cover.

Art Lessons 2016: Volume 5 with Rae Missigman
Recycled and Re-Inked
Downloadable PDF
Discover surprising ways Shout® Color Catcher® sheets can add a pop of color and lots of texture to your art journal.

Art Lessons 2016: Volume 6 with Rae Missigman
Nature's Stamps
Downloadable PDF
Drawing from the inspiration of nature, learn how to use the end of a branch to create unique patterns and a feather to make one-of-a-kind marks.

Boxy Blooms Stamp Set
A fun mix of clear stamps (8 total) based on original floral drawings from Rae Missigman, perfect for art journaling, planners, card making and more. Each 4" x 6" set comes mounted between two acetate sheets.

StencilGirl Stencils
Set of three durable mylar stencils based on Rae Missigman's Sea Harbor stencil series, these simple designs add graphic visual texture to your layered paintings. 
This set includes: Bittersweet (6" x 6"), Sea of Skiffs (4" x 4") and Boundaries (4" x 4").

Order your kit today while supplies last!"

Guest Post on Cloth Paper Scissors

I am so excited that today I am over at Cloth Paper Scissors talking about mark making and sharing a creative tip! Did I mention there is a pretty cool kit the good people of F+W Media put together too? It is in celebration of my new Mixed Media Art DVD's. Hop on over to read more!

wanderlust - a sneak peek

Have you ever wanted to take an online class with me? I have a wonderful opportunity for you to share in some creative inspiration- not only with me, but with 25 other amazing artists as well! Come and join me as we dive in the world of mixed-media and art journaling on the fabulous Wanderlust 2017.  I can’t wait to meet you all in the classroom!