15 Minutes of Mixed Media™

15 Minutes of Mixed Media™ is an exercise in making time for art.
You can use the 15 minutes any way you choose
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*practice new techniques
* experiment with the color wheel
*perfect a favorite medium
*experiment with your tools

15 Minutes of Mixed Media™ has never been about beautiful finished pages. It has always been about just making time to sit down and create something.

Earlier this year I began sharing the 2017  15 Minutes of Mixed Media™ project. I will be adding all of this years videos to the archive as well, so remember if you miss any you just have to look for the 15 Minutes of Mixed Media™ button on the left sidebar. If you are new here and are looking for all the details on the FREE 15 Minutes of Mixed Media™ project just click on the button below to read more and find out what it is all about. 

I always think I have these grand plans for what will happen when that camera starts rolling and on that rare occasion when it does I am always surprised that it worked out. Today I had no grand plans but I did think that my tiny page would end up with a bigger focal point.

I started with a big bold image and slowly and surely it was covered and layered and suddenly almost out of sight completely. This is what happens when I create. I cover things up. It is just what I do. I wonder why. I wonder would happen if I just let it go and left it alone. Maybe someday we will know, but for now I am happy that I have finally reached a point in my creative process where it no longer shocks or scares me to cover things up. I love the mystery in what will come next. 

  • I LIKE WORKING SMALL LATELY
    I am beginning to wonder if I will ever find myself working in a large art journal again. I truly have found that working small, tiny even, gives me great joy and I have not been tempted once in the last several months to drag out my oversized journal. Loving my Pocket Journal™ so much. You can make our own in this new workshop here
     
  • I LIKE TO GLAZE THINGS LATELY TOO
    So Glaze. Has anyone else found that they like this medium? I am still experimenting with it, but I love the subtle sheen it gives things as a top coat. I like highlighting certain areas of my work with a bit of it now and again. 

  • I LIKE TO HAVE A DRYING TOOL HANDY AT ALL TIMES
    I know I have mentioned this in the past, but I do what I can to remember to add a heat tool into the mix of my limited supplies when I am working with this exercise. It allows me to layer things I couldn't otherwise layer in 15 minutes without the aid of a drying tool. 

  • I AM LOVING WHITE HIGHLIGHTS RIGHT NOW
    I always like to add bits of white marks to my work but right now I am loving how white highlights look when added to my scribbles and pen work. My two favorites are this one and this one.  

   

    •    FLUORESCENT PINK INK
    •    FLAME ORANGE INK
    •    PENCIL 
    •    GLAZE    
    •    SCISSORS
    •    PAINTBRUSHES
    •    CHINA MARKERS
    •    WHITE PEN
    •    BALLPOINT PEN
    •    GESSO   
    •    OIL PASTELS
    •    PAINT- TEAL. GREEN GOLD. FUSCHIA.        
          GOLD 
    •    UHU GLUE STICK
    •    HEAT TOOL
    •    TEXT PAPER
    •   METAL FILE
    •   SHOP RAG
    

REMEMBER TO IGNORE THE RULES & JUST HAVE FUN.
ENJOY THE PROCESS & HAPPY CREATING.