Archive for February, 2020

DT Varalusikka: Valentine's Day Inspiration by Riikka

Un peu, beaucoup Hello lovelies! It’s Riikka here today to share a quick card with you!This one was inspired by Valentine’s Day and also by Jani’s wonderful Christmas card, which I saw at Paper Garden’s Instagram account.  I didn’t use much mediums in this card, but there’s still several of them. I used double sided tape for collaging this time, but coated the layers using clear gesso. This is because I like to have a little bit of open time with watercolors – with the gesso layer especially the soft vintage papers don’t absorb the color right away, but I can shuffle the colors around a...
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How to Use Mixed Media Part 2 - Adhesives & Soft Matte Gel

How to Use Mixed Media – Part 2:  Adhesives & Soft Matte Gel (* This series of tutorials is aimed for beginners, but of course advanced mixed media artists are very welcomed to peek how I use these materials, too. *) When I want to attach papers to my journal page, I have two options as adhesives. Glue or Soft Matte Gel. Which one I choose, depends on how I want my papers to go into the journal. Glue is my usual choice, when attaching little details, flowers, lace, or just maybe one or two papers or prints into a page. It’s easy. But. If I want to have an even base on my page, for working...
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