The Emerald Casket

Archive for 'Mixed Media'

What to do while on lockdown? Take a class!

I’m busy, of course, working. I still have to write and edit other authors’ books, but all work and no play will drive anyone nuts. So, I’m taking an online course from one of my favorite artists, a woman named …

More Art Journal Fun

I’ve been writing, writing, writing, without much time to do anything else creative, but yesterday, I had a great excuse. I babysat sick kids. So, I filled a bag with gelato sticks, microns, a few acrylic paint tubes, gesso, map …

Lessons Learned in Texture

My daughter called me yesterday and said, “I wish you didn’t have to work. I feel like having an art day…” My daughter never feels like like devoting a day to art. Ever. So, you know what I had to …

The Stubborn Heart

I have another art journal entry. And depending on your preferences, it’s either a mess or a messy piece of art. I love color—so for me, I love it. The 7-year-old couldn’t stop hovering over me while I…ahem…painted, …

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere…

They say practice makes perfect. So I’m obviously a slow learner…

Here’s another journal entry. Too many bubbles, a muddy background. Every time I sit down to play, I learn what not to do. 🙂

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It’s not as easy as it looks…

I guess I love the idea of mixed media—mixing paint, decoupage, stamping, etc.—to come up with a piece of art. It looks easy. You slap on some paint. If you don’t like what you have, you slap something else on. …

2016 — A Journaling Year

If you know me as a writer through my other website, DelilahDevlin.com, then you also know that one of my newly found passions is art. I began fashioning jewelry from game pieces, like dominoes and scrabble tiles, mostly decoupaging, …