Fill the Gaps with Fonts
Okay another good thing to use are fonts. I'm not a doodler for example. I kinda can doodle but most of the time that left me when turned like 15, 16 years old. The ability to doodle, you know when you're kids, you can doodle all day in class, but after I got outta class I was like, I can't doodle. fontsquirrel's a great resource to use. They have great dingbats, which is what I usually search for so that if you wanna create this kind of mixed media art journaling type of pages, this is a really great font to use. I would use it just like you would a type. Another one if you wanted to go more with a more formal look, this is another one that I found on fontsquirrel. Again great things that you can use and all of these are free. You can get all of these, you don't have to pay anything. And let's say splats, we all like those ink spots on our pages and add color to them and they help round out some of the stuff that we add to our photos, splats. Finally do not forget your art supplies. I...
'm not a artist by any means, and, but when I'm feeling courageous, and even though I love digital, I still like to get my hands dirty. I still like to add my paper and get artistic and what not. So you can do art. Now I have some examples that I'm going to share just to prove to you guys that I'm not an artistic, I'm a digital artist, but I wouldn't call myself a paper artist. But something like this, you grab a variety of strokes, you know, I grab the glue stick, like the other half of a glue stick, put it into some acrylic oil-based ink, that one was oil-based, and then just stamp it all over the page. And then I digitize that, I scan that in and use it on my pages. And again, once I do it once I don't have to keep doing it. So I have a couple of examples. You don't have to be the best painter, this is something I would like to do. You know, because these, when we create them on a page, they, and you're gonna see it, they make so many beautiful things. On that mixed media page that you guys see with my cat up there, this is some of the stamps that I've used up there. Some of these in that 40 piece kit, this is the kit that you're getting at, okay. They came from this, so I scan 'em. And it's just a simple brush with some watercolor that I added up there. Took one minute, I let it try for a good seven minutes and then I put it on my scanner and I scanned it in. But the amount of things that you can do with this digitally is so amazing, right? So just you guys can see, Yani I'll start with you and you can pass it around if you'd like. Um, so yeah, broad stroke watercolor marks. They work perfectly for photo masks and building backgrounds, making things look pretty. You can also draw familiar shapes with the watercolor touch. And I think I actually, nope, I didn't bring that one. But even for another example, it doesn't have to be all pretty. These are things that we're gonna use digitally that make it look amazing, okay? And I'll pass this one to Yani too just so you guys can see it. So you don't have to be the most amazing painter in the world. All you have to do is have access to the supplies, canvas, watercolor brushes, acrylics. Look around your home for stamps, don't buy any stamps, just look around your home. You can use stamp pads if you're an old school scrapbooker and you have stamps, use those things for your digital stuff to add them in. They'll help you add texturing and to help you create things that you can absolutely love. So mixed media, the epitome of mixed media to me means taking every single thing that you can find and somehow using it on your digital page. Thinks like fonts and adding supplies, all that.