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Mixed Media for Digital Scrapbookers

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Fill the Gaps with Fonts

Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel

Mixed Media for Digital Scrapbookers

Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel

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Lesson Info

5. Fill the Gaps with Fonts

Lesson Info

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.

Class Description

Switching your medium from paper to pixels doesn’t mean you’re giving up the highly tactile, artsy, eclectic nature of scrapbooking. Bringing your scrapbooking into the digital age lends the artform even more versatility and vibrance than it already has. You can add personal objects to digital pages, and once you’ve digitized your objects, you can reuse or pull from finished pieces as often as you want. Save money, time and satisfy your drive to create unique art on digital platforms.

Join Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel for this intermediate-level class, and you’ll learn:

  • How to scan flat objects and photograph dimensional objects.
  • How to digitize objects to look their best.
  • How to digitally alter the objects so they stand out on a finished page.
Mixed media digital effects are difficult to create without a solid understanding of the hardware involved. Tiffany will teach you how to use a scanner and a camera, and how to make your objects stand out on a finished page by using a photo editor. Don’t be intimidated by new technology! Take your art into the digital space and discover new scrapbooking frontiers. 

Purchase to get the in-depth Mixed Media for Digital Scrapbookers workbook. The workbook includes step-by-step instructions on digitizing media, extracting individual elements from a photograph, and so much more!


Jane Millar

This class is FABULOUS! Tiffany is very knowledgeable and was extremely well prepared. (I watched the entire class from 9 to 4 today, August 18, 2016.) She speaks clearly and is easy to understand. She does move quickly through the material, so I would recommend buying the class so you have unlimited access to the videos. The bonus materials are great! This class is well worth the money. However, the class is probably for those with at least intermediate skill in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Beginners would probably find it overwhelming. I will add that the class is well suited to anyone interested in digital art as well as those who do digital scrapbooking.

a Creativelive Student

love love love this class...Tiffany is an awesome teacher. She has really organized this class to provide maximum value to the audience. Being a paper crafter and digital scrapbooker, the instructions/ideas Tiffany has shared will definitely help me to take my work to the next level.


What a fun class! I've been doing digital design for over four years but learned so much today! Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel is a very competent instructor, was very encouraging, and stressed that there is more than one way to do something in Photoshop and the importance of discovering our own style...highly recommend purchasing this course along with her class on compositing for digital scrapbookers...I got a great deal on both. BTW, I am not a scrapbooker but create and sell digitally painted background and art journal papers, so there's something for everyone in this class!