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with Olya Schmidt
Online Class

Bright Ideas: Mixed Media for Every Project

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Add a stunning dash of color to projects with mixed-media scrapbooking and art journaling techniques! Color enthusiast Olya Schmidt shows you how to transform blank pages into bold, beautiful designs. Begin incorporating more color into your work by creating bright watercolor backgrounds, including Olya's favorite techniques to create splashes, bubbles and simple skylines. Then, learn Olya's approach to creating colorful background patterns with acrylics and texture mediums. Add effects that make a statement with bright lettering, explore watercolor ombré and discover the best way to use your brushes for different scripts. Next, Olya will give you tips for capturing colorful photos and using her favorite photo-editing apps. Get inspiration for your next project as Olya reveals her secrets for designing brilliant layouts and art journals!


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h42m

Included in this Class

1. Vibrant Watercolor Backgrounds

1. Vibrant Watercolor Backgrounds

Learn simple techniques with watercolor that make a splash! Master washes, layers, and a unique drip technique that will accent your favorite pages with beautiful transparent texture.

2. Sketches & Splashes

2. Sketches & Splashes

Create more colorful watercolor backgrounds with Olya's signature looks: a flowing constellation of watercolor dots, and a gorgeous, easy-to-create city skyline! Add personalization to any project.

3. Acrylic Color & Texture

3. Acrylic Color & Texture

Learn how acrylic backgrounds can offer your projects even more vibrant color, with brushstrokes, splatters and more. Create texture with two different materials and customize the look with painted effects on top.