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with Marjie Kemper
Online Class

Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects

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Discover the secrets to gorgeous mixed media paper projects with guidance from professional paper crafter and Certified Ranger Educator Marjie Kemper. First, learn how to build beautiful backgrounds with layering, blending and different surface effects for one-of-a-kind results. Then, find out how to add layers of color, texture and dimension with stamps and stencils for backgrounds that catch the eye — and keep it there! Next, become comfortable working with a variety of inks and mixed media products with Marjie’s techniques for using Distress Inks and stains, ink sprays, crackle paint and more. Along the way, Marjie shares her design tips for layering, balance and art journaling. Unleash your colorful personality for stunning results on your paper projects today!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h32m

Included in this Class

1. Building Backgrounds

1. Building Backgrounds

Meet Certified Ranger Educator Marjie Kemper as she highlights the techniques you'll learn to take your designs to the next level. Gain familiarity with essential tools and supplies, then practice simple ink-blending techniques. Plus, see how to add layers to your designs using papers, stencils and pops of color!

2. Mark-Making Techniques

2. Mark-Making Techniques

Concentrate on creating gorgeous backgrounds with innovative ways to use your collection of stamps, stencils and common household items. You'll learn how to make unique shapes and patterns, and gain tips for building layers of visual interest on the page.

3. Distress Ink Tricks & Techniques

3. Distress Ink Tricks & Techniques

Increase your design possibilities with Distress Ink as you learn three new ways to create eye-catching backgrounds. Marjie shares simple tricks for creating both weathered and bold looks with ink. Want to add some shimmer to the page? You'll learn how to blend pigment powders with ink for dazzling results!