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Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects

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Brighten up your paper crafts with a rainbow of mixed media techniques! Learn how to use Distress Inks, stains and sprays to banish boring paper for good.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Marjie Kemper
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Distress Ink Tricks & Techniques
4. More Distress Ink Tricks & Techniques
5. Distress Stain Techniques
6. Backgrounds That Pop! Dylusions Ink Sprays
7. Combining Mixed Media Techniques

Taught by

Marjie Kemper
Marjie Kemper
Marjie Kemper is a long-time paper crafter and Certified Ranger Educator. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Handcrafted and The Stamper’s Sampler, to name a few, and she teaches paper crafting workshops and retreats around the country.

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