Exploring Mixed Media


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Perhaps you are new to mixed media…lured in from the scrapbooking or card making world. Or perhaps you are a seasoned expert on mixed media techniques. Well, for the remainder of the year, our Alchemists are going to be sharing their favorite tips, tricks and techniques for creating mixed media art.

I love this simple technique for altering magazine photos from former Alchemist Dana Tatar:


Full tutorial HERE

So, what would you like to learn? Is there a certain media that has always intimidated you?

We want to hear about it! Leave a comment on this post and let us know what you would like to learn more about!

And stay tuned all month for fantastic tips that you can add to your creative art making.

Feeling a Little Wordy



A new month means a new creative focus here at Gauche Alchemy! For September, we will be exploring how words manifest themselves in our artwork. That includes hand lettering, journaling, stencils, typography…along with all the meaning that words hold. Did you have a guiding word or focus for this year? How has it shown up in your art making? Do you hide journaling or personal scribbles under your layers of collage?

Let’s talk about it and share! Join us at Gauche Alchemy Studios to be a part of the conversation.


Never Stop Exploring

How about a little show and tell today? Here is a fantastic mixed media canvas by our Alchemist Viktoriya:


She has such a great way of layering, and the addition of the photos really tell a story.

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Wander where your Heart May Go

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” ~ Anatole France


This mixed media canvas by Alchemist Rebecca is full of whimsy; I think it perfectly displays her love of travel and adventure with family and friends. I mean, how can you NOT be happy with those colors? And the frame!!

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” ~ Roman Payne

If you, too, are inspired by the simple word WANDER, take a look at our Wandering Soul Mixed Media Journal Kit. It’s full of everything you need to create a mini book or journal…ready to be filled with your wandering adventure tales!

A New Month, a New Inspiration Board!

Thank you to all who joined in our adventures for April! We loved seeing your creations in our Facebook community. Here are some of the highlights!



For this new month, we are going to switch gears a bit and explore the theme of travel! Please join me in thinking outside of the box for this one– you don’t have to go on a cruise or a fancy vacation! Maybe you want to explore journaling your daily life travels, or find a vintage train case to store your art supplies. Maybe you want to practice sketching in nature…there are so many options! Each week we will share some new ideas, techniques, and inspirations to keep your creative juices flowing.


We’d love to see you in our Facebook community: Alchemists Studio!