File Folder Upgrade

Grace Mendez File Folder Upgrade

This file folder upgrade was done with a recycled file folder, pencil, collage and white paint. Because the folder is going to be on my desk, I wanted it to have a new look instead of the plain one. Mixed-media is the perfect remedy for a plain file folder. I found the file rack at […]

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Art Journaling with Pencil and Markers

Pencil and Markers Grace Mendez

Art making can be as simple as working on paper with pencil and markers. I found #The100DayProject and decided it would be a project that I could do with an art journal that so far, had only one image in it. Here are some of the images that I have done with pencil and markers. The […]

Mixed Media Envelope

Mixed Media Envelope Grace Mendez

I found the idea for making a mixed media envelope in the book Artists’ Journals & Sketchbooks by Lynne Perrella. When I saw the envelope in the book, I had one of those moments of “Why didn’t I think of that before?” I haven’t taken my envelope as far as I want to. Right now […]

Painted Paper

Painted Paper by Grace Mendez

Painted Paper is Alisa Golden’s book full of expressive painting techniques. I have checked this book out from the library several times. I finally decided to buy a copy for myself. I have a lot of books about painting and mixed media techniques, did I really need one more? Yes. What I like about this […]

3 Approaches to Saving Your Ugly Art

Grace Mendez 3 Approches to Saving Ugly Art

I’d like to give you 3 approaches to saving your ugly art. First off I’d like to tell you when I say, “your art” I am really talking to myself. Recently I purchased a set of conte sketching pencils because I saw artwork done with them that was stunning. I believed that if I bought some […]