Mixed Media Inspiration Deck: Empowerment Edition from Kiala Givehand + StencilGirl

January 10, 2018
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Mixed Media Inspiration Deck: The Empowerment Edition from Kiala Givehand - Fox + Hazel

I’m excited to share this mixed media art journal page I’ve created using a really fun new product! This page was made using the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck: The Empowerment Edition by Kiala Givehand, a fellow creative team member on StencilGirl. Kiala is SO talented and loves to help others create (check out her online classes like Hacking The Color Wheel!) So when she sent me a sample from her newest art journaling deck, I was so happy! It was fun to have an immediate source of ideas to go to when I was feeling uninspired. The Mixed Media Inspiration Deck has 95 cards full of prompts to help you get creating!

I decided to create this mixed media art journal page by pulling 4 cards and letting them decide what I was going to create! You can use the cards this way, or work through the deck one card at a time, or create pages with friends! There are so many possibilities.

Mixed Media Inspiration Deck: The Empowerment Edition from Kiala Givehand - Fox + Hazel

For this page, I’m working in my Moleskine Watercolor Album, which I love because the pages are thick and hold up to wet mediums fantastic. The first card I pulled said “Add Collage Elements”, so I collaged this tissue paper from my stash down. It’s been hiding in my stash for months, and it was the perfect starting point for this page!

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Next, I pulled a card that read “Go Wild!” which is a wildcard and you can do whatever you please! So I decided to do some embossing on this page. For this, I used the Ultra Thick Embossing Powder from Ranger and the Classic Feather Retake Stencil and Mask from StencilGirl. I tried to get a picture, but clear enamel on white paper is hard to photograph. Hopefully, you get the idea of what it looked like. To stencil the image, I used a cosmetic sponge to stencil the embossing ink onto the page.

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Next, I pulled this card that said “Use Watercolors.” which I was happy to do! I had just received some new paints from Shimmerz Paints, which included a handful of their Creameez paints. These paints are a watercolour with shimmer added to them and they’re a lot of fun to play with! (p.s if you get some Shimmerz paints, make sure to mention my name [Torrie] at the checkout for freebies in your order!) I also included some QoR Watercolors by Golden Paints which are so intense and pigmented and gorgeous. I also finished the paint with a spray of  Shimmeringz spray in Goldie Lox.

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Lastly,  I pulled a card that told me to “draw or doodle a series of lines on the surface.” Which I was happy to do! Before that, I also decided to add another collage element with this vintage paper ribbon. It’s it to die for?! Those poppies are giving me life. After that, I did my lines using a Pentel Art Brush Pen in Black. I didn’t think too much about it and just let my pen and hand do what they wanted on the page.

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And finally, I decided to pen in this sentiment I’ve held close since I was a teenager. And that is my finished page! It was so easy to use the cards as inspiration points for this page. I loved using elements together that I normally wouldn’t have, and new ideas for what to create. I hope this mixed media art journal page inspires you to give Kiala’s Mixed Media Inspiration Deck a try!

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GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a 
Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ Empowerment Edition!

Visit these amazing artists’ blogs and comment there for your chance to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Sunday, January 14th at 11:59 PM Central Time to leave your comments.

StencilGirl’s Facebook page will announce the winner on Monday, January 15th.

Be sure to check out all the more member’s pages and tutorials below:

January 10
Mary Beth Shaw

Kiala Givehand

Tina Walker

Belen Sotelo

January 11
Mary C. Nasser

Sherry Canino

Louise Nelson

Torrie Gass

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92 Comments

  • Lisa

    January 14, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    So cool and I really love how your page turned out. Glad I’m not the only one that has stuff buried in the back of my space.

  • Natalie

    January 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    ooohhh I LOVE this
    So much awesomeness

  • textilerecycler

    January 14, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Love the end result from just a few cards. I hope to win my first deck of inspiration cards!

  • lynda maclellan

    January 14, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Love your journal page! Such a great idea to use embossing powder through a stencil! Really fun how the deck decides what’s next.

  • Helen Gullett

    January 14, 2018 at 6:52 am

    WOW… your art journal is stunning and gorgeous. The prompt decks are really great tools.
    Thank you for the inspiration and a chance to win the $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
    and a Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ Empowerment Edition !

  • Jnana Bryant

    January 13, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I loved your layer background, the flowers and the way you put it all together! Really nice and some great ideas, never thought to use embossing ink through a stencil. I loved the way the cards gave you a nudge in a direction and you just took it and created beauty! Fab!

  • Anne

    January 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Amazing that the prompts are sparking different ideas. Love the idea of the pack having a Joker too (wild card)

  • Crescent Rodgers

    January 13, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Love the embossing ink through the stencil idea!

  • Catherine Lenoci

    January 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Really beautiful project!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks Catherine!

  • Melanie Hagler

    January 13, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Very nice!!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks Melanie!

  • Sandy

    January 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Torrie, your project and writeup left me “shimmering” with excitement to try some your your ideas! and your message was powerful!! Thank you 👍

  • Jacklyn Young

    January 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    How beautiful! I love your style!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Thanks Jacklyn!

  • Cathy Costelle

    January 12, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Really enjoyed watching the way you used the inspiration cards. So interesting to see the different ways folks use them.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:24 am

      It is really is so great to see how versatile they can be! They really are a deck of inspiration!

  • Jakki

    January 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    I did not realize you could pounce embossing ink through a stencil (duh!). What a great idea. I love your page and the mix of methods you’ve used. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:25 am

      It’s SO fun Jakki! It didn’t work quite as well here as I’ve previously done, but I encourage you to give it a try!

  • Eva

    January 12, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    That turned into such a lovely project – thank you for sharing!!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:25 am

      Thanks for checking it out Eva!

  • Wendy

    January 12, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    You’ve created a lovely page by using new combinations of materials and revisiting your collage stash – inspired by the card prompts. Thx for giving us your step by step.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:26 am

      Thanks for the kind words Wendy!

  • Leigh Card

    January 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I love your completed piece and the layers that brought you there… I want to give this a try with those cards!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:26 am

      I hope you get a deck and give them a go – they’re really fun!

  • Helen Markee

    January 12, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    beautiful!!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Thanks Helen!

  • Ginnie

    January 12, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Lovely work! Thanks for sharing your process.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Thanks for stopping by Ginnie!

  • Janelle Rourke

    January 12, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Fun page – the inspiration deck would be fun to try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:33 am

      Thanks Janelle! Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Annie

    January 12, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful page!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Thanks for stopping by Annie!

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  • Jill Holmes

    January 11, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Fun page! Gotta have the shimmer! 🙂

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Always need that shimmer!!

  • Michelle Logan

    January 11, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Loving the concept of these wonderful cards and your resulting page is just fab! Thanks so much for a chance to win a deck of my own!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:36 am

      They really are wonderful! Good luck in the giveaway 😀

  • Susan Schultheis

    January 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    The inspiration cards look like so much fun!! I cannot wait to try them myself. Your spread is so colorful.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:36 am

      I hope you have fun playing with them too!

  • Annette Reed

    January 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    This is very pretty. The flowers really pop and I love the paints.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:37 am

      Thanks Annette! I wasn’t sure about the flowers at first, but they ended up working well.

  • Laurie

    January 11, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I love what you’ve done. Gives me lots of ideas. I really want those cards!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:37 am

      So glad I could spark some ideas for your Laurie. Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Kate’s Scrap Yard

    January 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    What a really cool journal page. I really love the watercolors and patterned background.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:38 am

      Thanks Kate! I love me a good patterned paper to put in the background!

  • Patty Donahue

    January 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I love shimmer & I love freebies 🙂 Thanks for the tip!!!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:38 am

      Yay for both! Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Jinx Engstrom

    January 11, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I love your results! Did you draw the cards randomly?

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Thanks Jinx! I did draw them randomly. I admit I did draw them all at once before I started, so I had a bit of direction going into the project 🙂

  • Kathe Deck

    January 11, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    This is a beautiful page, Torrie, thanks for sharing your process!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Thank you Kathe! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Gayle B

    January 11, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    The journal spread is lovely! I do like the idea of those cards.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:40 am

      Thanks Gayle – the cards are so fun to work with!

  • Andrea Harris

    January 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Lovely!! Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:40 am

      Thanks for stopping by Andrea!

  • Kathy Stutzman

    January 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Loved the empowerment theme! And the quote!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:41 am

      I’m all about that empowerment! 😀

  • Glenda Hoagland

    January 11, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    The use of just 4 cards helped you to create a beautiful page. I love what you have done and the layers created.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:41 am

      Thanks for the kind words Glenda 😀

  • Wendy W

    January 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Wow, this sure went different than I expected as I scrolled down – love how everyone is so different in their interpretation of prompts and how they use products – wonderful piece!!!!

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:42 am

      It really is so great to see how each person processes the same information differently! I love the diversity too! Thanks for your encouraging words Wendy 🙂

  • marian riley

    January 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Art Is a weapon-for good.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:42 am

      Absolutely!

  • Rita Montgomery

    January 11, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Your page is so pretty yet, so simple to do. Thanks for sharing.

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:43 am

      It came together really quickly, which can be so satisfying! Thanks for stopping by Rita!

  • Lorie

    January 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Such a beautiful page! And I love the size of your journal. Thanks for the inspiration. loriegarver at (gmail) (dot com)

    1. torrielynn

      January 13, 2018 at 6:43 am

      Thanks Lorie – Moleskine makes some pretty wonderful journals!

  • Janis Graham

    January 11, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Love the colors and the way you used black lines in this!

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Janis!

  • Donnetta

    January 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Beautiful work. I love how you put everything together.

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for the kind words Donnetta!

  • Lori Schoen

    January 11, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Love your style. Love those cards. Great push forward. Thank you!

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for stopping by Lori!

  • joy meadows

    January 11, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Love your journal spread, Torrie! The ribbon and the black marks are simple, but so effective. And, the sentiment is fabulous.

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Thanks for the encouragement Joy! I’ve been holding onto that paper ribbon for years, and I finally put it to use!

  • Terry O’Neill

    January 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I love how you brought everything together – just as if you’d planned it from the beginning!

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Haha, I’m glad it seemed like I knew what I was doing! Most of the time I’m just winging it.

  • Patricia Lintner

    January 11, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Beautiful work Torrie! I too love collage and you used these cards so magically!

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:50 am

      I don’t do enough collage lately – this totally sparked me to do more of it!

  • Christina

    January 11, 2018 at 8:06 am

    This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your process! csinkmistress at gmail dot com

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thanks for “hopping” by Christina! 😀

  • brenda beene shackleford

    January 11, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Great journal spread! Thanks for sharing!

    (PS I thought I posted previously but it doesn’t seem to be showing up now…don’t want to miss out on the giveaway because this deck is AWESOME)

  • Nancy Lefko

    January 11, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Simply lovely; very inspiring!

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thank you!

  • brenda beene shackleford

    January 11, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Great demo! Thanks for the step by step photos!

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:49 am

      You’re so welcome Brenda!

  • jean marmo

    January 11, 2018 at 5:10 am

    This is just lovely! The cards would really help me with a blank page!

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

      They are totally great for clearing a creative block! I loved using them!

  • Rachel Bell

    January 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Torrie, this is an awesome page! Your creativity is ALWAYS so inspiring!!! ~Rachel Bell bellbrzs (at) cox (dot) net

    1. torrielynn

      January 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Thanks Rachel! 😀

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