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February 3, 2022

Ink Circles Mixed Media

Today’s tutorial is a mixed media piece that was inspired by a supporter who was curious about my “creative process” and asked me to make a video explaining it. The brushes (including stamps) and palette I’m using are from my Mixed Media bundle for Procreate. You can view the tutorial by clicking below.

The piece I am doing for this video is unplanned. I just had a vague idea of what I would to make – “blobby” is the word that comes to mind! We simply go from there and see what develops.  Part of my process is to look at the blank canvas and think about what kind of a shape I would like to create. I visualize colors and white space and get an overall “feel” for it. A large part of my process is done by feel – visualizing something, and then playing around with it until it feels right – like a satisfying click in my brain.  Sometimes I do spend a long time on the background or different aspects of a piece, only to end up disregarding or covering it up. However, this is all part of the creative process. I never know just where I’m going until I arrive!  I do love a neutral mixed media piece with a hint of color. What I enjoy about mixed media is that it’s almost like designing a room in a home. Some script here, squiggles there, and a blobby ring in the corner with some flowers growing out of it. Not quite right? Add some off-white texture until your brain starts to hum and sing with the “rightness” of it all.

I would love to see what you come up with! You’re very welcome to tag me on Instagram @alainajensen, use #alainajensenbrushes or share your work in our free facebook group

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Brushes used: Mixed Media

xo, alaina