Monday, 14 September 2020

Surprise! I'm teaching for Paint Your Heart and Soul 2021 online event!

Hi my Creative Souls - I've got big, BIG news for you!

I can finally reveal that I'm going to teach in “Paint Your Heart and Soul” online class next year - I still can't believe it is happening! I've done this kind of collaborations before and every time it was special to me, but this time I'm a bit... starstruck I guess?

PYHaS 2021 teacher lineup looks just mind-blowing and I'm so, so happy not only to be the guest teacher and spread my love for mixed-media through this cool creative outlet and meet new, creative souls, but to get to know the fellow artists better...well, just check that out!

And you know what?
I'm giving away a FREE spot in that super amazing course! Keep reading to find out how and when to enter my raffle!

You might have already heard about this amazing course as it is one of the most popular art classes in our online art community. However, if you’ve never heard about it before – it is not just another online class! In a nutshell, this is a year-long fun and informative art course with weekly lessons, where you not only can learn how to create gorgeous art and improve your skills using different art supplies but also to share your progress and interact with instructors and students from all around the world from the convenience of your own home and time. We also provide a closed FB group where we all can communicate, share, receive support and meet likeminded friends. Being a part of the art community has a tremendous positive effect and makes this course even more exciting! 
This course is great for everyone who is looking to learn, beginners and experienced artists are welcome - no previous experience in drawing/painting is required prior to this course! Explore, get inspired and add to your artist voice!

I'm so thrilled my mixed-media collage skills will be shared with you this year - I can't wait to share my art, inspiration and ideas. You can expect my signature-style collage projects, inspired by found objects, deep, dimensional look and my personal eclectic taste. There are always so many tips and techniques included in my classes - and you can easily transfer them to other projects of course! 

But this is not all...
We will learn how to create beautiful faces and figures, pets and birds, flowers and landscapes in many different styles! We will work with acrylics, oils, watercolours, encaustics, mono-printing and more! 

This year-long class, hosted by the artist Olga Furman, is not only a great team of participating teachers and the variety of art techniques and subjects, but it is at least 55 downloadable video lessons from 35 amazing artists - this way we hope that by the end of the year you will develop your own style and feel confident in creating with different mediums! 
The price is amazing! Under $2 ($1.80) per lesson during our Early Bird special! 
(Join now and save $70 from regular price!)

This course starts in January 2021, but the registration is now open HERE 
for an early bird DISCOUNTED PRICE of $99 ONLY 
- save $70 from the regular price of $169! 
(Offer ends after the first 500 customers or October 27th, 2020, whichever comes first) 
And what’s more - I’m going to give one of you a FREE spot in the course! 


This is so simple! To get your chance to win - do the following:
1. Share this post
2. Comment on where you shared and...
3. Send me the link to your favourite project you've made so far! I can't wait to see your art!
Each share on a different social media counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!
If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund.

I will announce the lucky winner on 1st October on my website here - fingers crossed for you!

I can’t wait to start creating together - I hope to see you in the classroom!

Mixed Media Music Box by Katja Joulak

 Hello dears!

Boxes are fun to alter. Here I have a music box that I have give a new look.  I gave the box some texture, embellishments and also paints. Layers of Liquid Acrylic Paint and also some sparks that give my project some extra shimmer. I have also decorated inside the box with paper paste and pebbles. 

There is a video tutorial for you. Enjoy!

Xoxo Katja

Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store:

Sunday, 13 September 2020

September Art Recipe

 Hello friends,

We hope you have familiarized already with our new visual moodboards, that consist of:
4 products to choose from - they are shown on the right
colour palette - right next to the products and each colour has their own circle
- and visual inspiration in a form of several beautiful images.

It is easy to remember - things in circles are the core of the challenge (colours and products) and things in squares/rectangles are only a visual inspiration to help you get creative juices flowing.

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Just to make sure, you are all well informed, we would like to let you know, that challenges will be going live usually each second Sunday of the month. So please do not be surprised, that Inlinkz is closed the day before. Please keep that in mind planning your entering the challenge :) because we love your projects so much and we do not want to lose any of them!


The rules are very simple. Each challenge consists of colour palette and products. You need to stick to the colour palette and use at least 2 of the products listed in a challenge.

Products to choose from:
Finnabair Moulds
Rust Effect Paste 
Metall embellishments
Art Daily - Vintage Photobooth

The colours: Orange, Grey, Cobalt

If the products on your project are not easy to recognize, please add in description information, where exactly we can see them.

Challenge is open till October, 10th. The winner will be invited to be Guest Designer on our blog.


This month Guest Designer is Iryna Chevychalova

September, for me, is no longer summer, but not autumn either. 
This is a special, preserved period of time, cozy, warm and generous with memories.
This is a time of long walks in the park, collecting leaves for herbarium, twigs and cones for future projects. These are picnics and charming sunsets. 
This is a warm blanket, tea, and the forest - changing its dress from green to orange-red ...
I love September. 
For its spirit, mood and inspiration.
And, I am very fortunate to be invited as a guest designer this month!

Well, first of all, because it's September)
Secondly, because this month is just an incredible mood board, color palette and, of course, ingredients.
I love using moulds in my projects. None of them can't do without them. I consider it's a universal decor element.

Just like rust effect pastes. They add mystery to the projects, a touch of time and many untold stories. 
And where can we go without metal embellishments? They helps to add dynamics and a special charm to the project.

Each detail and decor element adds its own flavor, breathes its own story into the project and brings it to life.

For example, I will use this door hanger for my workshop door. And the inscription in the picture with the lady becomes as relevant as possible) 

Inspiration from our team:

Gift for a friend or for you to keep you memories. Yes, I made a small box and it is such a fun to have a card that has little bit different shape or size.

The grey, orange and royal blue create an eye catching effect. Texture comes from a fantasy set of pastes.

The Art Recipe for September includes shades of gray and orange. I always dream of such autumn, full of warm shades, the so-called a real Polish golden autumn with warm rays of the sun and rustling leaves.

My today's project is inspired by such a color scheme. And of course, the wonderful Finnabair products. Art Daily Vintage Photobooth stickers, text stickers, fantastic metal elements that have a rustic effect by themselves. 

In addition, Clear Gesso for securing papers, Soft Matte Gel for gluing the whole thing and Liquid Acrylic Paint in Tiger Orange color! I also used a metal clip with a decorative accessory, isn't it cute? For this 7 Dots studio papers and accessories;))

Kasia Salmanowicz

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1. Create a project with our colour scheme and 2 products from 4 listed at the beginning of this blog post
2. If any products are not well visible on the project, please leave an information where to find them on your project in description on your blog
3. Enter using Inlinkz below.

Challenge will be closed on October, 10th. Lucky winner will be announced by the end of October.
We hope you feel inspired and we can't wait to see your projects :)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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