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Junk Journal with Mags Woodcock & Katy Leitch

Mags has created a junk journal for this project, which is a fabulous way to use up old papers, scraps and ephemera to make something really unique. The pages don't even need to be all the same size, so you can go wild collecting bits and bobs for your own creation....

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Wellspring Taster Challenge: Finding the Positive

In Carisa's project you'll journal through your feelings, spilling then covering those thoughts, and focusing on the positive ones to create a pick-me-up page. or this lesson, we’ll be writing things down in our art journals and then covering it up...

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Wellspring Taster Challenge: Collaborative Art Swap

This is the first of our tutorials for the Wellspring Taster Challenge, and we are kicking off with an art swap. Our theme is collaboration, a small way to reach out and make a positive connection with another human who loves to create as much as you do. If you want...

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Product Profile: Gesso

In this series we're looking at different mixed media supplies and telling you a little more about them. This month we're focussing on a mixed media staple, humble but awesome gesso. What is gesso?Gesso is designed to be a ground, primer or preparatory layer for your...

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Supply-Savvy Challenge!

Join us from 11-15 November for five days of fantastic FREE video tutorials and your chance to win prizes worth over £130! Our Savvy Supply Challenge is coming very soon and we hope you’ll join us for five days of FREE fun, frugal projects! Between 11-15...

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Why Savvy Supply School?

I thought I'd put together a quick blog post to tell you the story behind Savvy Supply School, our newest course here at the Academy. This course is a bit different, perhaps a little unexpected? This post gives an insight into my thinking process in launching this new...

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Wicked by Lisa Taggart

Lisa Taggart has raided the Mixed Up Printables store to create an amazing Halloween collage packed with detail! oday I reveal what happened when I was let loose with the amazing Mixed Up Printables- with Halloween just around the...

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Stencilling Quick Tip Video

We're reviving our Quick Tips videos and starting by bringing back some older content you may have missed. In this short video, I (Katy Leitch) show you how to stencil with paint - a surprising number of people don't know how to do this correctly, so I share my hints...

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