December TB&CO Grab Bag December 11 2015, 1 Comment

Happy December!  This month the grab bag features the color palette dark red and medium green. I was inspired to create a red page and a green page. With the amazing snowflakes, I just had to make Ruby snowflakes in a snowy landscape. Here are two digitally created pages and the how to’s of creating a mixed-media page. Enjoy!


Ruby’s Winter Wonderland

Evergreen Glad Tidings


Using a combination of digital elements created a focal piece and bits and pieces from the Grab Bag along with various art mediums, created a mixed-media journal page.

Here’s how:

  1. Paint a background with a mixture of green acrylic paint, glitter paint and Golden® acrylic glazing liquid.  Dry.
  2. Mix gesso with glitter paint and platinum acrylic paint.  Swirl onto the lower section of page.
  3. Sprinkle glitter on wet gesso.  Dry (overnight).
  4. Digitally create Ruby snowflakes.  
    1. Enlarge snowflake, reduce size of Ruby so she fits inside snowflake.  Make at least three.
    2. Print so that size of each snowflake is approximately 2” X 2” (I printed on textured paper for more texture)
    3. Cut out each snowflake.
  5. Glue snowflakes on page.
  6. Either cut out a tree shape from glittery paper or cut out a christmas tree from a magazine or card. Glue into “snow” drifts.
  7. Splatter page with white paint.
  8. Add text or journaling.

Ruby Snowflake


These products are part of TB&CO Grab Bag #16 {December 2015}.  Once the Grab Bag sells out they will be available as separate kits:Tangie's Evergreen and Rebecca's Ruby in the TB& CO Shop.

Grab Bags are only available for a limited time once a month and are priced on a sliding scale, so act fast for the best deal!  For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags.

BTW - over in the AJE, you can participate in monthly challenges. There are two winners every month. Just upload your digital or mixed-media entry by the end of the month.

For more information on the Art Journal Emporium visit Art Journal Emporium - Tangie Baxter & CO.

[Posted by Jan Nicholas]