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Mixed Media

Calm & Creative: Mindfulness Practice for Crafters

Calm & Creative: Mindfulness Practice for Crafters

The practice of mindfulness is designed to help us regulate our thoughts and feelings, ease our anxiety, and train us to enjoy the ‘now’ without worrying about the things outside of our control. For the creative and crafty among us, mindful crafts can have a […]

Mixed Media with Photography: Create a Keepsake

Mixed Media with Photography: Create a Keepsake

Mixed media is all about using different mediums to create different art projects; nothing is off-limits. You can reach for lots of different products in your craft stash, from paper and card, to metals and wood. But did you know that creating mixed media projects […]

Mixed Media Collage Tutorial: Create Stand-Out Art Easily!

Mixed Media Collage Tutorial: Create Stand-Out Art Easily!

Mixed media collage projects are a great way for a beginner to get into mixed media! In order for a project to be classed as ‘mixed media’, it’s usually created by two or more different mediums. So, by creating a mixed media collage, you are […]

Mixed Media Tutorial: Stenciling Techniques to Add Awesome Effects

Mixed Media Tutorial: Stenciling Techniques to Add Awesome Effects

When it comes to creating eye-catching mixed media projects, stenciling is a great way to achieve a mixture of shapes, textures and layers quickly and easily. But did you know that there are so many different ways you can use a stencil to achieve awesome […]

DIY Hen Party T-Shirts for Your Bride Tribe

DIY Hen Party T-Shirts for Your Bride Tribe

Get the wedding feels with your girl gang, with these easy DIY Hen Party T-shirts! Pop the bubbly and treat your besties with a matching Bride Tribe T-shirt for your Hen’s party – all eyes will be on you and your crew! Step 1: First, […]

What Is Mixed Media Art?

What Is Mixed Media Art?

Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, with something to suit everyone – Mixed Media can sound pretty scary especially to a novice crafter, however once you understand the concept of mixing different mediums together, it is an excellent addition to your crafty skills list […]

What Is An Art Journal? Be Inspired By Our Favourite Mixed Media Ideas

What Is An Art Journal? Be Inspired By Our Favourite Mixed Media Ideas

Not only is journaling, and art journaling in particular, a great outlet for creativity, but it can be an incredibly therapeutic pastime too! We take a look at some of the benefits to starting your own art journal, and try and inspire you to try […]

Autumn Craft Ideas With A Difference: Pack a Punch With Metallic Paint

Autumn Craft Ideas With A Difference: Pack a Punch With Metallic Paint

Need some quick and easy ideas for adding gorgeous autumnal glam to your home decor? Say no more – we’ve got you covered with four super-simple yet super-effective autumn craft ideas from the talented Penelope Quinn. Check out how she uses metallic paint to transform […]

DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl

DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl

Penelope Quinn’s DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl is an easy craft that is perfect for autumn. Penelope created this bowl using only a few materials, and with this helpful how-to, you can do the same. Gather your supplies and follow this step-by-step to bring your own […]

Hot Glue Gun Hacks You Need To Try

Hot Glue Gun Hacks You Need To Try

Gone are the days of just using a glue gun to stick together your crafting projects! That’s right, from humble beginnings, the glue gun has risen to glory in its own crafty right – now you can use it to create your own jewellery, home […]

Bright and Beautiful: 7 Summer Craft Ideas You Need to Try!

Bright and Beautiful: 7 Summer Craft Ideas You Need to Try!

When the days are long, the sun is bright, and the air is warm, there’s no better way to celebrate than by bringing a little colour to your crafting! Here, we take a look at some of the boldest, brightest and craftiest summer craft ideas […]

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: Create a Card That’s Out of This World!

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: Create a Card That’s Out of This World!

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse is one of those craft stash items we just LOVE here at Create and Craft – because it enables you to add colour, texture and shine… all with just one product! Here, our crafty contributor Shabneez Khan-Muztar, shows you all the awesome […]

How to Use Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops: Discover a World of Dimension!

How to Use Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops: Discover a World of Dimension!

Whether you prefer vintage sophistication, sparkle and glitter, a luminous look, or high-gloss glam, this incredible range of Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops will enable you to produce stunning embellishments and professional quality finishes across a range of papercraft projects. We asked talented cardmaking pro Shabneez […]

Nuvo Drops Card Tutorial: Tips To Get Results!

Nuvo Drops Card Tutorial: Tips To Get Results!

The gorgeous Nuvo Drops range from Tonic Studios is a game-changer when it comes to papercrafting – with so many incredible uses, these tiny embelishment bottles pack a mighty punch, and make a fantastic addition to your craft stash! Here, our creative contributor Shabneez Khan-Muztar […]

Andy Skinner Talks Creativity and Inspiration

Andy Skinner Talks Creativity and Inspiration

Established mixed media artist and worldwide creative tutor, Andy Skinner, is perhaps best known for his gothic-style altered art, and unique and edgy assemblage pieces. Raised by a watercolour artist and an engineer, Andy relished in creativity and ingenuity from an early age. He talks […]