Hey!! I'm SO excited to bring you your VERY FIRST Mixed Media Society members-only blog article!
My goal with the members-only blog is to help you stay up to date on what's happening inside your mixed media art club membership so you can make the most of it and have THE BEST TIME!
Because let's be honest, that's WHY we're here, right?! To have FUN with our art?!
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If you've been following along weekly in the club, we are currently working in the Skin Tones Classroom and learning about how to use Tombows to create gorgeous skin tones in our mixed media portraits.
Last week I showed you how to create the girl above and how to add GESSO to your Tombows to aid with blending and eliminate streaking. Pretty cool trick, right?!
👉If you haven't had a chance to do this 1-Hour lesson yet, click here to get started.
👉If you don't already have a set of Tombows in your art supply stash, you can add a pretty cheap starter pack of 10 skin tones from Amazon for $17, or run over to your local art store.
One of the MAIN reasons artists (even FINE ARTISTS!) reach for Tombows is because of their afforable price point and because they offer SOOOOOO many freaking colors!! They're really an artist's dream :)
👉If you have a little more to spend and haven't picked up a set for yourself yet, or have tried smaller sets and want to invest in a bigger rainbow, you can grab a giant pack of 96 on Amazon for $137.
This week, I'm releasing a *NEW LESSON* in this Skin Tones Classroom and can't wait to share her with you!!
👉Click here to enjoy the above 1-Hour lesson & get started!!
Think these lessons look cool, but you're not sure if this classroom is right for you? I hear ya! Check out this video to see if you'll feel comfortable here.
👉Not feeling it with these Tombow lessons? But you don't know what you're in the mood to work on? No problem! Scroll through the Mixed Media Society VISUAL INDEX to find something else to work on!!
Wanna Know What's Comin' Up?
I hear ya!!
You are NOT gonna want to miss a moment of August!!
We'll continue our skin tone studies, but transition over to watercolor. In addition to lessons from me, you'll also be hearing from Lucy Brydon - my Scottish bestie who is a gorgeous watercolorist and co-teaches with me in the Celtic Collective!
I HAVE A GIANT SURPRISE for you...
I've been fan-girling over Polina Bright FOR YEARS
and ONLY use her amazing watercolor brushes! (Enter code KARENCAMPBELL to save 10% on your order. Be patient with shipping- they come from Australia but are SOOO Worth it!)
I CANNOT be more excited because Polina is ALSO bringing US watercolor lessons on skin tones next month as well!!
know- I can barely contain myself :) STAY TUNED!!
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Let's help you get settled!!
The last thing I want is for you to feel overwhelmed.
▶️Video from this week's members-only email newsletter▶️
❤️WATCH MY CLUB WELCOME VIDEO❤️
In addition to ALL the resources I embed directly into your classrooms at Awesome Art School, did you know that I have an ENTIRE YouTube channel dedicated to helping club members?!
Sooooo many of your common questions may already have a video ready & waiting for you with the answer on the Awesome Art School YouTube Channel, or directly in the Mixed Media Society classrooms themselves :)
Here are some quick resources in case you need them:
❤️HOW to KEEP TRACK of WHERE I AM in My LESSONS: Print a FREE Mixed Media Society Navigation Sheet to remember where you are and HOW you got there :)
❤️TOTAL MIXED MEDIA ART BEGINNER? Join me here.
❤️NOT A MIXED MEDIA BEGINNER & want a FUN project to work on? Scroll through the Visual Index to find one that floats your boat!!
❤️WANNA POST YOUR WORK in the Facebook Group but don't know how? This one's for you!
Take Advantage of MORE Membership Perks!
❤️ Use my 20% Off Code in Karen's Etsy Shop for Swag
❤️ Download any of my 6 FREE ebooks! Links are right under the calendar on this page:)
❤️Download my FREE Mixed Media Society DAILY PLANNER page!
❤️How to Grab some Cheatsheets from the YouTube & Cheatsheet Library!
❤️Post my #MixedMediaSociety artwork in the Facebook Group to enter the next monthly giveaway!
I hope this helps!! Let me know if you need anything else.
Feel free to reach out to me at Karen@AwesomeArtSchool.com.
See you inside the club :)
Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor
"Karen is flipping hilarious and she's very real...I like the way she teaches in a way that really gives you confidence, whether you're a beginner or advanced there's always something new to learn!"
- Elizabeth W.
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Karen, you are absolutely fabulous! You make me feel like I can draw anything. I have recently retired and finally have the time to do some of the art that I have loved since I was in school. I am really at the beginning of my art journey and I hope to learn as much as I can. Thank you for all you do.