Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Friday, August 26, 2016

tgif {video}

A video posted by Kristin Peterson (@alteredstatesstudio) on


xo. kristin

Thursday, August 25, 2016

runaway with runway {art journal}

still working this art journal and a fashion magazine....had to make sure i still can do this- as i will be teaching a class in watertown, sd this weekend.

another sample....

 not gonna lie....i have a bit of colorlust going on for this lead page

page two below....

xo. kristin.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ladies {mixed media/ sewingswag}

this lady would be printed, stitched and filtered for your enjoyment.

her green eyes would look right through you.

the ladies would be a spirited pair.

xo. kristin

Sunday, August 21, 2016

mix n match postcards

i picked some of my favorite art journal pages and made the pages into postcards.

the postcards are available in 2 different sizes- 6"x 4" or a 5.4"X 4.2".

the postcards have a matte finish and blank backs. the cards are intended to be a "mix and match" so grab a few.

you can use the postcards to send a note or cut the cards, punch a hole and make tags. the cards can be used in any of your mixed media projects. 

the colors are playful and you can almost feel the texture on the card.

you can find the postcards in my etsy store.

happy sunday.

xo. kristin

Friday, August 19, 2016

focusing {tgif}

finding some focus 


xo. kristin.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

you can always try to bury those stories {art journaled}

above is the ink that bled through my art journal page. i gesso'd over part of it, but, the ink bled through anyway. 

some of those stories that are created are meant to live onto other pages- their story needs to continue to be told. 

so above is where i started.

i did add a bit more hot pink to the ink; sometimes it is best to embellish the story. 

i loooove the hot pink, lime green and that dirty orange. does that make me weird?! (don't answer that.....)

a couple of glimpses at the rest of the page...

you can always try to bury those stories....

happy wednesday.

xo- kristin

Monday, August 15, 2016

rethink everything {art journal}

rethink everything you know about art journaling.

  • think hot mess; why does it have to be neat and clean?
  • or planned out? i try to be a planner, but, it never works- so no more planning; move in the moment and go with how you feel and react right then
  • if you glued something down, who says it has to stay on that page? rub, peel and rip that back off. that rubbed off paper stuffs looks great on other pages
  • gold makes everything look good; sprinkle that shit everywhere

want to learn about color, collage and mixing mediums; movement, layers and mark making?

i will be teaching an art journaling class called Art Journaling Statements  on august 27 and 28 in Watertown, SD at Jennifer Stone's fabulous studio. there are only a few spots left. let me know if you are interested.

happy monday.

xo- kristin