Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

file folder tag {repurposed}

i love re-purposing old used file folders. 

and no- i am not talking about whiting out the tab with the name of the file to update it to whatever else you are going to put into the file and forget about..... i am talking about painting them and cutting the file up for tags. 

i gesso'd the file to begin with; not perfectly and not completely to all of the edges. just in general. then, i grabbed a oil pastel. one color i had not used before. trying to step out of my comfort zone..... 

it was a bit of an olive green and i remember thinking....oh shit. what color is going to go with that?!

 so i of course quickly retreated back to the comfort zone and grabbed the seafoam green/ blue that i almost always use. and immediately felt better. 

i spied a grey along the edge of the counter and really liked that on the file as well. i was liking what i had but it needed a pop of color and the orange spray ink and a stencil was just the ticket.

a little more scribble with the pencil, some payne's grey and i am good to go. 

this tag is actually an edge and the really good stuff of course fell into the middle; but, i added a doodle of soft pastel in a light seafoam green and really liked the long unusual shape and the colors. 

added this original tag in with my latest art doll sale as a thank you note.


xo. kristin

Monday, October 24, 2016

teabag art {girl}

had saved my used teabags for printing girls and decided to mount the better ones on watercolor paper. 

the faces would still be there from the printing, and when the teabags dried, the bags would become fairly transparent. 

this one on top.....she would be different from the others for sure. mainly because her face was not behaving....she would require more. 

the other two are a bit more simplistic. and only need a black line to define. 

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, October 21, 2016

watchful {art doll}

she would forever be beautifully watchful. 

able to see the smallest act of kindness.

and the essential details of life.


xo. kristin

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

words {art journaling}

the spoken words will float into the air on a continuous ribbon of noise. lost.

written words will float on the paper. a vomit of words.

written, layered, hidden, shown.

the message is never intended to be read. 

just out of the soul; out of the head; out.....

xo. kristin

Monday, October 17, 2016

art journaling {returned}

happiness is having my art journal returned after being published.....i was super excited to mail it in to Stampington for possible publication, but, it was a little scary knowing i was mailing it away; so i was happy to have the journal safely returned on friday.

it was interesting to see which faces Stampington chose to publish in their magazine. i am going to be honest......some of those faces....(yikes). this was years worth of work for me. years of lessons and trying. 

so the first third to half of this journal.....was a bit sketchy; before i really started catching my rhythm. 

i love the collage papers that are tucked into the pages. those were mainly there to prevent me from working through the thin paper.

thank you so very much Stampington for this opportunity! grab your copy of the magazine below. it is full of goodness!! 

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, October 14, 2016

tgif joy {art journal}

tgif- wishing you joy this weekend.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

meeeeow {art doll}

i see you. meeeeow.

latest art doll coming to my store soon.

xo. kristin