Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

saturation point {lesson in art journaling}

i taught an art journaling class this past weekend in watertown, sd in a beautiful studio. my hostess could not have been more gracious and her studio was the perfect setting.

color: paint, pastel, ink

"saturation point"

loving the tape and texture below with a little colorlust going on here.....

opposite page in my book below.

we had a great time learning, playing and teaching.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, August 29, 2016

found heart {art journal}

found heart in my art journal. 

a small tear in the paper to send me love while teaching this past weekend.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

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 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


she would be small and somewhat fragile sometimes; she would be left out and forgotten

#she #shedollinspiration #shewouldbe 

xo kristin

Monday, August 8, 2016

i resume my normal blog {art journaling}

busy week, this past week.....
  • move all furniture out of living room and family room- check
  • remove old carpet- check
  • have new pad installed- check
  • have new carpet installed- check
  • 2 kids to oral surgeon for wisdom teeth removal at 630 friday- check
    • tend to pain meds- check
    • provide soft food- check
      • cook more soft food (running out of ideas....)- check
i have the periscope app and have watched several other people live on periscope and really liked it. i recently watched Mystele's video- she was so cute and inspired me to try it.

i had to try a couple of times and some kind soul told me "this sucks."

so a bit gun shy now...we shall see.

so, if i have learned anything, it is that not everyone will play nice in the sandbox.

this is where my pages ended...and i like them and to me- the pages most definitely do no suck.

happy monday. 

xo- kristin

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

sewing swag {custom make-up bag}

i had been saving this fabric ribbon with the rooster for something special. 

and this custom bag for a very special friend was it.

this is the front of the bag.

loving these recycled t-shirt green circles.

this is the end cap and matches the small ruffle on the front because everything needs a bit of black.

this is the back. i had saved the fabric design edge and thought it was just what this bag needed.

the bags are all completely custom. i don't use a pattern, rather just cutting what i need and matching it up to fit the needs of the person.

xo. kristin