Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

stamped {art journaling & video}

loved the playfulness of these pages,... the colors and stamping; the pencil and scratches. 

i love the stamp's nondescript, abstract shape with misshaped circles.

some of the irregularity of the stamp is my ink pad....thinking i need a new one; but, didn't mind that on these pages.

like this stamp? it is part of my set of stamps i created and can be found at Roben Marie's PaperBag Studios.

below is a quick video of the pages. you can find me on youtube here.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, November 28, 2016

she {newest dolls}

newest she dolls to my collection. created by deb combs.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

destruction {art journaling}

sometimes it is just as much about the destruction of my page as it was about making the page.

paint, wet, rub, wipe, dry, scratch, pick, peel....

to find something you are okay with; but, not even that-

this page that is now in front of you that has somehow made you feel better; and, maybe you are not completely okay with

xo. kristin

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

found heart {reassurance}

sometimes you just need a little reassurance #foundheart #lunch

happy tuesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, November 21, 2016


i had the opportunity to teach an art journaling class a week ago in sioux falls, sd.

this was my class minus one who took the photo and owns the space (thank you Jayne!). these ladies worked so hard all day on art journaling. 

we talked about foundational concepts for art journaling and how to use those and when to break the rules. i shared some of my own secrets and how to really just have fun and make the art journals their own.

gesso, collage, paint, ink, charcoal.....

i was really worried about teaching this class for one day. it really should be 2 or 3 day class to really demo and allow the students to try.

this past saturday i met one of my student to share some art supplies and she gave me the best compliment ever.... she is a successful watercolorist and she told me i changed her artist world; that i changed how she looks at things and really opened up her view.

really?!.....pinch me! i feel so blessed to have come this far and to have the opportunity to do this.

xo. kristin

Thursday, November 17, 2016

quin crimson and homemade papers {art journal}

for the love of a new bottle of quinacridone crimson (thank you jennifer for adding a new color into the palette) and homemade papers.

gesso, spray ink, pencil, quinacridone crimson, payne's grey, homemade papers.

happy thursday.

xo. kristin

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

story within {art journal}

the story within is sometimes difficult to find found.... 

(hid) among layers; the (good) parts managing to see the light of day; be seen.
the rest (of the story) is pushed back; covered. layered. buried.

everyone has parts of a story that they want to tell. 

listen. listen.

xo. kristin

Friday, November 11, 2016

pocket page- backsides {tgif}

i was having some technical difficulties with my computer this week.....we weren't talking to tell you the truth.....but, nothing that an 18 year old boy can't fix apparently (and thank goodness....).

i made another pocket page for a swap. i of course, could not find my actual cards. why would i want to find my decks of cards- especially since i know i have at least 4 decks?, i made my own from sturdy paper. but, could have been a bit more sturdy so i finished both sides.

these are all of the backs of my cards that i made. recipe paper, receipts, bingo cards, written in old vintage book paper, scrapbook paper, and of course, a bit of my new homemade paper.

one of my favorite pieces is that mr. sweet potatoes.....makes me laugh.


xo. kristin

Monday, November 7, 2016

layered {handmade papers- used}

handmade papers layered. squared.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, November 4, 2016

tgif {made papers}



a little polka dot magic close up.


xo. kristin

Thursday, November 3, 2016

finished piece {class}

i can hardly explain how much fun i had at class last weekend....this is my finished piece. 

it is basically some of the various papers i made; a scribble of black stabilo pencil spritzed with water, and some scratchy doodles of a regular pencil.


happy thursday.

xo, kristin