Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Friday, December 30, 2016

simplicity {tgif}

may your friday be filled with simplicity.


xo. kristin

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

top nine {instagram}

are you on instagram? come find me.

top nine posts from 2016.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Saturday, December 24, 2016

happy holidays to you and your family

found. remember the reason

xo. kristin

Friday, December 23, 2016

tgif {cork stamp}

sending love to you today....


xo. kristin

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

... {art journal}

this isn't maybe my usual color combo; but sometimes you need to stretch and push outside of your comfort zone...and not every page needs to be pretty.

who wants an art journal full of cupcakes? life is messy. art journaling should be messy.

i really like the texture and the edges, where other pages colors have seemed through.

i was trying the image transfer again- love the inconsistencies and the color variations.

this corner is more than messy, but, i somehow love this.

the edges full of color from other work. gesso'd variation that lends itself to other colors and possibilities. the brown oil crayon with the pink and gold colors.....

....this is the reality of art journaling. no cupcakes here.

xo. kristin

Monday, December 19, 2016

image transfer {art journal}

i went to washington d.c. for my big girl job this past week, and i had purchased a few new magazines to read along the way. one of the magazines was stampington's artists' cafe best of mixed media, which was excellent. in this issue, there was an article about image transfer by heather kindt.

not sure how long you all have been following this artistic journey, but, i have a thing for image transfer; so any article that talks about transfers- is a must read. heather used a fashion magazine for her images which made the transfer much easier as the paper was easy to rub away. 

i couldn't wait to get home to try this out....below is my first try using a fashion magazine image.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, December 16, 2016

tgif {composition}



happy friday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

tag {thank you- original}

i love sending original work as thank you tags with my etsy orders. 

love the colors and texture on this one.

much appreciation for the support.

xo. kristin

Monday, December 12, 2016

salvation {teabag art-mixed media}

this piece was made with a used tea bag. 

scraps, stamp, stencil, book page, pen.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, December 9, 2016


just for you all of my lovelies.


xo. kristin

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

sharing {art journal}

working the paper; scratching, clawing for creative freedom. i love how the scratches take the next layer of paint. new again. bright. showing through the graphite and dark. little pops. makes you want to hold the paper closer. see. 

tore through in the upper left hand corner.... sharing paint to the page before. 

other side of the journal. and i love how the masking tape is there 'cause it is not needed; and worked. holding up, but, not really completely staying stuck. eventually, it may stick the the other page and when the book is opened. it may pull paint from the otherside. working together. sharing. 

water? alcohol? something sprayed when the paint is not quite dry. lift. rub, wipe. love the texture. sharing a glimpse at what was below.


xo. kristin

Monday, December 5, 2016

just like me {on canvas}

i had painted on deli paper and thought i liked what i had and such, tried to transfer onto canvas. once i had the paper onto canvas, i didn't like it as much....which lead to me picking at the paper of course.

pick here; peel there....pull. and pick some more.

 to get to the above photo- some of the paper was really stuck down and was not coming off.

paper off, pencil on. and doodle.

then add some ink and darks. 

really liking this piece now.

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

sale {etsy store}

morning! are you looking for a unique artsy gift for family or friends? i am offering a 15% discount with a minimum purchase of $20.00 in my etsy store starting today through december 20th to help with your shopping needs.

there is a nice variety there of prices and original handmade items. check it out!

christmas tree hand painted ornaments

hand painted wrapping paper

art dolls and original art

stocking stuffers- such as this postcard.

happy thursday. happy shopping.

xo. kristin