Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Friday, December 29, 2017

notes..... {vintage image}

as i was writing my intimate thoughts and notes, she was offering her own commentary.

and not a seriously good one..... you may know the one i am talking about.... 

as i am writing thoughts and focusing in on a word for next year- 

she is giggling in my ear and telling me that words is silly and has no place in art.

and so.... i am still contemplating my word for 2018. 

will share soon though.

here is to 2018 and the start of another year and all that that fresh start brings.

happy new year!

xo. kristin

ps- the photo of the girls is a Tim Holtz product and the package came with 100+ images to use; a must have! i love them!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

sidetracked..... {underpaper- whoa}

was totally supposed to be doing something else (like sewing), but the underpaper on my counter kept calling to me.... begging me to come and look and enjoy.

the colors and texture were so good; organically magical as only underpaper can be. 

happy wednesday. 

xo. kristin

Friday, December 22, 2017

joy.... {handmade ornaments}

joy to you.... today and this holiday season.

thank you for coming to this blog.
thank you for the comments.
thank you.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

best nine.... {2017}

when the year has been good.....

none of these are ever possible without continued support from all of you..... 

the quick stops here at my blog, the likes on instagram, the RT on twitter, the views on FB

thank you! thank you! thank you!

happy holidays!

xo. kristin

Monday, December 18, 2017

when the table drawing is good. love restaurants with crayons.

  • thankful for the time with family
  • happy for the return of college kids with good stories
  • totally enjoyed the conversations
  • good food and drink

happy monday. 

xo. kristin

Friday, December 15, 2017

tgif..... {art journal}

when you are with your bff.... 

art journal page:
  • vintage collage
  • oil pastel
  • acrylic paint
  • image transfer
  • masking tape

xo. kristin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

art journal ...... {image transfer}

her view....

art journaling; painting; image transfer

xo. kristin

Monday, December 11, 2017

holiday card....... {good}

when the quick holiday card is good...

not completely sure why i think this is a holiday card other than the time of year it was

maybe it was the fact that i wished her a happy holidays?.....

anyway, i am still totally in love with this color combo- payne's grey and quin nickel azo gold.

happy monday. 

xo. kristin

Friday, December 8, 2017

tgif..... {stamping}

crushing on Roben-Marie's newest stamps.....had used an Artpop card as a starting point.

circle is part of the Art Fusion stamp set
and the lines is part of the INKed stamp set

  • artpop card
  • gesso- just along one side
  • random jumbled letter stickers
  • masking tape & washi tape
  • hi-flow acrylic- in favorite colors
  • stamps- listed above and found at paperbag studios
  • stabilo pencil


xo. kristin

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

tea bag {art}

tea bag....

delicate; fragile'ness of mediocure translucency....

oh how i love working on you.

you present a whole 'nother layer of creative issues to contend with. 

  • remove itsy-bitsy staple to open bag- check
  • very carefully opened the bag to remove the tea without completely destroying bag- check
  • gesso bag without tearing- no check; tear one huge hole and another small hole- drat
  • use masking tape to repair- check
  • glue down collage- mostly check; did require additional gluing

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, December 4, 2017

doodles..... {planner art}

traveled this last week to san diego; was hoping for warmer weather....

my art travel bag includes:

  • planner, 2017
  • black ink pen; roller ball and felt
  • watercolor pencils
  • stabilo pencil

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

fairie {tea bag}

 when one is good, two must be better..... 

and especially with a woodland fairie and some black and white polka dots.....

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, November 27, 2017

tea bag {art}

working on a few swaps....this one is the tea bag swap.

this is one of two bags.

  • gesso
  • collage
  • polka dot stencil in payne's grey
  • quin azo nickel gold

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

winner... {calendar}

thank you! thank you! for all the very kind comments and so many visitors! you have made this a huge success! 

i really couldn't be more thankful!

and now what you are all waiting for.....the

Sarah- will you send me an email with your address.

happy thanksgiving all!

i am so grateful for you!

xo. kristin

Monday, November 20, 2017

cutie patooties..... {on towels}

these woodland fairies stamp well on just about anything......

stamped onto dishtowels

remember that Roben-Marie and myself are both doing fantastic handmade original give-away's that will end tomorrow, 11/21/17 at 7 pm CST

xo. kristin

Friday, November 17, 2017

woodland collection.....{new rubber stamps}

oh my!! this has been soooooo hard to hold all of this in! cannot believe i made it.....pinch me!! there is some super good stuff going on today- you better grab a seat and an extra cup of coffee.... 'cuz have i got stuff to share with you!

stamps. my faces.... on stamps. 

for you. 


yep. for you over at Paperbag Studios.

so here is the whole scoop: 

and..... that is not, no, no, no..... i have a give away of all give away's. i am giving away my original handmade 2018 calendar. 

all finger painted, stamped, sticker'd, scribbled and collage'd up just for you.

check this out.... (why yes, that cover does have a little stitching.....)

yes i hand stamped every month....every month. just for you.

if you leave a comment here you are registered to win this original calendar. comments will be taken until tuesday, 11/21/17 at 7pm CST. i will do a randomize drawing tuesday night and announce the winner on wednesday!

and once you commented here....swing over to Roben-Marie's blog post- as she has a super creative give-away that she made to celebrate today as well!!

want to know more about the faces and how i got started? Roben-Marie will be hosting me Saturday morning at 10am CST on her Claim Your Happy FB Group live!! we will be showing off the products and visiting.... so grab your coffee and come and join us!

xo. kristin

PS- besides using all the new stuffs posted here today, i used artpop cards previously made by Roben-Marie. i used the Wait for Me and Lo's Serendipity.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

hand stitched love {week of peeks}

some hand stitching sweetness to this cute little woodland fairy pixie

all details shared tomorrow!

happy thursday.
xo. kristin

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

great crush {week of peeks}

great crush.... she would be.

my art stickers and artpops are coming on nov 17.....

coming....available for you......seriously pinch me.

xo. kristin

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

dreaming {week of peeks}

a week of peeks.......release on nov 17........

dreaming....that is totally how i feel to have finally gotten to this point. 

i can hardly wait until friday!

and keep watching.... i have a killer give away.

not saying; but just saying......

xo. kristin

Monday, November 13, 2017

the look {week of peeks}

a week of peeks..... release on nov 17........

as she would never walk a straight line

#paperbagstudios #rubberstamps #stamps #woodlandfairies

xo. kristin

Friday, November 10, 2017

she would dream..... {bleed through}

she would dream of green hair

she would question and wonder; she would never be the norm.....

and she would be on fabric; dreaming outside of the box- she would not want to be limited to paper alone

she would allow her green-haired personality to bleed through with this side only to be seen by a few


xo. kristin

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

finding herself..... {image transfer}

finding herself within an image transfer...

i used matte medium gel on a pic i liked from a magazine and put her onto my card. make sure you have a good connection between the magazine pic and whatever you are putting it onto and allow to dry.

Once dry, spritz with water and remove the top layer of paper gently; until you see the pic underneath. don't rub too hard as you can quickly rub through your image you wanted.

if you have not done this before, i would recommend practicing on something you don't care about and a practice image first to get the feel......

happy transferring.

like the background?....big news coming very soon!

xo. kristin

Monday, November 6, 2017

stamps.... {bran-new}

mounted and ready to cut......

(look closely; good stuff here......coming soon)

happy monday.

xo. kristin

Friday, November 3, 2017

face simplicity {squared}

love the simplicity 

#blackandwhite #faces #pencil #stabillo #square 



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

best corner {goodness}

i am working on some projects that can't be completely shared as of yet....but, i couldn't take not sharing this corner- i just love it!

acrylic paint, black ink pen, washi tape, vintage collage paper, scrapbook paper.

big news coming very soon in november- stay tuned.

happy wednesday.

xo. kristin

Monday, October 30, 2017

blog post.... {stencil love}

i can finally tell you.... i am the guest designer for stencilgirl today!!!!

i was so very excited to create and be the guest designer featured for stencilgirl today...... so thankful for the opportunity. 

i wanted to share some of my other favorites pics from previous stencil posts here.

why do i use stencils?
  • make papers as seen below
  • layer colors/ texture into my art journal pages or mixed media pieces
  • tone something that may be overworked (this is a favorite tidbit of knowledge....)

my made papers....

painted file folder with my favorite stencil

art journal page with this stencil

overworked file folder- again....favorite stencil

this one just love. i loved the combination of paint and spry inks from use of this one.

working a file folder again here and loving this stencil from Rae Missigman

art journal page with this stencil

mixed media on watercolor paper with my favorite stencil

this one is another must have.....

if you can't tell.... i love stencils and stencilgirl is the go-to place for any of your stencil needs.

i am so very thankful for the opportunity to create and write a post for stencilgirl.

happy monday.

xo. kristin