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Mark Making

Mark-making is such a personal thing, a bit like your creative fingerprints! They convey the energy that you felt in a particular moment, giving it a visual form, and nobody will ever create the same combination of lines, shapes and movement as you. Even if you are a complete beginner, you already have a unique mark-making signature: explore it, practice it and build upon it! To me, this is one of the absolute best ways to develop your own style, especially with abstract art.

Explore your signature mark-making! Soulful Abstracts with Laly Mille

Mark-making is such a personal thing, a bit like your creative fingerprints! They convey the energy that you felt in a particular moment, giving it a visual form, and nobody will ever create the same combination of lines, shapes and movement as you. Even if you are a complete beginner, you already have a unique mark-making signature: explore it, practice it and build upon it! To me, this is one of the absolute best ways to develop your own style, especially with abstract art.

Nature is an endless source of inspiration... and painting tools! This is one of the ideas we have crazy fun with as we explore the mark-making possibilities of our everyday surroundings in 🌿Soulful Abstracts.🌿The bonus is that we end up with a whole collection of personal marks and a beautiful stash of completely unique painted papers to then use in our art!

Mark-making experiments | Soulful Abstracts online art class with Laly Mille

Nature is an endless source of inspiration... and painting tools! This is one of the ideas we have crazy fun with as we explore the mark-making possibilities of our everyday surroundings in 🌿Soulful Abstracts.🌿The bonus is that we end up with a whole collection of personal marks and a beautiful stash of completely unique painted papers to then use in our art!

Day 3 is all about inks in my FREE "101 Mixed Media Art Supplies" video workshop! Inks are so vibrant, translucent and fun. In this lesson we play with color as well as beautiful neutrals and you'll get to experiment with India ink, alcohol inks and walnut stain among other yummy things... If you haven't already, get your seat for the workshop now, it's free!

Ink Experiments! 101 Mixed Media Art Supplies FREE WORKSHOP with Laly Mille

Day 3 is all about inks in my FREE "101 Mixed Media Art Supplies" video workshop! Inks are so vibrant, translucent and fun. In this lesson we play with color as well as beautiful neutrals and you'll get to experiment with India ink, alcohol inks and walnut stain among other yummy things... If you haven't already, get your seat for the workshop now, it's free!

mark making with a cork

Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour & Give Away

Many of you know Julie B Booth as being my Roy G Biv partner. Have I ever mentioned that we're old friends from my days in Virginia? That I really and truly know Julie? Have I mentioned that she is a book author as well? Her first book, Fabric Printing at Home, was recently published. To kick off its release, Julie is celebrating with a blog tour of 13 artists whose work appears in the gallery as well as daily give aways. Fabric Printing at Home is filled with ideas and step-by-step…

I’m working on ‘Winter Trees Wept’, another piece in the riverjourney series. Besides working on sketches and some preliminary pieces in fibre, I’m reading the history of my…

Winter Trees Wept

I’m working on ‘Winter Trees Wept’, another piece in the riverjourney series. Besides working on sketches and some preliminary pieces in fibre, I’m reading the history of my…

Applying paint to bubble wrap to create a honeycomb effect.

Honey, This is So Cute! Tutorial for Stenciling a Sign

I am having fun as I continue to work my way through some scrap wood that was in my garage. This piece was a remnant from a dresser drawer bottom. Th…

all food/plant based print making could be cool (relate to still life):

all food/plant based print making could be cool (relate to still life):

Experimental Calligraphy by Marta Cortese, via Behance

Experimental Calligraphy

Experimental calligraphy with ink, cola pen and automatic pen. Work on my personal calligraphy.

Mark making tools from nature -The Visionary ART Workshop

Free Art Projects

Here is the start of the Free Art Project Ideas for students and art teachers. Contact us and request to sign up for the free Art Journey newsletter to get new updates on free art projects. Art piece by Chia Han Lyn This project is for creating, dare we say, almost professional looking art pieces even if you have zero

Mark making tools from everyday objects

Free Art Projects

Here is the start of the Free Art Project Ideas for students and art teachers. Contact us and request to sign up for the free Art Journey newsletter to get new updates on free art projects. Art piece by Chia Han Lyn This project is for creating, dare we say, almost professional looking art pieces even if you have zero

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Handmade Mark Making Tool-Brush With 10 inch TX Hardwood Handle

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Post on 'Human Marks' workshop by Dorothy Caldwell. click image to see images and read Sophie's post.

Mark-making at Bunya

When I was told about a 4 day workshop at Bunya last year I had not heard of the visiting Canadian artist who would be leading this workshop. I picked up the message from the host that it was a not-to-be-missed event and gladly paid a deposit then preceded to get distracted with things till the call out came this year and I found online links. Nothing however could have prepared me for the 4 days of teaching I have just experienced at the home and garden of gracious host Roz who brought the…

Art Tips

How to Frame a Painting — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

How to Frame a Painting — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

How to Frame a Painting — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

I love to expand my comfort zone in gentle ways, so when I want to make friends a color I don't often use (yellow for instance), I look for an image that inspires me and has this color as well as others that come more naturally to me. Working with this "borrowed" color palette allows me to practice and experiment in a way that feels fun and not too scary! This is one of the exercises we play with in my online class Soulful Abstracts, as we uncover our personal art language!

Expand your Color Palette! | Soulful Abstracts with Laly Mille

I love to expand my comfort zone in gentle ways, so when I want to make friends a color I don't often use (yellow for instance), I look for an image that inspires me and has this color as well as others that come more naturally to me. Working with this "borrowed" color palette allows me to practice and experiment in a way that feels fun and not too scary! This is one of the exercises we play with in my online class Soulful Abstracts, as we uncover our personal art language!

DAY 5: Texture and Collage! Collage is probably my favorite technique of all, so I've kept the best for last! I love the serendipity of this process and how quickly it allows you to build a piece and create an atmosphere. It's not too late to get started with my FREE video workshop all about mixed media art supplies and learn plenty of my favorite tips!

Collage collage! 101 Mixed Media Art Supplies, Free 5-day Video Workshop

DAY 5: Texture and Collage! Collage is probably my favorite technique of all, so I've kept the best for last! I love the serendipity of this process and how quickly it allows you to build a piece and create an atmosphere. It's not too late to get started with my FREE video workshop all about mixed media art supplies and learn plenty of my favorite tips!

Day 2: Acrylics! This week we're exploring Mixed Media Art Supplies with my FREE 5-day video workshop, and you're invited! To me, acrylics are a bit like the bread and butter of mixed media: gel medium is my go-to for layering collage, gesso is wonderful for white-on-white effects, while inks and paints bring the rainbow to your fingertips! Are you ready to play and learn plenty of my best tips along the way? Sign up now and get started!

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 - FREE 5-day video workshop with Laly Mille

Day 2: Acrylics! This week we're exploring Mixed Media Art Supplies with my FREE 5-day video workshop, and you're invited! To me, acrylics are a bit like the bread and butter of mixed media: gel medium is my go-to for layering collage, gesso is wonderful for white-on-white effects, while inks and paints bring the rainbow to your fingertips! Are you ready to play and learn plenty of my best tips along the way? Sign up now and get started!

One of the questions I often get from my art journaling students is “How to prevent my journal pages from sticking together?” There’s a very simple and easy little trick that I use and it works like magic! I’m sharing it on my blog in a quick video so your beautiful pages never have to stick again.

How to prevent art journal pages from sticking together? Here's a quick and easy tip! — Laly Mille

One of the questions I often get from my art journaling students is “How to prevent my journal pages from sticking together?” There’s a very simple and easy little trick that I use and it works like magic! I’m sharing it on my blog in a quick video so your beautiful pages never have to stick again.

Let's explore Mixed Media Art Supplies this week! Did you know I have a Free 5-Day Video Workshop where I share all my favorites... and all my best tips! Day 1 is all about Painting Tools! Brushes for sure, but also some less conventional tools that can give really yummy results. Click to join, you will receive one video each day for 5 days and it's completely free!  Photo: @emiliebernard.photographie

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 - Free 5-Day Video Workshop with Laly Mille

Let's explore Mixed Media Art Supplies this week! Did you know I have a Free 5-Day Video Workshop where I share all my favorites... and all my best tips! Day 1 is all about Painting Tools! Brushes for sure, but also some less conventional tools that can give really yummy results. Click to join, you will receive one video each day for 5 days and it's completely free! Photo: @emiliebernard.photographie

How to Choose the Perfect Color — The Feng Shui Way

The meanings of the hues in this ancient practice are fascinating.

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 with Laly Mille

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 with Laly Mille

A 5-Day, FREE online workshop! I get tons of questions about my favorite supplies and how to get started with mixed media, so I’ve put together this video…

FREE WORKSHOP! Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 — Laly Mille

Free Workshop - Supplies — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

Mixed media Art Supplies 101

Texture

Do you sometimes see a work of art and just really really want to touch it?... LOL, me too! 😂Especially when I see art online, I sometimes wish I could reach out through the screen and run my fingers all over those beautiful layers. Texture truly is key when it comes to creating an emotional connection through our art, plus it's such a delightful part of the creative process, which is why we explore it to our heart's (and fingers') content in Soulful Abstracts: After playing with a whole…

Do you sometimes see a work of art and just really really want to touch it?... LOL, me too! 😂Especially when I see art online, I sometimes wish I could reach out through the screen and run my fingers all over those beautiful layers. Texture truly is key when it comes to creating an emotional connection through our art, plus it's such a delightful part of the creative process, which is why we explore it to our heart's (and fingers') content in Soulful Abstracts: After playing with a whole…

Crackle paste is so much fun! I've started a new painting with my "Layers of Time" techniques from Soulful Abstracts (you might have seen a glimpse of it in my Instagram Stories). I can't wait to see where this is going to take me!  And by the way, Soulful Abstracts will open again early next month! If you'd like to join this unique online painting class, I highly recommend joining the waiting list to secure your spot early (they are limited and usually fill fast). Until then, back to…

Weathered Wall Effect with Crackle Paste - Laly Mille Art

Crackle paste is so much fun! I've started a new painting with my "Layers of Time" techniques from Soulful Abstracts (you might have seen a glimpse of it in my Instagram Stories). I can't wait to see where this is going to take me! And by the way, Soulful Abstracts will open again early next month! If you'd like to join this unique online painting class, I highly recommend joining the waiting list to secure your spot early (they are limited and usually fill fast). Until then, back to…

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How to Frame a Painting — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

How to Frame a Painting — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

How to Frame a Painting — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

I love to expand my comfort zone in gentle ways, so when I want to make friends a color I don't often use (yellow for instance), I look for an image that inspires me and has this color as well as others that come more naturally to me. Working with this "borrowed" color palette allows me to practice and experiment in a way that feels fun and not too scary! This is one of the exercises we play with in my online class Soulful Abstracts, as we uncover our personal art language!

Expand your Color Palette! | Soulful Abstracts with Laly Mille

I love to expand my comfort zone in gentle ways, so when I want to make friends a color I don't often use (yellow for instance), I look for an image that inspires me and has this color as well as others that come more naturally to me. Working with this "borrowed" color palette allows me to practice and experiment in a way that feels fun and not too scary! This is one of the exercises we play with in my online class Soulful Abstracts, as we uncover our personal art language!

DAY 5: Texture and Collage! Collage is probably my favorite technique of all, so I've kept the best for last! I love the serendipity of this process and how quickly it allows you to build a piece and create an atmosphere. It's not too late to get started with my FREE video workshop all about mixed media art supplies and learn plenty of my favorite tips!

Collage collage! 101 Mixed Media Art Supplies, Free 5-day Video Workshop

DAY 5: Texture and Collage! Collage is probably my favorite technique of all, so I've kept the best for last! I love the serendipity of this process and how quickly it allows you to build a piece and create an atmosphere. It's not too late to get started with my FREE video workshop all about mixed media art supplies and learn plenty of my favorite tips!

Mark-making is such a personal thing, a bit like your creative fingerprints! They convey the energy that you felt in a particular moment, giving it a visual form, and nobody will ever create the same combination of lines, shapes and movement as you. Even if you are a complete beginner, you already have a unique mark-making signature: explore it, practice it and build upon it! To me, this is one of the absolute best ways to develop your own style, especially with abstract art.

Explore your signature mark-making! Soulful Abstracts with Laly Mille

Mark-making is such a personal thing, a bit like your creative fingerprints! They convey the energy that you felt in a particular moment, giving it a visual form, and nobody will ever create the same combination of lines, shapes and movement as you. Even if you are a complete beginner, you already have a unique mark-making signature: explore it, practice it and build upon it! To me, this is one of the absolute best ways to develop your own style, especially with abstract art.

Nature is an endless source of inspiration... and painting tools! This is one of the ideas we have crazy fun with as we explore the mark-making possibilities of our everyday surroundings in 🌿Soulful Abstracts.🌿The bonus is that we end up with a whole collection of personal marks and a beautiful stash of completely unique painted papers to then use in our art!

Mark-making experiments | Soulful Abstracts online art class with Laly Mille

Nature is an endless source of inspiration... and painting tools! This is one of the ideas we have crazy fun with as we explore the mark-making possibilities of our everyday surroundings in 🌿Soulful Abstracts.🌿The bonus is that we end up with a whole collection of personal marks and a beautiful stash of completely unique painted papers to then use in our art!

Do you sometimes see a work of art and just really really want to touch it?... LOL, me too! 😂Especially when I see art online, I sometimes wish I could reach out through the screen and run my fingers all over those beautiful layers. Texture truly is key when it comes to creating an emotional connection through our art, plus it's such a delightful part of the creative process, which is why we explore it to our heart's (and fingers') content in Soulful Abstracts: After playing with a whole…

Do you sometimes see a work of art and just really really want to touch it?... LOL, me too! 😂Especially when I see art online, I sometimes wish I could reach out through the screen and run my fingers all over those beautiful layers. Texture truly is key when it comes to creating an emotional connection through our art, plus it's such a delightful part of the creative process, which is why we explore it to our heart's (and fingers') content in Soulful Abstracts: After playing with a whole…

Day 2: Acrylics! This week we're exploring Mixed Media Art Supplies with my FREE 5-day video workshop, and you're invited! To me, acrylics are a bit like the bread and butter of mixed media: gel medium is my go-to for layering collage, gesso is wonderful for white-on-white effects, while inks and paints bring the rainbow to your fingertips! Are you ready to play and learn plenty of my best tips along the way? Sign up now and get started!

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 - FREE 5-day video workshop with Laly Mille

Day 2: Acrylics! This week we're exploring Mixed Media Art Supplies with my FREE 5-day video workshop, and you're invited! To me, acrylics are a bit like the bread and butter of mixed media: gel medium is my go-to for layering collage, gesso is wonderful for white-on-white effects, while inks and paints bring the rainbow to your fingertips! Are you ready to play and learn plenty of my best tips along the way? Sign up now and get started!

One of the questions I often get from my art journaling students is “How to prevent my journal pages from sticking together?” There’s a very simple and easy little trick that I use and it works like magic! I’m sharing it on my blog in a quick video so your beautiful pages never have to stick again.

How to prevent art journal pages from sticking together? Here's a quick and easy tip! — Laly Mille

One of the questions I often get from my art journaling students is “How to prevent my journal pages from sticking together?” There’s a very simple and easy little trick that I use and it works like magic! I’m sharing it on my blog in a quick video so your beautiful pages never have to stick again.

Let's explore Mixed Media Art Supplies this week! Did you know I have a Free 5-Day Video Workshop where I share all my favorites... and all my best tips! Day 1 is all about Painting Tools! Brushes for sure, but also some less conventional tools that can give really yummy results. Click to join, you will receive one video each day for 5 days and it's completely free!  Photo: @emiliebernard.photographie

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 - Free 5-Day Video Workshop with Laly Mille

Let's explore Mixed Media Art Supplies this week! Did you know I have a Free 5-Day Video Workshop where I share all my favorites... and all my best tips! Day 1 is all about Painting Tools! Brushes for sure, but also some less conventional tools that can give really yummy results. Click to join, you will receive one video each day for 5 days and it's completely free! Photo: @emiliebernard.photographie

Day 3 is all about inks in my FREE "101 Mixed Media Art Supplies" video workshop! Inks are so vibrant, translucent and fun. In this lesson we play with color as well as beautiful neutrals and you'll get to experiment with India ink, alcohol inks and walnut stain among other yummy things... If you haven't already, get your seat for the workshop now, it's free!

Ink Experiments! 101 Mixed Media Art Supplies FREE WORKSHOP with Laly Mille

Day 3 is all about inks in my FREE "101 Mixed Media Art Supplies" video workshop! Inks are so vibrant, translucent and fun. In this lesson we play with color as well as beautiful neutrals and you'll get to experiment with India ink, alcohol inks and walnut stain among other yummy things... If you haven't already, get your seat for the workshop now, it's free!

mark making with a cork

Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour & Give Away

Many of you know Julie B Booth as being my Roy G Biv partner. Have I ever mentioned that we're old friends from my days in Virginia? That I really and truly know Julie? Have I mentioned that she is a book author as well? Her first book, Fabric Printing at Home, was recently published. To kick off its release, Julie is celebrating with a blog tour of 13 artists whose work appears in the gallery as well as daily give aways. Fabric Printing at Home is filled with ideas and step-by-step…

Crackle paste is so much fun! I've started a new painting with my "Layers of Time" techniques from Soulful Abstracts (you might have seen a glimpse of it in my Instagram Stories). I can't wait to see where this is going to take me!  And by the way, Soulful Abstracts will open again early next month! If you'd like to join this unique online painting class, I highly recommend joining the waiting list to secure your spot early (they are limited and usually fill fast). Until then, back to…

Weathered Wall Effect with Crackle Paste - Laly Mille Art

Crackle paste is so much fun! I've started a new painting with my "Layers of Time" techniques from Soulful Abstracts (you might have seen a glimpse of it in my Instagram Stories). I can't wait to see where this is going to take me! And by the way, Soulful Abstracts will open again early next month! If you'd like to join this unique online painting class, I highly recommend joining the waiting list to secure your spot early (they are limited and usually fill fast). Until then, back to…

How to Choose the Perfect Color — The Feng Shui Way

The meanings of the hues in this ancient practice are fascinating.

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 with Laly Mille

Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 with Laly Mille

A 5-Day, FREE online workshop! I get tons of questions about my favorite supplies and how to get started with mixed media, so I’ve put together this video…

FREE WORKSHOP! Mixed Media Art Supplies 101 — Laly Mille

Free Workshop - Supplies — Laly Mille Mixed Media Art

Mixed media Art Supplies 101

I’m working on ‘Winter Trees Wept’, another piece in the riverjourney series. Besides working on sketches and some preliminary pieces in fibre, I’m reading the history of my…

Winter Trees Wept

I’m working on ‘Winter Trees Wept’, another piece in the riverjourney series. Besides working on sketches and some preliminary pieces in fibre, I’m reading the history of my…