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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Etsy Shop Update - New artwork!


New 15 mixed media collages are available in my Etsy shop! The video above is a tour of this new artwork.

If you're interested, here is the link to my shop: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/miabloomdesigns 


Timestamps:
00:00 intro
00:56 mixed media collage series 1
02:46 mixed media collage series 2
03:46 mixed media collage series 3
04:50 outro

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Creating 1 collage a day for 7 days plus benefits of small art journal/sketchbook


In this video, I talk about the benefits of creating in a small art journal and/or sketchbook. Then I show you the process of creating one collage a day for 7 days in my 5" square collage art journal. 

In the timestamps below, I put the actual time it took to create each collage before making edits for this video. I took out things such as pulling collage materials, deciding on composition, drying the paint. Each collage was made under 20 minutes. 

Thanks for watching! 

Timestamps:
00:00 intro and benefits of a small art journal and/or sketchbook
01:54 Day 1 collage - real time 10:22mins
03:36 Day 2 collage - real time 14:40mins
05:34 Day 3 collage - real time 9:17mins
07:41 Day 4 collage - real time 11:50mins 
10:07 Day 5 collage - real time 12:04mins
14:12 Day 6 collage - real time 19:42mins 
17:56 Day 7 collage - real time 8:49mins
15:38 flip through of all 7 collages

Music: 
"Geneassist" Copyright 07/2020
"Suddenly Spontaneous" Copyright 05/2021 
"Big Ideas" and "Sudden Inspiration" Copyright 02/2022
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  

Monday, November 7, 2022

Creating four collages with same composition but different collage papers


The concept for this video is to use the collage composition from Collage with Me #24 to create four collages with different collage materials. It's a good exercise to become more familiar with composition and to explore "What If". What if I use bright colored papers? What if I use altered bleeding tissue paper to give the collage a transparent look? You can explore different collage materials without the extra step on creating a new composition each time. 

Have you created multiple collages using the same composition but different collage materials? If you have, I’m curious to hear what you experienced. I hope you enjoyed this video. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for watching! 
 
Link to Collage with Me #24: https://youtu.be/axnjpadFsas

Timestamps:
00:00 inspiration collage
00:09 collage 1 - similar collage papers as Collage with Me #24
04:52 collage 2 - bright, colorful collage papers
07:07 collage 3 - altered bleeding tissue papers
12:04 collage 4 - magazine images

Music: 
"Geneassist" 
Copyright 07/2020
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Collage with Me | Ep 24: Found and Stash Ephemera Collage #5



This collage session gets messy! It was outside my comfort zone to work this way but it does help me to grow as an artist. Thanks for watching! 
 
Timestamps: 
00:00 Intro and supplies
01:28 Gluing the old book pages
04:21 Painting the ground
07:42 Adding the collage ephemera
11:06 Art review and outro 

Music: 
"Big Ideas" 
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Copyright 02/2022
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  

Friday, October 21, 2022

My first tab binding board book - tour video (music only)


My first attempt at making a tab binding board book. The placement of the tabs are slightly off but I know how to fix it for next time. It was fun to make this book in a different design and color palette than my usual style. Overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out. I will definitely make another one.

 

Music:
"Suddenly Spontaneous"
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Copyright 05/2021
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  


Monday, October 17, 2022

Collage Art Journal (6" square) Tour Videos - with narration and music only



A tour of my completed 6" square collage art journal with narration (top video) and music only (bottom video). These videos live on my YouTube channel. To subscribe, click here.

Music:
"Geneassist"
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Copyright 07/2020
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  
 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Creating five mixed media collages: primary colors



In this video, I created 5 mixed media collages using primary colors. The art journal I was working in only had 5 blank pages left. I decided to create on all of the pages so I could complete the art journal.

Thanks for watching! 

Timestamps:
00:00 intro
00:41 collage 1
03:48 collage 2
05:35 collage 3
07:30 collage 4
15:38 outro

Music: 
"Geneassist" Copyright 07/2020
"Suddenly Spontaneous" Copyright 05/2021
"Big Ideas" and "Sudden Inspiration" Copyright 02/2022
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  

 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Collage with Me | Ep 23: Found Ephemera Collage #4


New video where I used three pieces of ephemera found on my park in a collage. Thanks for watching! 
 
Timestamps: 
00:00 Intro 
01:06 Supplies 
02:25 1st Design discussion 
03:27 Creating the ground
04:35 2nd Design discussin
05:28 Collaging
11:40 Art review and outro

Music: 
"Big Ideas" 
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Copyright 02/2022
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  


 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Creating three mixed media collages: acrylic paint and magazine pages



I have another longer format video. In this video, three collages will be created in different styles using acrylic paint and magazine pages as ephemera in my new sketchbook art journal. 

The collaging sections are a bit sped up to reduce the length of this video.

Thanks for watching! 

Timestamps:
00:00 intro
00:56 collage 1
07:13 collage 2
17:35 collage 3

Music: 
"Big Ideas" and "Sudden Inspiration"
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Copyright 02/2022
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist  

Friday, September 23, 2022

Creating four mixed media collages: watercolor and magazine fonts (music only)


I brought out my art journal and created four mixed media collages using watercolor and magazine fonts. This 6" square art journal has 80lb drawing paper for the signatures. Watercolor reacts differently on this paper than it does on water color paper. I like the texture and variation of colors I get when using this paper. I'm not looking for a perfect ground for the collages. This video is longer than my usual videos, so I hope you like this format. I'm interested in knowing if you like longer format videos.

Thanks for watching! 

Timestamps:
00:00 magazine fonts
00:03 collage 1
07:48 collage 2
11.59 collage 3
16:31 collage 4

Music: 
"Geneassist" 
Written & Arranged by Gene Brown 
Copyright 07/2020
Special permission of use granted to 
Mia Bloom Designs by the artist