Online Class

Bright Ideas: Mixed Media for Every Project

$14.99$40.00

Infuse your scrapbooks, art journals and more with captivating color! Use mixed media to create cheerful backgrounds, bold texture and eye-catching effects.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Olya Schmidt
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Add a stunning dash of color to projects with mixed-media scrapbooking and art journaling techniques! Color enthusiast Olya Schmidt shows you how to transform blank pages into bold, beautiful designs. Begin incorporating more color into your work by creating bright watercolor backgrounds, including Olya's favorite techniques to create splashes, bubbles and simple skylines. Then, learn Olya's approach to creating colorful background patterns with acrylics and texture mediums. Add effects that make a statement with bright lettering, explore watercolor ombré and discover the best way to use your brushes for different scripts. Next, Olya will give you tips for capturing colorful photos and using her favorite photo-editing apps. Get inspiration for your next project as Olya reveals her secrets for designing brilliant layouts and art journals!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Vibrant Watercolor Backgrounds
15:25
Learn simple techniques with watercolor that make a splash! Master washes, layers, and a unique drip technique that will accent your favorite pages with beautiful transparent texture.
2. Sketches & Splashes
16:13
3. Acrylic Color & Texture
22:34
4. Bold Brush Lettering
12:17
5. Capturing Colorful Scenes
15:25
6. Creating Colorful Pages
20:21

Taught by

Olya Schmidt
Olya Schmidt
Olya Schmidt is a watercolor artist by day and a scrapbooker by night. She teaches online with Big Picture Classes and has contributed to Studio Calico's Color Theory class. Her passion for bold colors, captivating designs and capturing life's stories led her to design a photo editing app, Paint Paper Studio.

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