All posts by: Lynne Redmond

Published in Art Journaling Magazine!

It’s always a thrill to see my work in print. One of my handmade books was published in Art Journaling magazine! This Stampington publication is top notch. The graphics and content are always as beautiful and artistic as the work... Read More

Joining the Dots

Published in the Fibre Arts Take Two Student Exhibition Catalog! Fibre Arts Take Two is a wonderful company from Australia. They offer very professionally produced online classes. I have taken several and am always impressed by the beautiful videography, abundant... Read More

Accordion Books

The Art of Simple Folds I recently took my second online class from Tara Axford. She is a fabulous Australian collage artist working with Fibre Arts Take Two. Tara loves to find ways to use her art and in this... Read More

Creative Color Challenge

Curiosity is one of my greatest gifts as an artist. I love to learn and grow and explore. Like many artists, I have a favorite palette of colors I return to again and again. To get out of this rut,... Read More

Society 6

Visit my new artist’s shop on Society 6! If you are not familiar with them, it’s a print on demand company dedicated to showcasing artists. Artist, illustrators, photographers, and graphic designers are all welcome to create a shop with their... Read More

Offcut Collages

Many collage artists use old magazine images or ephemera in their work. I prefer to create my own painted or printed papers so each collage is uniquely mine. Every new series means a LOT of paper preparation. Eventually, I have... Read More

Abstract Collages

This series of abstract collages was created as module from Tara Axford’s Art & Design course. I’ve mentioned this course in a previous blog post. Gel plate printing is the core of the course. These collages use unique prints produced... Read More

Vintage Art Journal

The end of 2023 gave me a big burst of energy to clean up my studio. In the midst of rearranging, I got off on a tangent and ended up making 22 handbound journals! The good news is I used... Read More

Mushroom Mania!

Working in a series really suits my artistic methods. Exploring an idea in depth allows my creativity to really flow. My latest series is Mushroom Mania. The colors and shapes of these amazing fungi offered endless delights in design and... Read More

Published in Uppercase!

I was so thrilled to be published in Uppercase magazine’s newsletter! I submitted art for an upcoming article called Revisit/Review/Remix/Revise. The next day my submission was in the newsletter. And yes, I might have done a little happy dance… Uppercase... Read More

Junk Journal

What do you do with all the stacks of paper that pile up in the studio? Make a junk journal! I got this idea from a course with Laura Horn ( Her online courses are great and got me through... Read More

Artist Trading Cards

Upcycle Your Art! As a mixed media artist, I tend to accumulate a lot of STUFF. Old paintings need to be cut up. There are piles of paper from other projects that are too good to throw away. And this... Read More

Mixed Media Sketchbook

This mixed media sketchbook began with Daniel Smith watercolor backgrounds on each page. Experimental color combos kept it interesting. Using random colors with no final idea in mind forces me to stretch my skills on every spread. As a mixed... Read More

Abstract Landscapes

This beautiful handmade journal is covered in black silk. The pages are handmade watercolor paper with those great deckled edges. The long narrow pages were the perfect layout for abstract landscapes. First, each page was painted with Daniel Smith watercolors.... Read More

Museum Postcards

One of my favorite things in the world is to visit an art museum. I’ve been lucky to travel in the US and Europe to see, absorb and be humbled by hundreds of beautiful paintings and sculptures. While I love... Read More

Mix & Play

I love to mix & play with my Daniel Smith Watercolors. The pigments are amazing and very high quality. Currently my collection is around 50 colors. Since they are expensive (but SO worth it!) I add a color or two... Read More

Collage & Color

Every artist has times when inspiration is elusive. Just go to the studio anyway and play in a sketchbook. This 8.5″ x 11″ sketchbook has sturdy watercolor paper that is great for mixed media techniques. This group of studies was... Read More

The Joy of Splatters

An easy and incredibly fun way to add energy to a painting is with splatters! Get a big mop brush full of paint and flick your wrist or lightly tap or just sling the paint! There is very little control... Read More

Pencil Shavings- Subtle Texture

Water is the magic catalyst in a watercolor painting- it allows for granulation of the pigments, transparency, blooms, and back washes. I learned another trick to use water creatively from the extraordinary watercolorist Shirley Trevana -watercolor pencil shavings. After an... Read More

Inspired by Flowers Art Journal

Some of my earliest memories are about flowers. My mother’s bed of pansies, the huge camellia bush where we picked corsages for Mother’s Day, and the Bachelor Buttons I planted in my father’s vegetable garden. As Georgia O’Keeffe said, “Nobody... Read More