A Primer on Primers

A quick rundown of how to ensure your paint and your surface play nicely together.

Stencils & Masks

Learn how to use stencils and masks to create patterns and images.

Paint & Glaze

A quick rundown of various paint grades, and a lesson on making your own glazes on the fly.

Punched Paper Pieces

Looking for ways to get more mileage out of your paper punches and die cut machines? This lesson will show you how to incorporate punched paper pieces into your mixed-media backgrounds.

Text Pages

Text pages offer an easy, inexpensive way to add visual interest to your page before you lay down a single drop of paint or glaze. Learn what they are, where to find them, and how to apply them.


Gesso is one of the handiest tools in layering, because it can do so many things. Learn what it is, what it’s for, and how to use it.