by Francine | Jun 19, 2022 | Acrylics, Mixed Media
Wet Into Wet
Wet your brush before beginning. Great for skies and larger areas.
In this blending method, a dry bristle brush is used. I used an old oil painting brush. You are scrumbling color on top of a color that is dry.
by Francine | May 11, 2022 | Alcohol Inks, Mixed Media, Silk Painting
I recently did a presentation for painting on silks with alcohol inks and a demo on silk painting at the Spring Online Mixed Media Mad Conference. I got several questions on how to mount the silk paintings on canvas. Here is a short video snippet from my online silk painting course.
by Francine | Apr 17, 2022 | Blog, Digital Batiks
What are Digital Batiks™?
Original Digital Batik ™
Digital Batiks are a fun combination of textures from my silk batiks, photography, and digital painting.
Here are some of my Digital Batik ™ creations. You can click on each image to enlarge it. Prints are available at
one of my prints stores. Click Here to Buy Prints
Alaska Digital Batiks
by Francine | Sep 17, 2021 | Blog, Gold Leaf, Mixed Media, Watercolor
This is a short video of my experimenting, learning, and playing with mixed media. I am taking a class from Maria Grossbaum and I am loving it.
by Francine | Jul 25, 2016 | Acrylics, Alcohol Inks, Mixed Media
This is my donation this year to benefit for the Annual Alaska Plein Air show and benefit for Clare House.
This piece is a combination of alcohol inks, acrylic inks, and acrylics on Mineral Paper which is paper made from rocks.
This piece also just sold as a fine art print from my print store.
by Francine | Apr 7, 2014 | Art Journal Pages, Mixed Media
These are some pages I have been doodling and writing notes to myself. They are influenced by several online groups, and classes I am involved in. Some of my inspirations are Jean Bessette, Color Love 101, Whimsical Lettering, Life Book 2014 and Brene Brown. I also get to test out new art supplies like Tombow markers (my fav), Caran D’Arche Water Soluble wax pastels, Spectrum Noir pens, various permanent pens, and of course COLOR!