Painted Notes: my mixed media card class!

I’m super excited to share something I’ve been working hard on for a while now: I’m teaching a mixed media card class at Big Picture, Painted Notes.

THIS is the class I wish I could have taken when I first started getting into mixed media.

I have seven — yes, seven! — videos for ya! Topics include:

  • Overcome your mixed media fears by making simple cards
  • Watercolor techniques, including using different brushes to achieve different looks
  • Techniques using gouache
  • Getting the most from pigment sticks, such as gelatos/neocolor crayons
  • How to transform patterned paper
  • Two ways to do a resist technique with gel medium and stencils
  • Second and third generation stamping techniques
  • Working with gesso on chipboard, and adding color
  • Collage tips for cardmaking
  • How to finish the backs of cards
  • Ideas for turning a set of cards into a gift


I also had a chance to design a stamp set for using with the class, and I’m so happy with how it turned out! We worked hard to come up with a font that would go with just about any style of mixed media card that you come up with. It also has some great sentiments like “you color my world” and “be brave”.  My fave stamp is the “No. ______ of ______” that we’ll be using on the backs of the cards. Please do feel free to use any sentiments on your cards that you like for the class, or even just leave them blank so they can be used for any occasion.


Hope you’ll come join me for the class! Class starts November 14, 2016 and you’ll have unlimited access with your membership. If you’re not already a subscriber to Big Picture, you can start a FREE trial, then if you decide to remain a member, it’s just $9.95/month. You can cancel your membership at any time with no added fees, and your class progress is resumed if you decide to rejoin. Plus while you’re a member, you’ll have access to the whole library of hundreds of classes —and Big Picture adds new classes every month!

See you there? xo

4 Replies to “Painted Notes: my mixed media card class!”

  1. So love your aesthetic – and attitude. I’m signing up, Lisa. Be afraid….

    BethMB from Olya’s SC class!

  2. Question: what guache do you recommend? One of your photos shows several colors. It’s not spelled out in the BPC list or in the available products. Thanks!

    1. Hi Beth! I’ve personally had good results with Winsor & Newton, Turner, and Holbein gouache. I go over gouache more in the lessons, too! I’ve heard good things about M. Graham and Lukas brands but haven’t had a chance to try them yet. Hope to see ya there :)

  3. Your artistry shines through in this post. Love everything about it.

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