Friday, July 12, 2013

Catherine Scanlon Offers {NEW} Trend-Setting Mixed Media Product

I have been having a creative time exploring the world of mixed media lately!  The tools, paints, sprays, ink and . . the PAPER!

Recently, I have had the wonderful good fortune of working with renowned designer, Catherine Scanlon.  

A studied artist, Catherine is breaking out of her behind-the-scenes role at EK Success and is now blazing her own trail from her home studio in Topsham, Maine.  Here's a little lookie-loo:
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Catherine Scanlon lends her talents to the Sizzix Design Team and is a member of the "Inspire! New England Paper Crafts" Cre8time Team.

During my visit with Catherine, I caught wind of her newest project.  Undoubtably, it's going to be a trend-setter!  Her mixed media Art Journal Coloring Book!
Wanting to drive this concept to market immediately, Catherine is self-publishing this amazing work.  It's lithograph-printed right in Brunswick, Maine on 9" X 12" 80lb paper and she's handling all the orders herself!  She has put her heart into this and she's determined to ensure that artists receive a premium product.
I have held the original art of these amazing sheets in my own hands.  I have to tell you, it was overwhelmingly inspiring - I just wanted to stash it in my purse and run home to work on it!!
Want a peek at a glorious example of these types of journal pages can look like?  Catherine has some great samples of her work on her instagram and facebook page, and here are a few examples of her work (keeping in mind that these two particular page designs are not the ones included in this first collection):
If you're looking for a way to get "straight to the good stuff" of mixed media art journaling, or are looking for a way to introduce the art form to others, Catherine Scanlon has the answer you're looking for! 

Now, Catherine Scanlon only has a very limited number of this first edition of her Art Journal Coloring Book.  After 100 are gone, they're GONE!  I have mine on order, and I suggest you do the same, too!
Catherine Scanlon has an upcoming personal appearance scheduled at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts, teaching her "Floral Image Transfer Canvas" class tomorrow, Saturday, July 13th, 11am - 5pm.  Contact Kept Creations to sign up NOW, because this 6 hour class just about sold out! **Catherine will have 20 Coloring Books on hand, so make sure you come prepared!

**And for those paper crafters, Catherine Scanlon has her {NEW} online class just for US!  Check out her "In + Out Embroidery for PaperCrafters" on My Creative Classroom.  It's coming up QUICK, beginning on July 22nd!
Again, Catherine has only 100 of this first edition of her Art Journal Coloring Book available and they're due to ship SOON.  Be sure to contact her directly at for your copies in advance, to ensure you receive them for yourself.  I did!

Happy Day, Laurel

Laurel Lee Pollard, Online Publisher, Promoter
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  1. Love this idea!

    1. Hi, Alice! That "Pool Party" theme on your blog for Therm-O-Web is wonderful!

  2. THANK you Laurel -- it was great having you visit and look forward to next time. Got some fun things in the works with Kept for September and MARCH!

    1. Can't wait to hear what's in the works NEXT, Catherine!

  3. Great article Laurel...Catherine rocks and as a friend she has shared so much of her artistic ability with me...I've learned soooooo much ;)

    1. Catherine is a great soul, isn't she, Martha? Terrifically gracious and a gifted talent! THX for jumping in to say, "Hello!"