Breathe - Mixed Media Art Lesson

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Only £15 ($20 USD approx)

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Breathe - Mixed Media Art Lesson

Making art gifts you the opportunity of putting aside stresses whilst embracing your innate creativity giving you space to breathe. This. is. priceless.

Let me show you how to create your own miniature portrait on an old book cover and enjoy adding meaningful layers to create a piece that would look beautiful in your home or perhaps given as a gift to a loved one.

Within this lesson, learn how to bring your ‘lost treasures’ to life with forgotten jewellery, pieces of lace, broaches, buttons etc. and then combine these treasures with a vintage feel hand painted portrait - reminiscent of miniature portraits from the Victorian period.

This lesson has originally been shared as part of my year-long class called The Art Of Contentment. If you’re interested in the full class, go here.

Click the video below to take a little peek…

Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften...
— Jack Kornfield

I’d Like To Know More

In this lesson, I’ll be taking you through the process from beginning to end.

Watch as I guide you through the options for creating your piece as I gather my supplies together. Then, I’ll share my equipment and method for punching the holes through the book cover so that you can adorn your piece with forgotten pieces of jewellery and other pretty items that you wish to include. Next, we’ll move on to the miniature portrait - I think you’re going to love creating your very own miniature portrait.

Finally, I’ll share how I assemble everything and how I’ve finished the artwork on the reverse.

All that’s remains is to display your beautiful creation or, gift it to a treasured friend or loved one…


Here Are Some Of The Steps That Are Covered In The Class

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  • Preparing your fabric with tea and your found papers with ink

  • How to use a hand punching tool to create the holes in the book cover (or, alternative ideas)

  • Creating a vintage style miniature portrait on watercolour paper

  • Reference photo included for portrait as a download

  • Assembling the layers

  • Attaching the various elements to the book cover

  • Finishing the reverse in a pretty and decorative way

  • And as usual, you will be able to download the videos as well!

Supply Suggestions

As always, please use what you have and don’t feel you have to buy lots of supplies

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Black paint and brush


Liquid Pencil

Letter stamps

Inktense - I used Vintage Photo

Old book cover

Fabric, found papers, lace, doilies

Discarded jewellery pieces ie. necklace, broach

Small canvas (or other substrate)

Watercolour paper - small piece for canvas

Gel matte medium or pva glue

8mm hole punch (with piece of wood for protection to table surface)

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment is shown in British Pounds - do you accept other currencies such as Dollars/Euros?  

Yes!  Once you pay, your currency is automatically converted when you check out using either a credit card or PayPal.  If you'd like to check your current exchange rate, I've found this site to be useful. 

How do I access the class? 

You'll receive a purchase confirmation and another email with your personal login details for your class. Please note, some classes rely upon me personally sending you login details, so if this is the case, I will do my best to contact you asap (bearing in mind different time zones etc).

Can I buy this class for a friend?  

Yes!  After payment, please provide me with her email address and I can send her the necessary details.  Why not purchase a digital Gift Card? Better still, do the class together - just get in touch and I'll be happy to give you an overall discount.  

Any Questions/or help? 

Please contact me here - I'd love to hear from you.  For a full list of online class questions/answers, please go here.

Who is this class for?  

Breathe is for anyone who enjoys pretty and feminine mixed media art combined with portraiture. Prior art experience is not required - just come with an open mind and have a go - all the videos show you what to do, step by step and if you have any questions, you know you can always ask me for help.

I'd like to purchase an online class - once I pay for the class, how long will I have access to the lessons? 

We’re all busy and I understand that time is in short supply. You'll be happy to hear, that you will have lifetime access. This means that for as long as I own this website and am operating this business, you will have access to any content you have purchased.

Can I download the videos from your classes?

For your convenience, in this class, all videos will be available for you to download to your computer.

Do you offer refunds?  

I'm sorry but refunds are not available for online classes.

How are payments handled? 

Your payment is securely handled by using either a credit card or Pay Pal.  Be assured that this is a secure connection and you will notice the lock icon in your browser - this shows that your information is safe and secure. 

Meet Jane

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In Brief…

I’m a Squarespace Web Designer and I set-up/launch Ecourses for Creative Entrepreneurs. I’m also an Online Art Teacher (see classes here) and Illustrator, for businesses seeking the ‘hand-painted’ touch. :)

I live with my husband and our two teenage boys in a beautiful rural village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, UK.

Heart focused, always…

Jane x