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I’m Iris, a mixed media artist, art journaler and general creative type! I live in London (UK) with my husband, 2 lovely boys and my crazy cat.

Sometimes you need more in life than just the day-to-day ‘musts’ and for me art fills that space in my heart.

Through art you can empower yourself and live up to your true potential. Art is powerful, healing and a great tool for self-development. Also, it’s FUN!

On my website I share my journey, my learnings and discoveries with you, so you can get creatively inspired too!

Join me on this journey and empower yourself to live an authentic art-filled life! Go and grab my free Mixed Media Art & Inspiration Guide. Just pop your name & email in the form and you can get started right away!


Recent Blog Posts

Brayers

Art Supply Junkie – Brayers

Watch the video below: What is a brayer? Let me introduce you to one of the most awesome art tools in existence!! A brayer is simply a paint roller, traditionally used in printmaking to transfer paint onto the printing plate. They can be made of a variety of materials but the ones you see most in the mixed media art journaling world are … [Read More...]

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Art Play Relay – Finishing Each Other’s Artworks

I've finished Juna's awesome artwork! You can watch the video here: And Juna finished my artwork! You can watch her video here: Supply list: china marker / grease pencil gesso Stabilo All pencil (black) oil pastels (brown, turquoise, yellow, pink, flesh, red) oil bar (white) fluid acrylics (brown) glazing … [Read More...]

Gelli-Plate

Art Supply Junkie – Gelli Plate

Watch the video below: What is a gelli plate / gel printing plate? A gelli plate, also called gelatin printing plate, is an art supply used to create monoprints. Monoprinting is a form of printmaking where the print can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where the same image is reproduced identically many times. The plate … [Read More...]

Fluid-Acrylics

Art Supply Junkie – Fluid Acrylics

Watch the video below: What are fluid acrylics? Fluid acrylics, or flow, soft body acrylics, have a lower viscosity but generally have the same heavy pigmentation of the heavy body acrylics. – Wikipedia What that means in everyday language is that the paint is more fluid than regular acrylics, but the colours are just as intense (i.e. … [Read More...]

Most Popular Articles

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King | www.iris-impressions.com

Stop Calling Me Talented

Let’s stop thinking of ‘talented’ as a rigid concept that is inherent (you are born with it), and let’s start thinking about it as something more fluid. Talent can be built on and it isn’t required in order to have fun or do something really well. When people like my art they often tell me ‘Oh you’re so talented!’. It’s a lovely compliment to … [Read More...]

Trust It Will Come | Art Journal Video by www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Trust {it will come} – Art Journal Video

I'm so excited to share a new art video with you all! I really want to create at least one art video a month, but I've been struggling to do it because it's just so time consuming. But hey, tell you a secret, I've noticed that I'm getting faster at doing them. Who knew, practice makes me perfect speedy! Watch me create a happy cheerful art … [Read More...]

Connections and Art 101 www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Connections & An Exciting New Project Art101 Challenge

Making meaningful connections has been high on my priority list since diving head first into my artistic journey last year. I've always felt so isolated, like I have to do everything by myself and that sharing is somehow giving something away, something you can't get back. I've come to realise how important it is to find people you connect with, … [Read More...]