(Journal pages by @geekgirl)
Get to Know the Paper & Mixed Media Craftalong! Featured Craftalong - 4th Quarter 2020
Lettuce Craft might be a new site on the web, but parts of it have a long history. Craftalongs were always a popular activity on Craftster, and now in our new home, they are back in full force. The increased accessibility of LC’s platform means that it’s easier than ever to participate in these beloved -Alongs.
At its most basic, a Craftalong is a way for members to share their work, cheer each other on, and most of all to be inspired. They can be themed around a specific craft medium, favorite item to make, or a favorite fandoms. Let’s take a closer look at the amazing Paper & Multimedia Craftalong by talking to one of their most avid members, @geekgirl.
(ATCs by @audity)
How long has the Paper & Mixed Media Craftalong existed, and how long have you worked on it?
In this incarnation, since mid-January. On Craftster it was around for around 3 years. I’ve been hanging around since the beginning.
What first drew you to creating and participating in this craftalong?
I’m a huge paper crafter and while I do other types of crafts I always come back to paper related crafts.
(painting by @jemimah)
Imagine I’ve never participated in a Craftalong before. Describe what yours is, and how it works for us.
This craft-a-long is not like some of the other craft-a-longs. We don’t have a lot of structured prompts or organize by season/month/etc. Anyone can join in just by posting. and we share ideas and tips, ask questions, share our work and talk paper crafts.
Are there any special events or prompts you use in your craftalong?
In the past few months JoyfulClover and I have been taking turns hosting art journaling sessions where we pick a video, post the link and suggested supplies and then whoever is interested, we all get together on a zoom meeting and do the video together and then post our finished results. Those have been a lot of fun and have encouraged us to do things outside our comfort zones.
(stamps by @Smmarrt)
What is your favorite aspect of the Craftalong?
Just the vast knowledge of everyone combined. Everyone has different techniques and ideas and I am always learning something new.
How has your own crafting changed as a result of participating in the P&MMC?
Well, I have a lot of new supplies because when someone shows off a project or shares something new they got then I want to try it out too! But lately, because of the art journal videos we have been doing I have been learning it’s ok to leave white space in my art!
What is one thing you would like Lettuce Craft members who are not regular -
Any skill level is welcome to join in! We love offering support, advice, and help.
(page by @JoyfulClover)
Special Thank You to @audity for providing the beautiful examples of work found in the Craftalong for this Featured Craftalong article.