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How do you get your inspiration going? A few years ago I made a DIY vision board at a workshop that was meant to spark my motivation to move forward in life. A vision board should spark passion, excitement, emotion, and possibility within you as you look at it – it should convey your vision for the future. Today I am sharing my take on how to create a bold, bright, artistic, empowered mixed media vision board that will spark your creativity and passion that inspire you (like a vision board should), and be a unique decor piece for your wall. You can create this same type of art on a piece of cardboard or poster board, cut it up, and use it on cards or you can create more lasting art pieces like the canvas I am sharing. I was inspired by the berry-rich scent of Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candles to create this bright and radiant inspirational vision board canvas art for my home:
A vision board inspired by a spark of passion.
My goal for this vision board was to have it invigorate me every time I see it. The vivid colors needed to spark my passion and creativity, the words needed to empower me, and the images need to inspire me with bright ideas for the future. How can we capture that feeling of life and boldness in an image? Mixed media art, with it's free forms and layers of color, is a bold art form that can help you express and capture that feeling of empowerment and excitement. When I see bright ,colorful, and vibrant piece of art or a really cool DIY vision board, I get charged up and filled with energy! How about you?
Inspired by the bright scent of Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candles
Scents can also be invigorating and full of life. I recently picked up a couple Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candles from Target and they are my new favorite! The candles have a bright scent with hints of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and yumberries which just make me smile and makes my house seem playful and light. I seriously walked around the store sniffing the candle because it smelled so yummy! Pick up Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candles and PlugIns® Scented Oil at your favorite retailer!
I love having a lit candle in my home because it just fills the space with the essence of the candle. While I created this art piece, my husband lit a Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candle and put it on the table between my studio and our living room. The Glade® Radiant Berries™ Candle filled the space with it's delicious berry scent, inspiring me as I created this bright and bold vision board art piece.
Mixed media frees you to be resourceful and challenge yourself creatively, like grandma did back in the day
To create this mixed media canvas with drips and splashes of paint, think of which colors and motifs most empower you. I used vivid pinks, reds, and oranges on my canvas to evoke a feeling of brightness. Find words to collage on the canvas by looking in magazines or old books. Gather ephemera that has meaning to you – old greeting cards, postage stamps, ticket stubs, maps and other paper items from your home will work. Don't stress about everything matching – it will all come together in the end, which is something I saw time and time again with my grandmother. My grandmother was resourceful – she used what she had to make the things she wanted to have in her house. Sometimes I would look at her sideways because the things she started with didn't go together but in the end, it all made sense. I remember my cousins folding gum wrappers to make bracelets and all sorts of other crafty items growing up. You don't need fancy materials to make your creative spark flow – you can use what's on hand to really challenge your creativity and create something amazing.
That said, you do need some kind of supplies to create this DIY vision board. Don't get hung up on this though. If you don't have paints, use markers and crayons. You can even “draw” with yarn and glue!
- Canvas or Chipboard Base (you can use cardboard, a shoebox lid, a piece of wood, or even a cereal box)
- Acrylic Paint
- Decoupage Medium (or white glue)
- Paint brushes
- Cup of water
- Ephemera (bits of paper and items that have meaning)
- Magazines or books
- Spray Ink
If you don't have a canvas, you can create this imagery on a piece of poster board or chipboard and then turn that into framed art, a greeting card, or a journal by cutting up the board once you have finished painting it. Anyone can create art with a piece of chipboard, glue, paint, and things from around the house.
Watch this video to see how I created this canvas from start to finish.
How do you express your spark of passion?
Whether you are artistic or not, you can enliven your household with the vivid scent of Glade® Radiant Berries™ candle and PlugIns® Scented Oil by stopping by your favorite retailer. They're the pretty red candles in the display!
Where in your home will you use your Glade® Radiant Berries™ candle and PlugIns® Scented Oil?
About the Author
Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.