More fun with fused plastic bags!

(More photos below) Here are my latest experiments with plastic bag fusing, and I love them! Although I've been cutting them into handmade journal … [Read more...]

Fused Plastic Bag Journals

Inspired by a project in Karen Michel's book, "Green Guide for Artists", I created my first handmade journal with fused plastic bags covers. The … [Read more...]

Evolution of a visual journal spread

My visual journal style seems to be evolving. I'm currently altering books instead of starting with a blank sketch book. I know that this is a way of … [Read more...]

Ke Ola Magazine Featured Artist

I'm happy to be the featured artist in one of my favorite island magazines, Ke Ola (The Life)! Although this wonderful publication has been on the Big … [Read more...]

Mixed Media Portrait for Grade 5

As a teaching artist for the state of Hawaii, I create arts integrated unit plans for elementary and middle school students. In designing lessons for … [Read more...]

Make Gorgeous Decorative Papers for Collage

How to Make Gorgeous Decorative Papers for Collage from Beth Marcil on Vimeo. These are scenes from my most recent visual journaling workshop. … [Read more...]

Fun with Accordion Folds

Making accordion fold books is easy and tons of fun for kids and adults alike. This particular 3" x 3" mini-book highlights watercolor techniques … [Read more...]

The Soul Fort

The inspiration for this page is a wonderful fort that my cousin and I discovered on some land owned by my family. Yes, the girls who built it were … [Read more...]

Video Interview

This short interview describes what inspires me to create, the value of art-making as a transformative tool in my life, and why and how I share this … [Read more...]

How to Organize Images for Collage

Why I store my collage images in Ziploc bags... Over the years I have collected an enormous trove of images that I use in my personal art and … [Read more...]