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Jen Osborn, is a third generation maker who lives in the heart of rural Michigan. She seeks out the simple things in life like drawing, cooking, sewing, and LOTS of making. Jen has an enormous imagination, and loves nothing more than giving you a peek inside her daily creative life. She creates artwork that’s as wonderful to touch as it is to look at, and has a knack for repurposing the old with a uniquely modern twist. In 2003 she developed an innovative mixed media technique using fire to manipulate transparency images, and has been featured in books like Artist Trading Cards, Transparent Art, and Somerset Workshop 2 among others. She's spent time among the magazine pages as both a published artist, and as a columnist while teaching her techniques online and across the U.S.; her first solo book “Mixed and Stitched: fabric inspiration for the mixed media artist” was published in 2013. She is currently branching out into licensing her…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 7
  • Joined October 19, 2009

Favorite materials

novelty and japanese fabric, felt, tikky pens, moleskines, handmade paper, glass beads, my vintage Singer, vintage photos

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About

Jen Osborn, is a third generation maker who lives in the heart of rural Michigan. She seeks out the simple things in life like drawing, cooking, sewing, and LOTS of making. Jen has an enormous imagination, and loves nothing more than giving you a peek inside her daily creative life. She creates artwork that’s as wonderful to touch as it is to look at, and has a knack for repurposing the old with a uniquely modern twist. In 2003 she developed an innovative mixed media technique using fire to manipulate transparency images, and has been featured in books like Artist Trading Cards, Transparent Art, and Somerset Workshop 2 among others. She's spent time among the magazine pages as both a published artist, and as a columnist while teaching her techniques online and across the U.S.; her first solo book “Mixed and Stitched: fabric inspiration for the mixed media artist” was published in 2013. She is currently branching out into licensing her art and drawings for use as illustrations, stationary, home dec items, and embroidery patterns.
Watch out, she also runs with scissors!

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