To create rich, layered, textures mixed media art, we need to build up the layers. Understanding the basic techniques to do this will help develop your artistic style.
Using our collected ephemera is a cost effective way to scrap great layouts but not break the bank. Here we will look at what ephemera is, where we can find it, how to store it and how we can include elements into our everyday layouts.
When you are starting out with mixed media art you may be wondering what all the fuss is about this ephemera, so here ail will look at what ephemera is, where we can find it and what we can do with it.
Here are simple, step by step instructions to help you create your own backgrounds that can easily be transformed into lovely handmade Christmas cards. You only need a few mixed media tools and techniques to get you started.
There are many adhesives and glues that you can use in your mixed media art and here we will investigate "Mod Podge" as a versatile mixed media glue.
If you are going to look deeply in mixed media art creations, most of the artists designs portray or describes their daily experiences.
Using rub-ons is also an excellent method to give a new look to a mixed media art product. Most of us have our drawers full of Rub-on as we are unsure of how and where to use them. These rub-ons can be bought online with ease and they are great for layering images
Mixed media is a form of art where more than one medium is required to come up with the final product. Learn more about these elements then you will be ready to begin your own mixed media art journey.
Acrylic Paint is one of the fast drying paint which can also be mixed with water but when it is dry it becomes water-resistant. It's the perfect paint for many mixed media art techniques.
Beginners to mixed media art need to consider how you are going to layer your medium. Here are a few pointers to get you started.
When you are just starting out in mixed media art, one of the products that you MUST buy is gesso. Here are just a few of its uses; you will find it an indispensable addition to your mixed media materials.
Have you realised that continually buying new scrapbooking papers, embellishments and ephemera doesn't always make you more creative? Let's try going through the supplies you have accumulated and "make do". Let's see what we can create.
Many of us doodle as a way of relaxing or letting our minds wonder when we should be concentrating. Often these are mini works of art in themselves. Here we have some ideas about including your doodles into your mixed media art journalling.
Scrapbooking is a fantastic way of getting those photos out of albums and off computers. Using store bought items is a good way to get started but making your own scrapbooking backgrounds and matching embellishments is much more rewarding. Here is a simple technique to get you started.
Creating layers and depth in mixed media art is what draws me in. It has taken me many years to fully appreciate the complexity and depth of the mixed media art collages and paintings I see in the glossy magazines. With a little knowledge you too can learn to create gorgeous mixed media pieces.
Bringing jewellery elements into our Mixed Media Art allows us to add new embellishments and join pieces together. You will need eyelets and jump rings to get yous tarted.
These three simple mixed media painting techniques will bring new skills to your repertoire. With a few paints and a paintbrush, you can create wonderful mixed media backgrounds, uniquely you, ready to embellish.
Scrapbooking scissors are the most essential tools a scrapbooker needs to complete any layout or off the page creation. And yet they often receive the least consideration; the tool we grab for when we need to cut something, but only really take notice when they don't fit the purpose.
Mixed Media Art is a simple craft to get started in. With a little knowledge of the basics you can begin expressing your creativity in no time!