Welcome to our Mixed Media Painting Blog – Here we share ideas and painting methods to inspire. Mixed Media is a fun art form where the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity. We’ll help you learn the rules and break them as you find your own path to this exciting genre.
Finding ideas for Christmas Ornaments can be fun… During a recent visit to Michaels I saw this paper mache Christmas Ornament and I thought how fun it would be to create something special with my little friend Lilee. She could hang this ornament on her family Christmas tree and every year it to remind her of the special time we spent together. This is what I call… making special memories. I want to share this with you too. Here are the step-by-step painting instructions so you too can make special memories with someone in your...read more
What is Mixed Media Art? The common explanation for mixed media art is simply to use more than one medium to create a finished piece of non-traditional artwork. That is to say, not just paint is used; finished artwork is created by using canvas, paper, clay, cloth, fibre, inks, etc. in non-traditional ways. Rather than using only a brush to apply paint, to paper, wood or canvas, other tools and techniques also come into play and the creative possibilities are endless. Is Mixed Media the LSD of the Art World? So what are the possibilities...read more
Jazz up your Spring with Mixed Media Painting With Spring in the air, our instincts usually tell us to shake off the bla colors of winter, replacing them with the fresh colors of spring greens and happy flowers! The longer days force us to think about gardening, planting flowers and the coming warmth of changing seasons. Soon bees will start buzzing, birds will start tweeting and everyone will have a skip in their step. For those of us who paint year round, spring will have its effects on our paint palette too. Mixed Media Painting can be one...read more
Steampunk Paper Project by ‘Graphics 45′ What the heck is Steampunk, you ask? Well, think Jules Verne, Victorian excess, disparate elements worked together to make unique and functioning contraptions. This world is a Victorian inspired futuristic world that never really existed but that could have! Steampunk art was inspired by the mechanisms and workings and inventions of the industrial age. Steampunk art work is a style that incorporates gears, machinery, fantasy and fun. For many people it is a lifestyle that includes Vintage...read more
Steampunk Mixed Media Painting Pattern by Cindi Estes Mixed Media Painting - What’s all the commotion about? By Cindi Estes Mixed Media Painting is a broad term that can and does encompass a vast array of mediums, styles, and surfaces. It can be painted, inked, glued, built, layered, stamped, gessoed, embossed, embellished, sewn and inlaid. There are rules to follow and there are no rules that can’t be broken! Employ your composition, color and value skills, but also throw everything to the wind and have a play at it! Mixed...read more