Welcome To Mixed Media Arts

If you are looking for inspiration and great mixed media ideas, then you have come to the right place!

stencilling with acrylic paints

Stencilling onto a Mixed Media Canvas

Michelle Brown is back in the Mixed Media Art Studio for the New Year and is having fun painting mixed media canvases. Now that the base layers are complete, it’s time to add some stencilling and other interesting features. Michelle runs through her thinking process for adding this layer, in the video.

Mixed Media Art

Creating Seamless Transitions

Bringing a variety of elements together is what mixed media art is all about. The challenge is how we do this so that our finished artwork looks cohesive and pleasing to look at. The ability to do this is a skill we develop over time and through practice. Here we will look at the three main elements to be considered when putting your mixed media piece together.

Embellishments

Don’t Forget the Embellishments!

Laura Shelton is here to talk about embellishments. We all love them, buy them, and even stockpile them. And Laura was spending way more money than she wanted on them! Until she made a decision; if she wanted embellishments for her mixed media piece or art journal, she was going to make herself.

Use a mindmap to outline your crafting goals for the year ahead

Decluttering for the New Year; Creative Goals

The start of the New Year is a good time to get organised and so far in our decluttering process, we have reflected on our achievements (or lack of them) for the last 12 months and we have considered which crafts get us excited and which ones we need to leave behind. From here we have been able to determine which craft supplies we need to create the artwork that most excites us. This allows us to move out everything else, giving us space to store our supplies with some order. Now we are ready to look ahead.

watercolor paper art journal

Making Your own Handmade Art Journal

Through her journey into mixed media, Michelle G. Brown has had times where she has needed to urge herself to put pen, or paint, to paper! Michelle hates the feeling of potentially “ruining” a substrate or “wasting” some material that she has bought. So Michelle want to share her technique for creating a handmade art journal with you.

crafting through a crisis

Crafting through Crisis with a Creativity-in-Case-of-Crisis Kit

Artists are human and face challenges in their lives. How to survive as an artist through all of life’s ups and downs takes persistence, perseverance and, Ann Strecko Koeman believes, preparedness. One idea is to have portable crafting kits ready to go at a moments notice. We may already have emergency preparedness kits to survive 72 hours in the case of a natural disaster, so why not have a Creativity-in-Case-of-Crisis Kit?

Chipboard elements are easy to use to add features to your mixed media assemblage

What is Mixed Media Art?

The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, including books and boxes, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) and tags, art journalling and book making.

CLASS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Michelle and the MMA team are very excited to announce we are open FOR CLASSES in Melbourne Australia. Mixed Media Art | Techniques, Reviews, Inspiration Click here to read all of the details
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Meet our Talented Team!

Click here to read more about the creative team behind the Mixed Media Art articles! Mixed Media Art | Techniques, Reviews, Inspiration

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