Welcome To Mixed Media Arts

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

Mixed Media Art Found Objects

You can never have too much stuff in your collection, ready and at hand for your next Mixed Media Art project. But you don’t need to purchase special, shop made embellishments.

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Handmade Books – How to Make Covers

Creating your own handmade book is one of the most exciting mixed media art techniques. This is a simple process once you have mastered the basics. When you can make your own book covers, you then have the option to create anything from little booklets to full size books.

Storing your gel press monoprinting prints

Storing your Gelli Arts & Gel Press Prints

Once you get started with creating your own monoprinted papers, the prints start flowing and soon have a huge pile. When it comes time to use your some of your beautiful papers, it gets frustrating when you have to shuffle through a huge pile. Here Michelle talks about her approach to sorting and storing her gel prints.

Mixed Media class, Fashionista

Review of Janelle Nichol’s online mixed media class “Fashionista”

Excerpt: What did Anjuli Johnson learn from Janelle Nichol and her online class? The main thing Anjuli took away from the Fashionista class was how Janelle pushed them to keep going, keep working and see what happens, especially when working abstractly and with backgrounds. Anjuli loved this workshop because it was detailed, encouraging, and Janelle was very knowledgeable; but she especially loved how it pushed her to do things she was uncomfortable with.

Displaying art on a bark substrate.

Using Nature as a Substrate

Substrate is just a fancy word for the underlying material on which you choose to work on, like paper, canvas, wood or something from nature. Sandy Setliff takes us for a walk in the woods to find a natural substrate for our mixed media art.

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.

*NEW* STORE & CLASSES OPENING SOON

Michelle and the MMA team are very excited to announce we are opening a store and studio, in Melbourne Australia, in April 2016. 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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This is a widgeted area which is called Home Middle #3. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Middle #3 widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit post screen and publish your page. The Featured Page widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.