Welcome To Mixed Media Arts

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

altered art memory box tray

Mixed With Faith, Hope, and Love

Using a few mixed media art techniques, Kim Kelley alters a memory tray to decorate her home after the Holidays.

Box cover close up

Altered Book Jewelry Box

Anjuli Johnson has been a fan of Tim Holtz for a loooooong time. I mean, who isn’t, really? His lines of scrapbook and art supplies are just delicious, especially to a steampunk fan who loves to add text to most of her projects, whatever they may be. Here Anjuli uses an altered Tim Holtz configuration book box to create a lovely jewelry box.

Steps for making a tunnel book – cutouts and hinges

Handmade mixed media books – a tunnel book

These three-dimensional books consist of several pages with cutouts of decreasing size. The pages are connected with accordion hinges on both sides. Because of the flexible connection, the pages can consist of many different materials from thick watercolor paper to cardboard. One of my personal favorites is foam board, because it is so easy to hang things from to “ceiling” of the cutouts – and because the book will be very sturdy and not prone to warping.

"Never Compromise", illustration by artist Martice Smith II

The Courage to Start

Mixed-media artist and designer, Martice Smith II, encourages the beginning as well as the more advanced artist to banish the negative, inner critic and change the way we think about ourselves as artists. Be inspired by Martice’s nuggets of wisdom and learn how to empower and heal yourself with positive affirmations and self-love.

Overcoming the fear of saying no to opportunites for our art

The Fear of saying No in the Art and Craft Community

Melanie talks about how saying No to some opportunities to share your time and talent is a healthy way to keep your stress level down and learn to value your time and energy with 5 things to think about before saying Yes.

Woodblock, knobs, and balls

Inspiration Word Blocks

Melanie Statnick teaches how to make this wonderful mixed media art project called Word Blocks. This project is made up of simple materials including wood, paint, glue and collage images and words. Melanie shows how her creativity helps her in making unique and wonderful pieces of art!

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.

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Mixed Media Art Techniques

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Home Middle #2 Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Middle #2. 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 #2 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.

Home Middle #3 Widget

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.