Welcome To Mixed Media Arts

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

Laura Thykeson suggests we can spread our creativity by giving some mixed media materials to help our friends start their journaling process

Dare to Share: Giving the Gift of Creativity to Others

With these simple steps, Laura Thykeson suggests we can help others find their own gift of creativity by providing them the tools and materials to get started with art journaling.

Use ruler to add lines and words

Mixed Media Canvas – “Be Brave” Girl

Melanie Statnick uses brightly colored acrylic paints onto canvas for this mixed media piece. Layers of printed tissue and pencil sketches helps to complete this piece.

Cheryl Boglioli full-time artist and social media mave

Taking the leap from Hobbyist to Full-Time Artist

Many people thought Keri Sallee was crazy when she quit her job to become a full-time artist in the mixed media world. It was never something that she had considered until she met an amazing woman named Cheryl Boglioli. This home-school mom/medical transcriptionist turned full-time artist has become her mentor as she figured out her way in this new territory. Keri wants to share some of Cheryl’s wisdom and experience with you.

coloured glass

Faux Dichroic Glass

Making faux dichroic glass is a little smelly and time consuming, but a whole lot of fun and endlessly creative! Whenever Linda Giese gets out all the stuff she needs, she never wants to stop. You can keep adding more elements, trying new color combinations and when something works particularly well, she wants to do it again before she forgets what she did. Here is the key equipment and steps you can take to create your own faux dichroic glass.

using background papers for mixed media art ideas

What to do with your Gelli Plate Prints

For those of you who have been playing with your Gelli Art plates I’m sure you know have a huge collection of colourful Gelli plate prints. So what are we actually going to do with all of these prints? Here are some of the projects Michelle has undertaken to put these colourful prints to use.

Ranger Gallery provides a wide range of mixed media pieces to inspire the creative in all of us

Ranger Art Gallery at CHA 2014

One of the amazing things about the Craft and Hobby Industry show is the artwork that is on display, whichever way you turn! Every booth is covered with fantastic artwork, showing off both the manufacturers wonderful products and the designers amazing flair, creativity and individual style. The Ranger booth had the most wonderful gallery on display, showcasing 22 different designers and artists who all answered the question “How do you Distress?”

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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