Paper is one of the most versatile and easy mixed media art supplies you can use. If you've ever cut magazines up to make a collage, you are ready to experiment with paper in your mixed media art pieces. Surprisingly, (however) it's not as simple as cutting up some paper and gluing it to a… Continue reading Working with Paper in Mixed Media Art
A couple of years ago, I bought my first (and only) set of really high quality colored pencils. They are the Caran D'ache Luminance Colored Pencils. You can get them in a small set of 12 pencils all the way up to a full set, which I think is 76 or 84 pencils. (And quite… Continue reading Colored Pencils Hack for Mixed Media Artists
Layers of different materials and supplies are what makes mixed media art different from other styles of art. You may not layer like an onion or parfait, but you get the idea! One thing I didn't realize when I first started doing mixed media art was that you can't slap just any old thing onto… Continue reading All About Layers in Mixed Media Art
An Art Hack for When You Feel Uncomfortable Drawing Question: Are there any alternatives to drawing certain items for mixed media artists? Answer: Yes! Confession time: I absolutely suck at drawing flowers. It's almost embarrassing how bad I am at it. Especially considering I can make other things I draw or paint look almost photorealistic.… Continue reading Mixed Media Art Hack: Alternatives to Drawing
If you've been doing art for any length of time, you may have the same problem I do. Half-finished artworks. Abandoned canvases. Paintings you faced to the wall because you don't want to look at them. Why? Well, let's be honest - they kinda suck. Why We Leave Art Unfinished Maybe you were just… Continue reading Can You “Save” a Painting That Sucks?
The Secret to Painting Realistic Eyes The eyes are the windows to the soul. The eyes have it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These cliché phrases are so popular because they are true! If you are painting a person or animal, one of the most important (and most intimidating) parts to paint… Continue reading Amazing Eyes: 10 Hacks for Painting Realistic Eyes in Mixed Media Portraits
In today's post, I will give you a mixed media art tutorial covering my art creation process step by step! Materials I use in this tutorial*: 9x12 Canvas Panel White gesso Workable Fixative Spray Pink and teal mini beads Glitters: I will be using teal, gold, lavender, pink and black Ink and ink spray: I… Continue reading Mixed Media Art Tutorial: My Art Process Step-By-Step
I'll just tell you, my favorite mixed media glue is: Mod Podge! (Let's not beat around the bush, here). When you start doing mixed media art, you quickly realize that the glue you use to stick your "stuff" down to your surface is almost as important as the stuff itself. Why? Well, you've never been… Continue reading My Favorite Mixed Media Art Glue is . . .