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Mixed Media Art

How I Developed My Current Mixed Media Art Style

Developing my art style was one of the most frustrating processes I have gone through as an artist. Yes, really. Back in 2016, when I started really taking my art seriously, I was in several online classes and started following artists on Instagram and YouTube. One thing that really bothered me was seeing each artist's… Continue reading How I Developed My Current Mixed Media Art Style

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Mixed Media Art

The Most Important Art Advice You’ll Ever Receive

Bold title, yes? The most important art advice you'll ever receive? I know what you might be thinking . . . really, Jaime? But hold up. How can I say I have the most important art advice? Well, it's because it actually doesn't come from me. It comes from you. YOU are the artist. You… Continue reading The Most Important Art Advice You’ll Ever Receive

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Creativity

My “Creating Art” Song Playlist (15 Songs!)

My Song Playlist for Creating Art It's time for a good, old fashioned . . . song playlist. For me, creating art and listening to music go together like peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Coffee and creamer. You get the idea. Only, my taste in music is a little offbeat. Okay, a lot… Continue reading My “Creating Art” Song Playlist (15 Songs!)

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Creativity

10 Inspiring Instagram Artists to Follow

10 Inspiring Instagram Artists to Follow I love Instagram for two reasons: I post my in progress and completed art on there, so by now it's become a record of my skills improving. Just a quick few scrolls down on my own Instagram page and I can see how far I've come in the past… Continue reading 10 Inspiring Instagram Artists to Follow

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Mixed Media Art

5 Artists From History Who Will Inspire Your Art

One of the things my art mentor has pushed me to do is study and think about artists from history. I have even copied several historical paintings to get a feel for how those works were created and to understand that style of art. Now, younger me was not into this so much. I took… Continue reading 5 Artists From History Who Will Inspire Your Art

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Mixed Media Techniques & Tips

All About Layers in Mixed Media Art

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

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Mixed Media Art

Fun Mixed Media Supplies: Watercolor Crayons

If you do mixed media art - or any art - for any length of time , you will probably find yourself with a stash of art supplies that are your "go-to" items. The supplies you love will depend on what type of art you do and your particular style. But don't be surprised to… Continue reading Fun Mixed Media Supplies: Watercolor Crayons

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Mixed Media Techniques & Tips

Mixed Media Art Hack: Alternatives to Drawing

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