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Creativity

10 Non-Art Ways to Inspire Your Mixed Media Art

Sometimes, you just don't feel inspired. It's okay, it happens to the best of us. Maybe: there's life stuff happening  your current style is starting to feel stale, or maybe you just want to try something new. The good news is this: there are many ways to get inspired, and they don't have to be… Continue reading 10 Non-Art Ways to Inspire Your Mixed Media Art

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Mixed Media Art

Get to Know Me: 10 Questions for the Artist Behind the Blog

We're already halfway through the first month of 2020, and if you're anything like me, you're still halfway between the busy haze of the holidays and the nagging feeling that you should be a lot more motivated to do ALL the things in the new year. Since my last post (in 2019), I completed two… Continue reading Get to Know Me: 10 Questions for the Artist Behind the Blog

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Mixed Media Art

Giving Mixed Media Paintings as Gifts: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

For me, art and gift giving have always gone together. I remember giving handmade gifts for birthdays and holidays from when I was a little kid, all the way up until recently. When you're an artist, giving away your art as gifts almost seems a no-brainer. It's low cost, it's meaningful, and most of the… Continue reading Giving Mixed Media Paintings as Gifts: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

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Creativity

Artists Who Inspired Me When I Was Learning Mixed Media Art

I would describe myself as a mostly self-taught artist. I throw that "mostly" in there because, of course, I had to turn to people more experienced than myself so I could learn the things I didn't know. This included people IRL (in real life) and (in the past several years) people who offer art inspiration… Continue reading Artists Who Inspired Me When I Was Learning Mixed Media Art

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Mixed Media Art

Using Halloween Art Supplies to Make an Abstract Mixed Media Painting

It's no secret that I love skulls. At Christmas, I have a tabletop tree that is decorated only in skull-themed items. I have skull coffee spoons. Yes, I am that person. So you can imagine my excitement when I rounded a corner at Michaels a few weeks back and there was an end display rack… Continue reading Using Halloween Art Supplies to Make an Abstract Mixed Media Painting

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Mixed Media Techniques & Tips

Working with Paper in Mixed Media Art

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

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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 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