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Mixed Media Techniques & Tips

Can You “Save” a Painting That Sucks?

  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?

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Mixed Media Techniques & Tips

Amazing Eyes: 10 Hacks for Painting Realistic Eyes in Mixed Media Portraits

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

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Mixed Media Art Tutorial: My Art Process Step-By-Step

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

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Mixed Media Art

Using Mixed Media Art to Cope

Using Mixed Media Art to Cope: My Story The day after Christmas 2009 was not a moment in my life I remember fondly. It's the day my ex-husband walked out on me and my then 3-year-old daughter. Needless to say, 2010 ended up being a rough year full of changes and sad realizations. The first… Continue reading Using Mixed Media Art to Cope

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Mixed Media Techniques & Tips

My Favorite Mixed Media Art Glue is . . .

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 . . .

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Mixed Media Techniques & Tips

Getting Started with Mixed Media Art, Part 2: Materials

  Let me run a few words by you: Glitter Shiny things Embellishments Do these words make your heart happy? If they do, you're in the right place! In today's blog post, we will talk about the materials you can use to make mixed media art. To paraphrase the famous words of Will Farrell in… Continue reading Getting Started with Mixed Media Art, Part 2: Materials

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Getting Started With Mixed Media Art: What Surface to Use?

Let's take a trip (In our favorite rocket ship?) If you know the song above, I am so sorry. That was no way to make a good first impression. Now that Little Einstein's song will be on repeat in your head ALL day. Let me start over. Do you remember your favorite things to do… Continue reading Getting Started With Mixed Media Art: What Surface to Use?