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Mixed Media Art

Getting Ready for My First Big Art Show

Saturday, November 16, 2019 marked my participation in my first big community art show and let me tell you, it was a whirlwind. (It's why I haven't been posting on here as frequently). I was so busy getting everything ready to show! Now that it's done with, I thought it would be interesting/helpful to go… Continue reading Getting Ready for My First Big Art Show

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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

Happy Halloween! New YouTube Video: The World’s Most Haunted Painting?

Happy Halloween! I thought it would be fun to do a "scary" video just in time for Halloween. Of course, it had to be art related. So, I Googled Haunted artwork. And what should appear? A story I had never heard before about a piece of art that is allegedly The World's Most Haunted Painting… Continue reading Happy Halloween! New YouTube Video: The World’s Most Haunted Painting?

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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 Art

I Rank My Top 7 Favorite Mixed Media Art Mediums

I threw myself wholeheartedly into mixed media art about 3 years ago. In that time, I've tried out a lot of supplies and paints or art mediums. Over time, I've found I have favorites that I reach for daily, while some others I don't use much. Below I rank my favorite mediums from least used… Continue reading I Rank My Top 7 Favorite Mixed Media Art Mediums

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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 Techniques & Tips

Colored Pencils Hack for Mixed Media Artists

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

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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