Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gesso in Mixed Media Art

If you are just starting out in mixed media art, one of the products that you MUST buy is gesso. We do our very best here, at, to buy as little as possible and try to create our art with what we already have around us but gesso is the ONE thing I definitely recommend worth investing in.
Gesso is a chalk based paint with many uses. It is used by artists to create a good foundation for painting on. But over the years, mixed media artists have found many other uses and we love to showcase the many uses our talented artists have discovered.

To read more about using gesso in mixed media art, come and read about Creating Layers with Gesso

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Warning: Frugal Artist at Large

Debbie Ward, from Lucky Girls Paper Arts, has identified herself as a frugal artist. She recently realised that continually buying new scrapbooking papers and ephemera doesn't always make her more creative. By going through the supplies she already has accumulated and purchased over the many years Debbie have been crafting, it provides an opportunity to "make do" and create lovely cards.

Whether its paper you have stashed away, rubber art stamps you haven't used in a while or a pile of cardboard, turing your hand to craft recycling can help to focus your attention. It also goes a long way to creating real value by using what you already have. It also makes is much easier to use materials you already have, rather than trying to find a new home for it!

Come and read more to determine is you are becoming a Frugal Artist

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Transform your Doodles into Art

The very clever Francesca Albini spends many hours doodling; while watching television, talking on the phone or writing notes. If there is a pen or marker lying around, doodles are being created.

But she hates throwing them out.

She has figured out ways to transformed those hours of doodling into mixed media collages and art journal layouts. There are the usual methods to be used in mixed media with cutting and gluing. Then Francesca has explored ways to scan her doodles into her computer and use them digitally as well.

Come and read more about What to do with Doodles



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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Clearing your craft clutter for the New Year?

The start of a New Year is a great time to reflect in the year just past and set some goals for the year ahead. The art / crafting area of your life is no different; it is needed to balance your life and needs as much attention as your health, job/career and family.

Over at Mixed Media Art we will look at  a few tips to review last year and get ready for the creative year ahead.

so if you are ready to start decluttering for the New Year, let's get started!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

Here is an easy design to create your own mixed media Christmas Ornaments. It uses cereal box cardboard and old dress pattern tissue. You can see the step by step instructions over at Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

Happy creating!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mixed Media Ephemera - Outback

Continuing to add to our Mixed Media Art Ephemera, we have now released our fourth image sheet ~ Australian Outback.

You are welcome to come along and download your own copy.

Once you have created your mixed media piece, we would love for you to share it with us over on our Create Mixed Media Art Facebook page.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Creating layers....


Continuing with our "Creating layers" theme, today we look at adding dry-brushed gesso to our mixed media artwork.

Come over and visit us at Mixed Media Art.

Happy creating!

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