Why I Love Mixed Media Art

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Why I Love Mixed Media Art

When I began exploring mixed media art, I knew I had found something that was going to change my way of creating art! I do not remember where I first saw a painting that incorporated more than just paint, but I do remember that I was very intrigued by the work of artists like: Kelly Rae Roberts, Christy Tomlinson, Juliette Crane, and Toni Burt.
The thing that I loved most about what these artists were doing was all the cool things they were able to use like: patterned papers, fabric, lace, pastels, markers, stencils, bubble wrap, pens, ink, and vintage materials!! The freedom to play and create some really amazing effects using a large variety of mediums is what pulled me in!

Mixed Media Art On Furniture

After painting on canvas for several years, I also began adding my love of mixed media art to furniture. I have several pieces in my studio that I’ve fixed up. Did you know that you can add paper, fabric, doilies, old dress patterns, and more to your furniture??? I love doing this. Here are a few examples of furniture in my studio…

You can see how I created the table here in this post: Collage Art Table

 

Over the past 8 years, my art has really evolved into a mix of palette knife and collage work. Here are examples of my work in the beginning when I was learning how to try new things vs. my work today. The

 

I love creating messy, textured, and unique art on canvas, furniture, walls, and more! There are no limits with this kind of creating, and I know you will love it if you give it a try!

Here’s a free tutorial for you to enjoy and see what you think about mixed media art! Give it a try and let me see what you create!

Get The Free Tutorial Here

3 Responses

  1. Melissa ELL
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    I love adding paper, dollies and lace to paintings! It is so much fun! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Linda Fernandes
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    Loved your great guest appearance with Sonia Miller of Junk Monkey Paint! Truly inspiring LIVE video,

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