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Mixed Media Art

I mentioned in my introduction post that I like to do arts and crafts (so it kind of helps that I work in an arts and crafts store).

I didn't go into as much detail about what kind of arts and crafts I like to do.

One of my favorite forms of things to do is Mixed Media art. The image I shared in this post is not one of my own creations, but it gets the point across on what a finished Mixed Media piece can look like.

Mixed Media art is an art form that combines a little bit of everything. Mixed media artists will use paint, paper, glue, wood, metal, lace, and pretty much anything that is not glued down.

While Mixed Media art is not as dimensional as sculpture, it often has 3 dimensional elements.

For example, here is a canvas of mine that is still in progress. The mask in the center is a plastic mask that can be worn on a human face. You can't tell much from the picture, but it sticks out from the canvas.

Image is of Noner, holding her own art.

Most of my work isn't that dimensional though. I use a combination of acrylic paint, collage, and Found Poetry.

I'll talk more about Found Poetry later.

Do you like to make things?

I have a group on Facebook called I Made a Thing and we would love for you to join us. We accept anyone who likes arts and crafts. It doesn't matter what your skill level is we just like to share our crafts and talk about them. (This is not a buying/selling site, just a place to share your work with other like-minded crafty people)

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Kasman wrote on September 4, 2014, 2:34 PM

That face looks vaguely disturbing. Hope it doesn't give your kids, dogs, cat, fish, husband nightmares! :)

tinamarie wrote on September 4, 2014, 2:36 PM

Very interesting! Heading over to your facebook page to check out more!

Feisty56 wrote on September 4, 2014, 6:34 PM

I've scooted over to Facebook to join your group there. I'm not terribly prolific, but I do work with polymer clay and have fun doing so. I hope you'll do a post with multiple photos of your mask project in stages?

Pogonotomy wrote on September 5, 2014, 10:45 AM

Mixed media is fun to work with :D Cool stuff

allen0187 wrote on September 5, 2014, 8:25 PM

That art work is amazing! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. I don't have a FB account but let em see if I can check out your group's FB page. I'm interested in this stuff but I was never good with art. LOL!

phoenixmaid wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:59 AM

Very interesting, I haven't really done much mixed media work myself, although i do like to try new things all the time. I love working with yarn mainly because i get to sit and play with it and it's sooo very soft

JeanC wrote on January 14, 2015, 1:55 PM

I turn dead computers into jewelry and art. Luckily hubby is a computer consultant so I have plenty of material to use.

CoralLevang wrote on December 24, 2015, 11:33 AM

I have posted a couple of things re: Mixed Media that are my favorites. They are somewhere in the archives (