Mixed Media is basically whatever you want it to be. In general terms it is usually taken to mean a mixture of mediums in one piece, so you could of course argue that paper and embellishments on a card are mixed media. However for the purposes of this challenge blog we want to see anything other than cards, and also for the purposes of this challenge blog our definition of mixed media is a mixture of any of the following and more besides:-
Texture paste, Gesso, inks both spray and from inkpads, embossing powders, paints, chalks, gilding wax, and gilding flakes. Found items such as old keys, buttons (granny's button box is a great place to look for some fabulous old and intricate buttons), zip pulls, zips, recycled cans, bottles, boxes etc.
You tube is a great resource for inspiration as are pinterest and of course other blogs.
With the challenges we set we will be wanting to see your canvasses, art journals, altered books, decorated wooden and mdf items, albums, upcycled pieces, recyled pieces and we are sure you can think of dozens more ideas both for things to create and things to create them with.
We will not be accepting digital art as mixed media, we want to see you get down and dirty, or at the very least physically make something rather than generating it on a pc.
Please remember no cards and no digital pieces.
Each challenge will have it's own theme, and we would appreciate if you would please read the theme carefully before submitting your piece.
So come on get messy, arty and join in the fun.