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Mixed Media Art, Techniques, Collage & Artists
Mixed Media Made Magnificent! We bet you haven’t had a chance to check out these really cool videos from the Stencil Girl herself, Mary Beth Shaw. But we also know that once you do, you’re going to be so excited …
Collage artist Serena Barton challenges artists to break free from a focus on precision and to embrace wabi-sabi—the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection and transience—to make mixed-media art with a worn, timeless appeal. Follow Serena as she finds …
Watercolorist Brenda Swenson shakes creative boredom by making colorful mixed-media collages. Here she shares her step-by-step process for San Juan Bautista Mission (watercolor collage on paper, 11×15). Read her article “Little Pieces of Color” in Watercolor Artist (June 2011). …
Nick Alm is the grand prize winner for Two Lovers (below; oil, 40×30). Continue reading to view the first places and honorable mentions in the categories for Watercolor; Pastel; Acrylic; Graphite, Charcoal and Ink; Colored Pencil; Mixed Media and Collage; Oil and Oil Pastel.
Preview Paper Collage Techniques with Nita Leland below to learn how to encase objects, like these oak leaves, in rice paper using gel medium. So what makes this particular collage technique so great? gel medium is archival, as is the …
This week’s Jen’s Pick takes us back to ancient 2008, but there’s nothing dated about the excellent instruction in these two videos. In these video workshops on acrylic collage, Merle Rosen takes a looser, more dynamic approach to painting and …
Lisa L. Cyr’s mixed-media fantasy-inspired work invites the viewer to participate in her imaginative vision. That vision inspires both Cyr’s paintings and her desire to encourage others in creative pursuits. “Create from the heart, innovate without boundaries, strive for greatness and speak to the culture in ways that inspire and motivate,” she says, explaining, “I often use this quote I wrote on my website and other materials.”
Murals are always a fun surprise. One minute you’re walking down a city street composed of muted grays and faded blacks, and the next, you’re staring at a colorful urban masterpiece, painted joyfully across the side of a building. We’re lucky enough to have some stunners here in Cincinnati, but Philadelphia is universally recognized as the World’s Largest Outdoor Art Gallery, and is home to over 3,600 public artworks. The Mural Arts Program has made them all accessible in their tours, by way of trolley, bike, train, or your own two feet.
See a painting demo by mixed media artist Sandrine Pelissier, showing how she created her newspaper collage, acrylic & ink piece, Recycling Life, a winner in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 All Media Art Competition.
In this free excerpt from “Introducing the Airbrush” in The Artist’s Magazine (May 2013) by Daniel K. Tennant, he describes how to use a traditional brush, in combination with airbrush techniques, for a flawless finish in his still life painting.