Mixed Media Art, Techniques, Collage & Artists

Have fun experimenting and combining various materials for original mixed media art! Discover a wide range of mixed media styles and techniques, from fun and quirky looks to the more sophisticated.

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Rock Painting Ideas for Kids

Rock art is a fun and easy way to spend craft time with your kids. All it takes is paint, a few rocks and your imagination! In this free demonstration on painting on rocks, expert rock artist Lin Wellford shows us how to paint a tasty rockburger complete with pickles and tomatoes. Rock art...

pastel paper surface preparation

Keeping the Pastel Surface Flat | Techniques for Stretching and Mounting Paper

Since the time of French artist Edgar Degas, pastelists have been experimenting with a variety of experimental techniques that may employ fixatives, solvents, and mixed-media. One of the most popular solvents that pastelsists use, and one that is happily free of health concerns—is water. Since pastel sticks are water-soluble and most contain high degrees...

mixed-media underpainting part 1

Pastel Pointers | Getting Started With an Underpainting, Part 1

Starting a pastel painting with an underpainting is one of my favorite methods. It sets the stage for the subsequent applications of pigment and provides something upon which to respond. An underpainting can be both utilitarian and serendipitous in its intention. One focuses on blocking in the large value and color relationships, making it...