Mixed Media and More

What is Mixed Media?

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Mixed media is the use of more than one art medium (ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, plaster, wax, etc) in a single work. 

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Mixed media can be on paper, canvas, wood panels, concrete, walls, it can be a 3D sculpture, and more.  

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The mixed media classes that I teach are usually based on paper and combine ink (pen) with brush markers, water color, or other types of ink.  Perfect for art journals.

What is an art journal?

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An art journal is a book to record thoughts,  feelings, sketches, ideas and more that is visually based.  It may have words, or it may not.  It can contain mixed media - pen, inks, paints, collage, stenciling, ephemera, and more!  Really, anything goes!

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Some of the different mixed media/art journal techniques I teach include:

  • Gel Plate Printing
  • Inks - Distress Oxide, Dylusions Sprays, India Ink
  • Brush and other markers and pens
  • Collage
  • Using Stencils and Stamps
  • Zentangle Frames
  • Paper marbling
  • Watercolor pencils, powder and paint
  • Texture Paste/Modeling Paste
  • Image Transfer

Book Making

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I also teach basic bookmaking classes.  I prefer books with the open spine so you can see the beautiful stitches we create :)   In a bookmaking class you will learn:

  • Tools used in bookmaking
  • Putting together signatures and paper
  • Book Covers
  • Assorted Stitches
  • Embellishments (Bling!)

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