Mixed Media is something new that I discovered among papercrafters. It is a new technique that I would like to explore and learn.
According to Wikipedia, Mixed Media is a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media. In other word, mixed media is an art work that made by more than one medium.
But Mixed Media Artwork is not the same with Multimedia Art. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a “mixed media art, but not multimedia art.
I watched some tutorials on YouTube and I think it is something that I will enjoy creating. In those videos, I found out two of the main supplies are Gesso and Modeling Paste. Honestly, I still do not know yet the different betweet them since I have not yet seen them or used them in any of my projects in the past. Next time I make a trip to a craft store, I will get them just to make sure I know the different
But for a start, I found couple tutorial how to make homemade Gesso and Modeling Paste.
I tried this tutorial that using baby powder and this tutorial that using baking soda for my first homemade gesso and modeling paste. My oldest daughter was at home for Thanksgiving break and she helped me with mixing them. We had fun doing it together.
The best way to store the oaste is in an air-tight container and according to them, one batch can last for 6-10 months.
I did a test right away. So, I cut a tag out of Canson watercolor paper (140 lbs). To create the background, I added some Gelatos on it and blended them with my finger and then using baby wipe I blended them more to give the watercoloring look. I speeded the drying with Craft Heater.
When the background tag dry completely, I added the modeling paste on it using a palete knife over Retro Circles – ARTplorations Stencil. It took a while to dry.
I stamped the stacking cups (Sketchy Coffee Cups – STAMPlorations) and sentiment (Literary Caffeine-anations – Big Grind by Becca Cruger, STAMPlorations) when the background completly dry.
I colored and added some shadow to the cups using the Mix & Match Stamper’s Big Brushes. I love the finished tag and really enjoy the process of making it.
I still have a lot to learn but this is a fun technique, making pretty mess for sure.
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