Mixed Media Blogs

Looking for mixed media art blogs? How about artists blogs? Maybe you’re desperately seeking art education blogs? We’ve got them all, the top art blogs out there, in fact. Many of our blogs are written by mixed media artists, including Melanie Rothschild, Quinn McDonald and Christen Olivarez. They and our occasional guest bloggers share mixed media ideas, tutorials and tips you won’t find in other art blogs. So do yourself a favor and check out our mixed media blogs—the best art blogs anywhere!

Looking for mixed media art blogs? How about artists blogs? Maybe you’re desperately seeking art education blogs? We’ve got them all, the top art blogs out there, in fact. Many of our blogs are written by mixed media artists, including Melanie Rothschild, Quinn McDonald and Christen Olivarez. They and our occasional guest bloggers share mixed media ideas, tutorials and tips you won’t find in other art blogs. So do yourself a favor and check out our mixed media blogs—the best art blogs anywhere!

New Ways to Love Something Old

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. Last night I got bored so I stared looking around the room. My husband knows that look and he gets a little bit nervous as my eyes pan around the room. Finally, my …

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Using Ephemera as a Collage Layer

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A guest post by Maria Greene I love to mix paints with paper, fabric, and other media. Added material gives depth and layers to collage art. I like the interest it creates instead of using paints as the only medium. …

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Layering Watercolor on Yupo

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A guest post by Martice Smith II I absolutely LOVE watercolor! I wanted to experiment with layering watercolor on Yupo paper and Gina Rossi Armfield’s book No Excuses Watercolor inspired me to create a cute illustration, full of charm and …

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Underpainting Loosely for Bold Paintings

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A guest post by Annie O’Brien Gonzales The following intuitive technique shows how underpainting loosely sets the stage for bold paintings. In my expressive painting workshops I am frequently asked how to stay “loose” when painting. To stay loose you …

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Make 2016 Colorful Using Calendar Tools

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A guest post by Carolyn Dube When I was 18, I knew it all and thought I had a clue as to what direction my life was going. All those who are well past 18 know that things didn’t go as …

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Artist Gift Giving Ideas: Part 2

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. Last month I discussed artist gift giving ideas for the creative person in your life. With less than a couple weeks left in the holiday gift-giving season I wanted to provide 10 last …

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Artist Gift Giving Ideas: Part 1

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. How did it happen? It seems as if I blinked and the holidays are on us once again. And if you’re anything like me you’re already racking your brain for gift ideas for …

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Inside Incite: Birds in Art

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*A guest post by Jenny Moed-Korpela. I am always on the lookout for the perfect background for my birds, and mixing different mediums is a great way to experiment and find that special “thing” or atmosphere that speaks to me. …

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Intuitive, Abstract Painting and a Magical Garden

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*Guest post by Martice Smith II. I was inspired by Painted Blossoms to create my own surprise garden…in FULL color! My process is intuitive-based and free-spirited while learning how to master layered stencils and resist techniques. I enjoy using these …

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How to Draw Repeating Patterns

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A guest post by Cathy Nichols. Don’t be afraid to use a pen! “Mistakes” become organic design elements once they are transformed into pattern. —Cathy Nichols   This technique shows you to to draw repeating patterns by cutting and taping …

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