Mixed Media Collage

Collage art can really be anything. You can use paper, pastels or even encaustics. You can use rubber stamps that you make yourself or those you find in a store. You can use almost anything you can find, from feathers to paperclips. Essential collage ideas and collage art techniques are right here from the mixed media collage artists and CreateMixedMedia.com. This is the best place to get collage techniques and ideas no matter what your background.

Collage art can really be anything. You can use paper, pastels or even encaustics. You can use rubber stamps that you make yourself or those you find in a store. You can use almost anything you can find, from feathers to paperclips. Essential collage ideas and collage art techniques are right here from the mixed media collage artists and CreateMixedMedia.com. This is the best place to get collage techniques and ideas no matter what your background.

Mixed-Media Memories and Mementos

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A guest post by Nancy Anderson Mementos, Memories, & Meaning in Mixed Media What I love most about mixed media is its flexibility, which allows one to work intuitively with minimal preplanning. When I’m not overly concerned about technique I …

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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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Create a Cozy Neighborhood Collage

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A guest post by Maria Greene. In this tutorial, I share with you a process you can use to create a cozy neighborhood collage. I enjoy mixing various styles and techniques together to explore an unexpected outcome. I love the …

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Self Discovery Series: Bounty of Secrets

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Sometimes who we are and what we’re thinking gets pushed down by the everyday necessities of life but that doesn’t mean our thoughts, feelings and dreams are any less important. Use this opportunity to explore your deepest secrets, your happiest …

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Creating a Visual Timeline of You | An Accordion Book

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Do you love soft pencil lines and dreamy puddles of watercolor? Me, too! That’s why I’m head-over-heals with Danielle Donaldson’s book creativeGirl and I had so much fun with a project in the book—Creating a Visual Timeline of You—that I …

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How to Use Stains in Collage

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Crystal Neubauer’s book, The Art of Expressive Collage, is soon to be released (at the end of this month, but you can preorder it now and be among the first to get it!) and I have to tell you, I’m …

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Mandala Collage

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A guest post by Kathryn Costa In October 2014, I started the 100 Mandalas Challenge where participants create 100 Mandalas in 100 days. The main purpose of the challenge is to make time for creativity each day and to explore …

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On Writing a Book – Sue Pelletier and Collage Paint Draw

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I’m excited that Sue’s book Collage Paint Draw  will arrive very soon to the F+W warehouse. I know Mary Beth Shaw is as well because she recently tried some techniques from the book and will be sharing what she learned …

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Create Unique Photo Collage Elements

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Learn to create unique collage elements using old photo slides in this tutorial from Kimberly Santiago’s new book, Mixed Media Handbook.

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Mixed Media Patchwork Collage Style Holiday Greeting Cards

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For Nichole Rae’s December guest blog post, she shows you how to collage handmade greeting cards to send to all of your loved ones this holiday season!

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