Mixed media art can feel super confusing for beginners! Am I right?!
Not only do you need to learn about which art supplies "play nicely" with one another... there's the whole issue of WHAT SURFACE do you create your masterpiece on to begin with?!
The surface, or substrate (think paper, canvas, wood) you choose to work on serves as the foundation for your mixed media art project or art journal, and is actually a pretty important decision that can turn your creation into a success, or a hot mess!
Today I'm kidnapping you to my local Jerry's Artarama to take the guesswork
out of which surfaces ARE strong enough to support your mixed media layers, and which ones just aren't gonna cut it.
This is video 2 in a brand new Mixed Media Series based on my "Hamburger" layering system!! I hope you learn something new and fun today!
Tippie was being my helper yesterday! She and I go over all of these awesome choices in the video!
Stay tuned for next week's video where I show you what mixed media art supplies and adhesives work best for the first layer of your project! That's right, I'll be showing you my collage techniques!
I truly hope this helps you! If you have any questions, you know where to find me!
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Karen, you are absolutely fabulous! You make me feel like I can draw anything. I have recently retired and finally have the time to do some of the art that I have loved since I was in school. I am really at the beginning of my art journey and I hope to learn as much as I can. Thank you for all you do.