Let's Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!!!
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!
Speaking of a hot mess, do you need my FREE Mixed Media Hamburger System Cheatsheet to help you keep your layers straight? Simply click the button below, and I'll send it straight to your inbox.
Then, make sure you click over to the video, because today I'm kidnapping you and taking you on a field trip 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 (hint: my favorites do NOT include mixed media paper!).
Tippie (my gray kitty, below) was being my helper filming this 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 go-to mixed media collage techniques!
Catch the entire Hamburger System series on this playlist. I loved doing this series so much, I turned it into a book (affiliate link)!
I truly hope this helps you! If you have any questions, you know where to find me!
"Karen is flipping hilarious and she's very real...I like the way she teaches in a way that really gives you confidence, whether you're a beginner or advanced there's always something new to learn!"
- Elizabeth W.
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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.