|Swap Coordinator:||jledford012 (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Art Challenges Random Items|
|Number of people in swap:||2|
|Location:||Regional - united states|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||August 20, 2020|
|Date items must be sent by:||August 26, 2020|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Create an mixed media altered art piece for ur partner
minimum size is 6x9 but can be larger, must have at least 5 different component items
DEFINITION (used with a sing. verb) 1. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.
The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, including books and boxes, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) and tags, art journaling and book making.
The “mixed media” used includes paints, papers and board of all descriptions, glues, buttons, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal bits, fibers, things from nature, inks, pencils, crayons, markers, pastels and polymer clays, to name a few.
what materials do I need to get started? The beauty of mixed media art is the flexibility to start with things around you and expend from there. To get started you need a substrate or base. This could be a clean sheet of paper, sketchbook, a cereal box or anything else that may be sitting still. Then, if you are heading down the collage path, you’ll need something to stick with (glue sticks are fine to begin with) and something to stick on ( papers, newspapers, catalogues, and anything else that grabs you).
If you are heading down the drawing / painting path, then once you have your substrate, you’ll need something to make a mark, whether its pencils, paints, crayons, markers or pastels.
Any or all of these are all you need to get started. Just use the things you have around you
What skills do I need to get started? Another attractive feature of Mixed Media Art is that you don’t need fine art or drawing skills. That doesn’t mean you are excluded from mixed media art if you do have these skills, but it opens up a world of creativity for the rest of us who like to make things but “Can’t draw”.
The skills you need to get started are as simple as being able to use a pencil, scissors and glue. These skills will expand and develop with practice, depending on which “branch” you follow. More complicated skills of mixing paints and developing your “artist eye” will happen as you expand your own creativity. Specific skills for particular media or art types will present themselves as you move into these areas. As with many things in life, the techniques and teachers will appear when you are ready.
This is part of the push behind me giving a name to my style of mixed media painting as I call it ‘Mixism-the ultimate form of expressionism’. There is no right way and no wrong way, the artist can use as many different styles, or isms, of working within one painting as they wish. They can use what ever materials they wish on what ever support they desire. The ultimate thing is to be totally free to express your self and it is not open to criticism but is open for interpretation.
A piece of history Mixed Media also adapts well to a wide array of styles. Various artists have been associated with Mixed Media Art. Some notable artists include Max Ernst, Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray.
When starting a mixed media art project
When starting your first mixed media creation, feel be to be playful—and get messy! The goal is to learn how the mediums can interact with each other, so don’t be afraid to experiment. It’s better to go too far and pull back for your next piece than to be too timid and never know what the mediums you use are capable of. As Ernest Hemingway said, “Write drunk and edit sober.” The same goes for making mixed media art!
Have fun and anything goes with his swap. I will angel if needed if we have flaker's, WITH THIS I AM ALLOWING NEWBIES THANKS
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