Mixed Media

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Mixed Media is the assemblage of any amount of crafts. It’s the stirring of a cauldron filled to the brim with every craft imaginable that magickally transforms into a master piece! Mixed media knows no boundaries…

In my Treasure Trove you could see my variety of inserts, handmade here under the Purple Moon, that I use in my mixed media projects. Also notice how this boring little table, became a decorative piece of furniture. Mixed media can be usable-  or wearable art.

There is an important distinction between "mixed media" artwork and "mulimedia art". Mixed media tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media. For example; a work on canvas that combines paint, ink and collage could be called a "mixed media" work, but not a work of "multimedia". Multimedia art implies a broader scope than mixed media. It's the combination of visual art with non-visual elements, such as sound, music for example or with elements of the other arts, such as literature, drama or animation.

When creating a mixed media project, it is important to decide which area(s) you are going to grout, as that would be the area(s) to do first. It's not always necessary to grout between  your commercial tiles, it all depends on your design and the final look you want to achieve.

The latest trend in mixed media, working with polymer clay in conjunction with found objects, pewter, decoupage etc. is a great sollution if you don't appreciate the messiness of grout!  Polymer clay can be cut even after baked, to fit any nook and cranny, stick all your tiles and other interesting goodies shoulder to shoulder and fill the gaps with seed beads for even more texture and fun!

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