Making Shapes for your Artworks


Mixed media art is all about; being able to use your inner creativity to make something and share your artwork with the world. A review of different shapes and sizes will encourage you to try using your current favorite techniques and apply them to different arrangements. This is because it is so easy to get stuck into the same old pattern. However we can still apply creativity on the same old skills and techniques which can make something out of them.  Instead of cutting card, adding image and adding text, you can use small pieces like moo card or inches to make different shaped backgrounds. Besides you will incorporate color and different styles.

Some of the following ranges of standard sizes of shapes will commonly appear in swaps and challenges across the Internet and with local crafting groups. And by the way, the small sizes are of more preference because they can be used in making multiples. While arches can be turned into books, they can also be added to the front of the handmade cards.

Here are the sizes:

  • Moo Cards (1 1/8″ x 2 3/4″)
  • Postcards (4″ x 6″ – either orientation)
  • Arches (4″ x 6″)
  • Pennants (4″ across top x 6″)

You can get creative with the above sizes. Happy creating.


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