“The wonderful or not so wonderful thing about the craft industry is there is always something new.” It allows us to give ourselves permission to play and experiment. And you just never know which product or combination will spark a new idea or move your interests in a new direction as there are always new products to try. While the true definition of “mixed media art” is extremely broad, there are three main categories in abundance on the internet at the moment – mixed media painting / collage, journals / books and mixed media assemblage.
Michelle G. Brown is passionate about mixed media art and enjoys sharing her knowledge and techniques with people to allow them express their own creativity. Michelle loves Seth Apter’s pieces of art which appeal to him. Seth is surrounded by inspiration every time he steps out of his front door – the energy of the city, the architecture, the culture and the shops all provide a dose of daily inspiration. This allows Seth to see his work differently and what may have appeared finished at first glance actually needs more work.
Seth will then use the new products, like inks and sprays as adjuncts to the core of his designs. He loves bookmaking and likes to use Gelli printed papers to cover book board, either to create a book or to use as a layer in his collage. By learning a few basic techniques the amazing world of mixed media art is accessible to everyone.