The Purpose of Art: Mixed Media on Wood

April 9, 2015 By

Inspired by the work and teaching of Stephenie Hamen during her mixed media workshops on CreativeLIVE.

Mixed Media on canvas with quote about the purpose of art.

Four workshops in all are being presented and recorded. You might be able to watch the replay and learn some of Stephenie’s inspiring ideas she is sharing.

  1. Introduction to Mixed Media
    • Create a collage base on canvas
    • Affix crayon wax and beeswax to a piece
    • Use stencils to add texture and/or imagery
    • Add texture with gesso
  2. Mixed Media on Wood
    • Create a collage base on wood
    • Use basic doodling principles to develop your ideas
    • Make basic hand-sculpted paper clay pieces
  3. 3D Mixed Media Art Displays
    • Create a mold to produce additional parts
    • Use paper clay to make additions to your artwork
    • Incorporate found objects and ephemera
  4. Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work
    • Create a transfer using gesso, gel mediums, and paint
    • Use Gelatos, markers, or watercolors to add color
    • Integrate transfers into a mixed media piece

You can get her supply lists, watch the replay and get inspired for your art journals and pages!