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Mixed Media Art

17 August 2018

Creating a mixed media artwork is not as daunting as you think it is. Just grab a selection of your favourite materials and let your imagination do the rest!

What you need:

  • Lino Roller 
  • Acrylic Paint 
  • Water Colour Paper 
  • Cartridge Paper 
  • Craft Punch or Scissors 
  • Copic Ink 
  • Gel Pens 
  • Foam Sheet 
  • Glue 

What you do:

  1. For the black and white tone artwork, squeeze out some black acrylic paint onto a lino roller but ensure the roller is evenly coated. Take your watercolour or printing paper and move the roller in various directions across the paper. As the roller starts to run out of paint you can create interesting textures on the paper. Set aside to dry. 
  2. Cut out strips of cartridge paper, circles or semi circles using craft punch or scissors. Arrange the cut out paper onto the painted artwork and secure with glue. Leave it to dry. 
  3. Take a foam sheet and cut out a small circle, apply a small amount of green acrylic paint to one side of it. Press the painted foam circle down onto the artwork and repeat the process until you have achieved the desired effect. Lastly, take a selection of gel pens and draw over areas of the artwork with little circles.
  4. For the blue tone artwork, cut out a selection of shapes from a foam sheet. Glue these pieces onto a large A4 foam sheet in an arrangement so you are left with a large stamp. Set it aside to dry. 
  5. Take a sheet of water colour paper and cover the paper roughly with blue paint. Apply the foam stamp with metallic copper acrylic paint using a lino roller. 6.Next tear up pieces of cartridge paper so all edges are rough and uneven, glue them on top of the printed design. Then, dribble Copic ink in green, orange and blue directly from the bottle over the design in the required places. The ink will absorb into different places so you will have some intense patches of colour. Experiment away and see what you can create! 

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