Hello everyone! Dina Kowal here as hostess of this week’s Create With Me Monday! Mixed Media is a growing art trend that has reached even into the paper crafting world.
As a basic concept, “mixed media art” is a visual piece in which the creator combines more than one type of art medium. Mixed media art often includes an element of dimension, texture, or collage.
Stencils are a popular element to use in mixed media. They’re a very simple tool, but they can be expensive. Today I’ll show you how I used the simple supplies below to create a homemade stencil.
In the video below I’ll show you several ways to use stencils, too…
- Spray paints or spray inks
- Layering images and colors by rotating your stencil
- Watercoloring, stamping, and sponging through stencils
- Layering multiple stencils
- Adding dimension, patterns, and texture
If you’d like to make your own stencil, go grab a set of shaped dies and a piece of chipboard! Space the dies evenly on your chipboard piece (I used a panel from a cereal box, and cut it into a 6-inch square). If you have enough to fill the space, you can send it through your die cut machine in one pass. If you need to make several passes to achieve the look you want, that’s fine too.
Here is the video, and the samples I made with the pieces you’ll see me create!
I hope these simple ideas will give you some courage to try mixed media your way! If you need more inspiration, the Mix-Ability Challenge at Splitcoaststampers offers weekly mixed media challenges to get your creative wheels turning. Thank you for letting me share!