Mixed media can mean different things to different people. In mixed media art, two or more different art media are used together in the same piece. Mixed media can be wild and unrestrained, subdued and subtle, or anything in between. It can be three dimensional and it can be done on altered objects such as playing cards or used books. I am using the term mixed media here to encompass my artwork that is not art journaling.
Altered card decks are one of my favorite things to create. I have five or six decks now and have plans to make more. These paper collage card decks have one word on each card and I use this deck to choose my one word for the new year each year. I have the collage card deck, several quotation card decks, an affirmation card deck, and a fortune cookie fortune card deck.
Painting on canvas is different than painting in an art journal. THe paint behaves differently. I don’t know why but it feels more substantive to paint on canvas as a substrate. On this piece I used acrylic craft paint, a posca paint pen, and I glued on paper punched hearts from gelli printed paper. I have a gelli plate to make monoprints and it is wonderful.