I noticed something at the Creativation show that I had already suspected… “Mixed Media” seems to have a very different definition in the craft community than it does in the art community. Or maybe the definition is the same, but the overall look and feel is very specific in the crafting world.
I was taught to understand “mixed media” to be any combination of more than one media used in one art piece. Crafting mixed media has a specific style of its own that is very unique. Not good bad or ugly, just different; specific.
I am not sure where my style fits but IT IS MY OWN and that makes me happy.
And JUST LIKE ME, my mixed media style is straddling the line between “art” and “crafting” harmoniously.
This little mixed media piece I created includes
- A hand drawn illustration using Sakura, Pigma Micron pens which I then water-colored and accented with my lovely lovely Gelly Roll pens.
- Water-colored die cut circles using my Spellbinders circle dies.
- Die cut Yupo paper which I “painted” with Ranger Alcohol ink on a previous day. I used a geometric style Spellbinders die by Lene Lok. I love the contrast between geometry and organic elements!
- I used the same Lene Lok Spellbinders die on traditional white paper
- A simple butterfly stamp and die from my Spellbinders “Earth Wind Sea” collection which I water-colored.
- Gold and white bakers twine weaved in and around the geometric die.
- A ripped piece of graph paper for my daughter’s name/date written in Gelly Rolls pens.
- A print of one of my Instagram photos done by Social Print Studio (which I LOVE and get printed all of the time!)
It is not necessarily a play by play but this is what I used. I would have loved to do a video but it took a while over the span of a few days and I haven’t figured out the process of capturing my process yet. That was a mouth full.