Mixed media projects are a fun, creative and messy way to alter your paper crafting projects! Mixed media makes use of various techniques including stamping, collage, paint, ink, gesso, and the building of layers to add dimension, depth and texture to your projects. Traditionally mixed media projects have been created on canvases but lately these techniques can be found on art journaling, scrapbook pages, bible journaling and even pocket page scrapping projects. One of my favorite mixed media artists is Dina Wakley, if you aren’t familiar with her work I suggest you grab a cup of coffee and go check out her site; she is incredibly talented and shares her talent through her tutorials on her blog. If you are now inspired to try adding mixed media techniques to your paper crafting projects, I have rounded up some of my favorite tutorials to get you started. These tutorials are filled with step by step instructions that break down the process into easy to follow steps. Go gather some paper, stamps, ink, and paints and get ready to get messy. The fun part is, several of these techniques can be used on one project, you just keep adding layer after layer so don’t stop once you have found one you want to try, keep going!
20 Mixed Media Tutorials and Project Ideas
Have you ever created a mixed media paper crafting project?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.