Hi! This is where I enjoy sharing Mixed Media Art and Collages, Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s), Mail Art, Vision Boards, and a few photos of creative spaces and processes. I would love for you to share your thoughts and ideas, too! -Tracy
Mixed-media techniques: Mostly, I use a mixture of photos, pastels, gesso, stamps, watercolor pencils, magazine images, flower petals and botanicals, matte medium, charcoal pencil, inks, acrylics, molding paste, tape, and stencils. I have to admit, too, that I love hints of sparkle and glitter. There is nothing like getting out all of the art supplies and getting started on a new project. Time just flies!
Below are some Mail Art Envelopes and collages I’ve created along the way. This has been a slowly-evolving process of learning new techniques. I’ve taken some online courses and attended workshops, which are a great way to collaborate and incorporate new styles and elements into your art. (Well, and I find art classes so much fun) !
A few months ago, I taught a basic collage class to some friends, introducing ATC techniques and supplies. (for example, washi tape, ATC envelope templates, and incorporating ephemera such as dictionary pages, flower petals, lace, and brads). Such an uplifting environment to collaborate and create in a group! I’ve included, too, a few “mobile art studio” photos (creating wherever I can find space at home).
ATC’s and small canvases… I tend to gravitate toward nature, especially flora, fauna, sea and sky-related themes, and of course sometimes my squeezy little boy that lights me up!
Vision Boards- these are new for me. I love this concept of collecting images for positive affirmations and using the law of attraction to bring bliss and joy into our lives.
Have you ever created an ATC, participated in Art Mail, or a vision board? What are your favorite mixed media techniques or galleries to visit? I’d love to know, too, if you’ve read mixed media books or taken classes that have been impactful?
I look forward to hearing what inspires you!