A Finished Mixed-media Artwork in 3 Steps!
First, look through your stash of materials for inspiration. Papers, colors, imagery, embellishments...find your motivation before you start.
When you've decided on some of the media and a color scheme, try an arrangement with the largest pieces first (the background), and work "up" or outward from there. The photo below shows my initial layout.
|A nature theme and neutral colors.|
and added acrylic paint, but of course
the piece needed more work.
|This collage - painting is not finished yet!|
Burlap and corrugated cardboard
Finally, as shown below,
I decided on a primary
color scheme and added
red and blue accents.
White and black are the
extreme values I desired.
|The finished mixed media painting.|