Where to start to create mixed media?

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I have always been fascinated by the beautiful artworks created by some mixed media artists.

You can use just about anything you have in your studio: paints, pens, paper, lace, small objects, inks, etc and combine to create completely unique and original pieces.

But, where do you start? How do you combine all those into an aesthetically pleasing composition instead of creating a complete mess?

I haven’t really tried it properly myself (the best I have tried is paint with tissue paper which is not very adventurous!) but I think that one way to start, is to see what others are doing and study how they have done it and get some inspiration!

You will find some links that I hope you too will find interesting and inspiring 🙂

27-12-2013 update: I finally created my first piece! It’s called “Hold Onto Your Dreams”, check it out here but be gentle, I am still new at this mixed media business 😉


In this article, Refine Lubis talks about why she loves ”doing creative things” and you can also visit her website to see her wonderful creations:


Image copyright of Refine Lubis from www.refinehere.com

– In the video below, artist Tracy Bautista gives you a sneak peak on how she creates her vibrant journal pages

– here is a cool mixed media tutorial by Limor Weber:

– One more, to show you how something that looks like it could turn into disaster at first can actually turn out just so beautiful!


Hope this create a starting point for you and get some ideas flowing… feel free to share this page!

Take care,



  1. Can you provide a link to Vicky Papaioannou’s video? Thank you!!!!

    • mimibondi

      Hi Denni, it appears that video stopped working or was removed (not by me!). I wrote that post over 3 years so I’m afraid I can’t remember what the video was lol Type her name in Youtube and you’ll find her channel 🙂

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