Join me at the art table as I show you how to create a mixed media collage in your art journal.
It can be difficult to figure out how to begin an art journal page, but if you think about it layer by layer, it gets easier – and more fun! It is the same with collage – the key is to take it one step at a time.
I start this page by playing with marks and color. Beginning in this way, allowing for the intuitive exploration of colors and marks, makes for a much more expressive and interesting piece of art.
After adding in some collage elements, I show you how to use some mixed media techniques to integrate those collage elements onto the page.
Mixed media collage tutorial: Video demonstration
Mixed media collage supplies list
You can find my recommendations for a basic art journaling kit here.
These are the supplies that I used to create this page
Decorative napkins and other collage papers
Acrylic paints in your favorite colors
Acrylic inks in your favorite colors
Stamps and an ink pad (stamps I used: handwritten letter, postage stamp marks, pocket watch)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I would love to see how this lesson inspired your art. Share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #artjournalwithMG and tag me @moderngypsy.in so I can love on you!
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