Free Guide to Mixed-Media Art Supplies: Create Color and Texture

To a mixed-media artist, any kind of art/craft supply is fair game. But there are some mixed-media supplies that are especially attractive because of their juicy color, their versatility, or both. In our latest eBook, Using Mixed-Media Supplies: Free Guide to Alcohol Ink, Gel Medium and Other Supplies for Mixed-Media Art, expert artists show you how to get great results with some of the most popular materials.

The many different forms of gel medium are the mixed-media supplies that hold the art world together. Two articles, The Workshop: Sticking Together and A Look At: Pastes and Gel Mediums answer the question "What is gel medium?" in all its forms and explain how to use gel medium to get the best results.

For a burst of color, you can't beat alcohol inks. Two artists, Cathy Taylor and Mandy Russell, show you how to use alcohol inks in different ways. In Re-Think Alcohol Ink and Alcohol Inks and Oil Pastels: An Irresistible Mix, you'll learn different alcohol ink techniques like painting and resist methods that you can use in future projects.

alcohol ink techniques
Cathy Taylor shares alcohol ink
techniques for painting.

The range and type of water-soluble art supplies has exploded recently and they are perfect for art journaling and other mixed-media pursuits. Our editors reviewed some of the best sketching pencils, watercolor pencils, and other art journaling supplies in A Look At: Water-Soluble Art Supplies. First, they explore how to use sketching pencils and Liquid Pencil, then review the options for using watercolor pencils, and conclude with other fun water-soluble mixed-media art supplies like blocks, crayons, and shimmering watercolors.

When looking to create collages, art journals, paintings and more, you will love having Using Mixed-Media Supplies: Free Guide to Alcohol Ink, Gel Medium and Other Supplies for Mixed-Media Art as a resource.

P.S. Do you have friends who love to explore mixed-media art supplies? Share this link with them so they can download their own copy of Using Mixed-Media Supplies: Free Guide to Alcohol Ink, Gel Medium and Other Supplies for Mixed-Media Art.

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