Heather Stemas is an artist who knows how to harness the power of UV rays to create fabric art that's sun-kissed.
Kids, hide your toys. Traci Bautista is about to give moms and dads a reason to go digging for your wooden blocks.
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously said, "Less is more." Well, he might know about chairs and buildings, but Mies van der Rohe was no mixed-media artist.
Experimentation is the key to artistic discovery. Asking "What if?" and
embracing happy accidents can teach you so much about art techniques
and, more importantly, how you can develop your own style with those
My first experience with acrylic paint on fabric was back in the ‘80s when everyone was making those Jackson Pollack-meets-Valley Girl sweatshirts with puff paint
Is it possible to have too many mixed-media collage techniques in your bag of tricks? I don't think so. Especially when it comes to backgrounds for collage.
This is what I love about artists: Somewhere, someone was having a ham and cheese on rye with a dill pickle, looked down at their lunch and thought, "Hey, I bet this translucent paper littered with seeds and smelling of garlic would make a great art supply."
Custom rubber stamps
are fun and easy to make. There are many ways to make your
own stamp--rubber and otherwise--but in my opinion, rubber stamp carving
gives you the most opportunity to create a detailed custom stamp.
Monoprinting is one of favorite ways to get paint and pattern on a substrate. With just a small investment in materials, you can create endless unique backgrounds, designs, and color combinations.
Way back in the ‘80s I interviewed a woman who decorated sweatshirts with this cool new product called puff paint. Her painted fabric embellishments crossed Jackson Pollock-like technique with Hello Kitty colors. The sweatshirts sold like umbrellas at an outdoor graduation during a downpour, especially to the Madonna-wannabe set.