Mixed Media refers to a specific branch of visual art, where various conventionally distinct art and media elements are flawlessly combined. For instance, a canvas work that perfectly combines ink, collage and paint can be termed as mixed media. Unlike multimedia art, this genre does not combine visual and non-visual elements together.
While coming up with a painted or photographed piece with the help of mixed media, it is highly essential for you to choose the different layers carefully, At the same time, ample time should be given for drying in between different layers which will further ensure that the last work will have a proper integrity of structure. In case you’re using several different kinds of media, it is highly essential for you to choose a proper and robust foundation on which the layers are kept. Different effects can be aptly achieved through mixed media. For instance, traditional artist media can be combined with found objects for entirely different style of self expression. Most of the children’s’ books, too use the illustrations from mixed media.
Other non conventional media forms
Among other non conventional forms of media, assemblage tops the list. This is an artistic form which is generally portrayed on a specific substrate that has several three-dimensional structures that exude from the substrate. It is somewhat similar to collage, which again, is a two dimensional form of media. This art form is an aspect of visual arts and is used by incorporating found objects. However, then too, it is not limited to or restricted to a specific set of materials.
An altered book is a specific branch of media that transforms a book from its original structure into an entirely different structure. Here, both the appearance and the meaning of the book are altered.
In this process, the artist uses a book, (which can be either old, recycled or new) and eventually cuts, tears the pages, glues the edges, burns some sections, paints a part, adds more elements, ensures a process of rebinding and finally comes up with it. He might add pop ups, different kinds of drills, beautiful gold leafs gold leafs, stamps of rubber or even re-ribbon the book. While some change the book entire, others use more than one books in order to come up with the completed art.
The crafting of these books might either, be as simple, and hassle free as adding some text or drawing to a page. At the same time, it can also be as tedious and challenging as completing an intricate sculpture of art. Generally, antique or extremely old books are used in altered books as they are easy to avoid copyright issues.
Exactly the opposite of a regular collage, in this art form, the different sections of an existing image are either torn or removed. The art is finally produced by cutting, tearing away or even removing the several sections of the original and exact image. A slightly similar technique is incorporated in lacerated posters.
Well, know that you know everything about mixed media, check out the various techniques and start painting right away for impeccable visual art.
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