Mixed Media Minis: Turn Your Practice Pieces into Masterpieces

Charmaine Boggs, artist, arts educator, jewelry designer

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10 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Welcome to Class!

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. LESSON 1: Stencils

    • 4. Bonus: Shading Stencils

    • 5. LESSON 2: Simple Photo Collage

    • 6. Bonus: Layered Photo Collage

    • 7. LESSON 3: Add Dimension

    • 8. Bonus: Another Method for Dimension

    • 9. LESSON 4: Finish with Flair!

    • 10. Let's Start a Project!


About This Class


Do you have piles of practice brush lettering sheets, sketches, and paintings that you are sure will never see the light of day again? And you’ve saved them all just in case you want to finish them….someday? 

I feel your pain! I spend hours every week learning and practicing new skills learned here on Skillshare, taking local art classes, and participating in Facebook and Instagram creative challenges. That adds up to a lot of artwork! 

My goal for this class to share some fresh inspiration for using some of those projects in new ways. 

We'll be creating "Mixed Media Minis", small art works that can be matted, framed, or used as notecards to send a personalized greeting to a friend or family member. At the end of the class, I’ll share a quick and easy way to finish off the back of matted artwork so that it doesn’t even need a frame! 

This class is designed for beginners and more experienced artists. 

The lessons are detailed enough to provide guidance for beginners, and just might give more experienced mixed media artists an idea or two to expand on with their next project!  The lessons cover stenciling, photo collage, and an easy way to finish your work without framing. Each lesson is followed by a bonus video with a variation on the technique that just might give you a fresh idea for your project.

No, you don’t have to spend your next paycheck on new art supplies! 

Although the supplies for mixed media art can become overwhelming to a beginner, for most of these projects I’ve chosen to use basic materials that you are likely to have on hand from other classes. Any special materials, such as matte gel medium, are easy to obtain online or at your local craft and hobby store. And for those of you with extensive collections of art supplies, the sky’s the limit on mixed media.  Feel free to mix it up with ideas from your own collection of materials, then share them on the Projects page so we can learn from one another!

 Mixed media art opens up all kinds of possibilities! I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you create!