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How to Use Photography to Create Mixed Media Art

Mixed media art has been growing in popularity these days. Given that photographers and artists are looking to create concept-driven, eye-catching, unique work, it makes all the sense in the world.

Given all the creative individuals looking to transform their work, there can be a focus put on photography to create the mixed media art that has become so popular.

Better Understanding Mixed Media Art

The simplest explanation is that it is artwork that is created through a variety of artistic methods. That might mean combining photography with watercolors, pencil sketches, or ink drawings to provide a different, unique look.

The goal of mixed media art is to create a multi-dimensional work that catches the eye. It is an experimental form of art that requires imagination and creativity.


One of the most common means of creating mixed media art is through ink. It has become very popular in recent years as it is easy to explore the potential of mixed media art with black or colored inks by drawing designs, shapes, or even adding text over portions of the image.

It is a good idea to print multiple copies of the photograph in question. This is a great way to experiment or start over without the hassles that can come with working on a single copy.


Watercolor can be a great way to take a photo with more neutral colors and give it a bit of pop. The soft hues of watercolor can give an almost whimsical look to the piece when done the right way. It is a format that promotes experimentation, allowing for some truly creative works.

It is simple to grab a paintbrush and start applying your favorite watercolors to an image in a variety of ways. It is the quickest way to add a bit of color and brightness to any photo, taking it to the next level. Watercolors also provide a lot of variety in terms of potential color choices, creating greater versatility as well.]

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