11 Fun Facts Revealed About the Mixed Media in 11 Abstract Paintings

Rachael stands within a large mixed media art installation

Mixed media paintings are paintings that use more than one medium (or material, such as acrylic paint) in the creation of the artwork.

In this article, I reveal the additional mediums I used to create 11 of my mixed media abstract paintings.

Fun Fact #1

Real buttons are embedded within this painting entitled "Animal".

Mixed media abstract painting "Animal" that uses real buttons

Fun Fact #2

Sheetrock finishing mud was used to create the texture of this painting entitled "Bluejay".  Can you see the beak, head and breast of the bird?

Mixed media abstract painting "Bluejay" that uses sheetrock finishing mud

Fun Fact #3

Silica gel balls from freshness packs were used to create texture in this painting entitled "From Water".

Mixed media abstract painting "From Water" that uses silica gel balls

Fun Fact #4

Small pieces of fabric and real pebbles are embedded within this painting entitled "Girl from the Sea".

Mixed media abstract painting "Girl From the Sea" that uses real pebbles

Fun Fact #5

Real buttons, a pocket torn from a pair of jeans, and a cocktail umbrella are within this painting entitled "Rachel".

Mixed media abstract painting "Rachel" that uses real buttons and a pocket torn from a pair of jeans

Fun Fact #6

Real, white fine grains of sand from Florida are embedded within this painting entitled "Salt and Sand".

Mixed media abstract painting "Salt and Sand" that uses real beach sand

Fun Fact #7

Small pieces of ceramic tiles are used in this painting entitled "Spun Gold".

Mixed media abstract painting "Spun Gold" that uses tiny ceramic tiles

Fun Fact #8

Tiny rubber hair ties are used to create the circles in this painting entitled "Sticks and Stones".

Mixed media abstract painting "Sticks and Stones" that uses tiny hair ties

Fun Fact #9

Strings of hemp and pure copper wire are used in this painting entitled "Wildflower".

Mixed media abstract painting "Wildflower" that uses hemp cord and copper wire

Fun Fact #10

Steeped tea bags were used to create light brown stains within this painting entitled "Against a Window".

Mixed media abstract painting "Against a Window" that uses steeped tea bags

Fun Fact #11

Real yellow rose petals are used within this painting entitled "Playing with Leaves".

Mixed media abstract painting "Playing with Leaves" that uses real rose petals

Purchase a Mixed Media Abstract Painting

If you would like to purchase one of the paintings above or if you would like to Commission a Painting using a specific type of mixed media, please Contact Me.

You can really get creative with mixed media, and you can have me use materials that have a special meaning to you. For example, here is a painting that a client commissioned which has a paper copy of a song embedded within it... Since I Met You Baby

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