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Perhaps you have heard the term mixed media before. What does it mean and how can it cultivate your creativity? You may already be using mixed media techniques in your projects and not even know it! We will discuss creative supplies to use in creative endeavors.

Media is defined as the tools and supplies that an artist uses to create a piece of art. Mixed media is the use of more than one medium to create a project. Mixed media can be two or three dimensional. If you enjoy stamping and watercoloring to create a handmade card, you are creating a mixed media project. 

Experimenting with different supplies can be very rewarding. Using different items can stretch creative muscles. Playing with new materials can be stress relieving. It allows us to let go of perfectionism and embrace failure. Playing with a new supply allows us to expand our creative repertoire. 

What new supplies can you incorporate into your new creative processes? Adding three dimensional elements to your projects can be very rewarding. When starting to experiment with new supplies, try asking a few questions. How can I combine brads and twine on a card front? Can I use embossing powders on balsa wood tags? How does crackle paste look on the cover of a journal? 

Here are a few items that you might not have tried to get you started:

Stickles

Liquid Pearls

Chipboard

Enamel Dots

Glitter

Magnets

Stickers

Fantasy Fiber

Balsa Wood

Embossing Powder

Texture Paste

Stencils

Embossing Folders

Die Cuts

Shaker Domes

Metallic Paper

Linen Paper

Glitter Cardstock

Brads

Twine

Effect Paste

If you ever get stuck or need inspiration, check out the design team. They have tips, tricks, tutorials and inspirations. Country Craft Creations loves to see what projects you are working on! Be sure to tag us and share. 

September 29, 2022 — Tamra Merrill

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