Mixed Media in Yellow

 I've always thought of Mixed Media as any artistic project using 2 or more "painting" media i.e. pastel chalks and acrylic paints, or pencils and watercolours.  Looking around Blog land there are so many examples of Mixed Media that seem to encompass more than just "paint" that I looked for a definition.  This is what I found on Wikipedia.

In visual artmixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed.[1][2] Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including clothpaperwood and found objects.[citation needed]

Mixed media art, a visual art, is distinguished from multimedia art which combines visual art with non-visual elements, such as recorded sound, literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or interactivity.[3][4]

Which means that my Triptych more than qualifies.

All together it took about a week to complete this including drying time.  The Box Canvases were painted with Acrylic paint and Glimmer mists.   Various things have been added, paper, wood, Chipboard.  More paint, Die cut Butterflies and lots of texture paste, & some stamping.  Finally metal wire coiled and attached to represent steam coming out of the pipes.  The daft thing with the coils is that because I wear a fitbit on my right wrist and am right handed turning the handle of the gizmo to create the coils caused my fitbit to add approx. 1200 steps to my daily total!

It has only been this summer that yellow has started to stand out to me as a distinct main "statement" colour and it was fun using it as the primary colour here.  The three pieces are on the wall going up the stairs, it was not possible to capture of picture of them in situ and all together

 These are my entry into:

We Love 2 Create - #8 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Lets Craft & Create - #162 Anything Goes with Lots of Layers

More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of Brights, (I think yellow is bright!)

Creative Artiste - #63 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Crafty Creations - #412 Anything Goes

Love To Craft - Anything Goes

Mix it Up - Anything Goes (option embossing not used this time)

Out of the Box - Always Anything Goes

SanDee & Amelia's Steampunk Challenge - Always Anything Goes

Well technically it is now Monday, so I need to go to bed. Stay Safe, Keep Well, & Have Fun. x


  1. Fabulous mixed media triptych Zoe and I like the pipes, the butterflies and the wonderful colour tones. It sure does qualify as mixed media and I bet they look wonderful on the wall. I had a little chuckle about your fit bit, the coils and your steps x.

  2. Fabulous projects, thanks for joining ❤️

  3. Wow, absolutely love these mix media canvas artwork pieces, they are wonderful, so much detail, texture, and each layer is different. Thanks for joining us for our challenge this month at Let's Craft & Create and good luck, Michelle - DT x

  4. WOW this is amazing, so much to look at - love it. Emma

  5. Great triptych with so many details to watch thanks to the close-ups. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge!

  6. Absolutely fabulous, and I love the yellow. A total pleasure to look at. Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Susie (DT) 1stFloorFlat xoxo

  7. Great colors and lots of nice texture! Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  8. A great creation - love the layers and textures.

    Thanks for joining us at the Love to Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Your tritpych is amazing! I love all the layers and grungy texture! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful make with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x


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