Mixed media means combining several different types of creative processes such as painting with chalks, inks, stamping and papers, to design a unique and artistic project. This art medium exposes children and adults alike to different creative methods in a non-threatening and fun environment. Artists often favor lightweight papers, such as vellum, tissue or mulberry papers, for mixed media projects because of their transparency. Even professionals sometimes find it challenging to determine what adhesive to use to glue these light papers in mixed media.
- Adhesive, such as decoupage medium, glue stick, glue dots, photo tabs or hot glue gun with glue sticks
Put lightweight paper onto the area of your mixed media project where you would like it. You do not need to use an entire sheet but can tear, rip, wet, shred, crumple or otherwise manipulate the paper as desired.
Apply the adhesive substance of choice to the back of the paper and stick it to the spot you've chosen.
Use plenty of adhesive to ensure the paper will hold, especially if the mixed media project will be displayed upright, as opposed to flat.
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