Last week we learned the history of mixed media art, this week, let’s take a look at how mass media has enabled and nurtured the mixed media community.
Over the years, mass media has embraced mixed media in all its forms – altered art, collage, jewelry, assemblage, etc. Let’s dive in!
Stampington & Co.
Over the years, Stampington & Co. have published some of the longest lasting entries in the mixed media publications market. In addition to their magazines, they offer materials in their online store, digital downloads, and a list of magazines no longer in publication such as Art Doll and Belle Armoire.
Somerset Studio – While the primary focus of SS is paper and mixed media, the issues are a visual treat and often feature new artists with exciting techniques.
Cloth, Paper, Scissors
This now-defunct magazine encouraged mixed media exploration beyond the eponymous title. Although no longer in publication, Golden Peak Media has kept the original website in place as a resource. Select back issues are available from the Interweave online store and polymer clay projects can be found here.
Expression Art Magazine
Unfortunately short-lived (2002-4), Expression featured a full range of mixed media projects and artists. Polymer clay featured heavily in the later issues. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, you can relive it’s website.
The first magazine entirely devoted to polymer, PolymerCAFÉ explored mixed media in both projects, featured artist interviews, and reader-focused galleries. Published from 2002 – 2017, you can relive some versions of the website on the Wayback Machine.
Registration for PAS is open through July with a finite number of spaces available.
Did we missed a mixed media publication? Let us know in the comments.