Mixed Media Mistress

Coming from Savannah and living in the same city as students who attend SCAD, one of the country’s most prestigious art schools, makes me want to try my hand at being artsy.

As of late, I’ve been really interested in mixed media art. Mixed media art is basically the cohesion of two or more artistic mediums, like gluing buttons to a painted canvas for example.

I started to research the topic. Numerous google searches later I came across some really beautiful work done by an artist by the name of Michelle Caplan, a mixed media collage portrait artist. I absolutely love every one of her pieces. She uses old photographs of family members and basically makes a montage of their lives by including elements that portray their personalities or memorable attributes. She’s very fond of using newspapers clippings or pages ripped out of books.

The following are a few of my favorite pieces. Now, if I could only figure out how she does it…..

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Check out her Etsy store.