Below is a list of terms that show the differences in common terms used for combined media. Write the terms and definitions below in your sketchbook
Mixed Media - Refers to media, like acrylic/ink/pencil, etc., used together in a work of art
Collage - Refers to flat (or relatively flat) objects that already exist that are glued/attached to paper
Assemblage - Refers to sculptures created by attaching found or existing 3-D objects
Multi-Media - Refers to combining different types of electronic media
Experimentation The options for mixed media combinations are endless. Using different medias together does require the artist to experiment. Some materials are commonly used together, like watercolor and ink, so the artist can find many examples to study. Before mixing materials, it may be necessary to do a little experimenting with the combinations. Not only will the artist see if they physically work well together, it helps the artist try different techniques, study the property of each material, and adjust the balance between the amount of each media. For example. oil paint can be layered of acrylic paint, but acrylic paint can not be placed on top of oil.