~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Patsy Paterno ~*~

What does mixed media mean to you?
Mixed media means freedom to experiment with an unlimited range of materials!

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How long have you been a mixed media artist?
Since 2006 when I started my faith journal. I used collage most of the time because I was not confident about my drawing skills.

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How has art impacted or enhanced your life?
I can say that it impacts my life every single day because I start my day in my craft room. I wake up anywhere from 3 am to 4:30 am. I pray, read the bible and then I paint a bible verse so that I can take it with me the whole day.

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What are a few of the mixed media supplies you find yourself turning to the most?
Acrylics, rubber stamps, pastel pencils, book paper, gesso, crochet thread, buttons…

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Who are some of your favorite mixed media artists?

Oh dear! I could go on and on and on…..

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Tell us about your creative process.
I use wall putty or gesso to create some texture on book paper. Then I use acrylic paints, sponges, hand carved stamps, bottle caps, etc to make interesting backgrounds. I think if you have a wonderful background, then the art is more vibrant. Then I draw on the background and paint over it. I like the background to show through, it makes it more complex. I also enjoy stitching over it sometimes. If I don’t have much time, if I’m in a hurry, or lazy, I also like to trace faces, bodies, hands, and then paint it. I think tracing hones our muscle memory for drawing! I took 2 years to practice drawing hands. Now I am practicing drawing birds. I’ve improved a lot! I remember when my niece thought my drawing of a bird was a fish!!!

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What makes your mixed-media art unique?
Most of my art comes from a desire to embed Scripture in my heart. That was the beginning, and then it evolved into a partnership with the Creator where I saw that He wanted me to bless others with it.

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Where can we find you?
Blog: http://patsypat.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.paterno

Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/patsypat/

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/patriciapaterno

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/patsypat

Tumbler: http://patsypat.tumblr.com/

Family business: http://papemelroti.com

Blog where I blog about crafting, etc: http://papemelroti.blogspot.com

DSC04686 -- Patsy My full name is Patricia Joy Paterno, and I’ve been married for 20 years to a man with a good heart. His name is Luigi, and he is an IT Consultant. We have one son, Josh, who is as funny as his dad. I have been working in our family business, papemelroti, since I was 11. When I get home from work, I stay in my craft room and paint, make scrapbook layouts, ATCs, and think of ways to re-use things normal people would throw away. I like sharing my joy and have paint parties for my friends!
Patsy is donating a signed print on archival paper.  Beloved 2

7 Responses to ~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Patsy Paterno ~*~

  1. Lynn Kopas says:

    Love your girls! The colors and textures on your projects are great. Thanks for sharing your art and your process with us!

  2. Patsy, your work is so inspiring. I love the textures you create and the colors you choose. Beautiful!!

  3. gloria says:

    Thanks for sharing your work and your thoughts

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    Am a fan : )

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