2021 Top Gifts for Mixed Media Artists

Hello friends! Welcome to my 2021 Top Gifts for Mixed Media Artists guide. Today I'm sharing the top 12 gifts that every mixed media artists needs on their wishlist this holiday season. Whether you're the artist yourself or you're looking for a friend, you're sure to find the perfect gift idea! If you want to share this with a loved one so they know just what to get you, all you need to do is share this link to my Top Gifts for Mixed Media Artists product list.

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This list of products contains many of the trendy techniques that mixed media are enjoying this year, along with some great basics that can take your mixed media skills to the next level. Whether you're shopping for a beginning mixed media artists or some one who's been making for years, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list! Affiliate links to Scrapbook.com are used throughout this post at no extra cost to you.

1. Tim Holtz Distress Ink Villainous Potion

Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Villainous Potion Distress Ink

Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink have done it again by adding yet another beautiful new color to the Distress Ink Line. You are going to love Villainous Potion from Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink so much, you'll definitely need all the products in this Villainous Potion Distress Ink Bundle

This bundle includes the following products in the Villainous Potion color: Distress Ink Pad, Distress Re-inker, Distress Embossing Glaze, Distress Spray Stain, Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Distress Oxide Re-inker, Distress Oxide Spray Stain, Distress Paint and last but not least, a Distress Enamel Pin to add to your pin collection.

I've used several of the products from this new color to create a mixed media card. On this Villainous Potion Card I used the Distress Ink Spray, Distress Oxide Spray and Distress Embossing Glaze.

Villainous Potion Mixed Media Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Villainous Potion Distress Ink

2. Hero Arts Patina Effect Kit


Everyone is going to have a new favorite technique with this Patina Effect Kit from Hero Arts. This kit includes a small plastic jar of brass embossing powder and a turquoise Hero Hues pigment ink cube. These two products will create magic when used on your projects. To use, first apply the turquoise pigment ink to your paper. Then sprinkle the brass embossing powder onto the inked area, leaving some areas without powder if desired. Tap the excess powder off. Aim a heat tool 3 to 4 inches away from the design for 10 to 30 seconds to watch the powder magically melt and turn metallic.

Every mixed media artist needs a permanent ink when working with a variety of mediums and this Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink 4 Pack is just what they need. These inks are acid free, archival, permanent, waterproof, and fade resistant. This ink can be used on multiple surfaces and can be heat set on all surfaces. This ink can be cleaned with Archival Ink Cleaner and the pads can be re-inked with the archival re-inkers (both products sold separately). These are standard sized ink pads and the colors included are Black Soot, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, and Vintage Photo.

I use this ink on just about every project I make. On these cards, I used it to stamp the images so I could water color them. You can check out all the details on my Christmas Card Head Start 2021 Watercolor Stamped Background blog post.

Sizzix Effectz Luster Wax is perfect for adding shimmer and shine to your projects. It is made with beeswax and infused with orange oil for smooth application and finish. Luster wax has so many uses and is perfect for adding a touch of shine to your projects. It comes in three beautiful colors: Gold, Silver and Rose Gold.

On this card I've used the Gold Luster Wax to add interest to the edges of a die cut. You can see more details on my Christmas Card Head Start 2021 | Stencils & Die Cuts blog post.

Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink have designed yet another embossing powder and you are going to love this Distress Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder. This powder is designed to create a matte frosted texture on cardstock and other surfaces.  It can also be used as an embossing foundation and then proceeding to color your image with Distress Crayons, Inks, or Oxides. You're sure to love the effects of this powder and it will soon become a favorite go-to for your embossing needs.

6. Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Adhesive Squares Assortment

Adding dimension and layering to your mixed media projects can easily be achieved using Scrapbook.com's exclusive Double Sided Foam Adhesive Squares. This exclusive bundle includes both large and small squares and gives you endless opportunities for popping up your photos, frames, mats, borders, die cuts, sentiments, ephemera, and more!

I love using these foam squares on my projects to add a pop of depth and dimension!

7. Tim Holtz Pearl Distress Crayons

The Tim Holtz Pearl Distress Crayons are a water reactive pearlescent pigment crayon that you can use to color directly onto a surface, blend them with water, or layer them with other Distress Inks and Stains.  This Holiday Bundle includes both the Halloween and Christmas colors designs by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink. However these colors aren't just for the holidays. With this set, you end up with a entire rainbow of colors, along with several neutral colors, that can be used all year long!

Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste is an opaque medium ideal for creating dimensional effects and texture on your projects. You can use it with stencils or apply it freely with a palette knife. It can be colored using a variety of Distress products. This Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste Matte & Crackle Bundle includes a jar of both the Matte and Crackle options. 

I've used the Crackle Paste on this Butterfly Specimen Canvas to create a wonderful distressed effect around the edges of the canvas.

9. Scrapbook.com Storage Bin With Lid

I love using these Scrapbook.com Storage Bins to organize my mixed media products. I use them to store my Distress Ink Sprays, Pops Of Color, Paint and all my other favorite mediums. Each bin is 8 3/4" long x 6" wide x 4 3/4" tall with the lid on. They are made from a sturdy white plastic and are stackable with or without the lid. In fact, I often use the lid like a tray to corral embellishments and other small pieces when working on projects. These truly have endless storage and organization possibilities for all of your mixed media needs! Fill it with other items from this Top Gifts for Mixed Media Artists, add a bow and you have your Christmas wrapping done!

Artists are going to love the Once Big Art Pouch that is part of the Art Basics Collection by Prima. The pouch measures 13" x 10" x 1.5" and would be perfect for holding all kinds of mixed media tools such as brushes, markers, pens, palette knives, scissors and such much more. Fill it with some gifts for an even more festive and thoughtful gift!

If you love working and creating with ink, markers, glue, paint, gesso or any other medium, then the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat crafting space is just what you need! You can use the glass portion of the mat to create an easy motion of movement on your surface to blend your ink or other mediums. On the white palette area, you can use a wet paintbrush or water brush and pick up your chosen color. Water-based mediums will never dry on the surface. When you’re done creating, simply remove the craft mat and wash it off, it’s that easy! Another great option is this is also sold as a left handed option.

This mat stays on my crafting table and there is not a project I make where this is not used! It's definitely one of my must have craft tools!

The Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor paints are infused with mica particles, producing a beautiful pearlescent shine, perfect for illustrations and calligraphy. This set contains 6 colors: blue gold, red gold, yellow gold, champagne gold, light gold, and white gold. These paints are a water-based pigment paint that is nontoxic and lightfast, ideal for sketching, illustrating, cards, and more. Each watercolor is in an individual tray that can be removed from the palette during use.

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2021 Top Gifts for Mixed Media Artist Guide

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