Preserve your memories with a cool mixed media piece.

Watch Promo

How many photos do you have on your phone,
camera or computer? It’s time to bring them to life!

This mixed media art piece can incorporate your favorite photographs, images, magazine tear-outs, fonts, 3-D objects and more. Be as creative as you like, add personal touches, and get artistic tips from instructor/visual artist Paul Coop McCrory.

What You’ll Learn

This class is all about experimentation! But along the way, you’ll learn plenty of practical techniques that you can take with you to other projects.

In this lesson, Paula will show you how to:

  1. Take photos and re-contextualize them as part of your art
  2. Figure out your composition, create perspective and add color
  3. Use painter’s tape, polyurethane and different matte mediums
  4. Incorporate 3-D objects, threading and charcoals into your piece

What You’ll Need

  • Your favorite photographs
  • Enlarged photocopies of those photographs
  • 3D objects of your choosing
  • Board or canvas
  • Pencils and charcoal
  • Collection of acrylic paints (whatever colors you like!)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Solvent to clean brushes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Different matte mediums
  • Polyurethane
  • Collection of threads in various colors
  • Threading needles
  • Hanging nails
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Super glue
  • Eraser
  • Mask
  • Hairdryer

Join the Makeful Community // Share your work of art! Log in to BeMakeful.com to share your completed project with a growing community of creative makers.

Your Instructor

Paula Coop McCrory

I’m Paula—a visual curator with a love of Pinterest. I’m the mother of three boys, have 4.4 million followers, and find inspiration through art, color, texture and design. I’d love to help you create something beautiful—and I promise you’ll have plenty of fun along the way. Watch my profile here!


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What currency are the courses in?
All courses are in US Dollars.
What if I have a question about the course?
Let us know at [email protected]!