,Working in combinations of materials in "Mixed Media" is fascinating. Of course, by definition, it can also mean almost "anything" since it's a way of working that leaves the door open to the artist to freely combine materials, images, shapes, and techniques as inspiration dictates, for both "flat" or textural "dimensional" results that can even become almost sculptural.
Among the materials I enjoy using are pastels, collage materials including natural sources, some found objects, and elements from my own artwork; acrylics, metallic substances, inks, pencils and colored pencils, photographs, Venetian plaster and wax materials, and even introducing some digital aspects. At times this type of work will also develop into a collage including other materials completely. It's an open field, so to speak, and a very exciting one.
Among the origins for my multifaceted interests in materials is my experience of over 25 years creating and installing all types of oil-based and water-based glazes, murals, and Venetian plaster as custom surface finishes in residential and commercial locations.
Layered processes are fascinating. For example... Starting with pastel or a monoprint, working with it in collage, layering color and materials with Venetian Plaster followed by more pastel, some shapes in 3 dimensions...and finally paint and pencil. Meanwhile, there might be a lot of physical working the surface.
Click on each individual image in the galleries below to see the entire view.
Mixed media in 2 dimensions: on board, paper, or other substrate
Mixed media in three dimensions
Here's another silent mini-video showing the process in the development of the painting "She Walks by Night," shown above in the 2-d gallery, which is part of a series of mixed media and paintings series I call "Time Travel."