Traditional, dominant mediums such as oils, acrylics and watercolours are without doubt responsible for many of the world’s finest masterpieces. However, diversity is one of the best things about art and there are a myriad of other media out there that can also create stunning artistic effects!
The ‘other’ in other media might pertain to the work’s materials, techniques or foundational surface. Straying outside the norm has become especially popular in recent years, with artists such as Erika Iris Simmons or Chris Trueman using the respective, unconventional materials of cassette tapes and dead ants.
You may not find these exact mediums on bluethumb, however, below you can delight in works of ochre, ink, wood, gouache, etchings and embroidery, to name just a few types of other media. Find something as individual as you in this collection.
Scratchboard - A scratchboard is a Masonite Board, covered with a layer of white clay and thinly covered with a layer of black ink. The image is scratched into the board to reveal the white clay using a selection of scratching tools, like knives and sandpaper. Coloured India ink or watercolours are used to add colour and depth to the board.