In a nut shell
As soon as you put more than one thing on your canvas you can call it MIXED MEDIA!
I love to put anything and everything that tickles my fancy on a canvas...
Here are some of my favorite things:
Contents of my pantry
Semolina, Cornmeal, Cousoucs and Rice
are some of of the things that work really well in a painting when using acrylic paints.
I use coarser grains like
Oats, Wild Rice and Millet
or even crushed
on my bigger paintings.
See below a close up of one of my paintigs that features cornmeal and wild rice.
Let me know if you like it.
Here is the painting:
Amongst Pines 1 - Mixed Media - 16x16 in framed