I hope you don’t mind if I veer slightly off the path of traditional painting and drawing instruction today and share with you some collage advice from ArtistsNetwork.com’s sister site, ClothPaperScissors.com, “where mixed-media artists come to play.”
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Preview Paper Collage Techniques with Nita Leland below to learn how to encase objects, like these oak leaves, in rice paper using gel medium. So what makes this particular collage technique so great? gel medium is archival, as is the paper, so it keeps the object preserved, along with the items it comes into...
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Using collage techniques to structure paintings layered with acrylic and oil, Maya Brym creates still lifes as spatial experiences that shift between two and three dimensions. The following is an excerpt from the feature article "Natural Synthesis" by Judith Fairly in the April 2012 issue of The Artist's Magazine.
Acclaimed artist, author and instructor Nita Leland shares four simple steps for using failed watercolor paintings as collage elements.