Create new & exciting acrylic art pieces with the mixed media art techniques found in Surface Treatment Workshop. Darlene Olivia McElry and Sandra Duran Wilson take you step-by-step through 45 mixed media techniques focusing on surface treatments. They also give you new ideas & inspiration along the way. Add depth and texture to your next painting with these new applications.
Surface Treatment Workshop features variations on the techniques giving you the opportunity to take your mixed media painting process in unexpected directions. Start your adventure today!
While the techniques in this book use a variety of materials to create innovative surfaces, we make good use of some basic tools and materials you can probably find your home or studio.
Some items you may already have in your home or art-supply stash include:
Don't let this list limit your creativity. As you'll see from the techniques, we love using what is on hand, and we love being creative with existing materials. Consider using what you have around the house, and see what it does to your art.
"We think the strong point of this book is learning the techniques and them combining them to create a unique surface that has both history and mystery. People will wonder 'how you did that' instead of instantly identifying the method. Some of the techniques we tried were pretty wild. The Shaving Foam technique (page 84) was goofy and fun, and the Pulled Paper technique (page 50) had us singing the Jeopardy song to time the process. The Salt resist technique (page 50) had us collecting all kinds of salt, and the technique for Making Your Own Specialty Gels (page 34) really got us laughing" Our wish is that you will explore all the possibilities, including the unexpected ones. We encourage you to experiment, create and play and share your discoveries!" — Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran-Wilson
"If you are new to acrylics, and mixed media the book will please you more. Having done mixed media for awhile I didn't find even one new idea. The book dose have clear directions and clear photos. It isn't a bad book just not for anyone with experience." — Kay Beach
I return to this book time and time again when I am facing a blank canvas. There are so many ideas in this book and I love that each new technique can be accomplished in just a few steps. It's great for those of us who love to layer and are always thinking, "What now?"
easy step by step instructions with alternates great must have book
If you are new to acrylics, and mixed media the book will please you more. Having done mixed media for awhile I didn't find even one new idea. The book dose have clear directions and clear photos. It isn't a bad book just not for anyone with experience.
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