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Surface Treatment Workshop

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Create new & exciting acrylic art pieces with the mixed media art techniques found in Surface Treatment Workshop.
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You'll Love This Mixed Media Painting Book If:

  • You want to spice up your own acrylic painting projects
  • You love learning new mixed media art techniques
  • You want to add depth and texture to your next mixed media piece

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!

In Surface Treatment Workshop You'll Learn:

  • New mixed media techniques such as using WonderUnder, pulled paper and plaster-dipped gauze
  • How to use masking tape, gel string, gesso, fiber paste, stencil & so much more to create exciting effects
  • Additive, resist, subtractive and combination mixed media techniques

Check Out This Excerpt From Surface Treatment Workshop:

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:

  • Eyedropper
  • Newspapers or plastic (for protecting your work surface)
  • Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette knife
  • Paper towels
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Spray bottle
  • Stamps
  • Stencils

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.

A Word From the Authors:

"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

What Other Artist's Are Saying:

"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

Additional Information

SKU Z8042
Product Type Book
Pages 144
ISBN13 9781440308246
Product Fulfillment N/A
  1. Cure for the Blank Canvas review by Tonia on 9/19/2013
    Rating

    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?"

  2. lorraiine review by lorraine finke on 9/27/2011

    easy step by step instructions with alternates great must have book

  3. Surface Treatment Workshop review by Kay Beach on 9/24/2011

    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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