Mixed Media Magic (One Day Workshop)
Unleash your creativity by combining art media to create work with incredible diversity and uniqueness. You will try a variety of materials including acrylic paint, pastel, colored pencil and watercolor. Overcome any fear you may have of the “blank canvas” with “brushless” painting.
Prepare substrates with paint and paper that will become a background layer for image transfer processes. Learn image transfer techniques for another way to include photographs in your mixed media pieces. Add photographs to your work with your own images or find ones that inspire you. Learn how to think about what types of images work best with your art. Your cell phone is a great tool for making a visual sketchbook to collect images to use in your work or motivate you.
Learn about gelli plate print-making and art journaling techniques to make individual pages that can stand alone or bind together in a book.
Medium: Mixed Media
Skill Level: All
Brushless painting with palette knives instead of brushes<
Painting on paper using more than one medium—acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils and pastel
Painting on canvas boards using more than one medium—acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils and pastel
Gelli plate printmaking on paper
Art journaling techniques
How to make a simple book for gelli prints and journaling pages
How to paint substrates for image transfer processes
How to hand-color photographs
Image Transfer Technique—Gel transfer to paper/canvas boards using toner copies
Image Transfer Technique- Toner transfer to contact paper
Image Transfer Technique- Toner transfer to packing tape (need small toner copy images)