Alternative Art Surfaces: Mixed-Media Techniques for Painting on More Than 35 Different Surfaces
Sandra Duran Wilson
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Indulge your creative curiosity and take your art off the canvas, off the board, and into the brave new world of Alternative Art Surfaces!
Mixed-media powerhouse duo Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, authors of the best-selling books Image Transfer Workshop, Surface Treatment Workshop and Mixed Media Revolution, blaze new creative territory with more than 100 techniques for working on more than 35 unique surfaces in this, their jam-packed fourth book!
You'll find something new and exciting on every page:
- More than 35 alternative surfaces, including galvanized tin, mica, rawhide, nylon, unsanded grout, slate, spray foam and more
- More than 100 techniques for painting, sculpting, creating textures, encasing, carving, printing, transferring and more
- More than 125 tips for troubleshooting, preparing your surfaces, finishing and mounting your art, and taking your work to the next level
- More than 50 inspiring finished pieces of art showcasing the surfaces and techniques
better. For paint, I used Modern Master Rich Gold metallic paint. Follow the directions on the kit because different manufacturers may have different directions. I also used both blue and green patinas and very much liked the results from using both. Vinyl Fabric The vinyl I am using was bought at a fabric store. I found it with the upholstery fabrics, and the paper liner covering the vinyl noted it could be used to sew covers for outdoor furniture. The vinyl is fairly thick and has some
expensive. Different brands and even batches may have color shifts. Joss paper can work as an inexpensive alternative you can use in some cases. Metal leaf can be sanded back to dull it and show any surface interest that is underneath, layered and tarnished. Materials Featured in This Chapter: acrylic gel and glazing mediums adhesive size crackle paste dry sponge embossed faux leather or wallpaper everyday or found objects fabric and thread gel bleach/pen glass bead gel Golden
metal with permanent markers for a hand drawn look. Wall Hanging Cut, embed and collage metal pieces to make a unique piece of hanging art. You can attach the metal pieces to a base by using grommets, sewing, stapling or gluing. Put the metal pieces in a frame, or attach them to a found object for interest. Think of this piece as a wall brooch or wall jewelry. STEP 1 Cut out shapes of metal foil and metal screen for your design. STEP 2 Use some of the many techniques illustrated
box masking tape materials for embedding (such as micro beads) mixing cups molds for casting (silicone candy and jewelry molds work well)paintbrushes paper embellishments plastic tarp or sheet powdered pigments respirator mask steel wool substrate: panel (recommended) or small stretched canvas two-part resin (such as EnviroTex) Resin Basics There are many brands of resin, intended either for pouring or casting. I use EnviroTex resin. EnviroTex makes a formula that contains UV
cover your work area with a plastic tarp or sheet. Painting & Layering You can paint on top of resin with most paints (both acrylic and oil will work with resin). I find it fun to paint or collage on top of a resin pour and then do another pour on top of that. You get incredible depth. Keep in mind that resin is heavy, so if you are working large, take the potential weight into account. I would suggest working only on a panel substrate. If you work large and do multiple pours on a