Mixed Media Revolution: Creative Ideas for Reusing Your Art
Darlene Olivia McElroy, Sandra Duran Wilson
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent!
With Mixed Media Revolution, you'll learn how to leverage your art and take your paintings and transfers to the next level!
Leftovers, little bits and scraps, pieces of art that didn't turn out quite right...we all have them. And it hurts to have to throw them away. But what if someone could suggest another way? Another way, perhaps, to get one more use out of that transparency. Or cut up a piece of art and put it back together differently. Or use leftover paint to create one-of-a-kind transfers? Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, in their groundbreaking third book, will show you how to do all those things and more!
Inside You'll Find:
- 10 themed chapters
- More than 50 fully stepped-out, photographic mixed media techniques
- More than 80 additional fast and easy techniques
- Dozens of troubleshooting tips and variations
- More than 70 big, beautiful finished pieces of art illustrating the techniques
- Links to online bonus content
You'll find something new and exciting on every page--add Mixed Media Revolution to your creative toolbox and expand your artistic horizons today!
how would you feel about this same piece if several very small copies of it were grouped together? Told you, size does matter! LOVING THE DRAMA Darlene Olivia McElroy TECHNIQUE TWO: Add On Instead of one piece, create a trio or quartet of paintings that not only take up more wall space but are sold together. Try attaching several paintings together for a larger configuration. CHAPTER 6 Loosen Up Art is all about exploration, pushing boundaries and discovering who you are. This chapter
work. Subtle shifts in hue alter the tone of a painting. Change the ordinary color or hue of an object to something more intense and add excitement to your art. TECHNIQUE ONE: Drama—High Tech In this case, we pumped up the color in the sky, which went from blue to pink. Glue down your image, whether a toner-based image, magazine page or photo, and paint directly on it. Or just paint a section. Here’s how to do it using Photoshop. Step 1 If you know how to use Photoshop start by scanning your
pieces of glass or plastic to keep them from falling apart during scanning. • You can scan dimensional objects to use in two-dimensional works. TECHNIQUE TWO: Big Fun Crackle textures are great, and I love how they look enlarged. TIPS • Scan and enlarge your crackle experiments. • Try playing with the contrast and the color. • Use your printed enlargementsin transfers. FOREST Sandra Duran Wilson Naturally Preserved Do you have a dried flower that is so fragile it might
Step 1 Lay down a thin layer of soft gel on your surface. Step 2 When the paintbrush starts to drag on it, quickly lay an inkjet image face down onto the gel and burnish. This works best with a smooth paper surface. Step 3 Hum the Jeopardy theme song twice and lift the image off the background. You should be left with an image on the surface that is slightly grungy. TECHNIQUE THREE: Wear It Can you imagine how cool a kiwi necklace, cantaloupe textured earring or an ornament with star
around a three-dimensional surface. Wrap It Up Use the Crazy Easy Transfer technique to transfer your painting onto a sphere. Instead of a painter’s tarp, use a thinner plastic, such as plastic food wrap, a dry cleaning bag or a plastic produce bag. This is a good way to recycle all those bags. Step 1 Paint, stamp or stencil directly onto the plastic and allow it to dry completely. In this demonstration, I am using Quinacridone Magenta mixed into light molding paste and applied through a