toilet paper added to mixed-media painting

Adding More Texture to Mixed-Media Paintings with Tissue and Other ‘Fragile’ Papers

Examples of ‘fragile’ papers include tissue, rice paper and toilet paper/kleenex. Tissue Paper Relatively delicate papers tear easily when soaked in acrylic medium. To prevent this, a thicker acrylic gel is applied to the surface of the painting, the delicate tissue paper … Continue reading Adding More Texture to Mixed-Media Paintings with Tissue and Other ‘Fragile’ Papers

Detail of real weed applied to an acrylic painting

Mixed Media Class 3: More Additions for your Paintings

Our third class in Mixed-Media Painting was about more ways to add texture in your mixed-media paintings via papers, foil, fabrics, organic materials, non-organic materials and tar gel. This covered a huge amount of ground – many years later and … Continue reading Mixed Media Class 3: More Additions for your Paintings

Using Photoshop to Work on my Scribble Painting

Mixed Media Struggle 1: Using Photoshop to Second Guess Myself on a Problem Painting

In my second class my ‘scribble’ painting had taken off in the wrong direction. My original plan was to feature a larger scribbled swoop on top of the scribble image transfers, as well as having curled black and white ribbons … Continue reading Mixed Media Struggle 1: Using Photoshop to Second Guess Myself on a Problem Painting

glazing over the spackle texture

Glazing Over the Spackling Texture on your Mixed-Media Painting

Most of our second mixed media class was about creating textures with spackling, with the remainder being about glazing and then dry-brushing over the plaster/spackling textures. Here is the glazing process: First apply acrylic medium over the plaster/spackling texture and let dry. … Continue reading Glazing Over the Spackling Texture on your Mixed-Media Painting