Side view of the painting of Stevns Klint showing how the painting wraps around creating yet another 3D effect.

Folded Paper Painting of the Chalk Cliffs at Stevns Klint in Denmark

One exercise we had in a Mixed Media class was to think of something we did with paper. Me I thought of folded brochures, and the next thing I was doing was masses of sketches of paintings with folded paper … Continue reading Folded Paper Painting of the Chalk Cliffs at Stevns Klint in Denmark

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