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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

05-21-2019-Solving the Mystery of Mixed Media

Hello, design team member Amberly here to talk about an art near and dear to my heart, mixed media. For this project I used the Tim Holtz clock, this clock has a glass piece in front that cannot be removed. The Prima Finnabair clock does not have a glass piece in front. Having the glass piece that cannot be removed, I taped off the glass first.

Mixed media art is using a variety of products in layers. For example, this project uses the following:

-Tim Holtz clock

-White gesso, base layer that allows for paints and pastes to stay on object painting

-Texture paste, brings another level of texture to project. Creating a “stone” like appearance

-Acrylic paints, variety of colors and can mixed to create special colors

-Color Bloom sprays, multiple colors and help create drips and running of color on project

-Paper flowers, can also use metal or resin flowers that can painted any color

-Resin clock, using a quick resin in moulds to create a custom embellishment

-Gold leafing, adds sparkle and shine and another texture layer

The hardest part to mixed media projects (in my opinion) is the drying time between layers.

My sister and I have taken a few mixed media classes with industry experts to learn more about mixed media art and gain knowledge of the products available.

Feel free to ask questions, I am happy to help fellow crafters

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1 comment:

Mari said...

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing how u did this, it looks like a lot of fun. The explanation of each steep really helps!