Showing posts from October, 2017

"Birds Among Branches" Mixed Media Tutorial

    "Birds Among Branches"   This project was created because one of my students wanted a Birdcage themed project to paint, this canvas is the result of that request! When I teach a workshop class I like to include as many different techniques as I can.........       Step 1. I know it is hard to see in the photo, BUT the first step is to use various stencils to create patterns around the outside of your canvas with Gesso, then brushing some through the middle of canvas. Allow to dry. Then add a few drops of acrylic ink.  I have used brown, turquoise and pink ink.     Step 2. Use a baby wipe to spread the ink around, allow to dry, then wipe again to reveal the resist pattern. I have dropped some green Alcohol Ink through the middle.     Step 3. Using Texture Paste, apply your stenciled birdcage image using a pallet knife. Allow to dry. Draw in some loose branch placement using willow charcoal.       Step 4. Choose your napkin