EVEN BEGINNERS CAN MAKE AN AMAZING TEXTURED ART MASTERPIECE
This one is a DOOZY! You can join me in a FREE full length video workshop (click on the video below). You can easily make a beautiful work of art with a few tools and supplies. (*kids get your parents help and permission with this project). I hope you have as much fun making your own as I did 🙂
Follow along as I create a mixed media artwork from start to finish. Even a beginner can create a masterpiece!
We start by creating our own “glue gun” stencils that we will use to add pattern and texture to our AMAZING artwork. Follow along as I show you step-by-step how to make an original AMAZING mixed media artwork.
8 * 10 inch picture frame with glass from the dollar store
8 x 10 inch canvas panel (also from the dollar store)
pencil and 1 sheet of paper (any paper will do)
Glue gun and glue sticks
1 tsp vegatable oil (as a release for our stencils)
Acrylic texture paste (can also use a heavy gel medium or polyfil type wall spackle (look for the “flexible” type)
Assorted paints/acrylic inks. I used the following colors: raw umber, phthalo blue, phthalo green, cream (titan buff), paynes grey (a bluey black)
Glazing medium * not necessary but nice to have (I used golden glazing medium in matte)
Liquitex gloss medium and varnish
Spatula or spreader tool (not for food use)
Spray bottle with water
Assorted paint brushes
You can also watch all of the Adventures in Creativity videos on my YouTube Channel here.
I have two really exciting things to share with you today.
First off, Somehow I missed sharing the link to my ArtsQuest Interview this summer! Click here to see it. Corinne and Gary have been on quite an adventure, and I look forward to catching up with them again one day.
Other exciting news, RDI Art Initiative purchased 2 of my paintings. The RDI art initiative purchased 23 paintings in total this year from Northern BC artists. RDI is Ridley Terminals, a transportation company located in Prince Rupert, BC. The paintings chosen will be on display for the month of December at the beautiful Museum of Northern British Columbia, located in Prince Rupert, BC. The artwork will be donated to selected charities. I feel honored to have my work chosen and I wish so much I could be there right now to see my paintings in such a beautiful location. But for now, I will have to be happy just knowing. Here are the two pictures that were selected.
I have a new painting to share with you, but you will have to wait, I have not photographed it yet. So hold on to your boots and keep your eyes open for a new post very soon.
Something a little different. Natasha and Boris are a couple of my latest pieces. Each piece is 20 x 20 inches and has been created on cradled canvas and is ready to hang. And hanging they are, at Whimsy Flowers here in Fort Nelson. These two paintings were such a joy to create, and gave me a much needed creative kick in the pants. I started out gluing down dress pattern tissue with some thick gel medium, then painted over it with many layers of paint. Next I used pouring medium and drizzled it around the canvases and let it dry. Once it was dry, I began filling in the spaces in-between until I “found” Boris and Natasha in the shapes. I used the acrylic pens to “doodle” in spots in the paintings. To me Natasha is some kind of “crazy, fun, energetic duck /bulldog hybrid”, and with Boris I see a “wacky, delightful and awestruck bear”. So much fun! Step back and have a look. What do you see?