Tutorials


Alcohol Inks on Wallpaper:   Add intense colour and texture to paper (video demo).

 

Alcohol Resist:  Texture your work using 99% alcohol.




Brayer Paper:  See Leather Paper

Cheesecloth Background:  Create a lovely background with this great technique.


There's a video demo here:

Cheesecloth Soaker:  Use cheesecloth to soak up leftover paint, and then incorporate it into a painting.



Cobweb Technique:  This beautiful technique is designed for ethereal backgrounds.



Crystalline Paper:  This lovely paper shimmers with the light of the under-painting when used in collage and mixed media.




Direct Transfer Method:  Transfer magazine pictures, photocopied works, and more (DO NOT USE INKJET PHOTOCOPIES - unless you want a streaky, paint-runny result!!!).


Dryer Sheets, painted:  Get your dryer (sheets) working for you!





Drywall Compound Texture:  Learn how to use drywall compound to incorporate texture in your work.


Elastic Play:  Get those elastics working for you - they're not just for pigtails!



Fabric Additions:  Adding fabric to your work is a breeze!


Frottage - See Rubbings

Gelli Printing:   A video demo of Gelli print making.



Gelli Printing:  First Print / Ghost Print / Haunts      A video demo



Gel Medium:  Start a painting with gel medium for soft or deep texture.


Gesso Paper:  See Leather Paper

Leather Paper:  Getting that leather look and feel in your paper.





Masking Tape Layers:  Tape your support for dancing lines.


Marbled Medallion:  Create these easy and  pretty medallions to add to your paintings.



Methyl Cellulose Applications:   Using cellulose as glue for removable pieces on your work.


Nail Polish Remover Resist:  Your nail polish remover can work for you in your paintings, too!


Napkin Sandwich:  Use your cocktail and/or table napkins to create a lovely piece of bond.  Great for card-making, backgrounds in your mixed media, and visual texture.


Packing Tape Pick-Me-Up:  Here's a quick and easy transfer technique.



Painted Papers:  Create your own gorgeous papers with this technique.




Palette Paper Transfer:  Use this quick and dirty transfer to add richness to your backgrounds.


Paper Sandwich:  Use this technique to incorporate a 'window' of thin materials into your painting.



Paper Towel Lift:  Use this method to add variety and pattern to your background.




Paraffin Wax Resist:  Some wonderful possibilities in this resist technique.


Pattern Making, with Plastic:  Add some patterns to your work using household plastic.



Plastic (stretch) Wrap Background:  Oh such fun to play with this background!



Printing With Leaves:  Use foliage to create a painting.


Pulled Paper Technique:  Use this technique to create a distressed background.


Rubbings (Frottage):  Looking for some visual texture without the heavy feel?  This one is for you!




Skins:  Create a transfer for faces, script or 'must-be-right-side-up' necessities



Smoosh:  Press a support onto left-over paint to start a background or add a feature area.



Sponging:  Use a sponge, paper towel, fabric, etc. to create a lively background.


Stencil Burning Technique:


String Technique:  Use that roll of string for texture in your paintings.


Texture Template:  Create a texture template using drywall compound - they're great for those who are addicted to Gelli plates!





Tissue Technique:  Use archival artist tissue to start or add to your painting.



Vaseline Technique:  Get your slicker on with this fun technique.






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