By Chris Cozen, Julie Prichard

Clean new how you can create very good work with combined media techniques!

Acrylic options presents the "hows" at the back of a mess of results you've trendy in different artists' works--and then a few! in response to the preferred on-line educating collaboration of Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard, this publication illustrates a wealth of layering tools and methods. mix'n'match to accomplish numerous diversifications, development layer upon layer to create specified and beautifully complicated summary art.

-Learn greater than 30 step by step thoughts for constructing texture and visible curiosity, together with college, monoprinting, carving, colour blockading, paint skins, raised stencils, glazing and rather a lot more.

-Chapters discover the levels of a multi-layered portray, from floor guidance via including constitution, constructing complexity and including completing touches.

-Follow the improvement of 2 work as every one layer provides to the completed outcome, with hundreds extra art throughout.

-Gain perception on easy methods to make paints, mediums and grounds paintings for you.

Embracing a spirit of freedom and spontaneity, Acrylic recommendations is a stimulating advisor for modern artists of any ability point. rookies will find out how to make visually compelling work from begin to end, whereas more matured artists will locate the instruments and notion to take their paintings to the subsequent point.

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For example, when filling a heart shape with color, making two water-drop shapes—one painted left and one painted right—nearly completes the task. As you proceed to fill in the colors on your hex sign, keep in mind the folk-art elements of balance and symmetry. If the distelfink’s head is red on the right side, for instance, it should be red on the left. It is best to add no more than two or three colors at a time, and then allow twenty-four hours for the oil-based paints to dry before you paint with another color.

If you plan to hang the hex sign outdoors, drill at least one more 1/8-inch hole 1¼ inches up from the bottom of the sign. If the sign is going to be located in a very windy location, you may need to use four fasteners: top, bottom, left, and right. The hanging surface may be wood, aluminum, vinyl, or masonry; discuss the proper fastener with your hardware dealer. Whether you use a wood screw or a more involved wall anchoring device, ask for brass, aluminum, or stainless steel so that the head of the fastener will not rust and stain your hex sign.

You also can draw halves of water-drop- or S-shaped leaves on one side of the fold, and then match them on the opposite side by tracing at the window. Your design is now ready to be cut so that you can transfer it to a panel. Cutting the Pattern Cut around the diameter of the circle with scissors, and remove the excess paper. Place the paper circle on a selfhealing cutting mat, if you are fortunate to have one, or on a sacrificial scrap of mat board to protect your work table. Using a craft knife with a very sharp number 11 blade, cut some of the shapes on one side of the fold, and then cut other shapes on the opposite side.

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