Monday, June 23, 2014


Multiple layers make for a more complex and interesting mixed media artwork.

Stencil, stamp, transfer, glaze, layer, layer layer! Add a transparency or an inkjet image printed on tissue paper (spray with fixative for permanency.)
In keeping with my "green" policy of re-use as much as possible, I  dug out an old collage that I really wasn't very happy with. See it here, the original piece. It seems ordinary and "blah," doesn't it? Or is that just me?
First, I stenciled a few areas with thick acrylic paint. When that was dry, I found fabric scraps that were lacy openwork. Here's the in-progress work so far:
green, re-use, painting
The unfinished piece.
Next, I used a black sharpie to scribble some drawn lines in a few places, and then watery gesso to create an area for a drawing with graphite. The face is the last thing I did to this artwork. I'm not sure I like it, but the process was fun!
Mixed-media Collage, P. Guhin
Do try to rescue a canvas...don't throw it away!

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