Mixed media paintings cater to many aspects of Mixed Media Art and skilling a few basic techniques can really help step up your art network to a completely new level. Here are the top three techniques you need to know to master the art of mixed media paintings:
Blending the Paints
Blending the right colors to produce a new color is critical to any mixed media artwork. Pick two colors that work best together – two shades of green, two shades of blue, a maroon and purple. Begin by adding one portion of one color and then following it up with the next color. Add water to your paintbrush and mix the meeting sections together. Start covering your background and allow each paint layer to thoroughly dry before starting the next one.
Debit Card Painting
This technique is a good use of watercolors and covers a wide area. For this, you will need an old debit, credit or store card. Use it to drag the paint on to the background. Experiment with different pressures, angles and thickness levels.
Making stencils is a simple way to create shapes or patterns into your art and painting. You can use plastic sheets for simple designs and try cutting out printed photos with a craft knife for more complicated designs. Use a stenciling brush to add paint with a stencil.
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