Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Translucent Layering

Acrylic paint has multiple properties, both within and across brands. When we're choosing which paints to use for a project, most of us typically base the decision on color. My go-to palettes are usually blues or browns. To take your mixed-media work to the next level, you can also consider the level of transparency and opacity of your paint.


Happy to have a post on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog that focuses on using transparent paint in your mixed media layering and shares a step-by-step tutorial with images on how I add translucent paint to my work to create complex, dimensional surfaces. It is a favorite technique and one of 10 that I share on my new DVD/downloadable video workshop 10 Techniques for Creating Layers in Mixed Media.

9 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Really great videos again Seth! I am watching the videos just now ( was happy to find them on Artist Network TV recently) - super techniques and it is always a pleasure to learn from you!
oxo Susi

The Altered Paper said...

Love your techniques for creating a lot of awesome textures!

cecile graven said...

Those colours are fab, Seth. And a good tutorial.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

A wonderful technique I am anxious to try. You make it look easy, even though it isn't.

Redanne said...

An excellent tutorial Seth. love the finished result!

Jackie P Neal said...

Your backgrounds, layers and colors always pull me in Seth- Beautiful !!
Jackie ")

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous colours, brilliant texture, love it all. Angela x

A Pink said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your tutorial Seth. Fab technique. Love the layers and depth of varying colour. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring x

roth phallyka said...

Love your techniques for creating a lot of awesome textures!


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