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 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 Paper Layer said...

Love your techniques for creating a lot of awesome textures!

Unknown 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 PN said...

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

Felix the Crafty Cat 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

UplayOnline said...

Love your techniques for creating a lot of awesome textures!


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