How to Create a Mixed Media Painting
When it comes to art, the possibilities are endless.
There are so many ways to draw, paint, sculpt and design your ideas into physical form. One method I have been hooked on lately is mixed media painting- or more specifically a mixture of acrylic painting and sculpting medium.
To create a mixed media painting like this, you will need the following:
- Acrylic Paint
- Variety of Brushes
- Sculpting Paste
- Palette Knife
Sculpting paste- sometimes called molding or modeling paste- is a great way to add texture to a canvas piece. How you apply it will depend on a variety of factors. One way is to apply it straight on a blank canvas with a palette knife to add dimension for certain subjects, and then paint over it after it dries (I let my paste dry for a day or two). This method is what I used for my recent gray whale piece!
You can also try mixing your sculpting paste with paint, creating a colored sculpting paste! With the opaque whiteness of the sculpting paste itself, it will affect the vibrance of the paint you mix in it, so keep that in mind.
There are a variety of texture mediums for paint other than sculpting paste- such as gel mediums, and glossy pouring mediums. So much to try and experiment with. I will report back with any new methods I try and like!