Mix It Up! Mixed Media Step by Step (DVD)

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Learn accessible techniques for beautiful mixed media!

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  • DVD with 6 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

Discover creative techniques and frugal tools for gorgeous watercolor mixed media as you work through three unique projects. Professional artist and instructor Lindsay Weirich is your guide as you start class by creating wet-in-wet washes. Lindsay shows you how to achieve soft lines, blended color and your most controlled gradients yet. Then, you'll use stencils and stamps to add texture and visual appeal to your work. Lindsay will share the benefits of working with watercolor crayons. And, you'll find out how to set your work apart with opaque layers, blending and sharpened crayons. Get comfortable working with collage elements as you use matte medium to incorporate collage paper and ephemera into your work. And finally, learn how to evaluate your paintings and refine them with soft pastels.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Watercolor Washes
Meet Lindsay Weirich and begin by creating wet-in-wet washes using wet paper to achieve soft lines and blended color. Then, create your most controlled gradients yet, and use a variety of objects to bring texture to your background.
2. Background Stenciling & Stamping
3. Groundwork With Watercolor Crayons
4. Layers & Details
5. Collage Elements
6. Finishing Touches

Recommended with this product

  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser, craft knife
  • Assorted mixed media supplies
  • Watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, watercolor paper

Taught by

Lindsay Weirich
Lindsay Weirich
Lindsay Weirich is a freelance artist, writer and designer. She began teaching art in 1998 at the Art Studios of Bangor, Maine, and became the director just two years later. Her passion is helping others enrich their lives through art, and she does this by writing articles for industry publications, sharing online videos and teaching live workshops and classes.

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