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In this video workshop, Seth shares numerous surface techniques for creating tactile, distressed layers with gesso, acrylic paint, rub-ons, hand-drawn elements, collage and more to create what he calls “The Painted Grid.” Following the surface design, Seth shows you numerous ways to leverage your art by cutting it up and using it in several projects. Try these now to create a beautifully distressed look for your mixed-media art. See Materials List
Preview Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques now for texture tips! Seth shows you how to build up layers of painted texture using acrylic paint and basic low-tech tools such as textured wall paper and scraps of bookboard.
Seth Apter is the voice behind the well-loved blog, The Altered Page, which serves as a gathering place for artists worldwide. As a Ph. D is psychology, he splits his time between creating art in his studio and seeing clients in his private practice office in New York City—a combination that creates life experiences that are the foundation of his love of multiple layers in his art. Seth is the author of The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed Media Artist, and his work has been published in numerous books and magazines. Visit him at thealteredpage.blogspot.com