Alternative Art Surfaces

Mixed-media Techniques for Painting on more than 35 Different Surfaces
Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson


A compendium of information, inspiration, new ideas and techniques for mixed-media painting and surface design.

Includes 20 chapters filled to the brim with mixed-media techniques and ideas for painting on more than 35 unique art surfaces, from metal of different types, cast acrylic and resin, to stone, wax, specialty papers, found objects and much more. For each art surface, gather helpful tips and techniques for preparing it, as well as various ways to embellish the surface with different mediums.

Step-by-step instructions and illustrative images not only help clarify the techniques shown, but also provide mixed-media inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing. In Alternative Art Surfaces you'll find:

  • 100+ surface design techniques for working on over 35 unique art surfaces
  • 125+ tips for troubleshooting, preparing your surfaces, finishing and mounting your art, and taking your art to the next level
  • Over 50 finished pieces of art showcasing the surfaces and techniques, and providing mixed-media inspiration


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    275 x 210mm
  • Publisher
    North Light
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