Canvas Remix: Techniques For Creating Mixed-Media Accessories

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Looking to add a little bit of sophistication to your projects? Take your mixed-media art to the next level with Canvas Remix. In this funky yet whimsical book, Alisa Burke shows you how to work with canvas in ways that go beyond the stretcher bar. Create a tote bag, placemat or even beads for jewelry by using any of the forty-five techniques that Alisa demonstrates. Whether it's collage art or urban graffiti that fits your style, Canvas Remix has it covered.

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Canvas Remix: Techniques For Creating Mixed-Media Accessories

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Overview

Looking to add a little bit of sophistication to your projects? Take your mixed-media art to the next level with Canvas Remix. In this funky yet whimsical book, Alisa Burke shows you how to work with canvas in ways that go beyond the stretcher bar. Create a tote bag, placemat or even beads for jewelry by using any of the forty-five techniques that Alisa demonstrates. Whether it's collage art or urban graffiti that fits your style, Canvas Remix has it covered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600610752
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,452,710
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of Portland State University, Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed-media artist who teaches workshops at her university, local high schools and art venues in Southern California. Her artwork has been featured in a number of publications including Stampington's Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly and the University of San Diego Magazine. Alisa recently appeared as a guest on the DIY show Craft Lab and has shown her work at several Southern California galleries.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Push Your Boundaries     6
Supplies and Tools     8
Techniques     12
Stretching Canvas     12
Priming Canvas     13
Ripping Canvas     14
Applying Heavy Brushstrokes     15
Blending Color     15
Splattering     16
Scribbling/Drizzling     16
Color Washing     17
Texturing with a Palette Knife     18
Sponging     19
Crackling     20
Glazing     21
Scrunching     22
Ragging     22
Masking with Tape     23
Painting Simple Shapes     24
Combing     24
Roller Painting     25
Sanding     25
Applying Text     26
Using Photos as Stencils     29
Painting Stencils     29
Carving and Printing Soft-Block Stamps     30
Carving and Printing Foam Stamps     31
Transferring Images     32
Using Iron-On Transfers     33
Adhering Images with Glue     34
Adhering Images with a Sewing Machine     34
Adhering Images with Paint     35
Layering     36
Sealing Canvas     38
Making Canvas Beads     38
Accessory Remix     40
Scrapped and Wrapped Bracelet     42
Graffiti Drops     44
Transformed Tote     48
Charming Leftovers Bracelet     52
Painterly Pouch     56
Artful iPod Case     58
Expressions Cuff Bracelet     60
Canvas-Jewels Necklace     64
Expression Remix     66
Embellished Canvas Cards     68
Painterly Art Magnet     70
Bold Blooms     74
Canvas Memoirs     76
Graffiti ATC     80
Messy Monsters     82
Tagged Sack     86
Anna's Heart-Art Doll     88
Home Remix     94
Stencil-Art Coasters     96
Fragments Picture Frame     98
Yummy Patchwork Place Mat     100
Go-to-Pieces Decorative Box     104
Paint-by-Numbers Art Pillow     108
Canvas Collage     110
Bits-and-Pieces Ornaments     114
Assembled Tapestry     118
Resources     122
Index      124
About the Author     127
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