Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer

Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer

by Chris Cozen, Julie Prichard

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<h2>Fresh new ways to create fabulous paintings with mixed media techniques!</h2>

Acrylic Solutions provides the "hows" behind a multitude of effects you've admired in other artists' works--and then some! Based on the popular online teaching collaboration of Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard, this book illustrates a wealth of layering methods and techniques. Mix and match to achieve countless variations, building layer upon layer to create unique and wonderfully complex abstract art.

   • Learn more than 30 step-by-step techniques for developing texture and visual interest, including collage, monoprinting, carving, color blocking, paint skins, raised stencils, glazing and so much more.
   • Chapters explore the phases of a multi-layered painting, from surface preparation through adding structure, developing complexity and adding finishing touches.
   • Follow the development of two paintings as each layer adds to the finished result, with tons of additional artwork throughout.
   • Gain insight on how to make paints, mediums and grounds work for you.
Embracing a spirit of freedom and spontaneity, Acrylic Solutions is a stimulating guide for contemporary artists of any skill level. Beginners will learn how to make visually compelling paintings from start to finish, while more experienced artists will find the tools and inspiration to take their work to the next level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440321184
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/22/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 990,731
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Chris Cozen is a member of the Working Artist Program for Golden Artist Colors, Inc. She lectures and teaches throughout Southern California. She is the author of three books on acrylic techniques. Visit Chris at

Julie Prichard is the author of several successful online teaching workshops, including the wildly popular Layer Love online workshop and the Super Nova art journaling program. Visit Julie at

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