Friday, November 5, 2010

MiraBay Mixed Media Workshop Nov 20

Even though MiraBay photos were suggested, you may follow whatever theme you wish.

The following will be furnished for you:

11" x 14" canvas board, gel medium, water pans for dipping copies, some liquid paint, gesso

NOTE:  If you prefer foam core board or wood supports, please bring with you--no larger than 11 x 14. I will bring gesso or you can gesso beforehand.

Stuff to collect for your mixed media collage--just a few of these:
  • Xerox copies of your photographs--color and grayscale (black and white).  Enlarge some; minimize some.NOTE:  Copies should be with laser printer, not inkjet.  To test, make a copy and drip water on it.  IF THE INK RUNS, IT WON'T WORK FOR THIS!
  • Oriental papers--The sheets are large.  You might want to share or save some for later projects.
  • Bas-relief items:  Fabric, small wood pieces, buttons, jewelry, watch parts--Let your imagination run wild!
  • Tear out parts of old paintings or drawings on paper or yupo that you aren't pleased with.  Save the "good" parts.
  • Scraps of miscellaneous papers you may have:  Tissue paper, scraps of watercolor paper, drawing paper, whatever.
  • Greeting cards and magazines--PLEASE do not plan to use another artist's work in its entirety; tear out parts to use. 
  • Old tickets or ticket stubs
  • Maps
  • Paper doilies
  • Paper bags
  • Old textbook pages, bills, receipts, diary pages, old letters and envelopes, sheet music, postcards
  • Small beads
  • Mesh or netting or cheesecloth
  • Programs
  • Dress patterns
  • Archival quality photo-safe glue
  • Paint--acrylic or watercolor  This is a great way to use those ALMOST empty tubes.  (Some acrylic will be furnished.)
  • Scissors
  • Rags for cleaning brushes, et cetera
  • Old brushes
  • Pencils
  • Candle for dripping wax
  • Egg carton, cottage cheese or yogurt cup 
  • Paper towels
  • Hard brayer
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Crayons

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