Surface Treatment Workshop : Explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques, Paperback

Surface Treatment Workshop : Explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques Paperback

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Breaking the Surface Pondering how to begin a new piece of art?

Surface Treatment Workshop has the answer! The authors of Image Transfer Workshop are back to show you 45 stepped-out mixed-media techniques that will add depth and texture to your artwork.

These techniques are the perfect jump-off point for creating art you will love to look at, and, in some cases, touch!

In this comprehensive guide, you'll find: *45 techniques.

Exciting new applications such as the use of WonderUnder, pulled paper and plaster-dipped gauze will provide you with fresh ideas--many previously unpublished. *Multiple variations. Each technique features swatches and descriptions to take the techniques in multiple directions with multiple mixed-media products. *Inspirational style. Fully stepped-out projects from two artists will show you how to combine the techniques into finished works of art that can go in any artistic style.

Take Surface Treatment Workshop with you on your artistic journey for beautiful beginnings.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 300 colour, 10 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Painting & art manuals
  • ISBN: 9781440308246



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I love this book! I was hesitant about it because the author's previous book "Image Transfer Workshop" is, in my humble opinion, one of the best books I've invested in (and I invest a lot in books!) and I wasn't sure that a new book could live up to that opinion. I am SO happy to report that this book is another home run, totally out-of-the-ball park winner of a book.The lay out is very well considered and the instructions are superlative - perfectly illustrated with photos that relate directly to the image. I couldn't wait to begin experimenting! One of the things that intrigued me as I read through the book was a description of Venetian Plaster - something I had never heard of before - "...Venetian Plaster gives you a unique finish that cannot be replicated with any other medium....". A tall order in my opinion. I got some of this miraculous stuff though and experimented and now have a new favorite mixed media tool. You can see my experiment from using the instructions on my other blog - can't wait to try more surface treatments from this book. It's a must have for the bookshelf of artists of all sorts - especially for fine arts, mixed media artists and visual journalers. You just can't go wrong by buying this book!

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