Alternative Surfaces

with Heather Greenwood

Mixed-media techniques don’t need to be limited to a canvas or paper. The techniques can be used on just about any surface. Take a look around your home and you will find many alternative surfaces you can alter using mixed-media techniques.



• Acrylic paints and inks

• Gesso

• Matte medium

• Glaze

• Acrylic sealer

• Assorted stamps and stencils

• Brushes, palette knives, brayer

• Acrylic frame or album

• Fabric (burlap, raw canvas, denim, etc.)

• Clay (pre-made pieces or make your own)

• Styrofoam shapes

• Wood surface (plaque, frame, furniture, etc.)

• Stickers, book paper, tissue, and other ...

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