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Art Revolution by Lisa Cyr

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DEMONSTRATION: Michael Mew

creating a tactile environment through collage

When it comes to infusing the pictorial landscape with texture, collage can offer a visually stimulating, highly-tactile density in which to work. Various ephemera, cheesecloth, handmade and hand-colored papers, tissue and the like can be layered onto the working ground in myriad ways, adding depth, dimension and visual interest. In this demonstration, artist Michael Mew uses collage along with distressing and aging techniques to create intriguing textural effects.

MATERIALS

Birch panel: 48" × 36" × 1/8" (122cm × 91cm × 3mm)

Poplar strips: 1½" × ¾" (38mm × 19mm)

Old magazines and ephemera

Weathered newsprint

Tracing paper

Nova Gel (acrylic polymer gel medium) ...

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