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Mixed Media Revolution by Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy

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Do a Restart

Imagine this: You are in the middle of creating a painting and you love, love, love the background or a particular portion of it. You don’t know whether to stop or continue painting. We say before going any further, scan, copy or photograph your work so you can use it later in another piece. Then you can finish the painting and have two pieces (or more!) for the effort of one.

TECHNIQUE ONE: Just a Little

Whether the colors in an area of the background, the looseness of the strokes or a portion of a pulled paper transfer—if you love it, scan, copy or photograph it for future use. This way you can enlarge it and change the colors, too!

This photo above shows a fabulous underpainting texture. It is an alcohol resist done with two ...

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