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Mixed Media Revolution by Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy

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Beyond Trading Cards

Every artist eventually creates a piece that is problematic regardless how much paint they throw at it. You may want to just shove the thing into the back of the closet until you come up with a new idea or solution, but there is a better way—give your art away, at least for a while! Give it to an artist friend and let her play around with it. She will look at it with fresh eyes and find potential you may have overlooked. Who knows? You may find that when you get it back it will lead you on a whole new journey.

TECHNIQUE ONE: One on One

Exchange artwork with your artist buddy for a week or two. You’ll each add a bit here and a flourish there, and when you exchange the pieces again, you’ll see new possibilities for where your ...

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