Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Technique Tuesday ~ Exploring Art Materials


For my Technique Tuesday I would like to share with you what I discovered from viewing; Exploring Art Materials: How to get more from what you already have. While I have never been in a class with MaryJo McGraw, this DVD is like getting a front row seat as she teaches how to do each projects.
MaryJo takes the mystery out of eight products and demonstrates different ways to use fine art supplies that you may have in your stash. Here is a list of materials that you will learn how to use:
Gel & Glazing Mediums
Gesso, Acrylic Paints
Glues, Wax & Polish
Dry Masking, Pigments
MaryJo shows seven projects and lots of variations are shown in a Mini Gallery after each project.

This is a list of the projects she demonstrates.
Again Affects
Faux Burl Wood
Coasters Makeover
Textured Tissue Box
Alerted Book Cover
Veiled Illusions
Creative Layers
MaryJo's finale piece is a combination of all the projects shown on this DVD. I was in awe when I first saw this project she calls; "Creative Layers."

While MaryJo uses a vintage photo in her project, I used a photo copy of my mother and my youngest brother. This is my example:



MaryJo shares more than 50 wonderful photographs of her artwork on this DVD. When you see a project, you can jump directly to the technique or project that inspires you with a touch of the button. I really like how you can stop and start as many times as you like.

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