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Item # 15241169
Instructor : Carol Nelson
$39.99 $29.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
From iron paint to flaming foil, discover a host of mixed media techniques with Instructor Carol Nelson. Learn to enrich your art with dramatic color, texture and dimension by harnessing the unique properties of speciality materials. Imagine, experiment and produce your best work ever!  From iron paint to flaming foil, discover a host of mixed media techniques with Instructor Carol Nelson. Learn to enrich your art with dramatic color, texture and dimension by harnessing the unique properties of speciality materials. Imagine, experiment and produce your best work ever! More
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From iron paint to flaming foil, discover a host of mixed media techniques with Instructor Carol Nelson. Learn to enrich your art with dramatic color, texture and dimension by harnessing the unique properties of speciality materials. Imagine, experiment and produce your best work ever!
 From iron paint to flaming foil, discover a host of mixed media techniques with Instructor Carol Nelson. Learn to enrich your art with dramatic color, texture and dimension by harnessing the unique properties of speciality materials. Imagine, experiment and produce your best work ever!
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   Carol Nelson

Carol Nelson’s art spans many styles and genres, but abstract mixed media is a key focus of her work as an instructor. A participant in the Golden Artist Educator Program (GAEP), she is one of only 101 artists worldwide to obtain GAEP certification. She shares her experience and knowledge with other artists through classes and workshops all over the country, including in her home studio near Denver, Colorado.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Acrylic paints, molding paste, gloss and gesso (Golden brand preferred)
2 . Air-dry modeling clay
3 . Origami foil
4 . Embossing folders
5 . All-purpose stick-flat paste
6 . Epoxy resin
7 . Pouring medium 
8 . Gloss varnish 
9 . Patterned, textured papers such as rice paper
10 . Cradled birch panels 
11 . Oxidizing iron paint
12 . Rust activator
13 . Extra-heavy-duty aluminum foil
14 . Deli paper
15 . Caulk
16 . Red rosin paper
17 . Plaster of Paris
18 . 18-gauge copper and aluminum wire
19 . Loose-weave burlap
20 . Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) in ¼-inch and ½-inch widths 
21 . Tyvek

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Monoprinting & More
00:29:26

Meet Carol Nelson and start by creating monoprints, making your own marbleized paper and working with stunning skins.

Lesson 2 : Iron Paint
00:07:48

Explore the unique effects of iron paint. Carol shows you how to apply the paint, create designs and activate the paint for an industrial-chic look.

Lesson 3 : Stencils
00:08:32

Experiment with stencils. Discover how to create raised surfaces using two different materials, and explore the different effects of light and hard molding pastes.

Lesson 4 : Embossing & Painting Foil
00:15:58

Learn how to create dimensional elements in foil by using two unique embossing techniques.

Lesson 5 : Tyvek
00:20:34

Did you know that Tyvek is an art supply? In this lesson, learn how to treat it and heat it for a bubbly, textured surface.

Lesson 6 : Metallic Embellishments
00:14:05

Turn your attention to creating objects and shapes that serve as focal points in your work. Experiment with a glue gun, foil and wire as you make eye-catching pieces.

Lesson 7 : Clay & Foil
00:21:17

Find out how to air-dry clay to create a beautiful focal point! Carol shows you how to shape and texture clay, and light foil on fire before applying it to your clay for an aged-metal look.

Lesson 8 : Plaster of Paris
00:10:16

Get playful with building supplies. Work with plaster of Paris and caulk to make eye-catching embellishments, from squigglies to rock-like shapes.

Lesson 9 : Coating With Epoxy Resin
00:16:20

Intimidated by resin? Don't be. In this lesson, Carol shows you how to mix and apply resin, and create a good setup for a sophisticated look.

Lesson 10 : Pulling It All Together
00:24:40

Finally, take all the elements you've created and build an abstract piece with strong composition. Learn different strategies for getting started and discover Carol's valuable layering tips for a stunning work of art.



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