Stretch your creative boundaries with materials you've never tried before! 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 specialty materials. Imagine, experiment and produce your best work ever!
New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials
Stretch your creative boundaries with materials you've never tried before.
01: Monoprinting & More
Meet Carol Nelson and start by creating monoprints, making your own marbleized paper and working with stunning skins.
02: Iron Paint
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.
Experiment with stencils. Discover how to create raised surfaces using two different materials, and explore the different effects of light and hard molding pastes.
04: Embossing & Painting Foil
Learn how to create dimensional elements in foil by using two unique embossing techniques.
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.
06: Metallic Embellishments
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.
07: Clay & Foil
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.
08: Plaster of Paris
Get playful with building supplies. Work with plaster of Paris and caulk to make eye-catching embellishments, from squigglies to rock-like shapes.
09: Coating With Epoxy Resin
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.
10: Pulling It All Together
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.