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Fun With Mixed Media

Lively Paper Projects

with Ronda Palazzari
Fun With Mixed Media
Throw rules out the window and use gesso, acrylic paint and watercolors to infuse your paper craft projects with eye-catching texture and color!

Think outside the box and incorporate mixed media into your paper crafts with guidance from author and professional artist Ronda Palazzari. Get started by using gesso, acrylic paint and masking fluid to transform paper such as junk mail and phone book pages into beautiful backgrounds. Then, have fun with paints and stencils as you create a trendy chalkboard effect, experiment with washes and make your own stencils. You’ll even explore the color wheel and learn how watercolors and acrylic paints work together so that you always get the most from your paint. Finally, paint with drips, splashes, splatters and blooms as you build layer upon layer of texture and work with resists. Plus, Ronda will share a few of her professional mixed-media projects to inspire you in creating your own unique scrapbook pages, cards, tags and more!

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Lesson 1. Transforming Paper

  • Meet your instructor, paper artist Ronda Palazzari, and dive right into using gesso, acrylic paint and masking fluid to transform a variety of papers into the base layer for a scrapbook page, gift tag or art piece. Your raw materials can include junk mail, phone book pages, magazine spreads, and even paper bags!


Lesson 2. Creative Effects


Lesson 3. Color Theory & Mixing


Lesson 4. Adding Texture With Stencils


Lesson 5. Household Materials & Alternative Items


Lesson 6. The Fluidity of Color


Lesson 7. Removal & Resists

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