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10 Marvelous Mixed Media Techniques


Bring new energy and interest to your work. Learn inspiring mixed media techniques for working with a variety of acrylic paints, mediums and dry materials.

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Bonnie Cutts
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Discover a collection of enthralling mixed media techniques alongside artist Bonnie Cutts. Start by using different grounds to create a variety of beautifully textured surfaces. Next, use flat and raised stencils to bring eye-catching patterns to life. Move on to creating fascinating free-form patterns and enchanting watercolor effects with acrylics. Discover how to make acrylic skins, and get tips for using them in dynamic landscapes and collages. Then, unlock fascinating creative possibilities by combining acrylics with watercolor pencils, water-soluble crayons and more. Expand your mixed media toolkit even further as you apply sgraffito techniques to etch extraordinary designs with ease. Plus, use micaceous iron oxide to create grounds with impressive depth, textured relief effects and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Applying Grounds
Meet artist Bonnie Cutts and preview the wide range of techniques you'll learn to enhance your mixed media paintings. Gain familiarity working with acrylic grounds as Bonnie shows you how to apply them to paper, creating a variety of textured surfaces. Plus, see how to tint them for a lovely effect.
2. Raised Stencils
3. Flat Stencils
4. Combining Paint Formulas
5. Creating Gel Skins
6. Collaging With Gels
7. Drawing Effects
8. Mix Drawing & Painting
9. Sgraffito
10. Micaceous Iron Oxide

Recommended with this class

  • Micaceous iron oxide
  • Variety of acrylic mediums
  • Grounds

Taught by

Bonnie Cutts
Bonnie Cutts
Bonnie Cutts has a BFA in studio arts from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and she's been showing her work professionally for the past 30 years. Her commissioned and studio works can be found in private and corporate collections. Bonnie has been affiliated with Golden Artist Colors' Certified Working Artist Program since 1998. She loves to teach across the country, internationally and on Craftsy!

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