In this video I go over the different types of substrates you can use for your artwork. I also go over why it's so important to prime your boards before applying any application or medium to the surface.

I take you step-by-step through the process of correctly priming your boards with gesso.

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Mixed Media Basics

Mixed Media Art is the ideal medium to explore your creative side without the pressure of having to be artistic or create a perfect piece of art. In this online course you will combine acrylic painting, collaging, layering and adhering found objects. The magic happens when we welcome accidents and mistakes.

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Mixed Media Textures

Part of the beauty of working in Mixed Media is that you can create textural surfaces that look artistic and give your artwork dimension. In this course I walk you through easy and fun techniques to create a variety of textures using crackle, cheesecloth and tissue paper.

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Color Mixing Essentials

Learning the basic principles of color mixing is one of the main ingredients to creating artwork that feels cohesive and has a sense of harmony. I’ll take you through easy to do exercises that will help you learn basic color mixology using the three primary colors, red, blue and yellow. You will learn how to mix the secondary and tertiary colors on the color wheel. We will also cover how to mix tints and shades as well as how to dull (desaturate) a color (hue).

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