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Mixed media collage

by swiftriverarts , August 22, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: Abstract Expressionism, mixed media

I'm not sure that you'll be able to see the detail in this collage, but I thought I'd post it anyway. It's done on an 8 × 10 piece of mat board. I painted the entire surface with purple acrylic paint, then randomly swirled embroidery thread onto the paint, and let it dry. The paint served as a glue for the thread. I then brushed on gold acrylic paint. The vertical rectangles are pieces of scrapbooking paper with images of people printed in gold. The horizontal rectangles are words like love, friend, community, joy, and so on. Finally I coated the entire surface with 2 coats of Modge Podge to seal it.

I'm really enjoying working on mixed media pieces because I can bring in so many other elements and textures into play in the design of the work.

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