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Mixed Media for Beginners: Backgrounds

Erin O'Barr

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5 Videos (24m)
    • Intro

    • Lesson 1 Thatch Pattern and Water Drops

    • Lesson 2 Collage, Stencils, and Spray Inks

    • Lesson 3 Acrylics & Gesso

    • Outro


About This Class

Learn how to start a page or canvas with different techniques that you can mix and match.  Experiment with acrylics, matte medium, gesso, stencils, stamps, molding paste, and collage.  And most importantly, learn how mistakes can make your artwork beautiful!


15 of 17 students recommendSee All

Demonstrates simple backgrounds with paint, inks and collage. Would have liked a longer more in-depth class. Having said that it's a nice starting block for beginners
Fun basic techniques for making backgrounds! Loved the pace of the class and how simply and clearly she describes what she is doing and adds tips as she works, She also names and shows the products being used .
Very much enjoyed this class, was fun and gave me some good ideas. Thank you!