Hi! Let me share with you all how to reuse testing paint colors or rough sketches on paper that are used for mood boards, before painting on a larger canvas…. Following are 7 easy tips and step by step process to create your own collage art material as well as how to incorporate it into your mixed media paintings.
- 💙Always start with a rough sketch…I worked with pencil for my sketch.
- 💙And with General Charcoal pencils and Brustro charcoal powder to add details and depth to the features .
- 💙For background, I applied acrylic paints and the paper I used for this painting is Brustro 300 gsm….but any paper that is little bit thick and doesn’t bubble with application of glue or paint is fine.
- 💙On the mood board…squeezed Camlin acrylic paints directly on the paper….and instead of squeegee used an old calling card to spread the paint. Let it dry before cutting it.
- 💙Either cut shapes or tear it up the paper to pieces….it’s up to you. Get messy…have fun:)
- 💙Apply white or school glue and fix it carefully on the artwork.
- 💙It’s optional to spray your painting with varnish. I usually don’t!
I had a wonderful time while working on my “Meena” painting,…getting messy…cutting the paper into shapes of birds and masks….
You can also watch the 7 easy tips on my YouTube channel
My “Meena” painting is available at Crafttatva Art Gallery…. Link is ⬇️
Way back, I watched a cooking show “Yan Can Cook” and his catchphrase stayed with me….”If Yan can Cook, so can you!”…. I am just replacing it with paint, “If I can paint, so can you” 🙂 Happy Painting!