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Aging Techniques for Mixed Media & Collage by Tatiana Kuzyk
Aging Techniques for Mixed Media & Collage : Page 7 of 7

Simple Aging Techniques for Mixed Media & Collage

Paint Removing Strategies

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Wiping Off Paint Layers

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This technique may sound quiet boring, but with some help from a wet paper towel you can remove layers of paint all the way down to the original gel or varnish application. Why is wiping off relevant as a technique in altering your artwork and transforming it into an antique gem? The secret lays in its simplicity as it emulates areas withered out by the elements in the arduous journey through time.

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Aging Surfaces with a Wire Brush:

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Wire brush may seem like a harsh treatment for your artwork, but when it comes to aging and altering, you creative credibility is on the line. I have a set of three brushes that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby and it's always fun to use them while altering a collage or a mixed media piece. Do not ever use wire brushes from a hardware store as you'll be guaranteed to permanently damage a sensitive surface of an artwork instead of performing a controlled alteration.

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© 2009 Tatiana Kuzyk. All rights reserved.

Tatiana KuzykTatiana Kuzyk is an intuitive artist, writer, and a spiritual teacher. Tatiana's personal prescription for a so called 'creative blockage' is a complete surrender to the Sacredness of the mysteries of one's Creative Process. More »

6/8/09