Rather than an in-depth guide offering extensive information on merely one technique, Alternative Art Surfaces by Darlene McElroy and Sandra Wilson is a compendium of information, inspiration, new ideas, and techniques for mixed-media painting and surface design. Included are 20 chapters filled to the brim with mixed-media techniques and ideas for painting on more than 35 unique art surfaces, from metal of different types, cast acrylic, and resin, to stone, wax, specialty papers, found objects, and much more.
For each art surface, gather helpful tips and techniques for preparing it, as well as various ways to embellish the surface with different mediums. Step-by-step instructions and illustrative images not only help clarify the techniques shown, but also provide mixed-media inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing. Top off your projects with suggestions for finishing and mounting your work, so you can show it off!