Thursday, June 12, 2014

Buried Treasure - Re-Posting a Mixed Media Painting

 this painting was entirely experimental........i have never seen an encaustic painting, only on tv & artist's blogs.
so when i came to a tutorial in the book - "Surface Treatment Workshop", explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques, by Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson, queen of glue, & princess of paint for *faux encaustic* i gave it a try.
 first step: collage with torn green magazine paper on canvas......

 when it had dried added some crayon & acrylic paint........more floral collage.....then more paint glazes.....
 i didn't always like some of the colours when the paint had dried, so i just added a different colour until i was happy with it.
 i used transparent colours mixed with clear painting medium to make glazes as i didn't want to lose the layers.
as it was an experiment i didn't stress about it, in the end it all kinda blended together.
 pressed a rose stamp into more wet gel medium......then did the same with a leaf shape, added more layers of paint......
 each layer of collage, crayon & paint was covered with a mix of watered down gel medium, you can see it is still wet in this photo below......
 as each layer dried i continued to add more layers of  each medium until i thought it looked ok.
 i am not sure if it looks like * faux encaustic*, but i was happy with my first try.
 i can see layers going back to some of the collage,.....

so this is my contribution to "buried treasure" organized by Seth Apter, thealteredpage.
to see more please visit Seth's blog.


  1. Fabulous canvas creation...
    thank you for sharing the stages with us...a
    lways interesting to see an art piece come together and not always easy to stop and take photos along the way!

  2. lovely, lovely, lovely. thanks for sharing

  3. Wow! Love that texture you achieve! So rich!
    Wonderful Buried Treasure!
    All the best,
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  4. good many layers and colours...nice!!!...clever girl...

  5. I kept looking and looking at this piece and the way you built up the layers. It is gorgeous, and I love all that texture and color you achieved through play. Very nicely done art, and great buried treasure.

  6. Raylee, Thank you so much for posting this Buried Treasure! Your layers and textures are phenomenal! I really love how you worked those roses into your canvas!
    Jackie ")

  7. thank you to all for your comments, so pleased to hear what you think!

  8. uber-cool technique! Thanks for the book info. Love how your piece came out.

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. The 'Buried Treasure' is such a wonderful idea for discovering treasure troves of wonderful artists. I enjoyed 'hunting' your blog and its lively content. May our adventures continue.



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