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A painted background is imprinted with a sprig coated with embossing ink. The wet ink is covered with embossing powder and a heating element is employed to raise the gold surface. Raised surfaces provide an intriguing tactile environment. - See more at: http://www.createmixedmedia.com/blogs/guest-posts/mixed-media-alchemy-acrylic-painting-ideas#sthash.iaUMLLyA.dpuf

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Technique: Week 1 – Easy Acrylic Backgrounds

Easy to follow tutorial on creating beautiful acrylic / craft paint backgrounds - I'm sure my aunt knows this already, but I'm pinning it for her anyway.

from Student Art Guide

Painting on Grounds: Inventive uses of media for Art students

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Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy (Colossal)

- Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy (via Bloglovin.com ) - Really like how the colours have begun to mix and how there are ripples created. Creating feature with the paints movement. Maybe created with the paint drying and layering more paint on top. Could look at dripping a range of colours or using a colour palette and dripping it, then taking photos as if moves, could further document by taking a video.

newest painting in my series 'in the garden' annie lockhart .... join me on facebook annie lockhart soulful paintings approx. 36"x48" acrylic and glazes on canvas