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9781631598807

Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Stunning Effects--Play with Gouache, Metallic Paints, Masking Fluid, Alcohol, and More

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  • ISBN13:

    9781631598807

  • ISBN10:

    1631598805

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-11-17
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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Summary

In Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media, popular watercolor artist, instructor, and author Ana Victoria Calderon shares her simple step-by-step techniques for painting exciting and colorful motifs by combining watercolor with a variety of other user-friendly materials.
  • Start with the essentials—paint, paper, and brushes—then learn about the featured mediums for mixing, including masking fluid, gold leaf, bleach, salt, and alcohol
  • Take a step-by-step look at fundamental watercolor techniques
  • Learn to paint a variety of striking organic motifs and surface effects, including stirring skies and clouds, sparkling galaxies, flowing oceans, and dazzling crystals
  • Find great project ideas for stylish gifts and stationery
Whether you're new to the medium or are looking to add new techniques to your watercolor practice, go grab a brush, paints, and some easy-to-use materials and take a beautiful creative journey with watercolor!

Perfect for all skill levels, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.

Author Biography

The author of Creative Watercolor (Quarry Books, 2018), Ana Victoria Calderon is a Mexican/American watercolor artist and teacher with a bachelor's degree in Information Design and continued studies in Fine Arts. Her licensed artwork can be seen in retail outlets throughout the United States and Europe on a wide variety of products. Ana teaches in-person workshops and hosts creative retreats in Tulum, Mexico, as well as summer watercolor retreats throughout Europe. She has had more than 60,000 students on Skillshare, where she is a Top Teacher, and she also teaches thousands of Spanish-speaking students on Domestika. See more of Ana's work on Instagram (@anavictoriana), YouTube (Ana Victoria Calderon), and Facebook (Ana Victoria Calderon Illustration). She lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
Why Watercolors Are So Great to Mix with Other Mediums
 
1 MIXED MEDIA: WATERCOLOR & MORE
WATERCOLOR
GOUACHE: Adding Opacity to Translucent Watercolors
ALL THAT SHIMMERS: Metallic, Pearlescent & Iridescent Watercolors
SPECIALTY WATERCOLORS: Neon, Multi pigmented & Rare Pigments
INKS
BRUSHES
PAPER
OTHER TOOLS & SUPPLIES
 
2 BASIC TECHNIQUES & BEYOND
WATERCOLOR PROPERTIES
ESSENTIAL WATERCOLOR HOW-TO
EXPERIMENTING WITH MIXED MEDIA
GALLERY OF MIXED MEDIA EXPERIMENTS
 
3. HORIZONS
PREPARING YOUR SURFACE FOR PAINTING SKIES
OPEN SKIES
BILLOWING CLOUDS
OCEAN SUNRISE
LIGHTNING STORM
Project: Message Hidden in the Clouds
 
4. CELESTIAL SKIES
PHASES OF THE MOON
CONSTELLATIONS & COSMIC TEXTURES
SUNS & PLANETS
Project: Outer-Space Collage
 
5. GEMS & CRYSTALS
CRYSTAL SHAPES
AMETHYST CLUSTER
NATURAL EMERALD
LOOSE & EXPERIMENTAL HEALING CRYSTALS
Project: Birthstone Chart
 
6. EARTH & SACRED GEOMETRY
ANCIENT SHAPES
THE SEED OF LIFE
PRESSING FLOWERS & LEAVES
DECORATING PRESSED BOTANICALS
Project: Ultimate Mixed-Media Mandala Masterpiece
 
TEMPLATES
RESOURCES/REFERENCES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INDEX
 

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