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Step by step acrylic and mixed media painting tutorial, Recycling Life by Sandrine Pelissier on ARTiful, painting demos

Step by step acrylic and mixed media painting tutorial, Recycling Life

The biggest canvas I ever painted, it is 46 × 46 inches and barely fits in my car. I painted this from a picture I took earlier this year at Spanish banks beach (Vancouver-BC) with India ink, newspaper collage, acrylics and graphite.

Step by step acrylic and mixed media painting tutorial, Recycling Life

drawing on canvas

I started by drawing with graphite a rough outline of the elements in the landscape. I did with the canvas upside down to try to be more precise.

newspaper collage with acrylic medium

I make a collage with newspapers on the foreground, I tear little pieces and glue them with acrylic medium.

newspaper collage with acrylic medium

Here is a close up.

newspaper collage with acrylic medium

I paint with white acrylic paint on top of some parts of the collage.

acrylic paint on top of newspapers collage

I avoided the area that will be the trunk of the trees with my collage.

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Speedball Super Black Waterproof India Ink

“Super black” means its blackness will be very permanent and fadeless. Contains 100% carbon black pigment. Also free-flowing, non-clogging, and waterproof.

painting with India ink on top of newspaper collage

On the lower part of the foreground I paint on top of the newspaper collage with India ink

mixing ink and acrylic

The ink and the white acrylic are mixing in some parts to make a light grey.

mixing ink and acrylic

I am trying to have a gradation of paint with darker areas at the bottom of the painting.

mixing India ink and acrylic

I am painting the sea and the mountains in the background, still using a mix of acrylic paint and India ink.

paper collage with acrylic medium

I add a thick layer of medium on top of my collage to make it waterproof. If not the India ink will lift if wet.

painting with India ink and acrylic paint

I am painting the sea and the mountains in the background, still using a mix of acrylic paint and India ink.

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Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water-Resistant Artists Ink

FW Artists Ink is an acrylic-based, pigmented, water-resistant ink in a range of 38 colors, all of which have either a three-star or four-star rating for permanence. FW Artists Inks work well with airbrushes, dip pens, technical pens and brushes. – Primary Colors Set

splattering red acrylic paint

I splatter the red paint mix on the foreground.

drawing tree branches on canvas

I then trace all the trees and branches, the drawing is so complex and detailed that I used graphite paper and worked one small area at a time

paint trees with ink

Once an area is drawn, I paint it with India ink.

paint trees with ink

Here is a detail of all the intricate branches.

paint trees with ink and acrylic

I add a light wash of acrylic paint on the trees for added texture. I did fix the India ink before with Krylon workable fixative.

Step by step acrylic and mixed media painting tutorial, Recycling Life

Recycling Life, mixed media on canvas

You can also watch a quick recapitulation on this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agv9Mb28h7A

Step by step acrylic and mixed media painting tutorial, Recycling Life
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