Monday, July 21, 2014

Handwriting in mixed media

Detail from Nancy Telford Art
This is a detail from a commission piece. The full composition of the art is a wedding photo. The background was created with a combination of acrylic paint, pastels (the handwriting) and matte medium. Once the piece was completed, I sealed it with matte varnish. 

Try a background with acrylic paint and matte medium, sand it down to distress it a bit. Once you are satisfied, use a graphite pencil and handwrite a phrase or words. To embellish further, use a white pastel pencil and write more over the other words. Remember to work in a direction that does not drag your hand over the area that you have worked on. If you are left-handed work left to right and right to left if you are right handed. 

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