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Title: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on November 26, 2015, 02:27:59 PM
Here is my artworks from the class:

For this class you will need:
Canvas
Poster paper
texture gel
texture paste
acrylic paint
beads
pipe cleaners

Post your class artwork and questions below
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on November 28, 2015, 07:33:21 PM
Nolan,
Is Permafilla the same as Platre de Paris (Plaster of Paris) or Drywall Compound?
Thanks, Annie
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on November 29, 2015, 12:04:54 PM
it's not plaster of paris, the joint compound like like the right stuff though O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Win on November 30, 2015, 06:52:15 AM
I love this Mixed Media Art that you are doing Nolan, cant wait to try my hand at it, but first back to the Pencil Drawing excercises  :)  I am so glad I stumbled upon PaintBasket.  ......Now all I need is more time to be creative. :painting:

Win
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Maryna on December 01, 2015, 05:39:32 AM
My daughter and I did the mixed media sunflower class.

The photo did not come out that well. We used acrylic for the backgrounds, various beads for the seeds and kebab sticks for the bits that stand out in the middle. We did not use the same size canvas as Nolan, much much smaller.

Maryna's sunflower (my orange on the petals did not come out clear in the photo)


Makayla's sunfower
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Happychappy on December 01, 2015, 05:53:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well done Maryna and Makayla on the first mixed media lesson submitted. It looks so very interesting and I can't wait for it to be brought to the AOL classes to give it a go. Guess, I will have to exercise patience as it seems this won't be until April next year!! In the interim, I will enjoy watching everyone's submissions.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on December 01, 2015, 09:25:07 AM
Hi, watched the first video and Nolan says we'll need texture paste and texture gel.
I found a Liquitex version of "light modeling paste" and "matte super heavy gel". Just want to confirm that this is the correct stuff?
Would "super heavy be too heavy? They also have a regular or medium one. Thanks!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 01, 2015, 10:02:35 AM
Hey, Denise, so happy to see you back on PB.  Missed you.

I bought some all purpose Spackling Paste at Home Depot.  I recall Nolan said that would do for the deep texture on the Big Five animal paintings.  I will try using it here.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: KathyKuz on December 01, 2015, 11:10:38 AM
Maryna and Makalya:  Nice work on the sunflower and the texture paste work is nice. Kathy
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2015, 11:59:57 AM
Wim - You will really enjoy these, they are great fun

Beautiful job Maryna and Makalya :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Denise - I have not used the ones you are referring to, but it looks like the light modelling paste will work for texture paste. The super heavy gel will work for the gel except that it will retain it's height and not slump like the regular texture gel, so just bear that in mind.

In other words both those will work O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on December 01, 2015, 03:24:18 PM
Great, thanks Nolan :)
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: NHC50 on December 03, 2015, 10:26:32 AM
Nolan the yellow paper you are using in the sunflower. Is it poster board, or copy paper? And what size is it. Please in inches.

Well this is interesting. I can't use the little smiley icons. Wonder why? Windows 10 is weird.

Maryna, and Makalya good job. CLAP, CLAP, CLAP

Nina [rose icon]
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on December 03, 2015, 04:28:18 PM
Nina, it is poster board, but it has already been cut into sheets. Mine are A4, so your equivalent is Letter, but you want to use a size that suits your canvas, so if required, buy poster board and cut to size O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Maryna on December 03, 2015, 07:39:33 PM
Nina, I did not have poster board, so we used thickish drawing paper and painted it. Just an option.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: NHC50 on December 04, 2015, 01:43:59 PM
Thanks Nolan and Maryna,

I thought I would try vanilla file folders. I have a lot of them. I cut out a few of them and painted them. they seem to be working. But we will see. LOL

Nina
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 04, 2015, 04:01:30 PM
Nina, file folder is what I used. They rool a bit but so did Nolan's.  Agree should work.  It is not meant to be archival anyway.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on December 06, 2015, 11:51:55 AM
there you go Nina - it's mixed media so you can be creative with what you use. It doesn't have to be exactly what I have used. That is the beauty of it O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Sherri on December 06, 2015, 02:12:31 PM
Can't wait to gather all items needed and get started. I have a very temperamental colon and it has flared up again. Can't even get up and down the stairs. Hope antibiotic gets to work!!!   :-\ :-\ :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 06, 2015, 02:39:23 PM
Oh, dear., Sheri, no wonder we have not seen much of you.

Look forward to your sunflower.  I hope to get to it this week.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Sherri on December 06, 2015, 06:12:42 PM
Thanks mea. Hope to get to it this week. I sure have been watching a lot of lessons. My year long VIP Subscription ran out and I am going thru withdrawal. I can't seem to find a way to join it again. 😩😩
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Happychappy on December 08, 2015, 05:41:17 AM
Hi Sherri, Hope you feel better soon and your VIP membership now has to go to the new site Artonline.  You can read all about it in the "How To" section at the bottom of the log in page on this PB site.  Hope it helps. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on December 08, 2015, 11:51:08 AM
Hope you are better soon :flowers:
The VIP membership is now HERE  (http://onlineartlessons.com)Sherri
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2015, 10:24:52 AM

Does anyone know how to flip this picture. It was right side up when I put it on. Then it to to the side.  :tickedoff:

Well anyway I did it.   :yippee: Comments welcome.

Nina  :flowers:

Ps. I did fine the same compound that Nolan used. Just under a different name. I found it at Menards here in the States. It is called MH Ready Patch. Hope this helps. Oh Cost under $10.00 for a quart.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 14, 2015, 10:42:10 AM
Nina,

The sunflower petals are gorgeous - look like satin ribbon raised off the paper.  I am going to go look at the directions for this because I want to understand how you did that.

As for why it flipped, not a clue.  But, I did hear once that if the file is too large, it flips. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on December 14, 2015, 11:23:09 AM
awesome job Nina, love it :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

The flipping has something to do with taking a pic on your phone. The forum software was designed before the days of smart phones
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Happychappy on December 14, 2015, 11:39:08 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nina, outstanding piece of work.  I can't wait to get to try this mixed media out but have to wait until April when it comes to the AOL site.  In the interim, I am so enjoying watching everyone's work and making notes of what works etc. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2015, 02:00:11 PM
Thanks Mea and Patricia. Nolan you are funny. I don't have a smart phone I used a camera. I have never had this problem before. When I put it on here it was right side up. Just weird. I did enjoy the lesson. I did mine on masonite board. The sky is the limit on using that ready patch. It will be fun to play with. ;D

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on December 14, 2015, 11:10:53 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the process of this project! Mine is very small, just 5"x5".

Everyone's sunflower looks great! Here's mine...

Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Happychappy on December 15, 2015, 03:41:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Denise, your sunflower is absolutely STUNNING!!  One would never guess that it was so small, I could imagine a huge one hanging on the wall.  Great job for sure.

I forgot to add that I love your new avatar too.

Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 15, 2015, 05:44:04 AM
Wow, Denise, your sunflower is fantastic.

Now I really have to try this lesson. 

Yup, nice avatar.  Wish you had used that two years ago when I was trying to figure out which person you were when people were entering Uncle's!  We need to go there agin.  Liz, too.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on December 15, 2015, 01:50:05 PM
Thank you Patricia! So glad I decided to try this class :). I know you'll be creating your sunflower in a few months and I look forward to seeing it! Hope you have as much fun as I did...
Glad you like the new avatar. Life is different, so time for a new pic too  ;)

Mea, thank you too! Yes, you have to try this one - go for it and post!
And yes, let's get Liz and meet up again. Maybe early February? Look forward to seeing you guys!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on December 17, 2015, 11:30:47 AM
lovely job Denise :clap: :clap: :clap: , at that size it would make a lovely gift O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on December 17, 2015, 05:44:43 PM
Thank you Nolan! Now off to create a seascape...
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: liz on December 21, 2015, 12:59:48 AM
You always do your nice work, Denise!  I like the display stand; I use those for my Chinese platters in my China hutch.
 :flowers: -Liz
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2015, 04:40:27 PM
I got a little ahead of myself on this one.  I should have played the video before starting as I did not have all the supplies.

I made some interesting substitutions - pop corn kernels for the pipe cleaners and flax seed for the beads.  Necessity was definitely the mother of invention for this one!


I see now all the ways I could have made this better, but it still was a fascinating lesson.

My fingers are quite clumsy when it comes to handling small things so it has a sort of hackneyed look to it.

But, I like it, I really do.    Thanks, Nolan.  Cool, cool!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 23, 2015, 05:47:23 PM
Mea, what a great idea to use the corn and the flax seeds.  It looks wonderful.

 :clap: very well done.

I finally got the supply...
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on December 23, 2015, 09:14:10 PM
Hi Liz, thank you! I was lucky to have that stand just sitting around and finally put it to use  :)

Mea, I love your sunflower! Flaxseeds and kernals, how perfect is that? Beautiful work.
I just got my seashells and "sand" from Ben Franklin today. Felt a little silly buying those supplies and living in HI  :P
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2015, 10:04:52 PM
Mahalo, Denise.  The sunflower was fun.  Will work on the seascape in the next few days.  Hopefully, I can "shop" on the beach near my house for the shells and sand.  Maybe I'll substitute beach glass for the shells.  They are hard to come by "in the wild."

Thanks, Annie.  Lucky I like pop corn and flax seed.  They seemed perfect for that use.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Danielle123 on December 24, 2015, 05:16:41 AM
Nice sunflower Mea,  that is what crafting is all about ( finding what is avalable arround the house). Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Happychappy on December 24, 2015, 06:31:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mea, it is BEAUTIFUL and the fact that you had to substitute a few things, just makes it all the more interesting and creative.  Great job.  Can't wait for April when I will be able to have a go at it.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 24, 2015, 07:21:09 AM
Thanks, Patricia and Danielle.  Was nice to work on something totally different than I had ever done.  Real skill builder lessons.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: NHC50 on December 24, 2015, 07:22:27 AM
Way to go Mea. Good imagination.  O0


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 24, 2015, 07:57:36 AM
Thanks, Nina.  I just hope they don't sprout!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 24, 2015, 08:26:51 AM
Mea,
If you think finding seashells and sand is hard to come by in the wild... try on the attached photo.
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Danielle123 on December 24, 2015, 12:50:01 PM
Annie look what we have here in gatineau/Ottawa on Christmas eve. Never seen before 16 degrees and very windy,
But MEA will not find sheels here.   
Merry Christmas to all.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 24, 2015, 01:03:59 PM
Hi Danielle,
So nice to hear from you.

I cannot believe the temperature in Ottawa/Gatineau, and seeing green grass on your photo.  Does kitty like it? 16C... it was 16C in San Francisco last week.

I never saw but a full white Christmas in the Outaouais Vallee in the 35 years I was there.  Do you recall the Winter of 1974, when we got a total of 144 inches of snow (12 feet or 3.66 meters of snow!!!)... we could not figure out where to dump it anymore, and driveways were getting narrower and narrower.  Good memories of an everlasting skiing season!

The world is upside down!  Still snowing here.  I think I would like NZ... a lot!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on December 27, 2015, 12:28:19 PM
awesome job Mea :congrats:
the fact that you use other "ingredients" to me put me on  :cloud9:
because that is what mixed media is all about
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 27, 2015, 04:52:59 PM
Thanks, Nolan.  I was quite proud of myself for thinking of the flaxseed and popcorn.

You teach us in a way that once we understand the technique, we feel empowered to apply it in a different way.

That's one of the things that makes PB so special.

aloha

mea



Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 27, 2015, 08:52:17 PM
Getting a bit frustrated...

Any Canadian have done this classe and would not mind telling me the exact bran and type of paste you used?

I have been trying a number of paste in the last few days and it just does't work.  I cannot find something with the same consistancy as what Nolan used.  They are all too wet or sticky and when I let them dry a bit they either become friable and loose their elasticity or form a surface film.

I tried:
Easi-Fil - a pre mixed drywall compound
DryDex from DAP, an indoor/outdoor spackling
Liquidex Flexible Modeling Paste
Golden Molding Paste

The only think I found with similar consistance is Plummer Putty... but this being wayer resistant it is likely petro based and not compatible with acrylic painting... but I tried anyway.
, I am not even sure this hardens.

I asked at Home Depot, nothing else they could recommend.

Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 27, 2015, 10:14:24 PM
Annie,

I bought an 8 oz. plastic tub of DAP all-purpose spackling paste for about $5.00.  It has worked well for both mixed media pieces I have done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 27, 2015, 10:15:29 PM
Oh, I got the spackling paste at Home Depot.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 28, 2015, 02:59:07 AM
Thank you Mea.
Sound a bit like what I have but mine feels really wet and sticky, cannot get it off my hand or the cardboard for that matter.  Also it is pink and dries white.

Does yours say 'Dry Dek'?

I will go back to the store and see if there is one labelled 'all purpose'.  I took this one because the saleperson said it was the most bliable.

Thanks again for coming to my rescue :thankyou:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 28, 2015, 07:44:45 AM
No, Annie.  No "Dry Dec" written on the label.   But it does say to stir before use.  I think the liquid rises to the top, sort of like yogurt!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 28, 2015, 08:24:29 AM
Thank you very much.  It may be drywall compound. I will try to find someone knowledgeable at Home Depot this time.
Aloha!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 28, 2015, 11:35:29 AM
Yes, Annie, I got it in the drywall section.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: NHC50 on December 28, 2015, 02:20:17 PM
Annie I found the same stuff that Nolan uses, but under a different name. Called MH ready patch. I got mine at Menards, but you should be able to get it at Home Depot. I tried the other stuff, but it got my cardboard to wet. Then I had to cut out another one. Hard on the fingers. Lol

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on December 28, 2015, 02:52:57 PM
Thank you both Nina and Mea, you are very helpful.  :thankyou:

I just got the right stuff now.  It is rather wet.  So I will play with it in my hands until good consistency.  Yes Nina, it will make my hands dry... like handling clay.

Okay I will start now.

Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on January 01, 2016, 01:39:30 PM
Yay and  :gl:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on January 05, 2016, 10:03:03 AM
Here is Cathy's Sunflower

I bought the mixed media course for her. The background is a lovely blue-gray, not the gray on the photo.  She needed assistance with the x-acto knife to cut the template and with the challenge of using the wrong super sticky paste we had. Otherwise she did the rest.  The art store stopped carring square canvas, except for the very expensive ones, so we will do the lessons on rectangular board canvases.

She really enjoyed mixed media. Most of her work is acrylic.

Cathy is my adult daughter.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 05, 2016, 10:27:39 AM
Good job, Cathy.  Well done.  Yes, good choice of color for the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on January 05, 2016, 01:47:42 PM
Fantastic job Cathy, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I especially like that you have replicated the dotted effect in the embossed flowers :clap: - why didn't I think of that ???
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on January 05, 2016, 02:34:29 PM
Beautiful Cathy! Lush, lovely petals!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 05, 2016, 03:04:23 PM
Annie - tell Cathy her work is brilliant!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Sherri on January 05, 2016, 06:52:40 PM
Wow. Everyone's sunflowers are so good.  I love sunflowers.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Sherri on January 06, 2016, 02:31:51 PM
Here is my version of the sunflower lesson. I did take liberties with it. It is on a 12x16 stretched canvas. I used wooden skewers instead of pipe cleaners and I used black floral glass instead of the beads.

Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on January 06, 2016, 02:50:30 PM
Fantastic Sherri, it's beautiful :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Sherri on January 06, 2016, 02:53:49 PM
Thanks Nolan.   This was so much fun. Now onto the next one!!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 06, 2016, 03:09:00 PM
Nice work on the sunflower, Sherri.   You took wonderful liberties.

Nolan must be loving this - we are all having fun improvising on the sunflower.

aloha

mea
 
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2016, 04:05:40 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sherri, a beautiful project and the liberties you took, really paid off.  Great job.   Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Danielle123 on January 07, 2016, 02:27:48 PM
Lovely mixed media Sherry.   :yippee:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Denise808 on January 07, 2016, 07:03:23 PM
How fun and original Sherri!  :clap:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Sherri on January 08, 2016, 02:56:44 PM
Thanks Denise, Danielle, Patricia and Mea. I am really enjoying the mixed media.

Mea I am trying to take what Nolan is teaching us and try to apply it. Not always possible but hoping it will push my art that one step further.

Sherri
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on January 12, 2016, 05:58:46 AM
Dear Mea, Nolan, Denise and Sharon,
Thank you for my sunflower painting with beads.
Love Cathy
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on January 25, 2016, 02:22:41 PM
This project used glu gun to attach the sunflower petals.  Could one uses acrylic medium gel as glue?
Thanks
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: nolan on January 26, 2016, 12:07:20 PM
Technically you can but the glue gun glue dries quick which allows you to twist and bend the petals while drying. Gel dries a lot slower so if you need to do the same you would need something to hold the petal in place while the gel dries to ensure the petal doesn't jump back to it's natural shape
Title: Re: Mixed Media Sunflower
Post by: Annie. on January 26, 2016, 05:25:29 PM
Okay, thank you Nolan.  I was just looking if a safer alternative existed.