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Acrylic Paint and other media

Updated on February 13, 2016

One of my favorite things about art is being able to mix different types of media, and the depths that it adds to the work. This painting was done with acrylic paint, fine holographic glitter, peacock feathers, and ribbon. This painting was done for a specific person so it was tailored to fit their taste and decor. Everything was painted on the the canvas and then they other material such as the feathers and ribbon were added last. The feathers were painted on the canvas and then real feathers were added with spray glue after the paint dried.

~The feathers were added by measuring and cutting to the desired length. After I sprayed them with Elmers spray glue (be careful they are very tacky to the touch and will mess up placement if not done carefully)

~Around the one eye opening on the mask small pearls were painted and placed for additional texture.

~Glitter was added to the lower half of the mask to add texture, also because this was done for my boss and she loves glitter. I wanted to make it look like it was coming to life. The glitter was added by using the same spray glitter but painting it on with a small brush in sections and adding the glitter as you go.

~ For the ribbon you can use any type of wired ribbon, it helps keep the shape. The ribbon was tied, secured with a small wire and then glued to the canvas with hot glue. Let the glue cool slightly before places so it does not put a hole in the canvas.

After I finished everything on the painting I took the painting outside and gave it a generous coat of clear spray paint. It will help secure the glitter and feathers.

Things You Will Need:

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Multiple Size Brushes
  • Water
  • Paper Towels
  • An Easel (or newspaper if your laying it flat on a table)
  • Ribbon
  • Feathers
  • Holographic Glitter
  • Small Pearls


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    • kara6335 profile image

      Kara 5 years ago from Wellsburg, WV

      I like the blend ability with oil paint but I prefer the dry time and versatility with acrylics.

    • craftybegonia profile image

      craftybegonia 5 years ago from Southwestern, United States

      I love acrylic paint, especially with all the wonderful new mediums that make it so versatile!