Art Techniques Starting with the Letter D
Mixed Media Art Techniques Beginning with the Letter D
This web page covers mixed media art techniques that begin with the letter D. it is one page in a series of 26 that go through the alphabet from A-Z.
On this page, you will find information about traditional techniques such as drawing and decoupage. There is also information about more contemporary techniques including digital art, distressing, direct-to-paper -- and some fun items like the Drunken Scotch technique and the Dryer Sheet Technique.
I have text, pictures, video demonstrations, links to relevant web sites, a poll and a place for visitors to leave their comments. Please do so!
How do you use D techniques in your art?
ATCs with Botanical Elements Made with Drunken Scotch Technique - Alcohol Inks (Drunken) Plus Scotch Glue
Drunken Scotch Technique
The Drunken Scotch Technique creates beautiful backgrounds or elements using Adirondack Alcohol Inks and a water based glue that dries clear. The original technique called for Scotch glue. I used Aileen's Tacky Glue in the artist trading cards shown here.
Different types of glues will produce different results, so its good to experiment.
The technique us done like this:
Step by Step
1. Select a sturdy material for your element. I have used chipboard, cardboard and watercolor paper. I have not tried regular cardstock. It may work or it may be too light.
2. Smear water based glue over your shape, being sure to cover every area.
3. Pour a few drops of alcohol inks on top of the glue. Use three or four different colors.
4. Jiggle the element around as best you can, attempting to spread the alcohol inks so all the white is covered.
5. Apply heat from a heat gun. The glue should bubble up in bubbles of various sizes -- but remove the heat before the bubbles burst. If they burst, you will have unattractive blotches of white glue showing. Continue to heat for awhile, allowing bubbles to rise and fall.
6. Set aside and allow to air dry completely.
Lastly, if desired, apply some metallic rub-ons or colored sprays to selected areas. In the images shown, I used metallic rub-ons in gold colors.
Drunken Scotch Technique Video Demo - How One Gal Does It
I've talked about the Drunken Scotch technique a little earlier. This video is the one that I learned from. The artist demonstrates how she does the technique to create awesome bird cages.
Ranger Distress Ink Techniques - by Tim Holtz
Tim demonstrates a number of fun things you can do with Rangers Distress Inks.
Photos of Distressed ProjectsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Links to Art Techniques Beginning with D
Check here for information on the dryer sheet technique, distressing, dry embossing, drawing, decoupage and doodle-art.
- Dryer Sheets Technique
With this technique, you create backgrounds and embellishments by recycling used dryer sheets.
- Doodle Art World
All about doodling as an art form.Doodling is generally seen as something everyone can do and therefore not really 'art'. The internet and scrapbooking have caused doodling to come into its own as a legitimate art form.
- Direct to Paper
A technique for adding color in which the stamp pad is applied directly to paper
- Distressed Gesso Background
A technique for creating backgrounds that involves the use of acrylic gesso and Distress Inks.
- How to Decoupage
How to Decoupage. Decoupage, from the French word decouper, meaning to cut, is a craft or art form that entails pasting cut-outs (typically paper) to an object and then covering them with several coats of varnish or lacquer.
- Drawing Tutorials - How to Draw Step by Step - Free Lessons
Drawing tutorials designed to teach users how to draw realistically step by step!
Distressing is a technique to add an aged look to paper or other materials. Distressing techniques include ripping, tearing, sanding, and using inks and other materials to give the paper an aged look.
There is information about distressing at this link: Stamps: Distressing Techniques.
Drawing Lab -- a Great Book to Take your Drawing up a Notch
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© 2011 June Campbell