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Get ready to "Think Outside the Box"! Altered Surfaces by Chris Cozen presents you with an adventure using acrylic paints with Gels, Mediums, Grounds and Pastes for Paper, Canvas, Board and Plastic. Be brave, experiment and try new combinations - it's the best route to discovery.

 


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Cover Altered Surfaces

Altered Surfaces
Using Acrylic Paints with Gels, Mediums, Grounds & Pastes

Author: Chris Cozen
Pages: 51
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Design Originals
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4Q0087
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 023863053266

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Introduction

Welcome! You are now on your way to a wonderful adventure using a myriad of paints and products available in the acrylic paint line.

If you love color like I do, then you will discover paints that are richly and generously packed with artist pigments, which will provide you with smooth, luscious and incredible results! Once you start using these artist grade paints you may never go back to 'craft' or 'student' grade paints, which have less pigment.

You'll discover that acrylic paints, fluids, gels, mediums, grounds and pastes work as a 'system,' allowing them to be fully compatible with each other. You can mix and match to your heart's content without worry!

Be brave, experiment and try new combos - it's the best route to discovery!

We are on our way.

Author Chris CozenAbout the Author

Chris is an artist with an innate understanding of color and design. She has 30 years of experience in teaching and program planning. Chris has learned that using one's creativity to approach problem-solving makes things go much easier. She utilizes this skill to develop opportunities for her students to 'discover' their own creative abilities.

She devotes her time and energy to the creative process. As a Working Artist for Golden Acrylic Colors, Chris finds her background to be a perfect complement when lecturing, teaching, or designing a class about acrylic painting materials and techniques.

Chris's favorite students are those that come with either no experience or a bias 'against' acrylic! Her affiliation with Golden has really influenced her work, pushing her to explore new processes and materials.

Her studio is brimming with pieces that tell stories about people, many enriched with pieces of family history. Collage and mixed media pieces, lively with color, texture and movement dominate her studio walls.

She conducts workshops throughout southern California and is a member of the Los Angeles Experimental Artists Group. Chris lives in California with her husband Darrell, where she enjoys a wonderful garden filled with roses and fruit trees, plentiful sunshine, a few cats and the company of friends. She has two married daughters

Since 2000, Chris has exhibited at Memphis, Nashville, The A.E. Backus Gallery in Florida and the Chapelle des Penitents, in Callian, France. Her work is held in private collections in California, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, Canada, Germany, France, Israel and Norway.

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Handy Tools 4-5
Acrylic Pigment Reality 6-7
The Mystery of Color Mixing 8
Using Whites 9
Jewelry with Plastic 10
Making a Mark 11
Hobby Plastic as a Surface 12-13
Making Things Stick 14
Aging the Page 15
Surface Texture 16-17
Make it Matte or Let It Shine 18
Fluid Thinking 19
Resist Techniques 20-21
Let's Put Black to Work 22-23
Handmade Papers 24-25
Background Basics 26-27
Mediums & Gels 28
Totally Encaustic 29
Pastes & Grounds 30
Idea Applications 31
Magical Molding Pastes 32
How to Burnish the Surface 33
Light Molding Paste 34-35
Crackle Effects 36-37
Fiber - Coarse Molding Paste 38-39
Gritty Toothy Surfaces 40
Make a Gritty Dirty Glaze 41
Fine Pumice Gel 42
Make a Milk Glass Transfer 43
Clear Tar Gel 44
Weave Acrylic Skins 45
Shimmering Iridescents 46-47
Embossed Tiles and Tips 48-49
Tell a Family Story 50-51

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