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New discoveries are what you will find in the pages of Mixed Media and Color by Chris Cozen. Gather some acrylic paints, a few tools, scraps of fabric, canvas and paper and get ready to play. Discover for yourself the softer side of Golden's new Acrylic lines: Open, Fluid, and Airbrush! The finished project results in a soft hand on the fabric some quite contrarly to the reputation of acrylics.

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Mixed Media and Color
Soft Hand Fabric results when using Golden Acrylic Paints: Open, Fluid & Airbrush

Author: Chris Cozen
Publisher: Design Originals
Pages: 51
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4Q0420
Weight: 0.80 lb
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I had the privilege helping to motivate Chris to write this book exploring the topic of using Golden acrylic paints on fabric. I was at a trade show, stopped by the Golden Booth and a lively discussion began. This dialogue lead to my suggestion that perhaps Chris write a book about the topic.

Then in June 2010, a group of friends and I (thanks Margrit Hall, Jo Griffith, Anna Mae Gazo and Patt Blair) had the privilege of spending several days experimenting and exploring Golden Acrylics paint lines called: Open, Fluid & Airbrush and how they worked on fabric.

The results are amazing. The finished painted fabric after heat setting and washing has a very soft and smooth hand (feel of fabric when smooshing in your palm.) quite contrarly to the reputation of acrylics.

This new acrylics allows a light layering of paint on the fabric. The colors are vibrant and strong even after heat setting and washing the fabric. Again amazing, I am not sure what other word to use.

I was so impressed with the finished results, I had suggested that the book be titled The Open Hand, the Softer Side of Acrylics on Fabric because Golden's Open, Fluid and Airbrush acrylic paints add so little body to the fabric.

Try them out, Chris's step-by-step instruction using common paint supplies you have at home makes it easy and economical to do. You too will be amazed!


Introduction from the Author

I have been up to my ears discovering endless ways to manipulate, utilize and maximize colors on fabrics, quilts, canvas and papers. Limited only by my own inventiveness, which fortunately for me is a strong suit, I have found dozens of great new ideas to share.

The greatest news is that the marriage between paint colors, fabric, canvas and paper has just begun! All surfaces now a front and center role to play in my art.

I am the first to admit that I am not a dedicated quilter. I love to use my sewing machine as a tool to add line and texture to my pieces. The fusion of these surfaces is easy and available to everyone. Get ready to color and create to your heart's delight.


About the Author:

Chris Cozen 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 conducts workshops throughout southern California and is a member of the Los Angeles Experimental Artist Group.

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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