Art Giveaway and New Texture Ideas


Sue Pelletier on set.  

HeadshotIf you love adding texture to your mixed-media collages, then you’ll love today’s newsletter. We asked Sue Pelletier, fresh off the taping of her new Cloth Paper Scissors Workshop™ DVD Textures for Collage: Build ’em up!, to give us a few of her favorite texture tips.

Not only has Sue provided us with some great tips, she is also letting us give away one of her delightful pieces! (See the details at the bottom of the newsletter.) I’m running out to the art store on the way home to pick up some Paperclay—what a great way to add texture!


Adding texture 3 ways.  

In this small canvas I use several “surface build up” techniques that create texture and a relief form.

1. Paperclay® – Using Paperclay I sculpted a simple heart shape. I attached the heart to the small canvas with heavy matte gel medium.

  Small canvas, Pariscraft, and Paperclay.

2. Pariscraft – I took 3 small pieces of Pariscraft dipped in warm water and placed them over the heart, smoothing out the strips, and allowing them to drape onto the canvas.

3. Collage and stitching – My first collage layer is vintage pattern paper layered on with gel medium. I also added some paper with stitching on it, with more gel medium.

Could this Sue Pelletier Original be yours?  

Finishing the art

When this is dry, add paint and draw with water based oil pastels…doodle, dry brush…whatever feels right for your paint application! I love using numbers and letters in my work and adding loose sketchy lines with a 6B graphite pencil.

Interested in winning this Sue Pelletier Original? Here’s the skinny: Reply to this blog by October 4, 2010 at noon, with your favorite way of adding texture to your work and you will be entered to win!



CONTEST UPDATE! chinacapri is the winner of Sue Pelletier's Original artwork. Email me at with your address and we'll ship this out to you right away. CONGRATS!




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