23 thoughts on “Easy Altered Metal: Mixed-media Tutorial

  1. Hi Jenn,

    I love the videos–keep them coming. I have a question about coloring metals. I have some copper sheeting and was wondering if the Adirondack inks would work. I am thinking that you could stamp your paint medium. 

    Have you tried using colored pencils on metal? Sanding does not seem to do enough to get the color to stay on the metal.

    Thanks for your input! (P.S. I live in the southern Adirondack Mts. in NY).

    Charlene

    cleary@nycap.rr.com

  2. I’m so grateful to see this video. I have a bunch of shiny silver metal pieces that just don’t work with my art. I’ve tried painting them to no avail. This seems like the perfect solution and I am ready to try it with the inks. I’ve seen these inks many times and wondered how to incorporate them into my artwork.

     

    Thanks!

  3. Wow!

    Thanks so much for the tutorial idea.  I always had trouble seeing the pictures because of my small laptop, but the videos are large, clear, bright and well paced. You are quite a natural at video tutorials. The only suggestion I would give us to use larger items so it’s easier to see what the effects are.  It is so much easier to understand how to use the inks.  Guess I’ll have to buy some of the blender ink now. 

    More please…I would like to see encaustic videos.  I’ve been really curious, but don’t have the foggiest notion how to do it, or supplies needed.

     

  4. Love this video Jenn!  Just tried the alcohol inks on copper the other day and it works great!!  It also works fabulously on dominoes…just taught a girl scout art camp Domino Art Pendant class and even the smallest girls were able to use the inks!!

  5. Great info! I can’t wait to try it myself. I never thought of using the inks and seeing how they blended so brightly and beautifully sparked all kinds of ideas for using these.

  6. Hi Jenn, great video, clear directions, enough to inspire. I will no longer walk past the bits of dark metal – whole new world out there. I am forehead slapping a bit however…why didn’t I think to sand and paint those black metal buttons I passed up on sale last week? OMG I’m off to fabric store w/coups!!!  Thanks ever so much. Mary Johnson

  7. Hi Jenn, great video, clear directions, enough to inspire. I will no longer walk past the bits of dark metal – whole new world out there. I am forehead slapping a bit however…why didn’t I think to sand and paint those black metal buttons I passed up on sale last week? OMG I’m off to fabric store w/coups!!!  Thanks ever so much. Mary Johnson

  8. Hi Jenn,

    Besides the main idea, your videos always give me new ideas like rubbing the paint on the metal with your finger.  Am I way too uptight or what?  Also, I work with  Adirondack metal inks over pieces of handmade paper.  The colours used on the metal drip and drop on the paper which can then be used as the background  with the metal embellishment.  Love your tips and techniques.

     

    Joan – joanARTstudio

    Calgary, Canada

  9. Thanks so much for the great video!!  Would love to see more metal tutorials!! 

    One question:  Do you need to seal the inks afterwords?  And I guess a second:  If you don’t sand the metal, does it need to be primed another way?

    Thanks so much!!

    Julie

     

  10. I love the videos. It makes everything much easier to understand when I can see it.  I really like these butterflies. I would like to know more about what different people do inside their art journals. –I am new to this

     

  11. I love the videos. It makes everything much easier to understand when I can see it.  I really like these butterflies. I would like to know more about what different people do inside their art journals. –I am new to this

     

  12. I’ve heard that you have to seal the alcohol inks with a heat gun.  Is this true?  I have some alcohol inks but have yet to use them as I do not have a heat gun.  And yes to the question in the newsletter, LOVE to see videos!

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