Construct: Plaster and Paint

layers and surfaces for Mixed Media designs

 

 

Construct: Plaster and Paint

This self-paced prerecorded course focuses on the use of plaster on traditional substrates as a foundation and a medium for unique tactile, textural works of art. 

Instruction covers 3 different types of plaster products readily available, with easy to follow instruction on how to create both smooth and textured surfaces.

From the basics of each product to customizing special recipes into "trompe l'oeil" style finishes that fool the eye, this workshop gives a comprehensive overview of options; a veritable smorgasbord of methods for creating uniquely beautiful works of art.

 

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30 lesson videos organized into 14 modules and submodules including:

  • Choosing compatible surfaces and substrates for working with plaster products
  • How to save money creating your own DIY gesso
  • Creating, and painting on, a smooth plaster surface over traditional substrates
  • Creating textured surfaces on traditional substrates
  • Creating sturdy substrates from non traditional materials
  • Tips for a successful approach to painting on each type of plaster
  • Creating faux Venetian Plaster for use as a paint medium and a surface
  • Adding texture and details with mark-making, stenciling, incising, etc. 
  • Incorporating textiles, collage elements, and objects into your design.
  • How to ensure proper bonding with each of the plaster surfaces
  • Incorporating tar into the surface design
  • Painting and finishing plaster surfaces with encaustic wax 
  • How to finish your work with cold wax
  • How to seal and protect your work with traditional mediums and varnishes
  • Light construction for attaching objects and adding hanging hardware
  • More!

$99 Registration 
  

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