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The Walls Come Tumbling Down - a mixed media painting tutorial

The Walls Come Tumbling Down
Cyndi Lavin, 2017

This piece started with a piece of watercolor paper that was wet.  I used dilute acrylics to paint a watercolor-type of background: Hansa yellow light, Cerulean blue, Pyrrole red.  When dry, I figured out where the central shape was going to be and I added some lines with Fineline resist fluid.

1. Create a mask from card stock and painter's tape.  Roll over the exposed painting with a light coat of white gesso on a small foam roller.

2. Use painter's tape to create an outer frame which will be rolled with black gesso.

3. Remove the masks and tape, and remove the resist from the lines.

4. Use painter's tape to position black bars across the central shape.  Use black gesso.

5. I liked it on end the best of all the orientations.

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