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Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  175 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Fresh new ways to create fabulous paintings with mixed media techniques!

Acrylic Solutions provides the hows behind a multitude of effects you've admired in other artists' works--and then some! Based on the popular online teaching collaboration of Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard, this book illustrates a wealth of layering methods and techniques. Mix and match to achieve coun
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published April 18th 2013 by North Light Books (first published March 22nd 2013)
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Kelly
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So many techniques, and so thoroughly explained! This book is taking my painting to a new level. I own dozens of art books, but this has become my "go-to" book for understanding types of paint and mediums and the possibilities and limitations of each. Highly recommended. ...more
Vicky
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The perfect book for anyone looking for instruction and inspiration for acrylic mixed media painting techniques. Excellent companion to Chris Cozen's instructional DVDs. I have been painting with acrylics for a year and recently decided to try mixed media. I refer to this book quite often. ...more
Robin
Nov 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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Good basics for acrylic, applied to abstracts.
D.
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Good insight into (mostly) Golden paint products, and specific to working with fields of overlapping colors and hue families. Not necessarily a How To book but a nice look into other's approaches and how they use acrylic paints in their work.

If you want to learn how to paint abstracts, which most of these photographed examples are, reading a picture book on someone else's experience will make your brain happy but it will not satisfy any soul-urge you have to create or make. Start with student g
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Lydia Kimble-wright
I am a relatively new mixed media artist. Chris Cozen’s books are filled with easy to follow projects that provide inspiration to artists of all levels of expertise. Cozen is knowledgeable about mixed media art, and clearly describes various artistic techniques to expand an artist’s toolbox.
Lynn
Aug 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
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This book is so inspiring! I love how it explains mixed media techniques so well. No abstract and useless instructions. Just practical advice. I'm really excited about it. ...more
Julie Akeman
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous art book. I want to do something different and this book has what I am looking for. Add it to your personal art library.
Mary Lou
Jun 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Contains lots of techniques for someone just starting out. Beautiful illustrations.
Marcyb
Beautiful Book

Excellent tutorials for lovely effects with acrylic abstract paintings. This is one of my favorites for learning mixed media techniques.
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