Expression Session: Creating Vivid Mixed-Media Fabric (Video Download)

Discover how to create expressive and fun mixed-media fabric with a variety of supplies and techniques.
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Discover how to create expressive and fun mixed-media fabric with a variety of supplies and techniques. Using everything from acrylic paint, layering, messy color, handmade stencils, handwriting, household tools, paint pens, colorful fabric spray, and so much more. We will explore all kinds of basic techniques that involve paint, color, and texture. Learn ways to alter the surface of fabric, paper, and recycled items, and transform them into one-of-a-kind mixed-media fabric to use in sewing and craft projects.

  • Raw canvas
  • Variety of fabrics
  • Recycled paper (junk mail, brown paper bags, etc.)
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Stencils
  • Stamps
  • Paint color spray or spray paint
  • Palette knife
  • Shoe polish
  • Permanent markers and/or paint pens
  • Small piece of Plexiglas® and cotton swabs for simple monoprinting
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    SKU: EP1425

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Alisa Burke

    Format: Standard Definition Video

    Customer Reviews

    Excellent mixed media workshop Review by SusieJ

    Well presented by a very knowledgeable artist, with the emphasis very much on the HOW of things, rather than creating a completed project. Great mixed media techniques, with lots of ideas - my brain was fizzing and I couldn't wait to get into my stash and start creating. Totally worth every penny, and I wish she'd made more videos because I would certainly be buying them. Recommended.

    (Posted on 5/9/14)

    Viewers perhaps reviewing own needs vs video itself Review by Lynda Warder

    I found this artist to be excellent in all aspects: thorough, organized, prepared, knowledgeable and comfortable infront of the camera. The title and the description tole us that it was an Expressive Session and she delivered it very well! Mood, colour, content, all expressed in many mediums that a person starting out can use. Perhaps the description could be extended to include that it is for a starting artist in mixed media. I give her full marks! Well done. ... and I am NOT a beginner but a teacher/artist and she did her job well.

    (Posted on 12/28/11)

    Expression Session: Creating Vivid Mixed-Media Fabric Review by Ann MacLachlan

    As the title says - lots of ideas for expressing yourself and creating wild patterns on fabric! I like Alisa's style and enjoyed watching the video although I was familiar with lots of the techniques she shows. Good for beginners and those who just need a bit of a push to get them going again. Don"t buy it if you want a step by step method to making something (that's not what is intended) she leaves that to your own creativity.

    (Posted on 11/18/11)

    Freestyle Art. Review by Vernell Bevelander

    I really enjoyed this video. She teaches you how to feel free to create without thinking too much. Art should be a free-flowing and pleasurable activity, Ms. Burke's video confirms that. My only criticism is I would like to have learned at least one project.

    (Posted on 2/12/11)

    Not a very useful workshop Review by Todd Peckham

    The instructor in this was very pleasant, but I don't really feel as if I learned anything at all except that you don't need much focus or talent to make messy fabric. Don't waste your money on this one.

    (Posted on 12/28/10)