You’ll Love This Mixed Media Art Book If:
- You want to create interesting art with Latin American influences and top mixed media techniques
- You love artistic elements of Latin America & want to create pieces of your won
- You blend folklore and colorful pop-culture and want to learn more from Michael DeMeng
Dusty Diablo includes great mixed media art techniques and complete projects from expert artist Michael DeMeng. Michael leads you step by step through fun and interesting projects and he shares his favorite stories and anecdotes from his travels in Latin America.
In addition to exciting projects you’ll also find 8 tear-out loteria game cards. Featured projects include an altered Mexican-taxi dashboard, an Our Lady of Guadalupe project and more. Use personal items and other art supplies to make interesting mixed media art pieces of your very own. Be inspired by the experiences of Michael DeMeng and create artistic memories.
In Dusty Diablos You’ll Learn:
- Painting and mixed media art techniques for achieving a variety of effects such as tarnishing, burnishing and aging
- Tips and techniques for making nichos (nook shrines), and bottle-cap Milagros
- How to make a loteria game or a wrestling mask called a luche libra mask.
Check Out This Excerpt from Dusty Diablos:
Tricky Burnt Paper Routine
Personally, I always enjoy the opportunity to risk a little fire hazard if there is one, but alternatively, I came up with the painting method of making paper appear singed without having to light up. Another bonus to this tricky routine: The finished product isn’t as fragile around the edges as the real deal.
Check out this free excerpt from Dusty Diablos: How to make new objects look rusty or blackened using rusting agents!
- 1. Find a piece of paper you want to look burnt. It can be old, but something brand-spankin’ new will work too. Tear the edges. Make sure they are nice and uneven like fire might create.
- 2. Put a really, really, really watery wash of "Uszhhh" (see page 23) over the paper.
You want this wash to be a "cat-pee yellow" color: less Quinacridone Gold and more black. Remember, lots of water.
- 3. Dry the paper, which should buckle in an interesting way from the water. Take pure Dioxazine Purple and paint around the edge of the paper. Dilute it toward the center of the paper, using a watery brush—dark, pure purple on the edge, lightening toward the center. The idea is that you want it to seem as if the purple seamlessly gradiates into the cat-pee yellow. The diluted purple should be almost
entirely transparent and clear at about 1⁄2" to 1" from the edge.
- 4. Dry the purple. Take pure Quinacridone Gold and do exactly what was done with the purple, right on top of the purple. So, pure Quin Gold on the outside edge and gradiate and dilute it towards the center, just like the purple. In fact, this layer covers over anything that is purple. What will happen is the Quin Gold in combination with the purple layer below will transform into a rich burnt-brown.
- 5. Dry. It should look like burnt paper. For a bit more darkness, take a brush and apply a tiny amount of undiluted Mars Black around the edge of the paper. It’s best to paint the side of the paper as opposed to the surface. The idea is to add just a tiny bit of darkness without painting over the rich brown wash created in the previous steps.
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