MIXED MEDIA PANELS

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Art works shown are individually custom created based on client size and color requirements and are unique unto themselves. Please contact Elizabeth directly via email or phone to discuss your made-to-order piece

Unless otherwise noted, all 2D pieces utilize a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas base.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF MIXED MEDIA PANELS - As with Elizabeth's other Mixed Media creations, the background is painted in with a combination of watercolor, acrylic, and oil-based paints. Then handmade papers are applied using a sealer/fixative that Elizabeth developed several years ago. This natural sealer eliminates parts of the paper and paint leaving only the natural fibers exposed. This is what gives each piece its unique look. When dry, the final detail is then painted in with acrylics. Each piece contains hundreds to thousands of individually hand cut or torn pieces of paper and more than 50 coats of sealer making it extremely durable to various conditions and highly resistant to fading and discoloration.

Also shown below are several of Elizabeth's heavy texture acrylic panels which utilize museum quality birch wood as a base. The heavy acrylic paint (which is the consistency of peanut butter) is custom mixed with a natural pigment. This gives the work vibrant color along with a polished sheen that is highly durable. Elizabeth then applies the paint onto the piece with various palette knives and brushes. Since the color permeates through each component of the piece, there is no need for overpainting or sealing.