Mixed Media and Assemblage

Fibre Art

The Lure of the Open Road © 2014 Diane Duncan

I seem to be turning more and more to mixing things up! Memorabilia, textiles, beads and whatever seem to be creeping into my work. I love texture and working in assemblage and mixed media help to fulfil this need!

Introduction to Paverpol

Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Featured Flag, Mixed Media | 0 comments

Introduction to Paverpol

I’m always on the lookout to find new materials or techniques that I might use in mixed-media art.  While at the Calgary Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive Show I came across a booth with a representative offering courses in the use of Paverpol to create garden-safe sculptures.  My sister has created a couple of sculptures and they combine fibre empregnated with a material that hardens it to a waterproof structure.  I have never encountered an opportunity for a course previously so I immediately signed up. Brenda Topley of Black...

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Exploring Techniques in Encaustic

Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Featured Flag, Mixed Media | 0 comments

Exploring Techniques in Encaustic

Years ago I took a workshop that introduced me to encaustic. While intrigued  I wasn’t particularly pleased with the pieces that I produced in the workshop and the teacher, who spent a lot of time talking about the creation of her encaustic medium, made it sound as though it was a very time intensive project.  I must have had some lingering interest though because a year ago I bought Encaustic Workshop by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch. Leafing through the book at the time I thought to myself that it didn’t seem as difficult as I...

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