Via the Empty Easel, I discovered this post on Five Tips to Take Your Mixed Media Painting from Good to Great written by Kellie Day. Here are two of the tips that I will try soon:
- "Make Your Painting POP with Pastels. Take a look at your painting and notice if there are any areas of color you’d like to emphasize. You can quickly add color to those spots with an extra touch of pastel and liven up your whole painting!" I like her tip of fixing the pastels with gentle brush strokes of gel gloss rather than using a fixative that can dull the colors.
- "Add Some Shine with Metallic Markers. She suggests: tracing a few key lines in your painting, incorporating small dots or adding text to finished art work."
Some additions that I like to include in my nearly finished, mixed media paintings are: graphite accents, inked lines using a dip pen and highlights made with a white gel pen. Check out the complete post, on Empty Easel, for more ideas.