Via Empty Easel, I discovered this post on Five Creative Touches to Take Your Mixed-Media Painting from Good to Great written by Kellie Day. Here are a few of the points that caught my interest.
- 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 entire painting."
- Collage Your Art with Patterned Paper. "Sometimes a painting that needs a little something will come together perfectly with the addition of one beautiful piece of paper in just the right place."
- Add an Ultra Violet (UV) Finish – "When your painting is completely dry, add a smooth layer of Golden UV Polymer coating. This not only gives the painting a sheen that really enhances your colors, it also puts a protective UV coating on it."
Check out the complete post for more great ideas.