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Ever After 2017 Blog Hop and Give Away!!!

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Ever After 2017 Blog Hop and Give Away!!!

____________________________________________________ Ever After 2017 - Blog Hop & Give Away! ____________________________________________________ Hello everyone! I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After this year! I am so honored and proud to be one of the selected teachers and my hope is to meet new artists and students through this amazing opportunity from Willowing Arts. And even MORE exciting news is that I can GIVE AWAY ONE SPACE on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After and if you want to find out how you...

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Find Out Friday with Stephen Lursen

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Find Out Friday with Stephen Lursen

Hello everyone! I am excited to have been included in Donna Downey's "Find Out Fridays" weekly online workshops as an October instructor! If you'd like to find out more about Donna's 2016 Find Out Friday's free weekly instructional videos just click the link. I received a bag of 5 mystery items in the mail, not knowing what the heck I was going to get, and loved the experience of getting to create using materials I am not used to. The only material I was used to was the paint marker. Everything else was new to me and I thought anxiously...

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Are you using the best paint for your style?

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Are you using the best paint for your style?

In this video and blog post I'm talking about the most popular types of paint. If you have looked at art online and seen an artist use acrylics or oils and thought "What's the real difference? I wonder why the artist chose to use that?" Then this info should be very helpful! The painting media I include are: Acrylics - water based, quick dry time, can be mixed with a huge variety of acrylic mediums to change the paint's consistency, opacity, drying time, texture, finish, etc. Can be thinned with water but only to a max of 30%. If you dilute acrylics more than...

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Draw on that painting! Here's what you use...

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Draw on that painting! Here's what you use...

In this video and blog post I'm talking about drawing tools as used in mixed media painting. If you have looked at art online and seen an artist use acrylics with charcoal or markers and thought to yourself "how do I incorporate drawing tools within the process of creating a painting?" Then this info should be very helpful! The drawing tools I include are: Soft pastels - Good for the top layer of a painting if you want clear unsmudged marks. They wash or smear away when painted on and must be sealed to become permanent.  Drawing pencils - Good at any...

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Acrylic Paint

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Acrylic Paint

Welcome to my blog here at Stephenlursen.com! I'm glad you came! In this post I explain 7 types of acrylic paint. I believe that we are better artists when we get to use the right material for the job! I hope this educational video helps you in your search to better understand why there are so many options at the art supply store and why you would use each type of paint.  The acrylic paint types I talk about in this video are: Acrylic medium: Pastes such as molding paste or light molding paste - These pastes are used to thicken your...

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