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VIDEO: Using Magazines and Metal Polish to Create Collage Backgrounds

In today’s video tutorial, Claudine Hellmuth demonstrates how easy it is to turn old magazine pages into interesting abstract collage backgrounds—and all you need is a little bit of metal polish.

As an added benefit, this technique also takes care of the printed text that sometimes gets in the way of a truly artistic collage. Take a look:

NOTE: You can also get Claudine’s full video tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

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Painting a distant figure inside of a landscape (or any scene) is an entirely different task than painting a portrait. Not only is the person much smaller, making it harder to add details, but the focus of the painting may not even be on them. Today's video shows the process behind painting a figure like that—take a look below as Ned Mueller adds small dabs of color to the canvas to simply create the general shape and feeling of a person within the scene. By intelligently using color and light, not a whole lot of detail is needed: . . read more

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