Mixed Media Painting With Bling! Using Gold Leaf and Image Transfer with Sonya Iwasiuk
January 29, 2021
When: January 29th 11am (1.5hr)
In this Virtual demo, join Vancouver Based artist Sonya Iwasiuk as she shares valuable mixed media techniques for you to add to your artistic practice. Pulling from her incredible knowledge as a Golden Artist Educator, Sonya will demonstrate the highly requested image transfer technique as well as delving into imitation gold leafing to create the textured look of an “embossed” background. She will also teach attendees tricks for how to quickly and easily gesso your cradle panels like a pro and a way to make your own handmade faux gold leaf. The demo will be suitable for creative individuals at all levels of artistic pursuits, those looking to learn image transfer, dip their toes into gold leafing, or get to know one of Vancouver’s fun and knowledgeable arts educators.
Stonehenge Paper – Small pieces for Color Experiments (ie. 6” x 6”)
An image printed on printer paper using Photocopy or Laserprint (Inkjet will not work well)
Golden GAC 800 (Pouring Medium Gloss is the same thing)
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints in…
- Iridescent Gold Deep
- Carbon Black
- Cobalt Turquoise
- Sap Green
- Red Oxide
- Manganese Blue
#6-8 Flat Acrylic Brush such as Opus Legato brushes
#4 Flat Soft Acrylic Brush such as Opus Arietta brushes
Small Detail Brush such as a #2 round Opus Bravura Brush
Palette Knife such as Opus Finest Palette Knives in a size/shape of your choosing
Brayer in a size and density of your choosing (many artists enjoy soft brayers for mixed media applications)
Silicon Bowl Scraper (MesserMeister Brand is amazing)
Sponge or Similar object for Texture such as natural sponges
Stencils of your choosing
Heat Gun or Hair Dryer
Water container for Brushes
Larger Water Bin for Stencils
Spray Alcohol 70% or more
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sonya is a self-taught mixed media artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She spent her childhood in small towns and on farms in Northern Alberta.
Though at times the figure is her focus, she is also drawn to abandoned places and buildings because they too speak of people. Disconcerted characters and lonely entities documented within her mixed media paintings, sculptures and translucent hangings, are partially exposed and brought back to being.
She progressively explores and experiments with different materials and methods of rendering and presenting these portrayals. The hope is that the unusual and unique components and techniques will create interest and delight, causing viewers to pause longer and thus communicating the message in a more meaningful and successful way.