Alternative Art Surfaces

Take your art beyond the traditional and into the unexpected with Alternative Art Surfaces, an inspiring book jam-packed with information meant to lead you off the canvas, away from the board, and into a brave new world.

In these pages, authors Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson entice readers to try more than 35 diverse surfaces such as Plexiglas, mica, concrete, glass, leather, and much more. Experimenting is encouraged as the authors demonstrate not only how to prep and paint on alternative surfaces but also how to encase, carve, adhere, transfer to, and print on them as well. Extensive troubleshooting tips are included to help artists avoid the pitfalls of these materials.

There's something exciting on every page:

  • Information on more than 35 alternative surfaces, including galvanized tin, mica, rawhide, nylon, unsanded grout, slate, spray foam, and more
  • Demonstrations of more than 100 techniques for painting, sculpting, creating textures, encasing, carving, printing, transferring, and more
  • More than 125 troubleshooting tips for preparing your surfaces, finishing and mounting your art, and taking your work to the next level
  • An inspiring gallery of more than 50 finished pieces showcasing the surfaces and techniques featured in the book

Authors — Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson.

Paperback. 144 pages. 8¼" × 10¾" (21 cm × 27 cm).

® Plexiglas is a registered trademark.

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