"Girls Love Travel, Spain!!"

Mixed Media Collage

Do you dream of traveling?  Do you have a collection of maps, photos, and other paraphernalia tucked away from a trip that you just can’t part with?  Or maybe you have a dream board filled with pictures and words of places you’d like to visit?  

Let me guide you on this mixed media adventure where I’ll teach you how to use those treasures as a foundation for a beautiful piece of artwork! This isn’t just for those who’ve traveled either…you can easily download or buy maps, pictures etc. of these locations and add those as well.

In this mixed media class, you will learn how to layer your canvas, seal your images and tint them with color to give an aged look.  You’ll also learn how to draw out a woman placed into a recognizable scene across the globe.  In the end, you’ll feel like you are almost there and be more inspired to pack your bags or update your passport. 

You don’t need any previous experience, just a willingness to try and have fun. Grab your paints and papers (and maybe a glass of wine), turn up the music and let’s transport ourselves to a foreign land via painting!  

You will get: 

-Over 4 hours of video taking you step by stepto create this Painitng

-Techniques on how to rip and lay out your papers for your collage

-Bonus: Specialty class on mixing colors

-Bonus: Specialty class on mixing skin tones (great lessons for your girl’s skin tones)

-How to use gel mediums or aquavar to seal your layers 

-How to draw out a scene 

-How to draw out your woman with easy step by step instructions

-Learn how to use conte or other drawing utensils that can be incorporated into the painting

-How to paint with more freedom and less control

-Access to our Elida Art Studio Facebook Group & artist community

-Feedback on your artwork and tips along the way to keep you motivated

1 painting plus 2 bonus classes

Regular pricing: $89.99

Materials List for "Girls Love Travel"

I used a combination of conte crayons, conte pencils and stabilo pencils.  You don’t need to purchase all of these.  Any of these products on this page will work for the drawing portion or even just a pencil if you can’t invest in these extra products right now. 

Conte Crayons: 


Conte Sketching Pencils


 Stabilo All Colored Marking Pencils 


Cretacolor Leads


Cretacolor ecologic Wooden Lead Holder


Brushes - Beginner Set of 5: https://www.dickblick.com/items/05890-1029/

 Canvases 11”x14” pack of 7:                          


 Acrylic Paints: Utrecht Studio Acrylic Paints
These are a great paint with the best value for your dollar. I also love the Utrecht Artists Colors which are a little higher end and more expensive. I use Utrecht Studio Colors everyday and then supplement with Golden paint for that extra pop of color.

-Crimson (in other brands Alizarin Crimson) https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-3008/
 -Medium Red (in other brands its Cadmium Red medium hue)


-Medium Yellow (in other brands its Cadmium Yellow medium hue)


-Pthalo Blue


-Ultramarine Blue


-Bright White (in other brands Titanium White) 


-Gold: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-9008/

-Burnt Sienna: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-8048/

-Deep Black: https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-2108/

Bonus: Golden Gold

Palette Paper Pad 


Gloss Gel Medium


I use “aquavar” which is a little more fluid.  It can be used as a glue as well as a sealer.  You can contact Georgies Ceramics directly here https://www.georgies.com/  to order a gallon or you can buy a pint of aquavar from Elida Art Studio.  Contact Stephanie Rauch at [email protected] for inquiry on aquavar at the studio.


Sennelier Universal Fixative



 Kamar Varnish:  Non yellowing varnish: https://www.dickblick.com/items/00435-1005/

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to "Girls Love Travel, Spain"

    • Welcome To "Girls Love Travel, Spain"

  • 2

    Step 1: Gathering Collage Materials

    • Collage

  • 3

    Step 2: Learn to Mix Colors

    • Color Mixing

  • 4

    Step 3: Learn to Mix Skin Tones

    • Skin Tone Introduction

    • Skin Tones - Light 1

    • Skin Tones - Light 2

    • Skin Tones - Medium

    • Skin Tones - Dark

    • Skin Tones - Closing

  • 5

    Next Up: Hola Spain!

    • Lesson 1: Tinting The Background

    • Lesson 2: Block In The White

    • Lesson 3: Draw It Out

    • Lesson 4: Drawing It On Canvas

    • Lesson 5: Use Water To Set The Conte

    • Lesson 6: Painting The Background

    • Lesson 7: Painting The Girl

    • Lesson 8: Final Touches

    • Adiós Spain!