Will Be At Whim So Doodle Wednesday, June 20th through Saturday, June 23rd teaching five AMAZING classes.
"Dying for Dylusions"
Wednesday, June 20th
Join me and make this joyful, inky tag book using Dylusions ink sprays and stamps. I'll show you four techniques to use with the ink sprays (wet on wet, ghosting, oil resist, and gesso resist). Then we'll use fun and funky Dylusions stamps to decorate our book. It's a colorful explosion of joy! Please bring: Scissors, Adhesive (like Tombo Liquid glue (green lid) or a glue stick), Black Ranger Archival pad, if you have one. I will have some to share, but it might be nice to have your own. OPTIONAL: Sewing machine and black thread, if you wish to sew on your book.
"Facing the Facts"
Thursday, June 21st
I always say I don't know how to draw, yet I have taught myself how to draw faces. I will teach you how to draw a face with easy tips and tricks! We'll use the "magic pencil" to make your faces look artsy and interesting. I'll also show you how to paint the faces with artistic, fun colors. Even if you can't draw, you can learn to draw faces. I promise! Please bring: Gesso Acrylic paint, Paint brushes, Gel medium, Regular pencil
"This is Me" Maya Road Canvas Mini
Friday, June 22nd
We are going to combine two Maya Road canvas mini albums to create one amazing project! We'll do several different inky techniques with Maya Mist, make our own patterned paper, and create a one-of-a-kind keepsake. The theme of my book is, "This is Me," so my pictures are self-portraits. If you'd like to change the theme of the book, no problem...simply bring the types of photos you like. Please bring: Black pen for journaling, Scissors, Good liquid adhesive (I use Tombow glue with the green lid) Black ink pad for inking edges, Paintbrush (such as a size 6 or 8 round or flat), 10-20 small photographs, about 1.5"x2.5"
"Encaustic Tag Book"
Friday, June 22nd
Come and learn about the ancient art of encaustics. We'll be using beeswax and irons to make fun and addicting beeswax collages. We'll play with stamps, inks, acrylic paint, beeswax...oh my! The tags will go in an accordion book structure. Beeswax is fun and addictive...come and play! Please bring: Standard crafting tool kit (scissors, paint brushes, pencil, etc.), White acrylic gesso Gel medium or adhesive for gluing tags into accordion, Acrylic paint in your favorite colors. We only need a bit of paint, you don't need a lot. A small collection of collage papers & fabrics that appeal to you. I will give you some, but your project will be more personal if you use papers & fabrics that you like. Optional: Any of your favorite stamps. I will bring an large assortment for class use, but bring any that you like as well. Optional: Permanent Ink pads. I like Ranger Archival pads because they're permanent and stamp well on paint and ink. I will have some to share, but it might be nice for you to have your own.
"Introduction to Art Journaling"
Saturday, June 23rd
Have you been curious about art journaling, but are not sure where to start? Come and play with me for an entire day! We'll explore what art journaling is and I will teach you techniques for creating fun and expressive pages. I'll also give you some tips for page topics and writing on your pages. No previous art experience is required. I'll show you how I get images onto my pages without having to draw. We'll cover: painted backgrounds, gesso texture, masking and stenciling, layering, top texture, collage, and journaling. Supplies You Need: Basic tool kit (scissors, pencil, etc.), White acrylic gesso. Acrylic paints in an assortment of colors (I prefer artist-quality paint, but bring what you've got). Paintbrushes-one or two should be fine...I prefer a large flat brush, about ¾". Foam brushes will get you by but are not ideal. Pen for writing...a Sharpie works well. Glue stick or liquid glue for adhesive. I use gel medium as my adhesive (Liquitex or Golden matte gel). Gel is not a class requirement, though....so if you have a glue stick, it will work fine. Optional: a journal to work in. We will be working in class on watercolor paper, but if you'd also like to work in a journal, feel free. Choose a journal with heavy pages-preferably watercolor paper. Optional: any papers or scraps or pictures that inspire you. I'll be giving you an assortment of ephemera, but if you have something you love, feel free to bring it.
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