Spice up your watercolor art journal with this fun, easy embellishing technique. Combining beautiful watercolor painting and mixed media, you will learn how to make intriguing additions that will liven up any page in your art journals. Starting with gorgeous, colorful watercolor washes, your pages will be the perfect backdrop for adding these pretty surprises. We will use different types of paper to get a variety of textural effects. Artists are very tactile and inserting dimensional objects adds a component of mystery, engaging the reader to explore beyond the flat dimension of the page. This is a great way to start or finish a journal page with flair!
Materials Fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Extra paints and brushes for students to use if they don’t have their own, Packing tags, library pockets, texture makers, ribbons, Artist tape, white gouache, Glaze pens, Oil paint markers, wax paper, book pages, gesso, sponges, letter stencils, rubber stamps, staz-on ink pads, ink jet transparencies, sponge brushes
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Your watercolor supplies, including your watercolor paints, palette and brushes or consider my new DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Jacqueline Newbold Traveling Kit. This is a wonderful way to get started! A savings of over $60 and includes free shipping! Check out what is included in the kit on my blog: djnewbold.blogspot.com. The only way to order the kit is to call or email Joan Wright at Daniel Smith Art Supplies: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or CALL: 206-812-5877 ext 454.
NOTE: If you do not have this kit, please try to have similar colors (other brands such as Winsor Newton, Holbein or Sennelier are great) on your palette for this workshop. Here are a few of the colors I recommend: new gamboge, hansa yellow, Winsor red, permanent rose, phthalo blue, and cerulean blue.
• Watercolor paper, Arches 140 Cold Pressed
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Water container
• Washcloth or sponge
• Small spray bottle
• Old brush for spreading gesso
Optional items: Letter stencils, Sharpie oil-based paint fine point pens, colored markers, your favorite rubber stamps, favorite poetry, photos you want to add to your journal.