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C208 - Messy Abstract Minis

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve

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$ 85  

Let’s explore making messy, abstract backgrounds in our art journals with a variety of colors, textures, tools and art supplies! I'll help you build layers to create fun, colorful pages in your journals that can stand alone or be used as a backdrop to special words or images. I'll help you with color choices and we'll talk about contrast and balance to create harmonious compositions. These techniques can also be repeated on your other mixed media projects! You can think of your journal as a little "notebook" where we'll experiment, play and come up with unique recipes for future projects!

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20

*Kit includes: Collage pack of my favorite vintage, scrapbook, patterned and textured paper, Stabilo Marks-all pencil, washi tape
*Shared use of: acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, oil pastels, gelli plate, rollers, paint pens, brushes, stamps, mark-making tools, baby wipes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

*5"x7" mixed media journal (Make sure it has mixed media weight paper for best results. I highly recommend Canson or Strathmore mixed media spiral journal)

Optional items:

You’re welcome to bring your own acrylic paint, spray inks, paint pens, stencils, stamps, etc, but I will have all of these items and more to share!

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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