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P236 - Inktense Journaling

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

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$ 150  

Enjoy this amazing medium that requires just a few pencils and or blocks of Inktense by Derwent, water and some gesso for a wide variety of techniques including traditional watercolor techniques as well as stenciling and stamping. Inktense blocks are like pastels when applied dry and can be smudged and layered but you can also turn them into gorgeous watercolor with a brush and water. Playful experimenting will be the pace of exploration with exercises in working with water on the paper first and allowing the Inktense to melt into a velvety softness. Add shading and detail with Inktense pencils or run a pencil through an already wet line for a pleasurable experience. We’ll even work with Inktense shavings and gesso to create painterly journal backgrounds and make our own ink to write with! You will soon be addicted to this unique medium that is water soluble, but permanent when dry. 

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Several Inktense pencils and blocks for each student to keep,
additional Inktense blocks and pencils to use during class,
white gesso
ink cup and mini mister
stencils/stamps to borrow

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

1 or 2 journals 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches or 8 x 8 with watercolor/heavyweight paper (don’t have to be new, handmade or store bought at least 24 blank sheets)
water container, paper towels, brushes
X-acto knife
paper plate or palette paper

Stencils and rubber stamps


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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