In this workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 X 3inches, to transform into a beautiful work of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper, found objects, and you will learn a boatload of brand new ideas & techniques! You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...
-applying texture to metal
-a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal
-how to add ink & paint as a design element
-how to use patina to change the look of the metal
-alternative ways to attach objects your work
without using glue
-how to correctly use tools & products, including the
doming block & a few new surprises
-how to master object placement, composition & problem solving
-how to add texture & depth to your work
-composition & design concepts
-a variety of new surface design techniques
-how to create a cohesive, themed project
You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish.
$30.00 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes...
10 pieces of pre-cut metal ,wire, images, sandpaper, a nice package of ephemera, & use of instructor’s tools, stamps, paints, paper & consumables.
Please bring your kit fee in cash to class
Supplies You Must Bring to Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two week prior to class at email@example.com.
WHITE GESSO: at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, medium bodied,. Any brand of gesso will work, but the thick Utrecht gesso is best for this project
CRAFTERS PICK GLUE: 4 oz.
SMALL IMAGES & EPHEMERA: a wide variety to choose from, 6x3 inches or smaller
SMALL FOUND OBJECTS, a nice variety, used to embellish your deck
SCISSORS & a few medium size PAINT BRUSHES
BRADS, EYELET’S & WIRE: a variety of sizes & colors
2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS OR CHALK PAINT... These cards are small so you don't need a lot. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around.
HAND PROTECTION: Gloves to protect your hands from sharp metal
A HEAT GUN: if you have one
A CROP-A-DILE or a METAL PUNCH: if you have one- I will bring several to share
GILDERS PASTE: a wax-based medium used to alter the color of metal
ALCOHOL INK: an alcohol based stain to alter the color of metal
ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS: I prefer the earth tones, ginger & pesto are my favorites!
This is a wonderful Ranger product that has been discontinued. If you have some, please bring them. Or do a google search for Adirondack Dye Re-inkers, you can sometimes find these through Amazon, JoAnne’s & small stamp stores. Pigment re-inkers & Alcohol inks are not the same & will not work.
MODERN OPTIONS/SOPHISTICATED FINISHES PATINA, 4 oz. Blue or green, your choice. Be sure to buy the matching copper surfacer, patina will not work without it.
I will not have extra to share, but I will show you how to use this.
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: