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Create it Collage

Lisa Agaran
9:00 - 4:30
Tue April 16

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$ 185  

What makes your mixed media artwork 100% original and unique is creating your own collage materials. This approach moves you beyond pre-designed stencils or patterns that have been duplicated by other mixed media artists. Each of us has our own artistic preferences when it comes to color schemes, certain patterns and designs. This influences our unique artistic style. Therefore, when you create your own collage materials, they are infused with decisions and choices that you made during the creative process. This is uniquely your own. Having a nice collection of your own custom collage materials provides a wider selection to choose from when you’re working on your mixed media projects.
Join me as we spend a day having fun creating unique collage papers creating your own stamp designs with a hot glue gun and cut out foam. You’ll get to use these stamps in the gelli printing process to make your unique patterned papers. Then we’ll pull it all together to create an artistic collage piece.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Instructor will be providing printed instructions of all lessons covered and additional materials

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Hot Glue Gun & Black Sticks (8-10 sticks)
Mini Craft Iron OR Clover Mini Iron
(1) 2mm thick foam sheet (not to be mistaken with foam board) 8 1/2 x 11 in.
Gelli Arts Plate (Size - 8 x 10 in.)
Soft Rubber Brayer 3 in. wide or larger
70 lb. (or less) Drawing Paper OR Regular Printer Paper
140 lb. watercolor paper (trimmed to 6 x 6 in. squares, 3-4)
Acrylic paints (your favorite colors)
Matte medium, Decoupage or Mod Podge
Brush for applying matte medium/decoupage
Aleene’s Quick Drying Tacky Glue
Handmade papers (washi, mulberry, rice, etc.)
Putty spreader (to burnish collage paper flat)
Cup & bowl for water (or small bucket)
Straight edge ruler or triangle
Sponge & paper towels
Disposable Plastic Plates
Hairdryer extension cord or power strip

Click here for a printable page

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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