Many of us are drawn to texture & old worn surfaces... peeling paint, splintering wood, rusty stuff & stucco all hold a special place in our hearts. In this workshop you will learn how to create the look of these old, grungy, fabulous surfaces using plaster, wax, gesso, ink, glaze, and non-acrylic mediums to create a rough, matte surface.
We will begin with ten 6 x 3 inch canvas cards for a total of 20 surfaces. You will learn how to mark, resist, scrape, carve, mono print, imprint texture, rust, layer & stain. I will teach you how to incorporate & transfer images as well as how to work with color, composition & texture.
Take your art to the next level by incorporating these simple, easy techniques in your paintings, collage, journals, assemblages or just about any creative project! So jump in & get your hands dirty! No experience necessary, just come with an open mind, a playful heart & leave your critic and ideas of perfection at home!
Materials Fee $30 cash paid at beginning of class includes:
most of what you will need to create this deck...
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, especially the tin, 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 weeks prior to class at email@example.com.
PAINT or INK
A CRAFT HEAT GUN
A PALATE KNIFE, SCRAP PAPER, RAGS, WATER CONTAINER, AN APRON & SEVERAL PAINT BRUSHES a variety of sizes
6 IMAGES WITH A LARGE FOCAL POINT
3 OR 4 SMALL FLAT RUSTY PIECES
STENCILS- (I bring plenty, but feel free to bring your own if you’d like)
YOUR FAVORITE TEXTURE TOOLS
DORLANDS WAX- You will use this as a final coating over your pages, but you can easily do this at home, no need to bring it to class
RANGER ADIRONDACK DYE RE-INKERS (NOT ALCOHOL INK)
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.