The iconic, humble postcard has long been a treasured greeting sent by travelers to their loved ones back home. You can create hand-painted postcard as a special gift, a page in your watercolor journal, or even mail them to yourself as you travel along your journey and put them in your journal when you return.
With just a few watercolor and mixed media painting supplies, you learn many new techniques to make your postcards fun and interesting. We will embellish the message side of your postcard as well as the front with small sketches, rubber stamps and hand-painted ribbons that connect the two sides transforming a piece of paper into a work of art. Painted postcards are an easy and fun way to send home a colorful joyful message and to share cherished moments in an artistic way.
Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:
• Watercolor paint samples
• Jim Holtz “Postcard” rubber stamps as well as others
• Artist tape
• Golden Fluid acrylic paint – iridescent gold or iridescent copper
• Colored markers
• A sheet of fun postage Stamps
• Tracing paper
• Artist tape
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade). My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green will give you a well-rounded palette.
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4, scrubber brush
• Watercolor paper, Arches 140 Cold Pressed
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent ink pen
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• A few photo references from your fun vacations that you would like to paint
• Optional: Some of your favorite stamps and inkpads, alphabet stamps, and stencils are great for embellishing pages. Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers.
Questions? Email Jacqueline at firstname.lastname@example.org