Make an assortment of unique decorative papers to use in book arts, card and box making, scrapbooking or other collage work, paper dolls, gift wrapping, etc. Learn techniques of painting, stenciling, texturing, layering, glazing, and use of metallic paints. Experiment with liquid acrylic paints and inks. Cut your own rubber stamps; make your own texturing tools and stencils. Using acrylic paints, mediums and grounds, you will make a set of 10 or more large sheets of patterned paper. The techniques learned may be applied to painting many different surfaces including wood and metal. If you’ve admired painting you’ve seen in magazines like "Cloth, Paper, Scissors," but wondered how it’s done, this is the class for you.
Be prepared to have lots of fun being messy; please wear old clothes, as acrylic paints won’t wash out of fabrics.
For those who don’t have a local art supply store, most of the supplies below (including Roulor foam paint rollers, Speedball linoleum cutters, and Canson 80 lb. drawing paper tablets) are available on line through www.dickblick.com as well as other on-line suppliers. Use the search feature at the top of the Dick Blick home page to find what you need.