Dina's “Art Journal Play” classes are all about exploring and playing with art journaling techniques. The goal is to learn techniques, experiment, play, and make finished journal pages. You'll be working in journals, but the techniques apply to all mixed-media projects (canvases, book-making, etc.).
In this class, you will explore one of our favorite addictions, rubber stamps. But we are going to go beyond the ink pad and use stamps with Pan Pastels, acrylic paints, crayons, gelatos, and more. I will show you techniques for creating and then we will build finished pages on top of our stamping–that means we’ll consider color, composition and layers as we finish our work.
• Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, rag/cloth, pencil, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, palette knife, baby wipes, paper towels, old gift card to use as a scraper, water container to clean your brushes in, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). • Your art journal (recommend the Dylusions journal by Ranger) • Gesso • Gel medium (prefer soft-gel matte) • Acrylic paints • Rubber stamps–bring your “muses.” Dina will have some to share, too! • Black Ink Pad ( Archival by Ranger). Dina will have several to share, if you don’t have one. • Pen(s) for journaling onto your pages • Optional: PanPastels, Gelatos, Neocolor II crayons. Bring these if you have them…if not, don’t worry, Dina will have plenty in class. • Optional: your own ink spray and stencils. Dina will have plenty for class use, but if you have your own, you won’t have to share.