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This is a 5-week online course that will begin Monday, January 10, 2011
In this class, you will learn how to dry and treat flowers, which is one of the signature features of Rachel Emilie Jackson's work. You'll learn techniques for staining papers and manipulating gesso for frosty and chalky effects. You will also learn how to use watercolors to complement stamping, and learn to stamp on Rachel's favorite surface, bringing paper's soft, tactile qualities to the fore.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a FREE Romancing the Paper kit that includes: Bristly brush, blank tea bags, piece of glassine, postcard sized heavy hot-pressed watercolor paper (3), piece of vellum, assorted elements (pastel paper, handmade paper, paper flowers).
You will also have exclusive access to all
of the videos and class-specific materials including:
5 weeks of creative instruction on creative papercraft and rubber stamping with a touch of soft color and faded romance
weekly video tutorials (1-2 each week)
photo sharing gallery
To get ready for class, please also make sure you have the following items on hand before class begins:
Watercolors - half pans or tubes
Inkpads such as Versafine, Archival or StazOn that work well on top of acrylic-painted surfaces
Rubber or clear stamps of choice
Access to flowers or leaves to dry
Dye inkpads and waterproof inkpads (e.g. Adirondack, Distress Ink, or Archival for waterproof ink)
Gesso (any good quality gesso and gel medium is fine)
White embossing powder
A few sheets of additional watercolor paper
Foam stamps of choice
Needle and thread
Mixing pots or palette for paint
Water spray bottle
Strong, clear, quick-drying glue, like Ranger's Glossy or Matte Accents
Acrylic paints - preferably fluid, but "heavy body" paint is fine too
Here is a list of optional items that you may also want to have on hand:
A microfleur drying tool
Pearlescent tinting medium
Additional papers for experimenting
Assorted trims and collage elements of your choice, such as found text, pearls, etc.
Bradawl or piercing tool
Fluid matte medium
Enrollment is currently closed.
Check back soon to learn about future sessions.