Earlier today I went to a demo at the Daniel Smith mothership titled “Dynamic Textures in Watercolor” done by Janice Berkebile. The demo description: “Janice uses watercolor like the atmosphere uses clouds, wind and precipitation. She makes an event from colors dancing together. Janice introduces salts and a variety of tools to stretch the potential of each color into highly dynamic and compelling images. Be part of the excitement.”
First she demonstrated several techniques, using masque, plastic wrap, stencils, gesso, salt, alcohol and more.
Next, we got some hands-on time with paper, paint and all manner of stuff with which to manipulate the watercolor!
Janice uses these in her artist journals. That doesn’t fit how I work but I really like this process. I’ll use them as cards. I’ve already made 4 more to send out for Halloween plus I’m using one I made today as a birthday card. I’m gluing a piece of smooth paper into the inside in order to have a better surface for writing.
As always, Janice is a excellent teacher who makes the class so much fun. I really enjoyed this demo/workshop and will use these techniques.