Making Palette & Journal demo

A friend from Portland is here for the weekend.  I’m taking her on all sorts of art adventures.  We sketched yesterday and will do so again tomorrow with Urban Sketchers Seattle.

Today we went to a demo by Janice Berkebile at Daniel Smith Seattle (the Mothership):  PLEIN AIR PAIRING: Mini Travel Palette & Travel Journal

applying to the sketchbook cover some textured medium with a stencil.

Janice covered a number of techniques in this demo.  She showed us her wonderful art journals.  She embellishes the covers and the lids of her home made paint palettes using several kinds of media. Watercolor ground, crackle paste, fiber paste, clear granular gel and more.

shows the degree of relief

These are applied to both with stencils.  Then she paints them with watercolors.  It creates a beautiful, bas relief design on both the sketchbook and the paint box.

The one day workshop will teach attendees all these techniques plus they’ll make a sketchbook.  It looks like a lot of fun and you come away with beautiful tools.  You can even make the paint box match the sketchbook cover!


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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