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
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.
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!