Janice Berkebile’s Mixed Media Play Days are always worth attending! There are usually two per month, on Mondays. As always, she is generous with her materials. She made us some square cards fixed with medium brushed on over stencils. These we played with by adding watercolor. This is an fun and interesting technique for creating textures in an art journal.
We also learned how to make our own. I chose one of her leaf stencils and made some pages on watercolor paper. They need to dry until tomorrow and then I can paint on them.
The two types of medium were Golden’s Coarse Molding Paste and Fiber paste. Spead them on with a palette knife and then lift off. It’s important to wash the paste off the stencil immediately.
The next Mixed Media Play Days are February 4 & 18, starting at 11am.
During this, I talked to Carolyn about her mixing discoveries. I can eliminate Burnt umber from my palette as I can mix it with Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna! I did not realize this. Thanks Carolyn!