Texture with Paste

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!

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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3 Responses to Texture with Paste

  1. miatagrrl says:

    I just donated a jar of that coarse modeling paste to Seattle ReCreative! If I’d only known you might use it!

    – Tina

  2. Pingback: A first | Red Harp Arts

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