For this process, I will be using Golden Fluid Acrylics and Liquitex Acrylic paint. You can also obtain good results using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint. You cannot obtain these effects using craft paint.
Must Have Colors:
Golden’s Titan Buff or comparable beige such as Claudine’s Traditional Tan.
Quinacridone Nickel / Azo Gold
I will be painting a variety of projects so that you can thoroughly absorb my process. If you are buying new paint, purchase colors that appeal to you and colors that complement each other; otherwise, any starter acrylic set will be great. Two I recommend are available for you to see on www.dickblick.com. Enter these numbers into the site’s search field: 00717-0249 and 00638-1009.
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Gloss)
Golden Polymer Medium (Gloss)
Gel Medium (Gloss) - you can use matte for a softer final painting, but in all videos I will be using gloss.
Distress Crackle Paint – a color to compliment your paint choices. I use “picket fence”.
You can duplicate the class projects on anything from watercolor paper, wood or canvas. If you select a porous surface, you will need to prep it with gesso before applying paint.
A plastic palette knife or old credit card
A chopstick or similar texture tool
Caran D’Ache Neocolor II crayons (black + colors to compliment the paint you have selected.)
Stabilo Pencil in black
Learn techniques for creating layers and depth in your acrylic paint projects. My “do not count steps” method will help you learn the ins and outs (not memorize) of technique that you will be able to apply to every painting project going forward. We’ll paint 9 pieces of art that can be transformed into wall hangings, journal pages, art cards or book covers! Whatever substrates you choose will determine the final outcome of the project. Projects will advance in difficulty as the week’s progress.
The Lost Luggage network will allow open channels of communication with me. I will be there for you to make sure that you understand every video. Feel free to upload your progress for critique…Julie will be an active participant...I am not setting up this project to run on auto-pilot.
Class begins Sunday, May 18th. Videos will be posted twice weekly. A high speed internet connection is required, as well as general knowledge of how a forum operates. (If you can get around facebook or any other chat room, you will be fine.)