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December 1
What we learned
  • Unryu & deli paper are good for stamping or applying text, then gluing on as they disappear easily.
  • Do sketches on tracing paper, then transfer for cleaner layers
  • Use 1311 Krylon spray, lightly applied to seal & prevent bleeding or smearing. Don't apply when cold or damp outside.
  • Great surfaces include, illustration board, aqua board by Ampersand, wood panels, canvas. Each has different qualities
  • Rub ons work great at craft stores
  • Matte medium will dull or cloud layers especially gold leaf but provides good tooth for writing, sketches etc.
  • Use hair dryer or heat gun carefully as it will bubble but can be a good tool. Be sure each layer is dry. Watch the 'danger zone'.
  • Try embossing powders on tissue or other papers first so as not to melt the canvas or paint. then apply with medium.
  • Gather what you have and prepare ahead for paints & tools to have at hand especially as paint dries quickly. Use hair dryer to set a specific look. as it may dissolve or dry differently.
  • Use a clear varnish at the end to seal. Attach safety pin with rubber band to bottle to keep handy for popping air bubbles. 
Product Suggestions:

Shelley Bender
Fusion Mineral Paint Decoupage and Transfer Gel
Elizabeth St. Hilaire Varnishing your collage Video

Golden Satin Polymer Varnish  UVLS (Ultra Violet Light Stabilization) Archival Varnish
Jean Parker
Golden Gloss or Matte Medium
Krylon 1311 Spray
Faber Castel India Ink pens
Unryu Paper (disappears) 

Denise Kline
Harney & Sons Tea
Earrings & other items from your artwork. The Nurse Made Patti

Try a sketchbook app such as below on your phone to turn your photos into sketches for collage. 


Tuesdays in DECEMBER!!

Next Week:

1. More SHOW & TELL
(so fun!!)
2. More Collage IDEAS & critiques
3. LAYERS & more ideas for what can be collaged!!
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Developing Your Creative Plan for 2021

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