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Painted Words Sunday, August 6, 9:00 AM  
Caitlin Dundon $130  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Calligraphy, Lettering, Mixed-Media, Painting

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A fantastic exploration of words with a variety of mixed media and you don't have to be an expert lettering artist! We'll work inside 2-3 journals (bring some with pages already started with color if you like) and explore a variety of ways to incorporate words into your journals using journal prompts to let yourself go and free yourself. Collage, trace, and rubber stamp using embossing powder and stencil techniques. Then work with liner brushes and pointed pens with acrylic ink, Pitt Pens, graphite pencils, colored pencils, Inktense pencils, China Markers, brush pens, etc. all while trying new alphabet styles or adding details to your stamped, collaged and stenciled words. Join this mixed media lettering artist on a wonderful lettering journey, and learn the best tips and tricks for improving your painted words.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $10.00 includes:
  • Matte medium
  • Collage papers
  • tissue paper
  • word sheets for collage/tracing
  • hand drawn alphabet sheets
  • tracing paper
  • graphite transfer paper
  • black gesso
  • Dixie cups
  • acrylic paints to share
  • Golden High Flow acrylics
  • alphabet stencils and alphabet rubber stamps
  • StazOn permanent stamp pads
  • Q-tips
  • clear embossing pads
  • embossing pens
  • embossing powder
  • sandpaper
  • use of pointed pens/pen nibs
  • China Markers
  • Inktense pencils
  • Signo gel pens
  • Pilot Pocket brush pens
  • Caran D'Ache watercolor pencil for lines

Student should bring:

  • 2-3 unlined journals - your favorite sizes, (instructor recommends 6" x 9", heavier weight papers)
  • White gesso (can be shared)
  • your favorite mediums (2-3 colors acrylic paints, colored pencils, etc.)
  • 1 bottle Daler Rowney FW artist's acrylic ink, white
  • water container
  • paper towels
  • makeup wedges
  • baby wipes
  • paint palette (or paper plate)
  • brushes (1/2" and 1" flat, liner brush, pointed tiny brushes)
  • medium-nib ball-point pen
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • pencil (not mechanical)
  • roll of baking parchment paper


  • StazOn permanent ink pads
  • alphabet stamps
  • your favorite pens (black and/or white)
  • alphabet stencils
  • heat gun

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: handwrittenlife@gmail.com
Website: www.handwrittenlife.com