0 Paint, Gels & Paste Techniques 102
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Paint, Gels & Paste Techniques 102 Thursday, August 1, 9:00 AM  
Caitlin Dundon $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process/Techniques
Prerequisite: None (See below **)
Workshop Category: Collage, Mixed-Media, Mixed-Media Painting, Painting

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Explore acrylic paint techniques with gels and pastes from simply tinted gels and collage techniques to mark-making and stenciling processes. This class is great taken with Paint & Gesso Techniques 101! Create some beautiful small swatches on paper that can be used as inspiration for future projects or mini masterpieces on their own. Experiment with different weights of gels and find out a variety of creative uses for pastes including fiber paste with stencils, stamping and mark-making. Push the boundaries beyond straight acrylic painting and find out the different recommended uses for matte medium, versus soft gel, regular gel and heavy gel.

Techniques covered include:

  • Uses for matte medium versus soft, regular, heavy gel
  • Collage with gels
  • Tinted gels
  • Gels as faux encaustic
  • Scribing/mark making in gel
  • Stamping into gel
  • Gels and stencils
  • Molding paste sgraffito
  • Molding paste and rubber stamps
  • Molding paste with stencils
  • Tinted paste
  • Fiber paste
  • Crackle paste
  • Crackle gel

Note **students (particularly beginners) will benefit from taking Pain & Gesso Techniques 101. This is a fantastic workshop for beginners, but also very inspirational and freeing for intermediate and advanced students to create a collection of paper swatches with many varieties of techniques involving gesso and paint as well as stencils and stamps for use with future mixed media projects.

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

  • $20.00 includes:
  • set of 12 watercolor papers, 4.5 inches x 6 inches
  • use of additional acrylic paints
  • black gesso
  • interference paint
  • matte medium
  • molding paste
  • fiber paste
  • crackle paste
  • crackle gel
  • use of stamps/stencils
  • mark-making tools
  • sandpaper, etc.
  • pre-printed labels for each technique

Student should bring:

  • 8 oz white acrylic gesso (Golden is instructor's favorite)
  • 2-3 colors of acrylic paint (heavy body or fluid, instructor recommends Golden)
  • 8 oz. acrylic gel (regular, gloss or matte or semi-gloss)
  • 1 inch flat or mop brush for acrylic media
  • water container
  • paper towels
  • baby wipes


  • your own favorite simple rubber stamp patterns and/or stencils, or other mark making "tools" like sponges, plastic forks, knives, combs, wedges, etc.

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 Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, 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