Designing a Floral Flourished Wedding Certificate with Angela Welch

In this class we will design a flourished and elaborately embellished wedding certificate as a 9" X 12" finished piece. Watercolor flowers and acrylic embellishments make the work 3D! Students may bring their own texts or use one provided. From ruling the paper, to penning the text, to applying swashes of flourishes, flowers, and gold, we will complete a certificate in the class. Flourishing is the key component. While this style of flourishing is freewheeling, sweeping and offhand, it does have rules that must be observed so your design will be graceful and balanced, yet still retain the freedom of movement. Each piece will reflect the artistic movement of the individual doing the designing as well as the embellishment. As you learn the art of flourishing for this style of work, you will also learn a few techniques for acrylic and watercolor flowers (including hydrangeas!). This is going to be FUN!!

Class Supplies
  • 12" ruler (S270)
  • small t-square (S753)
  • your favorite holder
  • nib and ink
  • pencil (PL38)
  • eraser (E13)
  • pad of practice paper (P25)
  • two 9" x12" pieces of Arches or other hot press watercolor paper (PA47-9)
  • black Micron marker, size 2 or smaller (M17)
  • a few sheets of very sheer tracing paper (P43)
  • one small styrofoam plate for mixing paint (S679, S1094)
  • small water container (S1005)
  • paper towels (S817)
  • Coliro (Finetec) arabic gold and/or silver watercolor (S1000)
  • one dinky dip each full of white acrylic paint and red acrylic paint (Plaid or DecoArt suggested) (S1101)
  • one flat square brush size 4 (BR24)
  • double-ended stylus (S478)
  • Signo Uniball Broadwhite pen (M76)
  • glitter pens in various colors (Kaiser Glitter Gel Pens suggested) (M63, M96, M137)
  • clear Wink of Stella (M108)
  • Tombow Dual Tip markers in the following colors: green 228, 158, 192, 249; blue 533, 526, 528; red 847, 837, 772, 885, 912; yellow 026, 946, 992; violet 620, 679, 623. NOTE: If these markers are hard to find, expensive, or you already have brush markers, bring what you have, (Zig Brushables work well). You will need a light, medium, and dark brush marker that is dual tipped in the colors stated above. Angela leans toward darker, earthy colors (sage greens, evergreen, yellow ochre, dark red, etc.) for these certificates. (M120, M122)
Optional Supplies
  • Ranger 'Liquid Pearls' in white opal, .5 oz

John Neal Books will take preorders for IAMPETH 2020 through Thursday, June 25th. If you wish to place a preorder for pick up at IAMPETH, you will need to put the item 20IAM, in your cart along with your order.

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