Julie Wildman - Every Letter is a Jewel - Feb 1, 2, 3

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

Every Letter is a Jewel with Julie Wildman
February 1, 2, 3, 2022
11am–1pm CST
$55 USD

https://www.wildmandesigns.com/onlineclasses

Working in a 3" x 3" format, we will use a variety of mediums to create our little “jeweled” letters. These drawn and painted letters are sure to delight everyone!

SUPPLY LIST

WRITING TOOLS
  • Any kind of pointed nib (N98, N120, or whatever you have) and a straight holder (H69)
  • 1 fine point black marker like Pigma Micron in Size 01 (M17) or a Sharpie
  • Pencil (PL38)
  • A small-tipped embossing tool (S478)—or you can use the tip of a paint brush or penholder
  • White gel pen (M61) (your favorite brand—could also have some colors if you prefer) 
  • White paint pen (Uni Posca is my favorite) in an extra fine, fine, or bullet tip

RESIST WRITING OPTIONS (You may choose one or both)
NOTE: The acrylic gesso option will give you the ability to write with both the Fineline and larger-tipped applicators. If you choose the gesso option, there is no need to buy the Golden High-Flow. Both the acrylic gesso and acrylic paint remain on the paper.
  • Fineline Applicator (preferred size: 20 gauge/.5mm — blue tip) (S1035, S1035-S, S820, S820-S2)
    If you want to try some very delicate writing, you will want to use the Fineline Applicatorfilled with either the acrylic gesso mixture OR the Golden High-Flow Acrylic.
  • 1 inexpensive applicator bottle with a pointed tip and cap (can only be filled with acrylic gesso mixture). If you’d like to try some heavier writing—something that gives about 1/8" or larger of a line—then you’ll want to buy the applicator bottle. 
  • Small bottle of Liquitex liquid acrylic gesso and a small bottle of Liquitex acrylic matte or gloss medium
  • 1 small bottle (30 ml/1 oz.) of White Golden High-Flow Acrylic (I133, I136-S, and tip S936)
Masking fluid is another type of resist that you remove from the paper once it’s dry.
  • Masking Fluid (Pebeo is a good brand) (S198) either in an applicator or for use with your pointed nib. Applicator examples: Molotow Masking Pen (M144), Fineline Masquepen


  • INKS AND PAINTS
    • Small bottle each of black sumi (I70) and walnut ink (S449 or I145), plus cups for ink
    • Small bottle of distilled water (to dilute sumi if necessary)
    • Jar of Dr. Martin’s or Winsor & Newton Bleedproof White (I38) or small tube of white gouache (SG27) and cup to mix
    • 2-3 tubes or bottles of your favorite watercolors (WNWC1)
    • 2-3 tubes of gouache (WNG1)
    • One inexpensive flat (1/8") watercolor brush (Simply Simmons is a good brand)
    • One inexpensive pointed watercolor brush (BR26; Size 1 or 2 will be fine)
    • 6-well paint palette (S679)
    • Metallic gold watercolor (e.g., Schmincke Horadam Gold, Daniel Smith Iridescent Gold, Finetec metallics, etc.) (HG641, HG644, S741, SG893-F)
    • Metallic Schmincke Dry Gouache Sec or Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments (to sprinkle into wet media) (I139)

    PAPER
    • 10-15 sheets of practice paper with some tooth, preferably 11" x 17" or 12" x 18"
    • Pacon Sulphite Medium Weight drawing paper (60lb) is good because it has a bit of texture. However, it only comes in 300 or 500 sheets. You don’t need that much for this class, so a drawing pad is another option. Strathmore Drawing 400 series (P100) is nice practice paper and takes ink well.
    • 2 sheets of 22" x 30" Arches Text Wove (PS01 or PS01-FS) OR if you can’t get this, any hot press watercolor paper (PS42) is fine. You can try cold press (PS41), too.
    • 1 sheet of 22" x 30" Arches Black Cover (PS90), or Artagain Black (P58), or Rives BFK Black OR Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press (P106).
    • Whichever black paper you choose has to hold up to gouache. You don’t want to use something too thin, like Canson Mi-Tientes, because it will buckle when you apply watercolor.

    OTHER SUPPLIES
    • A few of your favorite colored pencils (PL05 or PL28) or pastel pencils
    • A few sheets of tracing paper (P112)
    • White rubber eraser (E30) or kneaded eraser (E09)
    • A black eraser (E08) is nice if you have it, but there is no need to purchase one if you don’t
    • Roll of 1" drafting tape or masking tape (S412)
    • Ruler (S270, S271)
    • Water containers (S1005)
    • Roll of paper towels (S817)
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