The ocean is a whole body of salt water covering nearly three-fourths of the earth's surface. It covers most of our planet, regulates our weather and climate, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide, provides most of our oxygen, and feeds much of the human population. For many of us, the ocean is a place to dream, play, and find peace.
For the next few Mixed-Media Monday events, we will be traveling to the ocean and creating beach-inspired doodles with watercolors, pens, inks, and papers!
Supplies to have ready for class
See you Monday!
You can register for our ongoing event by clicking right here. If you can't make it to the live event, you can always access all pasts events here. Please join us!
Our creative journaling event is now Mixed Media Monday! Those who want to continue working in journals and those wishing to try innovative and crafty techniques using various tools and supplies will enjoy our fun, nurturing, creative get-togethers.
We will be meeting every Monday, the day after Thanksgiving, at 11 am MST. For our first class, we will be going over a couple of festive ideas for creating holiday cards, and will make plans for our upcoming classes. Be sure to register, and join in the creative fun!
Metallic, or shimmery watercolors
Small round brush
Water resistant black fine tipped marker
Blank Greeting card, watercolor paper or art journal
Feathers have deep meanings across many cultures, and because of a feathers’ connection to birds, they have often been a symbol of freedom. A bird soars through a never-ending sky. The mind can also soar transcending physical barriers into a world full of beauty, peace, and wonder.
We will be creating colorful feathers for Thursday's live class! Paper feathers are fun and easy to make. They can decorate your home or add a finishing touch to gifts, journals, and they make a beautiful bookmark. During class, you will paint, doodle, cut, and write on your paper feathers.
1 sheet 8x10 or larger 140 Lb or 300 lb watercolor paper or thick paper.
Watercolors, metallic or shimmery watercolors, acrylic paint, and colored pencils if you wish.
Pencil for tracing
Before class, you will need to prepare two sheets of thick paper or watercolor paper by drawing a few feathers. I have made a drawing for you to download, print, and trace if you wish to use it, otherwise, draw out some feather shapes onto the papers. The feathers don't need to look realistic.
Find a light source to put the thick paper over the feather drawing, and trace the design onto the paper. Paint a loose, colorful wash on one of the sheets covering the feather sketches. You can have bold colors, or soft, whatever you prefer. Just paint loosely and let the colors blend on the paper. Let it dry so you can detail it in class. You will be painting on the other sheet in class.
See you Thursday, August 20th, at 11 am MST!
Doodling is the act of creating spontaneous drawings in an unconscious or unfocused manner. Doodles are repeated patterns of designs, and science has proven that the enjoyable activity of doodling has many benefits. Mindful doodling can reduce stress, improve memory, and keeps you in the present moment.
Watercolor Doodle Birds
Watercolor is my favorite medium because it is fresh, spontaneous, and has a mind of its own! I started creating watercolor doodle birds out of color mixes, mainly blobs of two or three colors blended. I usually make color mixes on a separate sheet of paper before I start the real painting to see how the colors look after drying.
I wouldn't say I like throwing away anything, so I started to doodle on the painted blobs with a brush or pen. The addition of a beak, wings, and legs made the most fun whimsical birds!
Watercolor Doodling Supplies
Register for the Live Class
Grab your supplies, and don't forget to register for the live class! If you can't make it, you can always watch the recording at a later time. Of course, it will be more fun to make doodle birds together!
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Karen Elaine Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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