Thursday, September 17, 2020
Geeta Suggs, Instructor
In this one hour class, Geeta will teach you how to make 5 cards. Have you workspace ready with the minimal supplies, and you can work along with her! Virtual Hands On!
- Watercolor paper (cut 5 pieces to 8.5” x 5.5” before class, fold so 4.25” x 5.5”) – Canson XL watercolor paper is a good, inexpensive choice; available at Walmart, Michaels, Amazon, etc
- Brush (any size will work including the one that comes with the paints, I like a size 12 round brush); available at Michael’s, Walmart, etc
- Watercolors – Any will do here but to keep this simple and minimalist, pick up (or check your school supplies) for the inexpensive Crayola Watercolors. You can get these at HEB (~$2 for the 8 count, Walmart, Michaels (~$4 for the 16 count), Target, etc.
- Black Sharpie – regular
- Black Pen (felt tip) or Fine line black sharpie
- Painter’s tape (like the blue kind) or washi tape – any tape that won’t stick to paper when you put it on there. Don’t need much (maybe just 12”).
- White crayon – check your boxes of crayons (12, 24, 48 all have a white crayon included; 8 does not)
- White gel pen OR white fine line paint pen (My favs are the uniball signo pen or the Posca thin paint pen)
- Cup of clean water
- Paper towels (1 or 2 sheets)
- Cut your paper to make 5 cards; Cut them to 8.5” x 5.5” and then fold along the 8.5 side to make them 4.25”x 5.5.
- Dip your brush in clean water and drop water onto the primary colors in your watercolor palette. This will help soften and get the colors ready for use during the class. Be sure to clean your brush between colors, if needed.