Ephemeral Watercolor Stamping
KATHIE BENSON SAYS:
Wouldn’t it be great to incorporate your own designs into your artwork? Wouldn’t it be great to use designs that no one else has in your art? We are going to use items that may not last the day except in your compositions.
Ephemeral means lasting only briefly, such as the bloom of a flower. We can take these fragile bits of nature and anything else that appeals to you and preserve their beauty in your own artistic compositions. Looking at the patterns in flowers and leaves close-up may inspire you to include them to provide interesting elements.
We will be arranging our ephemera (love that word) on our paper, moving the different pieces around until the composition of shapes is pleasing to you. We will try an assortment of techniques to enhance each piece with color applied in different ways. In the end, none of the original objects will remain on the paper unless you feel you absolutely must glue a few down. Bring “Yes!” glue or some other medium to glue pieces down if you think you want to do that.
I will be bringing some dried orchids and other flowers and fresh items and leaves of exotic plants. However, I would like you to look around and find your own more personal items to add.
Learn more about Kathie and see examples of her work at kathiebenson.com.
THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS
NOTE: First-time guests are welcome to attend for $5 which, if becoming a member THAT day, will be deducted from the total membership fee.