Visual Art Techniques for the Creative Journaler.

In this month’s Visual Journaling class we are going to play more with layering techniques. We will be learning how to build up layers using liquid acrylic glazing and white/black gesso techniques that rely on stencils to turn you into an instant artist – no really, this is amazing!

NO PRIOR experience or class prerequisites are required. Come, you’ll have fun – guaranteed!

Every technique you learn today has unlimited potential! You will be inspired with new tools and knowledge of how to play with different mediums on the journal page and beyond.

Classes are now 3 hours and it’s only $30 (CASH ONLY PLEASE). The last hour of the class is optional but will give you more time to play if you decide to stay.

When: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: ArtWorks, 201 2nd Ave S., Edmonds, WA
Class Fee: Only $30 – all supplies included – CASH ONLY

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What to Bring (PLEASE READ)

All supplies are provided for your use during this class including paper, stencils and paint, but do consider the following to create a more personalized piece.


Pre-gessoed paper – You may bring a journal of your own, pre-gesso your mixed-media or watercolor paper 24 hours before class for best results.

2 large stencils – I’ll bring all my stencils, but you may want to visit ArtSpot in Edmonds before the class to select a couple of stencils of your own. (see 10% discount below). Michael’s has stencils too, look in both the paper crafting area and the craft paint aisle for stencils.

3 liquid acrylics – Two liquid acrylic paints that create a third color when combined plus one color for contrast. In the above painting I used magenta and cerulean blue plus indian yellow (yellow, blue and red are always a safe bet). ArtWorks, JoAnns and Aaron Brothers all have an excellent select.

ArtSpot Discount

Mention that you are in The Visual Journal class at ArtSpot on Mainstreet in Edmonds to receive a 10% discount.

As a bonus, I’m going to show you how I have taken the journal pages below and turned them into works of art on canvas. This is great way to see how your visual journal can help inspire art that can be displayed or even sold!

Acrylic Layering Techniques using Stencils