Are you ready to unleash your creativity and learn how to create the art of whimsical wildflower paintings on the Claybord substrate? Using simple tools and inks this project may look more intimidating than it is! With Patti Euler by your side and her relaxed yet informative teaching style you will be jumping up and down saying YES please while you create any design you desire with her Whimsical Wildflower techniques! Join us on this fun and creative art journey where you'll learn to combine the unique texture of claybord with the charm and vibrancy of whimsical wildflower motifs from the "Art Foamie" collection or any other stamps you choose. Whether you're a seasoned artist looking to explore new mediums or a beginner eager to dive into the world of painting, this course is designed to cater to all skill levels.
Claybord is a substrate that can take a white surface and turn it into a piece of art with multiple colors and textures. Claybord is a true artists hardboard with the ultra smooth acid-free kaolin clay that is highly absorbent and accepts more mediums than any other surface. The ultra-smooth, absorbent clay surface allows for unlimited techniques: etching, erasing, reworking, adding color, and scratching it away to add contrast, texture, and fine detail.
ArtFoamies floral stamps are big bold designs that allow you to add more details. Students can use other stamps to create any desired design or focal image.
What you will learn in this course:
- Patti’s favorite inks and other tools and supplies
- How to create a background with ink and a blending tool
- How to create Patti’s unique spattered effect
- How to stamp the focal image with a special ink
- How to use the scratch tools to reveal with white Claybord
- How each scratch tool and will add different effects giving the piece depth and dimension
- How to create balance and texture within the composition
- How to paint over the stamped image for a colorful and whimsical look
- How to add finishing details with pens and ink
By the end of this course, you'll have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to create stunning Claybord paintings featuring whimsical wildflowers. With your newfound expertise, you'll be able to express your creativity, evoke emotions, and bring the beauty of nature to life on this unique and versatile surface. Join our online community of creators today and embark on a transformative artistic journey that will unlock endless possibilities for your artistic expression.
Included in this course is a PDF for download of Patti's suggested supplies and resources.
Patti Euler is the owner, driving force, and creative spirit behind The Queen’s Ink, a unique retail shop and studio overflowing with the finest in mixed media arts supplies, paints, papers, and much more, meant to inspire creativity in all who enter her royal domain. She also is an artist who is always passing on the skills she has developed to others, and exploring new mediums and techniques within her own work. Patti’s goal is to help people “Refine their technique and transform their art” by acting as a catalyst for artists, from the novice to the skilled artisan.
Following a 27-year corporate career as a National Account Manager for AT&T and Lucent technologies, she turned her attention to the role of creative entrepreneur and visionary. Her personal artwork has evolved over the years by exploring and finding opportunities to make unexpected, creative pieces, using unusual materials, and quirky found objects. She has won awards for her ManneqArt sculptures, and has had work featured at the Ocean City Arts Center. Methods employed in these pieces have brought a new energy and excitement to Patti’s mixed media art journey. Patti is also a Golden Artists Educator. You can see more of Patti’s art at her studio in Savage Mill.
Patti’s warmth and vibrancy has touched the lives of many throughout the 21 years she has reigned at The Queen’s Ink. Her generous spirit flows through everything she touches and her classes are full of laughter.
StartIntro and Personal Interview with Patti and Tami (7:12)
StartPDF for download. Patti's suggested tools, materials, and resources
StartCourse overview (1:43)
StartMaterials overview (4:24)
StartHow to ink the Claybord (6:42)
StartInking and stamping with the "Art Foamie" floral stamp (3:05)
StartScratch tool overview (3:49)
StartPatti starts to work with her favorite scratch tool (7:46)
StartAdding more detail while scratching away the ink (3:30)
StartPatti shows how to create balance in her composition (6:05)
StartAdding more details and depth by removing more ink (8:08)
StartAdding details with a micron pen (7:25)
StartAdding more line detail and mark making on the flower (8:04)
StartAdding back in color with the Claybord inks (11:15)
StartAdding texture and final details with a No. 10 Gelly Roll white pen (1:04)
StartMore inspirational projects and works by Patti (1:09)