Watercolor Leaves and Florals Pop-up Card

Make a splash of brightly colored leaves and florals to bring a little happy to your work space or send to someone else. We will start with a step-by-step process of creating each of these different designs with watercolors. You’ll learn some special techniques for painting florals, how to give them an extra sparkle with gold paint, and how to get a layered pop-up effect for a 3-D card that will wow the recipient.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available to enrolled students beginning June 4. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

Pop up dots

EK Success Cutter Bee Precision Scissors

Watercolor Paint Palette

Silver Brush Black Velvet Round Brush Size 6

Princeton Aqua Elite 4850 Synthetic Kolinsky Round Brush Size 6

Strathmore Watercolor Cards and Envelopes, Pack of 10, or

Strathmore Watercolor Cards and Envelopes, Pack of 50

Daniel Smith Watercolors

Daniel Smith Iridescent Gold

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Krafty Lettering

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Types of Kraft paper and a few purposes for using them,
  • Tips for lettering Kraft paper with paint pens, gel pens, brush pens, or pointed pens

After joining in on this class, you’ll be equipped to confidently handle projects on Kraft paper large or small! 

Materials Needed:

  • Kraft paper (envelopes, paper, gift tags, journals, anything made from Kraft paper) 
  • Posca Paint Pen (any will do, but this is my preferred paint pen)
  • Brush pens
  • Pointed pen and nib
  • Gel pen

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcagetkrafty on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

Website: www.carrieelliscalligraphy.com

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Drawing the Acanthus Motif

 

The acanthus leaf is an artistic motif going back as far as Ancient Greek architecture. Once you learn to recognize it, you will see it everywhere and start to understand how to approach creating your own. In this class you'll learn to create the Roman period acanthus style and we'll apply it to a stunning stationery suite design with drawing, painting and wax seals. 

Topics Covered

  • History of the Acanthus Motif
  • Anatomy of the stylized plant
  • Drawing from simplified to complex
  • Stationery suite design
  • Acrylic paint embellishments
  • Wax seal stamp tips

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

  • Sketch paper 
  • Pencil
  • Fine liner
  • Flexible tip black marker
  • Ruler
  • Vellum 
  • Envelope
  • Piece of cardstock 
  • Acrylic or gouache gold paint
  • Paint brush
  • Wax seal, ribbon, or string if desired

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Center Formatting Your Calligraphy Projects

Ah, the joy of centering your calligraphy projects. Well, it will be fun after this lesson. You will learn a few key techniques that will help you to successfully align your work while alleviating some frustrations that can come from creating a written masterpiece.

Topics Covered

  • Center formatting your work
  • Creating guidelines for your project
  • How to critique your work from draft to finished project

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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 Materials Needed

  • Your choice of quote, poem, or saying at least six to ten lines in length
  • Your choice of nib and nib holder, brush calligraphy pen, or marker
  • Ink of your choice (if applicable)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • light pad (optional)
  • Ruler 
  • Your preferred set of guidelines (or Kalli Camp Academy calligraphy guidelines)--Visit Lanquach.com/guidesheet to create custom guidelines
  • Paper for practice and for your finished...
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