Soul Dwellings e-course

I have created this blog for any questions or comments on this course, but be sure to join the private Facebook page for posting your work.

Here is the supply list for this class (don't get overwhelmed, you can substitute with what you have.) You can post your questions here.

 

Supply list:

Filbert bristle brushes  sizes 4,6,8 http://www.rosemaryandco.com/acrylic-brushes/ivory-acrylic/ivory-filberts

Flat bristle brushes 2,4,6,8 http://www.rosemaryandco.com/acrylic-brushes/ivory-acrylic/ivory-short-flats-24

¼” angular brush http://www.dickblick.com/items/06381-4014/

Walnut inks  http://www.joann.com/tsukineko-walnut-ink-antiquing-solution-4-color-kit/9804626.html

Tim Hotz distress inks- old paper, antique linen and tattered rose http://rangerink.com/?product=tim-holtz%C2%AE-distress-ink-reinkers

Or here https://www.amazon.com/Ranger-Distress-Reinker-2-Ounce-Tattered/dp/B000XAJ5R6/ref=pd_sim_201_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J0JHGGXW00PWGEXNKMVQ

White casein paint http://www.dickblick.com/products/shiva-casein-colors/

Daniel Smith watercolors, sodalite genuine, burgundy yellow ochre, piemontite genuine, rose madder genuine http://www.dickblick.com/products/daniel-smith-extra-fine-watercolors/

Watercolor hot press paper http://www.dickblick.com/items/10011-1390/

Vintage linens-table cloth, table runner, placemats, etc.

Powered charcoal  http://www.dickblick.com/products/generals-powdered-charcoal/

Charcoal or pastel fixative http://www.dickblick.com/products/krylon-gallery-series-fine-art-fixitif/

Pan pastels http://www.dickblick.com/products/panpastel-artists-painting-pastels/

Sponge applicators http://www.dickblick.com/items/21935-1012/

 

Graphic Gear 500 pentel pencil .03 lead http://www.dickblick.com/items/20672-8003/

Hybrid technical pen .03  http://www.dickblick.com/items/21014-2003/

Stabilo marks all pencil http://www.dickblick.com/items/20408-2001/

Derwent XL Charcoal  http://www.dickblick.com/products/derwent-xl-charcoal-blocks/

Cretacolor charcoal and holder http://www.dickblick.com/products/cretacolor-leads/    http://www.dickblick.com/products/cretacolor-ecologic-wooden-lead-holder/

Walnut oil  http://www.dickblick.com/mediums/linseed_oil/#walnutoil

Needle and embroidery floss

 

 

Gesso

Matte medium

Clear gesso

Joint compound

28 gauze dark annealed wire  https://www.amazon.com/Hillman-Group-123119-Annealed-1-Pack/dp/B000BQ7WFE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1482791675&sr=8-6&keywords=dark+annealed+wire

EXTRA FUN STUFF!

Frozen charlotte plastic molds.http://www.articusstudiodesign.com/frozen_charlotte_doll_mold_dolls_products.html

Mending tissue http://www.dickblick.com/products/lineco-transparent-mending-tissue/

Rose tree metal stencil   http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/lg_stencils/pages/page_117.html

Vintage ledger paper on etsy….there are many shops so just do a search but I found this store to have good pieces    https://www.etsy.com/listing/462206067/antique-ledger-pages-mid-19th-c?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ledger%20paper&ref=sr_gallery_36

Packing tape

Hug snug ribbon  https://www.amazon.com/100yds-Schiff-Binding-Ribbon-000/dp/B00FGXDP9E

Silk organza fabric

Acetone (you can purchase this at a hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes)

Fineline applicator http://www.dickblick.com/products/fineline-precision-applicators/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Question about techniques

Hi Kate! Can you explain a little more about what is involved in this course? For instance, is it mainly portraits? I understand that the focus is not on color so what techniques will be involved in this course? For instance, is it charcoal, collage, mainly working with fabrics? I would be ever so grateful for a little more information! Thank you so much Katie!

Hi Louise

All the pictures that I include in the class are the different projects I create. I go over drawing and painting the face in detail in one of the videos so there is portrait painting but really the main focus is to create interesting and abstract backgrounds that can be used on their own or as a background for a portrait or figurative element. I also have a video to create collage elements to use in other pieces and lay those out and create a larger portrait on top of that. So it is really about making the background (environment) and the figure a part of each other. I also create a figure and a building study (in detail) and then incorporate those two elements in a completed painting. I demo how I do my scribbling technique to create some interesting marks. Some fabrics but a lot on watercolor paper. I use loose charcoal in many of the pieces in an interesting way. Lots of new techniques Louise. I hope that helps!

I will have some more post coming out describing some of the

techniques

Organza

Hi Kate! Can you tell me if the Organza is this stiffer kind or the softer kind? Thank you! LOUISE

organza is the softer kind

I believe that organdy is the stiff fabric (I love that as well) but in the videos I use the soft organza.

Dwellings supply list

Kate: I placed my supply order with Dick Blick yesterday and OF COURSE I missed the casein paint. Would milk paint or chalk paint do? Would they achieve the same effect do you think? Should I just bite the bullet and order the casein separately?

Casein paint

I think the milk and chalk paint will work fine

Hi Kate Sara Burch

Hi Kate
Sara Burch recommended you to learn pastes. Will your next class be covering venetian plaster? Also, do you have an estimate of how much the supplies cost and Can you tell me what pan pastels yout use?
Thanks!

Pastes

Hi. Are you talking about all the plastering techniques? I don't really do any plastering in this class. I might cover it in one lesson I am planning. I do cover it in the Fabric Book, Painting and composition, mixed media and the figure, watercolor fresco painting and watercolor and acrylic washes portrait class. The watercolor fresco painting is one that really focuses on it the most.
I can't really give you an estimate because I do encourage students to use what they have if possible. The venetian plaster you have to buy in a gallon is $35. but you can get smaller containers of joint compound that costs about $6.00
Pan pastels are compressed pastels. You can look them up on Blick Art Supplies. It may be good to check their website for some of the other supplies on the list to get a better idea how much it will all cost. Hope that helps.

Using alternate supplies

Kate, I love your style and want to take this course. I am simply interested in your attitude towards using alternative materials. You have a very interesting set of supplies, some of which I have, some of which I need to get, but I cannot purchase all of it. Instead, I would like to substitute materials that work for me and that your methods inspire.

Never Mind

You did state not to get overly worried about all the supplies, but to use what I have. I needed a re-read to see it. Thanks!

supplies

O.k. so do you need more help with this?

The link to the privat facebook is broken.

Hi Kate,
I cannot come to the soul dwellers facebook group. I think the link i got when i buy the course is broken .. can you help me?
I would really love to se the other members artwork.
I have try the link you send but i did not come to soul dwellers private group.
Thank you Kate i love your classes and your art.
With big love
Annelie Wadin
Sweden

Tsukineko walnut inks

Hi Kate,

Gathering my supplies for your Soul Dwellings course and have found that I can't buy these inks in the UK, and joann.com will not ship to here.
I can get the Tim Holz ones, so do you know if there are any similar colours in this range to the Tsukineko ones, please.

Kind regards
Pam

Tim Holtz

I use Tim Holtz distress inks. You could use any of the earth tone ones. I have used Tattered Rose, old paper,brushed cordoroy,
. I know they have some darker colors as well so they should work just fine

Tsukineko walnut inks

Thanks for that Kate
Pam

Little collages

Hi again Kate,

I've just completed the collages and really enjoyed the experience. Although I've watched a few subsequent videos I've not noticed these being taken further, as in going in with pen, pencil masque pen etc. Have I not looked far enough?
If they're part of another video would you let me know which one please.

Loving the course, thank you
Pam

Pam

That was just an exercise to create collage pieces for elements. I used some of them in the cruciform project. I just save the other ones for future pieces

Pam

HVe you watched the cruciform video?

Little collages

Ah.... no I haven't yet Kate. Will do now, thanks
Pam

PASSWORD

Hi Kate,
I'm having trouble logging on to the videos as the site is not accepting the password...
Help!!!
Pam

PASSWORD

Kate!
It's been a while since I last logged on and I can't open any videos again......
Pam

Send me your email address

I will resend you all the info. Give me your email address

PASSWORD

All fine now Kate!!!!
Pam

Passowrd

I've forgotten the password for this class. Kate can you please resend. Thanks
Alice

Oops 'password'

And I had wrong email address -

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