2020 Programs

Jeannine Lewis will be teaching our next program will be on Saturday, September 19th.  Be sure to join us on Zoom for this Tree of Life, which uses Hot Glue and Metallic Paints on a canvas board.

The Zoom Room will open at 9 a.m. and we’ll begin painting at 9:30 a.m.

Following are the instructions for the Faux Hammered Metal Art:

Supplies:

Canvas board (any size, I’ll be using an 8×10)
Hot glue gun (and lots of glue sticks)
Metallic acrylic paints, 3-5 colors
Dark basecoat color (acrylic)
Black acrylic.

Large flat brush
Paper towels

For the metallic paints, choose colors that will look good together.  I used gold, antique gold, copper, and bronze for the tree.  For the sun I used those same colors minus the bronze, and for the fish I used blues and greens and pearlescent white.

Begin by base coating your canvas board in a dark solid color of your choice.  I used Hauser Green Dark for the tree, navy blue for the fish, cranberry wine for the sun.  Any dark color will work.

Trace or freehand your design in white.  Try to have your design go off the edges of the board.

Liberally apply hot glue to the design. Do layers to creat depth. Don’t worry too much about the strings of glue, if they lift off you can remove them, but if they adhere to the board it creates the impression of crinkles in the metal.

Use the basecoat paint to cover up the hot glue. Let dry.

Working wet-on-wet, apply the metallic paints in a slip slap motion.  Cover the entire surface in the metallic colors, allowing them to overlap and blend.  Let dry.

Add water to the black paint to get an inky consistency. Working quickly, slap the black paint on the board and then dab it off gently with paper towels.  You may have to do it in parts, especially if you are doing a larger canvas.  If it is not dark enough, you can do multiple layers.  You will get more paint in the groves of the hot glue than on the flat parts, this creates an aged look.

Have fun!

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Starting with our February Program, Betty Lou Zimmerman will be bringing a batch of books for members to view and/or borrow for painting inspiration.  Betty Lou has been painting since 1976, when she ventured down for classes with Pricilla Houser in Florida.  Needless to say, she was Hooked!  She has been attending SDP National Conventions and Hoot since then, even driving to Oregon to paint with Jo Sonja Jansen.  Her books are Alphabetized, so she’ll begin with her A-B Bin.  We are so happy to have a chance to look at the work of so many wonderful artists.  Sadly, some of whom are no longer with us and whose books are no longer in print.

Our first meeting of the new year was scheduled for Saturday, January 18th.  Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, so Dee DeLorenzo will be teaching a Special Surprise Project at our AugustMeeting.

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Saturday, February 15th, Elaine Moran 

 taught the Memory Box Program.

Elaine's Memory Box

 

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In July, we hosted Nancy Stauffer, from Limerick, PA, who taught this Erica Joanne Design. 

PWP Members will enjoy discounted fees.  Guests are welcome to attend at a slightly higher rate.

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On June 20th, Joyce Gutierrez taught this darling Love sign with an assortment of curious Ostriches.

Ostriches

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