Ready to take your art journals from mundane to marvelous? Mixed media artist Judith Cassel-Mamet shows you how to use water-based materials — from spray dyes and India ink to familiar favorites such as watercolor — in new, unexpected ways. Judith will walk you through new techniques for water-based media so you can create more playful, mindful and meaningful journals.
Art Journaling With Watercolor, Ink & More
Take your art journals from mundane to marvelous. Artist Judith Cassel-Mamet shows you how to use water-based materials in new, unexpected ways to create more playful, mindful and meaningful journals.
Judith Cassel-Mamet is a Denver-based artist with a background in fine art. She's the author of the book Joyful Pages: Adventures in Art Journaling. For more than 10 years, Judith has taught art journaling and travel journaling classes at the Art Students League of Denver and the University of Denver.
01: Spray Dyes
Meet Judith and begin class by exploring Dylusion spray dyes. First, Judith guides you through the inner workings of using spray dyes. Then she shows you how to keep track of your work by creating a sampler that you can refer back to.
After learning about spray dyes, look at different stenciling techniques. You'll see how to create balanced pages with your own custom stencils, and use layering to make your pages even more captivating.
03: Splash, Bloom & Bubble: India Inks
India ink is usually applied with a dip pen or brush, but there are so many other ways that you can use it! In this lesson, take control of this fun media by learning how it interacts with other materials on your pages. Plus, discover an especially playful approach to creating a portrait with bubbles.
04: Finding Freedom With Watercolor, Gouache & Acrylic
Dive into familiar mediums such as watercolor, gouache and acrylic as Judith shows you how to use them in a completely abstract way! She also revisits the classic watercolor techniques: wash, charge and glaze, using unconventional tools. Afterwards, apply your new skills as you create whimsical clouds and a delicate lotus flower.
05: Creating Meaning With Text, Layers & Metaphors
Turn your attention to text as you learn to incorporate the written word in new ways, from cut-out letters to vignettes that give intention. You'll also experiment with found poetry and journal prompts to add more meaning to your words.
06: Working With Collage & Finishing Your Journal
Finally, use your practice pages to create collages and build beautiful, textured pages that are bursting with color. Judith even shows you how to create a personalized journal cover that speaks to what's inside.