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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for almost twenty years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pouring and Prepping Paint for Next Weekend

I'll be honest, while I LOVE my job, I HATE pouring paint. Especially when it's warm. I spent the morning pouring acrylic paint into squeeze bottles (wide mouth bottles work best! I get mine from Nova Color.) I have a whole post here on acrylic paints, mediums and lots of tips and tricks for using acrylics in your work. 

We won't just be using acrylic paint in my Compendium of Visual Delights class but gouache and watercolor as well (anddd a few other things...) Luckily, the only prep work involved in that department is buying it! I finished the journal last night and I am bouncing off the walls waiting to teach it. 

This will be my ONLY paint/collage class for awhile. I've said it before and I'll say it again,  I do not have ANY plans to teach painting with collage in any other class at the moment. I am NOT teaching it online either. Just a heads up if you're on the fence about taking it!

Blog Love:


Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly: Just a heads up. The l
ink for Lark books, and book artist just says "error".
It goes nowhere.
Hope to see you in July.

Tammy said...

I am sooooo jealous! Would LOVE to take your Journal This class but I live in Colorado :( Should you ever decide to teach it again, do it in Fort Collins Please :)

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks, Tammy! I'll be at Scrap2It in Fort Collins the second weekend in August. I'm not teaching Journal This on this trip but I will keep it in mind for future classes there! Thanks! :)

irene said...

funny, i like pouring paint. don't know what. maybe because i have to focus and can't multitask :)

Kelly Kilmer said...

I don't mind pouring a few bottles but when it gets to be 80+ degrees in your home that traps heat in and you're in a room with no a/c or fan and you're pouring 30+ bottles of paint, it ain't fun. ;)