Twinkling H2Os by Luminarte are luscious little pots of shimmering watercolors. Designed by Leslie Ohnstad at Dreaming in Color, the vibrancy and intensity of Twinks is spectacular. They are laced with the mineral mica and other proprietary minerals which refract light and give them their glorious shimmer.
This class is a journey with artist Dion Dior that explores Twinkling H2Os in many ways, with a mix of traditional methods and exciting new techniques. Your work will soon dance with light and sparkle. Each class will come to you in a PDF document. The pages will discuss theory, technique and application. Hands-on exercises and projects will let you test theories and explore.
The class has been designed for all skill levels, Dion makes it easy for the beginner to grasp while challenging the advanced student to push their limits. Dion will unlock the secrets behind the Twinkling H20s while making you feel at home.
Lesson 1: All About “Twinks”
In this lesson, we begin by discussing how this course will work and what to expect on a week-by-week basis. We discuss the structure and beauty of Twinkling H2O’s and look at some of the traditional uses for them. We will dive right in and explore their capabilities in a series of exercises by playing around with our favorite colors on a variety of surfaces.
a) Exercise: Stamping & Dabbing
b) Exercise: Spraying & Spritzing
c) Exercise: Brushing & Blending
d) Project: Beautiful Greeting Cards
Lesson 2: Twinkling Color
In this lesson, we will explore the staggering range of colors available in Twinkling H2O’s. We will play look at color theory and the color wheel to discover some incredible and unexpected results unique to Twinks. We will look at the bare essential color choices and what colors to choose when building your palette. We will explore in more detail the effects of “Twinks” on different background and using some of the techniques learned in lesson one, we will create a series of spectacular ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) using different types of paper.
a) Exercise: Creating a Color Wheel
b) Exercise: Mixing Colors in Triads
c) Exercise: Building a Color Chart
d) Project: Shimmering ATC’s
Lesson 3: A Twinkling Masterpiece
In this lesson, we will go the next step and master painting with “Twinks”. We will apply traditional watercolor theory to attain rather untraditional results. We will learn about layering, shading and adding dimension and discover ways to enhance “Twinks” with acrylic, glitter and more in mixed media projects, with spectacular results.
a) Exercise: Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry
b) Exercise: Layering & Shading
c) Exercise: “Twinks” & Mixed Media
d) Project: “Fantasy Garden” Masterpiece
INSTRUCTOR: Dion Dior
COST: $48.00, includes $10.00 for $25.00 gift card to purchase luminarte supplies
START: 13th April 2012
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