Barbara Close - Tiny Treasures Class (page 1 of 2)

Created: August 21, 2023
Modified: August 24, 2023

All the pages are 4.25"w x 5.5"h portrait mode.

I took a ZOOM class with Barbara Close, August 20, 2023 hosted by Society For Calligraphy. Love her style. This one was all about different techniques with watercolors. I did all the artwork during class and then added some calligraphy sayings the next day and bound it together...

All the class artwork was done on Fabriano 1264 CP 140# watercolor paper. I accidentally punched the holes for binding in landscape mode... so my booklet stands up and flips up to open - sigh!!

ID: 3 Color Box - J Pollock

Brush water over paper. Apply loosely with 
watercolors (w/n Aureolin, Cad Red & 
Payne's Grey). 
Use a scoring tool to create marks in wet paint. 
Sprinkle with Schmincke Gold Powder
text, Sumi ink, pointed nib.

Words: Energy and motion made visible. Jackson Pollock

ID: Stained Glass Window:

Linear design with Juice up pen. Painted 
loosely with
(Holbien Peacock Blue & Permanent Green, 
W/N Gold Ochre & Quin. Magenta)
Text: monoline with Juice Up Pen

Words: People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross



ID: Misty Fog with Sumi Ink:

Very Diluted Sumi ink wash. While wet scrape 
with credit card. Add touches of W/N Perm. Alizarin Crimson.
Text: monoline with Juice Up Pen

Words: He heard her in his heart whispering from the mist. John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

 ID: Continuous Line Blocks:

Juice Up and fine tip Sharpie pens. 
(Holbien Peacock Blue & W/N Gold Ochre, 
Quin. Magenta)
Text: tall skinny monoline with Juice Up Pen

Words: Manners are the building blocks of civil society. Alexander McCall Smith

ID: Grasses Doodle:

Semi dry brush technique, W/N Dove Grey & 
Quin. Magenta). Doodle floral / Juice Up Pen.
Text: monoline with Juice Up Pen

Words: What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wild flower. Ronald R Kemler

ID: Alcohol Drops:

Brush water over paper. Apply loosely with 
watercolors (W/N Perm. Sap Green, 
Cad Red Pale Hue, Grumbacher Thalo 
Purple). Let dry to damp feel. Drop in 
alcohol (I used 99%). When dry roughly circle 
spots. Sharpie border.
Text: Monoline with brown Juice Up Pen

Words: Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all essential food groups: Alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. Alex Levine, 

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