All Things Paper

An Art Journaling Workshop

Course Promo

Art Journaling

I love the feel of old papers, especially the ones that have been well loved. There is a unique texture and a feeling like its history is right at the tip of my fingers. I love that when I paint on old papers, the history gets woven into my artwork. Old paper is to be trusted. Much like the velveteen rabbit that becomes real through love. Old books are the perfect backdrop for art and soul work and story telling.

Join me for, All Things Paper- An Art Journaling Workshop

Here are a few techniques that we will explore in this online course:

  • altering old books/ ledgers to create our own art journals
  • create our own stitched journals
  • assemblage collage pieces
  • messy mark making and abstract exploration
  • photo altering
  • painting our own papers for collage
  • collage composition
  • sketch and linework
  • abstract florals
  • distressing papers
  • tea and ink staining
  • hand stitching

I will be sharing with all of you how I go about working in an art journal and all of my favorite techniques. I started my own art practice by working in an art journal. It's a great way to get started painting, especially if you need practice. Art journaling is a great way to try new techniques or play with composition. You can take them anywhere and the inspiration is limitless.

We will also be exploring works on paper that you can then frame or mount to canvas and hang on your wall. I hope you can join me!

Your Instructor

Wendy Brightbill
Wendy Brightbill

My name is Wendy Brightbill and I am somewhat of a creative wanderer, an artist who enjoys exploring a multitude of mediums and styles. I love messy child-like play especially when it involves paint. I picked up a paintbrush after a car accident rearranged my brain from a closed head injury. I believe that there is healing to be found in art making and getting lost in the process. I try not to treat my art as being too precious, and yet, I am deeply committed to my daily creative practice. Art making is a little like breathing air for me. I can’t live without it. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and a wife of 17 years to my biggest cheerleader. I have lived in Colorado for all of my life. All I ever needed to know, I learned from being a kindergarten teacher for four years. I just turned forty and I am finding this new found super power of saying no to the things that don’t bring me joy or peace.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts January 22nd and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course. All of the video content goes live January 22.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do I need all of the supplies to take this course?
Many of the supplies on the supply list are optional or can be substituted for other things. Be creative and use the supplies that you have.
Will there be a Facebook group?
Yes. I will be doing a facebook group for this course for all of you to connect and build community. The group will open a few days before class starts.

Supply List:

  • vintage ledger/ old book
  • found papers
  • old letters, cards or magazines
  • ephemera
  • old photographs
  • wall paper
  • patterned paper
  • watercolor paper
  • pencils
  • white gel pen
  • lace/ ribbon/ fabric
  • tape
  • loose canvas
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • needle and embroidery thread
  • your favorite are journal
  • inks and watercolors
  • oil pastels
  • chalk pastels
  • charcoal
  • black, white or clear gesso
  • pens
  • oil paints (optional)
  • acrylic paints
  • paintbrush
  • your favorite mark making tools
  • your favorite adhesive (mod podge, matte medium)

This course is closed for enrollment.