Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Courtney Cerruti
Courtney introduces you to essential surface design techniques, showing you how to combine markings to make patterns. Using markers, paints, and a variety of application techniques, these lessons are ideal for creating designs on paper, fabric and ribbon. Courtney shares important tips on testing color combinations and combining different mediums to create vivid motifs. Loosen up and get creative with Courtney’s free-flowing creative style.
Learn how to:
  • Paint with a credit card on paper and fabric
  • Create an all-over pattern on fabric
  • Make color palettes with markers
  • Make a variety of marks and patterns with markers
  • Combine materials and mediums to create new motifs
  • Create “watercolor” ribbons

Chapters
01:14
Part 1 - Mark Making
01:03
03:18
Mark Making with Paint
07:00
11:11
Mark Making with Markers
21:45
Mark Making on Ribbons
05:06
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Credit card or library card
  • Various water-based fabric paints
  • 1 yard heavy-weight cotton or canvas fabric
  • Medium weight art paper (print making paper or heavy weight drawing paper works great)
  • Palette or tray
  • Apron or smock
  • Baby wipes
  • Brush pen markers
  • China marker (optional)
  • Water-soluble pencil (optional)
  • 4” x 6” postcards or index cards
  • Envelopes
  • Scratch paper
  • Foam brush
  • Variety of paint brushes
  • Solid color satin ribbon
  • Fabric paint
  • Scissors
  • Discussion
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    Playing with Surface Design
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    Part 1:
    Playing with Surface Design: Mark Making
    Courtney Cerruti
    Courtney introduces you to essential surface design techniques, showing you how to combine markings to make patterns. Using markers, paints, and a variety of application techniques, these lessons are ideal for creating designs on paper, fabric and ribbon. Courtney shares important tips on testing color combinations and combining different mediums to create vivid motifs. Loosen up and get creative with Courtney’s free-flowing creative style.
    Part 2:
    Playing with Surface Design: Monoprinting
    Courtney Cerruti
    Monoprinting is a gorgeous and unique way to make one-of-a-kind images using a simple printmaking technique. Courtney explains how to use gelli plates to make your monoprints, and shows you how to create custom stationery and small pieces worthy of hanging on the wall. This technique is also perfect for layering on the patterns you created in the first part of this course.
     
    Part 3:
    Playing with Surface Design: Repeat Patterns
    Courtney Cerruti
    Learn how to create large-scale patterns to use for fabric or wrapping paper in the final part of this course. Courtney teaches you how to use block stamps to make different styles of repeating patterns, from organized and symmetrical to loose and random. With just a few stamps and ink, you can create gorgeous custom papers and fabrics. 
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