Fantasy bird post cards | Herma Starreveld | Skillshare
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6 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials you need

    • Making the collage paper

    • Cut, tear and glue

    • Making the birds

    • Good bye and bird catwalk


About This Class

In this class you learn to make your own unique collage paper. It is super fun and easy.

It is perfect class for beginners but I'm sure advanced mixed media artists can also be inspired by this lesson.

With the home made collage paper you are going to make fantasy birds on postcards. So you can either send them to loved ones or put them into a frame to decorate your home.

It is all about playing and having fun (and making a little bit of mess...). You are going to play with paint and drawing materials. To feel free and loose. We cut the paper into little pieces and glue them on postcards.

I show you how you can turn these pieces into fantasy birds.

You need:
Paper: plain print paper, magazines, old books or newspaper paper.

Waterproof  markers for example: posca pens 

Acrylic paint

A large flat brush and a smaller brush

A palet

Acrylic ink or waterproof ink and a calligraphy pen

A simple stamp

A cloth

Glue: gel medium matt and a glue stick

Blanc postcards, I use 10 x 15 cm. (4 x 5 3/4 inch)


A watersoluble pencil in a dark color

A water brush or commen brush with a small tip






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Herma Starreveld

Artist, illustrator and teacher

I love drawing and painting with the joy and happiness of a child . No perfection, just enjoying shapes and colors and especially faces. I love faces! I love people and I love their stories. I devour biographies. I'm also a therapist and very interested in the lives of people. I love to use symbols in my work.

Here you can see some examples of my work:

I illustrated a book which is not published yet with 26 Haiku's.

And a book which is also not pu...

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