Embossing Powder Collage - Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR


Embossing Powder Collage
with instructor Caitlin Dundon
Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR
Saturday, March 21, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Do you love embossing powders but only have used them with rubber stamps for greeting cards? Whether you have worked with embossing powders before or this is brand new to you, this workshop will inspire and energize your next projects with a fun new way to collage without using glues, gels or decoupage - the embossing powder itself becomes the collage medium.

Learn how to work with a variety of embossing powders – tiny particles of plastic that melt with use of heat tool. We will work with acrylic paint and embossing powders to create texture using pattern stamps, stencils, embossing marker line drawing and even spray and sprinkle and glue techniques for beautiful raised texture. Work with embossed areas as resist and ways to use embossing powder over collage. Work with metallics, solid colors, clear and pearl powders and to create simple but gorgeous results. $20 kit fee includes a sampling of powders to work with. Create a set of swatches to refer to for future projects, or create miniature masterpieces using more than one technique on each 6" x 6" paper, canvas or wood blocks.


Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

assorted collage papers
assorted embossing powders
embossing fluid
additional embossing pens to borrow
black/white gesso
additional colors acrylic paints to borrow
rubber stamps to borrow
stencils to borrow
stamp pad cleaners

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
12 qty 6 inch x 6 inch Strathmore artist tiles (watercolor paper) OR canvas, wood blocks, wood panels
2-3 colors acrylic paints (fluid or heavy body)
embossing pen (VersaMarker or Ranger Emboss It or Marvy Uchida)
embossing stamp pad (these are clear or pink tinted labeled embossing pad or watermark pad)
paper towel/baby wipes
water container and brushes (1 inch flat or mop, half inch flat)
a couple rubber stamps/stencils
optional: collage ephemera, heat tool/extension cord

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About the instructor Caitlin Dundon is a Seattle mixed media artist, professional calligrapher and instructor with over 20 years of experience. Known for her signature style of calligraphy combined with her colorful paintings, she creates custom pieces for individuals and corporate commissions. She’s been published and written articles for Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazines and been featured in the international calligraphy publication Letter Arts. She has taught at mixed media and calligraphy conferences throughout the United States and Canada including Art &

Soul, Art Unraveled, Art is You, Letters of Joy, Ghost Ranch, Mendocino Art Center, the University of Washington and Upward Bound. Her art has also been licensed for printing and manufacturing and has been sold at Target, Walmart and Kohl's. Her new book, The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques (Schiffer Publishing, 2019) has been receiving rave reviews. Order a copy now.


"Caitlin Dundon is not only a gifted artist, but a wonderful and generous teacher. She is friendly and upbeat, and offers a "way in" to creative expression for everyone, no matter what level of art experience one might possess. Caitlin is our Artist-in-Residence for 2019, and we feel so lucky that we get to offer monthly programs that feature her fantastic talent and her consummate professionalism." - Sibel Golden, PhD, Executive Director, NW Creative & Expressive Arts Institute

"The instructor and class pace is relaxed, allowing students to explore - she even encourages "mistakes!" - Dawn D.

“I loved how this class walked us through everything and that Caitlin made her rounds to help figure out where our strengths and weaknesses were. I think Caitlin does a great job as an instructor! She obviously knows what she is doing and while she has many years under her belt, she still understands the beginner struggle and how to help people improve." - Aleeza A.