of the otherworld

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“of the otherworld”

Welcome to your classroom!

I’m so delighted to be bringing this class to you – it combines so many of my favourite things!  Ok I know I say that with every class, but it is true!

Sitting in nature is so much a part of my life – it’s where my soul smiles, and I smile, I be quiet and just let myself be with those beings from the otherworld.  And it’s so peaceful there, in that place, on your own – but also not on your own – I feel so much a part of something bigger, something softer and more “me”.  So let’s explore that place and learn how to use a variety of mixed media to create our girls and their forest friends.

This page contains all the classroom content and links to the videos for the three lessons (which are right at the bottom of this page!).


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introduction video

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supplies / materials video

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Scroll to the bottom of this page where you will find the link to the lesson videos.

Supplies list

Please use what you already have in your collection.
The items below are what I have used in this class.

  • 3 x Canvas board or wood panel – 11×14 (or similar)
  • Gel medium – I use gloss and matte (liquitex or similar)
  • Vintage papers, sheet music etc.  Copied prints for image transfer, patterned napkins
  • Assorted acrylic or craft paints – white, cream, – neutral colours
  • Watersoluble colouring media (I use both the Winsor and Newton markers and the Inktense blocks – you do not need both, one or the other work fine)
    • Inktense blocks (or pencils) – these are ink based and watersoluble, you could also use watercolour pencils or neocolor/lyra watersoluble crayons
    • Winsor and Newton watercolour markers – again as above you can substitute any water based marker such as Tombow, or watercolour pencils.
  • Soft pastels (the chalky kind). Colours I use are 3 or 4 of each (see image below) –  mustard yellows, aubergine/eggplant purples and soft grey greens.  (I mainly use muted soft tones).  You could substitute with oil pastels or any type of crayon.  These are only used in the background of each piece.
  • White soft pastel – for hightlights
  • An old credit card or plastic scraper for collaging
  • Variety of paint brushes
  • Brayer (optional)
  • Tortillion or paper stump (optional)
  • Tracing paper (or transparent kitchen paper)
  • Graphite pencils 6b or 8b, or any you already have
  • Eraser
  • Watersoluble Graphite pencils – I am using Derwent watersoluble graphite pencils light and medium wash (you could also use Lyra or Faber Castel watersoluble graphite pencils/crayons)
  • Spray fixative

This is the colour palette I used in the soft pastels – you do not need this many colours – use what you have in your set. (click to enlarge)


The video’s have been broken down into short intervals. Please work at your own pace.
There is no need to hurry.   You have access to this class indefinitely so relax and enjoy the creative process!

You can watch the video’s within the classroom or click on the download link under each one.
When you are taken to the download page click on the “download” button
and choose your quality/size.


PDF’s for this class (2)

click on the link below the picture to open the pdf’s

Step by step instructions and supplies list pdf

link – of the otherworld

Collage papers and owl reference pdf

link – collage and reference

Sketch reference images

click the image to open larger size



resources – vintage imagery

You can obtain vintage imagery from a lot of great sites on the web, these are two links for
websites I use a lot and find they are an excellent resource.
Their images are royalty free public domain images.  Just type in the search field what you
are looking for (eg. “sheet music” “script” “handwritten letters”  “butterflies”).

I use an inexpensive colour laser printer to print out all of my papers on regular copy paper.
Alternatively you can have them printed at your local copy store.

NYPL – New York Public Library – digital database

The Graphics Fairy


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