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WOW & StencilGirl Products Blog Hop: Day 2

Blog Hop & Giveaway

 

11 Artists + 2 Companies = Mixed Media Magic

 

I am exciting to announce a two-day collaboration featuring my products lines from both StencilGirl Products and WOW! Embossing Powder. Oh and did I mention there was a giveaway involved?!?! Today is day-two and the design team from StencilGirl Products. WOW is highlighted. Stop by each post to see the magic and show them some love by leaving a comment. You can also visit and comment on all the postings from day-one here. In doing so, you will be entered into a giveaway for:

 

$35 gift certificate to StencilGirl Products

$35 gift certificate to WOW! Embossing Powder

$35 gift certificate to Seth Apter's online shop

 

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. (One comment per blog post please. You have until Wednesday, Setptember 23rd at 11:59pm Central to comment. Winners will be announced Thursday, September 24th)

 

Artist Participants

Tina Walker

Debi Adams

Mary C. Nasser

Claudia Neubacher

Kate Yetter

 

Enjoy all the inspiration!

 

WOW & StencilGirl Products Blog Hop

Blog Hop & Giveaway

 

11 Artists + 2 Companies = Mixed Media Magic

 

I am exciting to announce a two-day collaboration featuring my products lines from both StencilGirl Products and WOW! Embossing Powder. Oh and did I mention there was a giveaway involved?!?! Today is day-one and the design team from WOW is highlighted. Stop by each post to see the magic and show them some love by leaving a comment. And in doing so, you will be entered into a giveaway for:

 

$35 gift certificate to StencilGirl Products

$35 gift certificate to WOW! Embossing Powder

$35 gift certificate to Seth Apter's online shop

 

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. (One comment per blog post please. You have until Wednesday, Setptember 23rd at 11:59pm Central to comment. Winners will be announced Thursday, September 24th)

 

Artist Participants

Jaine Drake

Riikka Kovasin

Heather Mitchell

Carisa Zglobicki

Amber Rain Davis

Jo Herbert

 

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to get the links for the 5 artists from StencilGirl Products and 5 more chnaces to win the giveaway.

 

concerTINa: a new FB Live class

concerTINa

Excited to bring you my next FB Live workshop. Registration goes live in my online shop on Wednesday September 2 at 12:00pm Eastern.

Wednesday September 16 at 2:00pm Eastern or Sunday September 20 at 2:00pm Eastern

You need a FB account to be able to access this class. Cost: $25USD

Watch live or on recording after the Live ends. Anytime and as many times as you like.

Join me for my newest, one-session, two-hour online class. This live, mixed media workshop is both technique- and project-based. We will be making a concertina book - also known as an accordion book – which will nest inside a metal tin. The book structure itself is an easy-make which will give us plenty of time to focus on surface design. I will be taking you though the steps of altering metal surfaces, allowing you to take a shiny new tin, perhaps with a design that you do not like, and turn it into a metalicious masterpiece. I will also guide you step-by-step through my process of building a dynamic surface design on paper – without any paint. You will leave the class with a one-of-a-kind project and a slew of surface design techniques that you can apply to your mixed media practice. 

The Supply List: 

With a few exceptions, this class was designed to focus primarily on basic supplies that most of you are likely to already have but if you are missing something, feel free to substitute. You will need to have the listed supplies ready at the start of the Live workshop if you want to follow along. Links are included when relevant throughout.

-One sheet of lightweight paper (either 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11 inches preferred), keeping in mind that your paper has to fold and fit inside the tin. Options to use include traditional cardstock (about 65lb), lightweight watercolor paper (about 90lb), or scrapbook paper. Make sure you chose paper that is light in color (and pattern if using scrapbook paper). Feel free to have extra sheets so that you have a choice at class time and/or have the option to work on several papers in the class if you are a quick worker.

-A metal tin with lid (an attached, hinged top is preferred). We will be completely altering the surface of the tin as part of the class. My preference for size is somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 x 2.5 inches or smaller.

-Embossing powder in your favorite metal colors plus green patina color. I will be using my Metalz and Cosmic sets from WOW which are available to purchase in my online shop if you are in the United States and at the WOW online shop and many independent retailers if you are outside the US. You can of course use other metallic powders as well.

-Embossing pad

-Heat tool

-Adhesive. I will be using both PVA and a glue stick

-Dye ink pads in assorted colors (such as Ranger Distress)

-Black gesso

-Paint brushes (Please note that my metal altering technique uses inexpensive chip brushes in ½ or 1inch sizes)

-Water container

-Smooth craft or cosmetic sponges

-Unmounted background/mark making stamps

-Mark Makers (I will be using Signo Uniball and Vision Uniball gel pens and Stabilo All pencils in assorted colors – but anything you have will work)

-A small amount of collage material. Consider having both paper and fabric bits on hand. Washi tape works well for this too. And remember that we are working small.

-Scratch paper to use to catch embossing powders and to glue over.

Survey Results

Join me on Tuesday 8/18 at 3:00pm Eastern on Facebook to hear a discussion between Kristin Williams and myself in which we share the results of our recent follow-up survey looking at the impact of the pandemic on the art community.

New Release: Tracks Stamp Set

TRACKS

Now available in the shop

Summer Block Party

Your invite......

New Stencil Release

Today is the day. Excited to release 3 new stencils created as a mash-up together with Mary Beth Shaw. These are only available to members of the StencilClub at StencilGirl Products which - believe you me - is a great deal.

In addition to the stencils, members get access to a private FB group and an exclusive video & PDF from the designer, the opportunity to purchase all prior Club releases, and 20% off all stencils all the time. You can read all the details and sign up here.

Staycation

Just a heads up. Beginning this Sunday 8/2, I will be taking a staycation through Sunday 8/9. During that week I will only be on social media spradically. Also, the shop will be closed. So if you were thinking about grabbing some products (including a whole bunch of new MU rub ons) or signing up for the recorded version of One Layer Away, head here cause now is the time. 

And be ready for my return as I have a week of daily happenings & offerings starting Monday 8/10.

COVID-19 and the Art Community: All New Follow-Up Survey

In May, Kristin Williams (artist and owner of Ephemera Paducah) and I created a survey looking at the impact of the pandemic on our art community. Over 1,600 people responded and the resulting information helped to shed some light on how we were all managing as artists, instructors, store owners, and consumers at that moment in time. You can find a written summary of those results here and a video of Kristin and I discussing the findings here.

Nearly three months have passed since the original survey and much has happened in the world since that time. We have decided to follow-up on the initial survey and to take the pulse of our community at this point in time. Our hope is that this can help to uncover the ongoing and changing impact of COVID-19 on our creative lives and provide information to help direct choices going forward in terms of in-person and online classes and community focus.

The new survey is 19-questions long and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. It is also 100% anonymous. You must complete the survey by August 2 and the results will be widely shared online soon after. Click here to begin.

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One Layer Away: FB Live Online Class

ONE LAYER AWAY

Wednesday July 22 2:30pm EDT or Saturday July 25 8:00pm EDT

Registration opens Tuesday July 14 at Noon EDT

Join me for a one-session, two-hour online class all about the layers. I will guide you through the process of creating mixed media backgrounds with depth, dimension and detail. In this workshop we will be building up a surface, layer by layer, with supplies and techniques both traditional and innovative. This class is designed to help you embrace an approach to creativity that is all about freedom, working without a plan and letting the layers be your guide. We will discuss strategies to help you start a piece, make choices along the way, and know when you are done. Topics such as composition, color selection, and mark making will be touched on. All in a fun-filled, jam-packed, whirlwind 120 minutes during which you will always be only one layer away from magic.

 

The supply list can be found at the end of this description.

 

The Skinny:

  • You need to have a Facebook account to participate as the class takes place in a private Facebook Group for paid attendees only.
  • Consider the group your community, where you can ask questions, post pictures of your project and comment on the work of others.
  • The group will remain open beyond the date of the class so that you can go back and watch the video whenever and as often as you like.
  • Cost of the workshop is $25USD and registration is available at http://www.sethapter.com/categories. Payment is accepted via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 
  • There are no refunds and no switching class dates once registered.
  • Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access a downloadable and printable PDF which includes the same info that you are reading now, including the supply list.
  • To watch the video live, come to the private Facebook group at start time and you will see the video playing. After the Live, the recorded video will be pinned to the top and can always be found by clicking on the Announcement link.

 

Registration:

  • Registration opens Tuesday July 14 at Noon EDT.
  • Registration closes 48 hours before the scheduled class or when 250 slots have been filled – whichever comes first.
  • Registration will reopen after the Live class ends so that the class will be available to new participants as a recording.

 

IMPORTANT

Once registered, you need to request an invitation to become a member of the Facebook group in which the class is held. Search Facebook for either One Layer Away July 22 or One Layer Away July 25 and request to join. In order for me to recognize you so that I can approve you for the group, you must include your FB name in the "Order Comments" section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page as you continue through the registration process. 

 

The Supply List: 

This class was designed to focus primarily on basic supplies that most of you are likely to already have but if you are missing something, feel free to substitute. You will need to have the listed supplies ready at the start of the Live workshop if you want to follow along. 

-At least 3 sheets of heavyweight watercolor paper (140lb/300g) in your choice of size. I will be demoing on an 8x8 inch square.

-Fluid acrylic paint in your favorite colors 

-Ink pads (dye ink – such as Ranger Distress - and permanent – such as StazOn)

-Paint brushes (Please note that the layers I create are best achieved using inexpensive chip brushes in both ½ and 1inch sizes. Google “chip brushes” if this is unclear.)

-Palette knife

-Water container

-Craft mat or paint palette

-Glue stick 

-Heat tool

-Unmounted background/mark making stamps

-Washi tape

-Mark Makers (I will be using Signo Uniball white gel pens, Marabu Art Crayons and Stabilo All pencils in assorted colors – but anything you have will work)

-I will be using textured wallpaper but you can substitute any embossed or textured paper or material. 

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