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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.

 

New Release: Tracks Stamp Set

TRACKS

Now available in the shop

Mini Me

This is what I mean by mini book....

Make it Artsy

MAKE IT ARTSY

Thrilled to be a guest on 3 segments of the current season of the PBS television show Make it Artsy. Epiosode 11 from Season 6 is now live on their website and is available for viewing through December 13.

My segment focuses on 3 non-traditional approaches to heat embossing, including innovative and unique ways to add texture, borders and deep stamping effects.

Mixed Media Journaling Klass!

Today is the day. My newest online kourse - Mixed Media Journaling - is kicking off. Why all the Ks? Because the klass is sponsored by Sketchbook Skool. This is a four-week klass dedicated to all things mixed media journaling. 

This highly-interactive klass includes segments from Kecia Deveney, Mary Beth Shaw, Nathalie Kalbach, and me! We take you on a journey through our personal process of creating journal pages. There are tips, techniques, supply suggestions, personal anecdotes, and so much more - including homework! As part of Sketchbook Skool, there is a community platform with a ton of interaction - with both the instructors and the other participants. You can share your work, connect with other journalers or simply read all the comments.

You get lifetime access to the klass but joining at the start means that you can partcipate in live events as well.

You can hear a little more about my journaling journey in this Facebook Live recording. Or just head directly over to the site to learn more about the klass and to register. Hope to see you there!

Make it Artsy...again!

Excited to again be a guest on Make it Artsy, the PBS television show hosted by Julie Fe-Fan Balzar that focuses on sharing proejcts and techniques in all areas of art and craft. The show only airs in select markets but each episode is uploaded to the Make it Artsy's website for one week. The current episiode, Season 6 Epsiode 11, will be available through September 13.

My segment on this episode focuses on 3 easy techniques for using embossing powder in non-traditional ways. 

First up is demonstrating how to use texture spray as an adhesive to create grungy, textural effects. For this video, I used Imagine Crafts GooseBumps Texture Spray - although their line of irRESISTible Texture Sprays also work. For the second quick tip, I showed how to use a rubber stamp with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture embossing powder from Emerald Creek to create a deeply recessed textural design. Finally I showed how embossing a dimensional frame for your art is the perfect final touch for your work.

You can watch my segment on my YouTube channel. The entire episode is available on the Make it Artsy website through September 13. Click here to download a PDF outlining the full instructions and a supply list.

Workshop Update: Fall 2019

SEPTEMBER

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps - Sante Fe, New Mexico

September 27 - 28 - Bento Box - workshop filled

 

OCTOBER

Art From the Heart - Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

October 19 - Joker's Wild - registration open

October 20 - Art Alchemy - registration open

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Emerald Crafts - Lyndhurst, Hampshire, UK

October 26 - 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - workshop filled

October 27 - Get Baked! - registration open - 3 seats left

 

NOVEMBER


Runaway Art & Craft Studio - Salem, Oregon

November 9 - 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - Registration Open

November 10 - Get Baked! - Registration Open

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Clipper Street Scrabook Company - Langely, BC Canada

November 15 - 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - Registration Open 

November 16 - Embossing Alchemy - Registration Open 

November 17 - Joker's Wild - Registration Open 

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Everything Scrapbook & Stamp - Lake Worth, Florida

November 23-24 - Bento Box - Registration Opening 9/16

 

DECEMBER

Pratt Institute - New York, New York

December 7 - Mixed Media Surface Design - Registration Open

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July: Last Sunday Online Open Studio

Welcome to my online studio. I want to invite you to join me (virtually) on the First Friday Last Sunday of every some months in 2019 when I highlight new artwork and recent favorites that are available for purchase. Have a look around, let me know if you have any questions, and click the link on the title of any artwork that you want to buy or simply learn more about.

With (sold thank you)

Town Square (sold thank you)

Carnival (sold thank you)

Step by Step (sold thank you)

Sands of Time  (sold thank you)

Waaga Waaga

Possible (sold thank you)

Complexities (sold thank you)

Create (sold thank you)

Curiosity (sold thank you)

Now (sold thank you)

Twice (sold thank you)

Workshop Update

WORKSHOP UPDATE

Hoping you will be able to join me for a day, a weekend or a week of creative fun. Have a look-see below at my updated workshiop schedule just in case I am coming to your neighborhood. Or perhaps you are due for a well-earned road trip....

 

AUGUST

Artistic Artifacts: Alexandria, Virginia

August 16 - Embossing Alchemy - registration open

August 17 - Joker's Wild - registration open

August 18 - Too Cool for School - registration open

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Scrapbook Centrale - Montreal, Quebec Canada

August 23 - 52 Card Pickup - registration open

August 24 - Get Baked! - registration open

August 25 - 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - registration open

 

SEPTEMBER

Ephemera Paducah - Paducah, Kentucky

Retreat co-taught with Mary Beth Shaw

September 4-7 - filled

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Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps - Sante Fe, New Mexico

September 27 - 28 - Bento Box - registration open 

 

OCTOBER

Art From the Heart - Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

October 19 - Joker's Wild - registration open

October 20 - Art Alchemy - registration open

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Emerald Crafts - Lyndhurst, Hampshire, UK

October 26 - 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - registration open - 3 seats left

October 27 - Get Baked! - registration open - 5 seats left

 

NOVEMBER

Save the Date..

November 10 - 11 - Runaway Art & Craft Studio - Salem, Oregon

November 15 - 17 - Clipper Street Scrapbook Company - Langely, BC, Canada

November 23 - 24 - Everything Scrapbook & Stamps - Lake Worth, Florida

 

DECEMBER

Pratt Institute - NYC

December 7 - Mixed Media Surface Design - registration open

Make it Artsy

Thrilled to be a guest on the premiere episode of the sixth season of Make it Artsy. This television show airs on PBS in select markets in the United States but is also available for viewing episode-by-episode online.

Make it Artsy is hosted by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and highlights a variety of guest artists and crafters who demonstrate a wide range of creative techniques and projects - from mixed media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines and materials from paper to wood.

I had previously been a guest in the first season and was happy to have been invited back to showcase more creative fun. Season six is built around the concept of time. My segment focuses on saving time by using my Vintage Besswax Baked Texture embossing powder from Emerald Creek to create a fast and easy faux encuastic effect. I shared other tips and tricks for heat embossing as well.

You can watch my segment on my YouTube channel or head to the Make it Artsy website where the entire episoide is available until July 5. And stay tuned. I just might be back again in episodes eight and eleven.

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