Thursday, July 14, 2011
I’m totally excited about teaching at CKC Valley Forge and CKC Charlotte this summer. My class is Picture Perfect Convention Pages. It’s a technique-driven workshop that uses a pocket-filled layout with inventive ways to use 15 4”x6” pictures or more. The best part is that all you’ll need to do is add the photos when you get home. People who take my classes will have a choice between an inchies or collage punch-around-the-age project as well as an accordion mini-book, tags, folders masking, stamping and more. All these are wrapped into two compact 12”x12” pages! I hope to see you at the convention. Be sure to visit my website (www.scrappigators.com) for more information.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
So now it's official. I have Copic classes scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Michaels in Rehoboth Beach and on Friday, August 5 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Michaels in Dover, Delaware. I'm hoping the classes go well because I have thoughts in place for the first seven techniques-driven workshops:
SESSION 1: We will learn three blending techniques: Common, feathered, and tip-to-tip. This is a display board that I've developed for the first session.
SESSION 2: We will continue our lesson with some whimsical pieces which introduces pallet blending, revisits common blending and color lifting.
SESSION 3: We will focus on skin tones.
SESSION 4: Working with grays
SESSON 5: Shading, shadowing and light sources.
SESSION 6: Scenery and stills
SESSION 7: Airbrushing
I will introduce five new marker colors with each sesson. We will be working with stamped images which can be used on cards, scrapbooking pages and wall art. The continuation of the programs at Michaels in Rehoboth and Dover (Delaware) strictly depends on enrollment. I hope to also make these classes available at several conventions.
The classes cost $25 plus supplies. If you take all seven classes, you will have incorporated 45 of the 60 colors that Michaels carries into your personal inventory. Sign ups are at the stores.
I have even more plans for the Copic markers for those who want to go above and beyond the Michaels inventory. I will share these a bit later.
Friday, July 1, 2011
0 – Colorless Blender
B21 – Baby Blue
YR 07 – Cadmium Orange
YG 67 – Moss (Optional)
Recollections White 8 ½” x 11” cardstock
Recollections Soda Pop 8 ½” X 11” cardstock paper pack
Recollections Glitter Shapes
Recollections Glitter Tape, Silver
I have these tools and will make them available during our workshop.
Inkadinkado 60-377 Floral Expessions Acrylic Stamp Set
Acrylic Stamp Clear Blocks
Martha Stewart Border Punch (I used Punch Around the Page Deco Shells)
Circle Punch, 3”
Circle Punch, 1 ¼”
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Sizzix Dotted Swiss Embossing Envelope
Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
Potter’s Clay Memento Stamp Pad (Part of Dew Drop Collection
Inksenntials Blending Tool
Decorative Scissors or Decorative Rotary Trimmer Blade
Crop-A-Dile or small hole punch