A few more samples from the road of the Shimmering Elegance photo transfer canvas class...I do it differently every time so each one comes out unique : )
This is one of the classes I am teaching tomorrow at Scrappin In The City in Knoxville, TN then also at Cat's Creations in Mineral Wells Texas next week. Check my schedule on the right for the stores I will be at during my last roadtrip this month.
I've gotten so many comments and requests for my photo transfer techniques that I decided to include them in to a few classes this year...specifically in to two new classes that will be beginning this month and included in my big teaching trip right after Thanksgiving.
I have 2 different ways that I do them, each way using different products so I broke it in to 2 canvas classes that will also be perfect for the upcoming gift giving holiday season! Here's a look at some of the samples....
The VINTAGE PHOTO TRANSFER 8X8 CANVAS features a transfer technique that will give the effect of those old tintype photos.
SHIMMERING ELEGANCE 8X8 PHOTO TRANSFER CANVAS
Focuses on all Viva Decor products and the most perfect medium to use to get an absolutely perfect and crisp photo transfer just about every time...
I'll be debuting both of these classes Sunday, November 15th at The Moon Rose in Huntington, New York and then taking it on the road at about a dozen or so stores between New Jersey and Texas. The full schedule will be updated on the right sidebar as soon as all are confirmed!
While I'm prepping to leave for my Big Southern teaching trip next week I thought I would share with you a few new fun classes that I have recently added to the class mix...
First is the ARTISTIC LAYERS ART JOURNALING
These are just 3 of the pages you will make in class with Dylusions paints!
Also lots of techniques using Gesso, The Crafter's Workshop Stencils, Sizzix dies, Stabilo pencils, etc.
Next is the GLITTER, GLIMMER & SHINE ART JOURNALING Class...
Again, just 2 of the pages from class. This one focuses on all that sparkles from Viva Decor! 3D Stamp Paint, GLITTER PASTE, Inka Gold, Maya Gold paints, Glitter Pens, etc. You will even learn how to do a crystal clear photo transfer using the new transparent 3D stamp paint!
Finally, the COLORFUL CONCOCTIONS class is ridiculously FUN!!! This technique class will turn you in to a mad scientist of Mixed media while we learn to combine a variety of mediums to create custom and unique effects. We will be working with ColorBurst, Dylusions, Inka Gold, Gel Medium, and lots more from Ranger, Stampendous and Viva Decor.
To kick off the Summer this year I've decided to offer a PRE-ORDER SPECIAL on my MEMORIES OF THE BEACH CANVAS FLIP BOOK. This has been my most popular class ever and I've received an overwhelming amount of emails requesting this kit over the past year...so for a VERY LIMITED TIME I am offering this kit again in the Studio Store of my Blog. Not only that...but when you pre-order this kit, you will receive FREE Access to the on-line class that accompanies this project (normally $30). This on-line class includes 8 detailed videos with tons of bonus techniques that walks you through the entire step by step process to complete the project. It's like having a private class with me!
I will only be taking pre-orders for the Beach kits THIS WEEK and will begin shipping in the order they were received around June 18th. Access to the class will be sent to you in a separate email once your kit has shipped.
For only $38 + $7 shipping you will BOTH the full kit plus the On-line class...but remember this offer is only valid for another few days. After June 18th, I will no longer be taking orders for the kits and they will be gone again so don't wait to order!
You can find all of the detailed info in my Studio Store ....just click on the tab above!
In addition to the Summer Special, I am also in the middle of a huge class transition. I have just retired many of my "live in store" classes as I design new projects for upcoming Fall classes. Many of the kits for the retired classes have also been added to the Studio Store at special close out SALE prices...when they are gone, THEY ARE GONE FOREVER!
It's that time again and I have piles of kits everywhere getting ready to head west on Monday for a big road trip! My schedule on the right side of the blog has been updated with links to all of the stores I will be teaching at along the way...but just so you can get the full visual, check it out all mapped out...
This is a brand new class that I will be teaching in stores around the country this year...however I've had so many request for this kit, I just added it to the studio store for purchase. Be sure to scroll through the additional photos of the book as well as the other kits and on-line classes available!
This time of year is always hectic...new product arriving from CHA, new classes to develop, teaching schedules to finalize for the year, road trip season beginning to go in to full swing...and in the middle of it, crazy snowy weather! My first quick trip of the year went really well...once I got past the slushy snow and ice storm in Washington DC to get down to North Carolina.
Check out this craziness...
Thank God for 4 wheel drive! It took 18 hours in one day to make the (what should have been) 8.5 hour drive. Thankfully, I made it safely and had another fabulous time at Betty's Creative Studio in Greensboro!! From there, I headed back up to Virginia to to visit with my Uncle and a girls night with my cousin to see 50 Shades of Grey : )
Then spent my last day with some wonderful ladies and 2 canvas classes at Photo Scraps in Maryland...great times!
So now I look forward to the snow melting in New Jersey - though this is my view out my back door right now (lol) ...
I just updated my teaching schedule on the right sidebar through the beginning of May (and I have a LOT more to add after that too!)
I have 2 teaching weekend in March...Next weekend (March 13-14) I will be debuting 2 brand new classes at Joys of Life Scrapbooking in Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania (plus 2 more classes).
BE HAPPY mini-book
and INKA GOLD CARD BONANZA
The photos are just sneak peeks (more coming soon) as I had some more new product arriving to add in to the samples but I am SO excited to start teaching both of these and share all of these techniques!
Two weeks later, March 27-28 I will be visiting Creativ You in Syracuse, New York for 2 days of classes. The Be Happy Mini-Book will be a part of that weekend as well!
The following Friday, April 3rd I will be at my closest store, PAPER ANTHOLOGY in Kenvil, New Jersey (only 25 minutes from my house...LOVE that!) to spend a night with my local peeps teaching the new Inka Gold Bonanza Card Class...Can't wait!!
So hopefully, by then the snow will be melted and the BIG trips go in to full swing!
I will be heading out to the Midwest the last 2 weeks of April and in to May to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! Here's the line up of the fabulous stores I will be teaching at along the way. (links to all are on the right sidebar on my schedule)
April 18 Creative Chaos - Circleville, Ohio
April 22 Scattered Art - Newburgh, Indiana
April 23 Soul Sentiments - Columbia, Missouri
April 24-25 Stampers Ink - Shawnee, Kansas
April 26 Imagine That Scrapbooking & Gifts - Columbus, Nebraska
April 27 A Walk Down Memory Lane - Rock Valley, Iowa
April 28 Heirlooms By Design - West Des Moines, Iowa
April 30 Scrapbook Store & More - Greenfield, Wisconsin
May 1 One Paper Place - Chicago, Illinois
May 2 (NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY) Cafe Crop - Merrillville, Indiana
May 3 Scrappy Chic - Livonia, Michigan
May 4 From Moments to Milestones - Sturgis, Michigan
I'm excited to be heading out tomorrow for my first little road trip of the year...This Sunday (2/22) I will be teaching again at Betty's Creative Studio in Greensboro, North Carolina. Last time I was there we had a full house and a great day doing 2 of the 3 classes in my Mixed Media Boot Camp. This time, we will be doing the 3rd class in the series...Stencil BootCamp plus one of my favorite Gatebooks as the second class. Space is limited, but there is still time to sign up if you would like to join us : )
My second stop on this trip will be at another fabulous store in Maryland...PhotoScraps in Eldersburg. This will be my 4th time teaching here and I am so happy to be returning. This time we have a day of VIva Decor canvas. I will be doing 2 different classes during the day on Tuesday, 2/24. If you are in the area, I will be dropping off samples of both canvases tomorrow morning that will be there for a few days until I get there on Tuesday.
I found myself watching a video which had been posted on Facebook of a beautiful studio...I mean this room looked like an interior designer came in with a team of prefessional organizers. There was not a scrap or paper out of place, nothing on the pristine granite counter tops or floors. I found myself thinking that it was obviously so staged, who REALLY works like that?! Well it looked like no one had ever worked in there...at least not creating art! LOL
A few hours later I came across several of my artist friends posting studio table reveals...all inspired by a blog post by Seth Apter who is a fabulous mixed media artist and just about the nicest guy you could ever meet.
Loving that fellow artists were being so real, unsensored and revealing their individual creative messes I felt inspired to run downstairs in my jammies this morning to show mine as well. My main work table actually wasn't too bad for some reason. I recently cleaned up some of the potential avalanches to make room for a vintage tool box I have been painting so in order for you to really get the full effect of what I like to call my "Creative Chaos" I made this little video tour. It is an ongoing work in progress and to be honest I have not spent much time down there over the summer while recovery from surgery so it's pretty raw and very unorganized at the moment, lol.
***WARNING: for my very organized, Type A friends...this may be stressful for you to watch!!***