Mixed Media Card Class – Come & learn all about Gelatos

This Thursday, April 27 I will be teaching a mixed media themed class at Bella Paperie where you can learn more about the luscious Gelatos from Faber-Castell.

We will be stamping on fabric, stencilling, spritzing and smooshing to create a unique set of cards using a bunch of techniques that can be used over and over again.

 

Supplies to bring –

  • If you already have Gelatos, please bring them along, Ranger Distress Crayons are a suitable option if you have them instead.
  • Usual cardmaking kit including foam adhesive & liquid glue
  • Black archival ink
  • Fine permanent black pen (optional)
  • Distressing tool
  • Small spatula
  • Paint brush for gesso Variety of small brushes
  • Water container
  • Paint palette
  • Spray bottle
  • Baby wipes
  • If you would like to save waiting you are encouraged to bring your own stencils. I will be using the Tim Holtz Bubble, The Crafters Workshop Mini Spikey Circles & Craft Emotions Poppy Fields stencils. Other stencils with floral patterns and ones with random patterns will also work well with the technique.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 9.30am – 12.30pm, April 27th and costs $25.

Come play with the whales – an Aussie Blog Hop for Stampendous Stamps!

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be creating a project to inspire you for the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists. This month we are using the cute Stylized Whale stamp designed by Fran Seiford.

 

I’ve created a watery, shell encrusted card to inspire you. I had some marbled paper scraps so it was perfect for the whale.

  • Start your card by stamping the whale onto some patterned paper. If you don’t have anything suitable, a swish of blue and green stamping dye ink or watercolour paint will give you a nice random background.
  • Fussy cut the whale.
  • Keep a portion of the paper to use as a torn layer.
  • Emboss a panel of white cardstock and ink slightly with blue and yellow dye ink.
  • Colour a scrap of cheesecloth with brown dye ink.
  • Stamp a greeting using blue ink and fussy cut close to the word.
  • Layer the card elements onto a folded card base.
  • Add some shells of different sizes – make sure you add some tiny ones as ‘barnacles’!

 

Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop!

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Dot Leathbridge – Ink Art Designs

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the April blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of April. The prize will be Cling Stylized Whale rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS You can subscribe to my blog to receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Funky Fairy Houses – an art journal page

Feeling like a bit of creative play this weekend? Why not join me at Bella Paperie this Sunday for an art journal class?

 

We will be creating a cute page full of funky fairy houses. Don’t worry, if you don’t think you can draw houses (even though you so can!) I do have a plan for you. If you don’t wish to draw fairy houses then the techniques will work just as well with something else (mushrooms, owls, flowers), just bring some alternative inspiration material. Spend a bit of time on Pinterest and you are sure to find something to inspire you.

 

We will be working in an A4 sized journal and please have on hand –

  • a variety of collage papers – scrapbook papers or book papers will work perfectly. We won’t be using napkins this time around though.
  • a couple of your favourite stencils with small patterns
  • a variety of mark making tools like lids will be useful
  • Liquitex white gesso
  • Liquitex matt medium
  • palette knife
  • approx. 1” wide brush
  • variety of smaller brushes including approx. #4 round if you don’t have paint pens
  • scissors/X-acto knife
  • pencil
  • rubber
  • black permanent pens in a variety of widths if you have them
  • paint pens/markers in a variety of colours, if you have them
  • coloured pencils, markers or permanent markers will be handy
  • white Sharpie paint pen or white gel pen
  • 2–3 matt acrylic paints in warm & cool colours (Distress & Dylusions paints are perfect).
  • small sponges for paint
  • spray bottle
  • non–stick craft mat
  • baby wipes
  • paper towel
  • container for water
  • heat tool
  • gloves

N.B. Please ensure you bring ‘matt’ paints along – glossy ones tend to stick in an art journal

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, April 2nd and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

Hello Flutterbye!

Come join the Stampendous Blog Hop……

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be designing some inspiration cards for the monthly blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

This month we are using the very versatile Flutterbye stamp designed by Laurel Burch.

Robyn Wood - Hello Flutterbye

 

I’ve created a bright, watercoloured card to inspire you. These cards are so quick and easy to make but look like you might have spent hours on them.

  • Start your card by stamping the image onto some watercolour paper using clear Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder.
  • Once cool, get out your watercolours and swish some colour over the image.
  • Once the paper is dry add a greeting. I’ve added a simple ‘Hello’ from the Stampendous Happy Messages set.
  • Give the butterfly a bit of bling with some self-adhesive gemstones.
  • To finish the card, tie with some ribbon in a contrasting colour, mat with complimentary cardstock and attach to a card front.

Make sure you also pop over to the other blogs to see what the designers have created –

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Dot Leathbridge – Ink Art Designs

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the March blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of March. The prize will be LBCP001 Cling Flutterbye rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you will receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Butterfly art journal page

I’m happiest when immersed in creative play and I’m lucky to be able to share this through social media and in person classes. This coming Sunday I will be teaching how to create this page using a range of different techniques and a couple of mystery kitchen staples.

 

I’d love you to join me! Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911. Class costs $30 and you will need to book.

 

We will be working in an A4 sized art journal and please have on hand:

  • Dylusions spray inks, please bring whatever inks that are non-shimmery you would like to use. I used yellow, pink & orange sprays but anything non-shimmery will work
  • A couple of your favourite stencils that feature patterns of different sizes which you can use for stencilling with texture paste.
  • Butterfly stencil if you have one or something with an image you would like to add to your page.
  • Shimmery watercolour powders that will be used to paint the butterflies or image of our choice. Lindy’s or Ken Oliver metallic powders are perfect. I will have a limited number of both to share.
  • I’ll bring the quote I have used on my sample printed onto paper, but if you would like to use something different please bring along small stamps, stickers, rubbons for use.
  • Liquitex white gesso
  • Palette knife
  • 1” wide brush
  • Variety of smaller brushes
  • Soft lead pencil (6-8B) & eraser
  • Black permanent pen
    White Sharpie paint pen or white gel pen
  • Gift card for scraping paint
  • spray water bottle
  • Paint palette
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool
  • Gloves if you don’t wish to get colour on your hands

Thanks to everyone who entered the Aussie Stampendous blog hop competition last week – congratulations to Crece Thomas!