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Join me for some creative play

Looking for something creative to do this week?

On Thursday, I’m running another Learn for Free session at Bella Paperie about using the Gel Press plates. Pop in any time between 10am – noon and get ready to soak up some knowledge, no need to book.

You are invited to bring your questions as you will have a chance to pick my brain about monoprinting! If you happen to miss it, I’ll also be demoing with the Gel Press at our Paper Craft Trail on May 5.

 

 

On Friday, I’ll be teaching an art journal class centred around the beauty of abstract flowers. After all,

The Earth laughs in flowers…

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

it’s one of my favourite quotes and one that springs to mind whenever I see beautiful bunches of flowers or joyfully planted gardens. Why not put some happiness into your art journal with this abstract floral page?

This class will start with a textured page based on printed paper napkins and then we will build a beautiful bunch of flowers on top that will be wonderfully touchable. If you did a similar class with me previously, the techniques used for this one are quite different.

If you already art journal – bring along your usual kit, if not check the requirements list for a guide on what to bring. You will need an approx. A4 sized journal to begin with – please check in store for details. We would love to know where you are at with mixed media so let Deb know when you book in – absolute beginners are very welcome but the more experienced will find something to challenge them in each class.

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

  • Paper napkins with all over types of designs. Abstract flowers and subtle pattern collages will work best and I will have some to share.
  • A variety of acrylic paints, particularly in flower colours plus some suitable for the background
  • A variety of paint brushes including a wide one suitable for matt medium
  • Black Stabilo or black watercolour pencil – Bella Paperie now has these in stock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White gesso
  • Liquitex Matt medium
  • Paint palette – one with separate wells will be very useful
  • Paint spatula
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool
  • I will provide the cheesecloth, book paper & tissue paper

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, April 27 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop – Courage is…

Do you have the courage to leap into pattern making without the end result in sight?

Why not join me this Sunday at Bella Paperie as I share my favourite pattern taming techniques to help you create a page that you love. They are sure to become techniques that you will return to many times in your mixed media journey.

We will start the class with a play session using our Gel Press plates and then I’ll guide you through calming the myriad of patterns into wonderfully, drippy shapes. To finish we will have fun doodling and adding yet more patterns and complete the page with a quote.

If you already art journal – bring along your usual kit, if not check the requirements list for a guide on what to bring. You will need an approx. A4 sized journal to begin with – please check in store for details. We would love to know where you are at with mixed media so let us know when you book in – absolute beginners are very welcome but the more experienced will find something to challenge them in each class.

Robyn Wood - Courage is... - mixed media art journal workshop

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

    • Gel Press monoprinting plate (I will have some to share but your own will save waiting time)
    • A variety of acrylic paints including some dark colours and black
    • A variety of stencils with different sizes of patterns for printing & stencilling
    • A variety of paint brushes
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Black Stabilo pencil
    • Sponges for stencilling
    • White gesso or paint
    • Gold acrylic ink or paint
    • Black paint pen of medium nib size
    • White gel pen or fine white paint pen
    • Paint palette – one with separate wells will be very useful
    • Paint spatula
    • Non–stick craft mat
    • Spray bottle for water
    • Baby wipes
    • Paper towel
    • Container for water
    • Heat tool

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, April 8 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop – Dreams Have Wings

Do your dreams have wings?

Perhaps your dreams are full of colour and texture and you would love to capture that feeling in your art journal? This might be the class where you learn to delve into another world and play with collage and paint for the pure fun of it!

Why not join me this Friday as we jump into the wonderful world of mixed media and art journaling. This will be the first of regular Friday classes featuring mixed media and art journaling at Bella Paperie. Although aimed as a ‘beginner class’, my regular students and ones familiar with mixed media will still find lots to learn and challenge them.

If you already art journal – bring along your usual kit, if not come along to this weekday class to learn what you might need to purchase as the materials list is a brief guide. You will need an approx. A4 sized journal to begin with – please check in store for details or we can provide a sheet of heavy watercolour paper to get you started.

For this first weekday class, I will bring along most of the supplies to share but please bring what you have from the materials listed to save time waiting. I have listed a kit of ‘basics’ that you will need to bring to every class. As always, the listed supplies are available to purchase from Bella Paperie before class.

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

  • 2-3 acrylic paints for background – I have used shades of pink
  • 2-3 stencils with small patterns for background
  • Dye based markers for colouring butterflies, Ecoline, Tombow or Distress markers are perfect. We will have some on hand to share.
  • Chalk inks in pale flower & leaf colours (if you have them)
  • Fine scissors for fussy cutting butterflies
  • White gesso
  • Liquid glue for adhering butterflies

Basics – required for each class

  • A sense of fun and the will to get painty;)
  • Pencil, rubber
  • A variety of paint brushes in different sizes. Bella Paperie sells great starter packs of brushes.
  • Aquash brush is handy to have on hand
  • Sponge for stencilling
  • Paint palette – one with separate wells will be very useful or a small plastic plate
  • Paint spatula
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool (only if you have one)
  • Apron

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, March 23 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop – Live in the Moment

Live in the moment…take time to notice the small details of life

Creating multi-layered, textured backgrounds can become quite an enjoyable, calming exercise in play. Why not join me this Sunday and I’ll show you how to easily create beautiful backgrounds in your art journal and then we will paint a pretty butterfly in an impressionistic style.

This workshop will focus on creating background textures with a variety of materials and using clear crackle medium for a subtle effect.

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

  • White tissue paper for background texture, approx. half the page is covered. I use tissue recycled from packaging
  • Stickers for a word/quote if you wish to add something to the page at the end
  • 2-3 acrylic paints for background – I have used a mix of blues, green and an earthy colour (see note below)
  • Acrylic paints in butterfly colours for main image
  • DecoArt Media Crackle Medium or other clear crackle medium (see note below)
  • 2-3 stencils with open patterns for background
  • A variety of paint brushes
  • Wide paint brush for use with matt medium
  • Pencil, rubber
  • Black Stabilo pencil – now available from Bella Paperie
  • Liquitex Matt medium
  • Sponge for stencilling
  • White gesso or paint
  • Paint palette – one with separate wells will be very useful
  • Paint spatula
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool

N.B. For this workshop, we will be using DecoArt Media Crackle Medium & Fluid Acrylics and some paints will be available for use in class. If you have your own, please bring them along to save waiting. I will also provide the cheesecloth which forms part of the textural element on the page. A butterfly image will be provided for use in workshop, you may wish to bring your own to trace if you would like something a little different.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Workshop runs 10am – 2pm, March 4 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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Mixed Media Art Journaling – Cupcake Creations

Everybody loves cupcakes, especially when they come packed with flavour! Sadly, the cupcakes on this page won’t be edible but they will be a treat for the eyes.

Why not join me this Sunday in my monthly art journaling classes and create this sweet page with me? If you are a beginner, I’ll teach you the basics and if not then I’ll help you extend the skills you already have.

This month, our page will be full of the texture of ripped papers, stencilling and a surprise or two. Class will focus on creating texture through collage and I’ll share some alternative designs for those who wish to play with the technique further.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Thin collage paper in ‘cupcake icing’ colours plus some neutral colours. Offcuts of scrapbook or cardmaking papers, book pages, old maps or your own mono printed papers will be perfect. I will have some on hand to share. If you have the time, prepare some of your scraps by ripping them into small pieces, no bigger than a 5c piece. You will need neutral colours for the patty paper & cake stand, yellowish papers for cake, two shades of pink papers for icing & a bit of red for a cherry. You will only need enough of each colour to cover the surface of each section.
  • 2-3 acrylic paints for background – I have used a pale yellow, green & blue
  • 2-3 stencils with open patterns for background
  • 1-2 stencils with small patterns for background
  • A variety of paint brushes
  • Black charcoal pencil. A Stabilo or black watercolour pencil is another option.
  • Pencil, rubber
  • Fine scissors for fussy cutting wording
  • White gesso
  • Liquitex Matt medium
  • Matt gel medium (only if you have it, I will have some to share)
  • Sponge for stencilling
  • Paint palette – one with separate wells will be very useful
  • Paint spatula
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool

N.B.  For this class we will be using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics for the main part of the project and we wil have some paints available for use in class. If you have your own fluid acrylics, please bring them along.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, February 4 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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Shimmery Cards with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals

Why not join me for a card making class this weekend at Bella Paperie? We will be playing with Magicals watercolour powders from Lindy’s Stamp Gang to create a beautifully shimmery set of cards. As always, my class will be technique packed and I’ll share how to incorporate the pop of colour that Magicals are famous for!

The brilliance of Magicals may be a little too bright for some (is that possible?) so I’ll share how to tone it down to suit personal tastes. Magicals are perfect for someone who wants to dabble in watercolours that shimmer and I’ll teach you how to colour with them in a lovely, loose style.

Supplies to bring:

  • Usual cardmaking kit including dauber, wet glue, foam adhesive & sharp scissors
  • Black permanent ink (not Stazon)
  • Clear Versamark ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Non-stick craft mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Aquash brush or small paint brush & water container
  • Ruler, pencil & rubber
  • Scoreboard/bone folder

Class will be held, Saturday January 13, 9.30am – 12.30pm, cost is $27.50. Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Please phone 3205 5911 to book.

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Mixed Media Art Journaling – Fantasy Flower Garden

Are you looking to start your year with some mixed media creative play? Why not join me for in my monthly art journaling classes and learn the basics, or extend the skills you already have? Themes and techniques change each month but the thing that remains constant is the fun we have!

What would your fantasy flower garden look like? Would it be filled with colour? Alive with bugs and beetles? Perhaps it will have a teensy shed in the corner for the resident fairies? Why not join me as we play with the new Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic inks and doodling techniques to create a fantasy flower garden.

We will be working in an A4 sized journal and please have on hand –
Acrylic inks (not Dylusions ink sprays) – I have used blue, yellow, gold plus a variety of flower colours
Quotes or wording relating to flowers or gardens for journaling
Fine black pen for journaling
Black & white paint pens in various widths or fine paint brushes and paint
Pencil, rubber
Scissors
White gesso
Liquitex Matt medium
Permanent brown ink
Stamping ink in shades of green. Class inks will be available.
Sponge for stencilling, the Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool and a few sponges will be handy to have
Variety of stencils for pattern making, small patterns plus one with a large open pattern will be useful
A selection of paint brushes for mark making, a #6 round & narrow filbert will be useful
~ 1” wide, flat brush for matt medium
Small amount of thin collage paper
Paint palette – one with separate wells will be very useful
Non–stick craft mat
Spray bottle for water
Baby wipes
Paper towel
Container for water
Heat tool
N.B. For this class we will be creating with Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic inks which are new to Bella Paperie. Please bring whatever acrylic inks you have and we can talk through the various differences between them. I will have a selection of inks available for use in class.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, January 7 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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Christmas Cards with Darkroom Door

Join me at Bella Paperie on November 17 to create this gorgeous set of Christmas cards in traditional colours. The class will feature a number of Darkroom Door Christmas stamps, so it is a great opportunity to come and play with one you have been eyeing.

Supplies to bring –

  • Usual cardmaking kit including dauber, wet glue, foam adhesive & sharp scissors
  • Black permanent ink (not Stazon)
  • Red Geranium Archival ink
  • Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink
  • Fired Brick Distress Ink
  • Gold pigment ink
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Sponge dauber
  • Glitter glue for baubles
  • Dye based markers for colouring bauble
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Non-stick craft mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Aquash brush or small paint brush & water container
  • Ruler, pencil & rubber
  • Scoreboard/bone folder
  • Corner rounder

Class will be held, Friday Nov 17, 9.30am – 12.30pm, cost is $25. Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Please phone 3205 5911 to book.

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Colourful Quirky Birds – my November Mixed Media Journal Class

Feeling like a bit of creative play this weekend? Why not join me at Bella Paperie for my monthly art journal class? I recently attended a two day retailer only workshop with Dyan Reaveley where she shared masses of her art journaling and mixed media techniques. It was a packed two days and I’m still processing the huge amount of information Dyan shared with us.

In my November mixed media art journaling class, we will channel our inner Dyan Reaveley to create a multi-page spread featuring a variety of techniques that will take your pages from go to WOW! We will journal, doodle, stencil and stamp to create unique pages that become totally your own.

The page is a bit hard to photograph for full effect, so I created a little video for you –

 

If you already art journal – bring along your usual kit, if not check the requirements list for a guide on what to bring. You will need an approx. A4 sized journal to begin with – please check in store for details.

Supplies to bring:

  • The lyrics of a poem or song that is special to you, either printed or selected on your phone. We will use the words for journaling beneath one of the pages.
  • ~ A5 size piece of cardstock for stamping images
  • colourful, permanent stamping inks
  • Dylusions shaped journaling block if you have one
  • Fine black pen for journaling
  • Pencil, rubber
  • Scissors
  • Tape to reattach journal page – Dina Wakley Media Tape or Dylusions Journal Tape is the best to purchase but masking tape or wide washi tape will also work.
  • Acrylic paints in a variety of warm & cool colours – bring your Dylusions paints if you have them
  • White gesso or white paint
  • Black gesso or paint
  • Liquitex Matt medium
  • Dylusions black & white paint pens, or small brush and black/white paint
  • Sponge for stencilling, the Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool and a few sponges will be handy
  • Variety of stencils for pattern making
  • A selection of paint brushes for mark making
  • ~ 1” wide, flat brush for matt medium
  • Quote stamps – I will bring the ones I have used (Dylusions) plus a few Tim Holtz sets with interesting quotes
  • Quirky imagery – I will have the Darkroom Door birds but bring some alternatives if you have them
  • Small amount of thin collage paper
  • Paint palette
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, November 5 and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

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Mixed Media Card Class – Darkroom Door Stencil Play

Join me this Friday to create a unique set of cards & a gift box featuring the new Darkroom Door stencil collection. The techniques learnt in this mixed media card class are easily translatable to scrapbooking and art journaling.

Bring along your usual cardmaking kit including dauber, wet glue, foam adhesive & sharp scissors, black permanent ink (not Stazon), Spray bottle of water, non-stick craft mat, clear Stickles, baby wipes & an aquash brush

We will be using the following products so bring them along if you have them to save waiting –

  • Distress Oxide Inks –  Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet.
  • Distress Inks – Twisted Citron or other green, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick
  • Stencils with small patterns
  • Gelatos or dye based markers to colour flowers, butterfly & bird

Class will be held, Friday Oct 27, 9.30am – 12.30pm, cost is $25. Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Please phone 3205 5911 to book.

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