I am thrilled to be heading over to New Zealand next month to teach at SENZ!
Here are the classes I am teaching ... I cant wait!
Friday 5.15pm – 7.45pm Boys Rule 3 Layouts and 2 Cards Natalie May $75
Create 3 easy scrapbook pages and 2
sweet cards just for the boys! This
gorgeous NEW collection from Cocoa
Vanilla is ideal for showing off photos of
those boys in your life! Learn a quick and
simple way to make 3 scrapbook layouts
in next to no time at all! Suitable for all
Sunday 9.30am – 11.30am Wreath of Love Layout with Natalie May $70
This stunning range of papers from 13arts is
just gorgeous and Nat loves creating with it!
In this class, you will create an eye catching
12x12 page using Lindys Stamp Gang, Stencil
Girl, Chipboard & 13arts. Learn how to
enhance papers and frame your photos with
ease… perfect for all scrapbookers.
Sunday 12noon – 2.30pm Vintage Love Mixed Media Project with Natalie May $68
Time to get out the Distress Inks and create a
stunning scrapbook page or Mixed Media
artwork using a great range of techniques and
Tim Holtz products that you’ll be able to
transfer to cards, journals and more. Perfect
for a masculine photo or perhaps one showing
your family ancestry … lots of fun and perfect
for all skill levels.
Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am Let’s Get Shakin Cards with Natalie May $60 Nat’s favourite class to teach – this super fun
technique is easy and so very effective! Make
up to 6 cards in this class using techniques
with Lindys Magicals and Magical Shakers and
Darkroom Door stamps that transfer across to
Scrapbooking, Art Journaling and so much
Kit includes a pot of Magical Shakers
plus all your watercolour paper and card
and other shared products.
Friday 10am to 12.30pm Mini Art Journal with Nat May $65
In this class you will create a fun and easy little Art
Journal – super fun, bright and seriously addictive!
Explore different ways of adding colour and texture to
your journal with stamps and stencils as well as some
sweet little stamped images designed by my Aussie
bestie Fiona Paltridge and Tim Holtz quotes! Kit
Includes a pot of Magicals to use in class and take home
Saturday 2.30pm-4.30pm Backgrounds with Nat May $60
Come and create some fun backgrounds for your cards,
scrapbook pages and journals. Natalie will share different
techniques using Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals, Paints,
Stencils and The Gel Press (Gelli Plate) showing you lots of
fun and new techniques. Make a heap of pattern papers
ready to create with. Kit includes a Magical Shaker to use
in class and take home.
NOTE: You will need to have your own Gelli Plate at least
5x7” size plus a brayer. These are available to purchase
from Create or there are very limited numbers of Gelli
Plates able to be borrowed from Create, first in etc...
The Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is happening this weekend! I'm packed and ready to jump on a plane at 6am Tuesday morning but thought I'd pop in with a reminder of what to bring if you are booked into my classes.... Thursday 9.30am CELEBRATE YOUR INNER BEAUTY Basic tool kit + messy mat/craft mat, scissors, paint brushes in a couple of different sizes, black Pitt pen or thin waterproof pen, heat tool, latex sponge, paper towel, Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks or Neocolour crayons only if you have them Friday 9.30am CREATIVE FRIENDS SCRAPBOOKING LAYOUT Basic tool kit + messy mat, trimmer, scissors, tape, foam tape, glue, black ink for edging, palette knife, round number 12 paint brush, water container, white cotton, wide paint brush for gesso, paper towel and heat tool. Saturday 9.30am MAGICAL BACKGROUND WORKSHOP Basic tool kit + messy mat, round no. 12 paintbrush, fan brush, water spray, water container, pencil, your fave stencil, paper towel and heat tool. Sunday 9.30am PAINTY MINI ART JOURNAL Basic tool kit + messy mat/craft mat, gesso, catalyst tool, scissors, paint brushes in a couple of different sizes, clear glue stick, black journaling pen, black archival ink, heat tool, roll of washi tape, paper piercer, stapler, apron.
Most of the items will be available to purchase from The Crafty Chain before class ... And I cant wait to see you on Thursday! Not doing a class? Thats OK ... Catch me after 12 each day at The Crafty Chain stand doing demos of Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals!
Today I want to share the project I created for the May Colour Challenge. As an Educator, I don’t get the opportunity to be educated – I spend more time teaching and creating so last month when the opportunity came up to learn something new – I jumped at it!
A local Adelaide creative, Simela Petridis, AKA Pizzle Paints, was teaching a Watercolor Wreath class right here in my home town! The thought of learning to draw gorgeous wreaths and colour them using watercolours scared the life out of me but she was just awesome and made it super easy! Admittedly, I still haven’t completed the original piece I started on the night, but the very next morning I had to take all those techniques and have a go using Lindy’s Products!
So here are a few easy steps I used to create this little framed image.
I started using a 300gsm heavyweight watercolour card-stock and drew my design using a lead pencil.
I then pulled out a few colours … Magical Shakers in Magnolia Magenta Gold & Guten Tag Teal, Magicals in Poppin Pink and Sprays in California Poppy Gold and Tea Pot Purple. I find making up little washes in my palette makes it easier for me to use.
I then took my time to colour in each of the ‘leaves’ and ‘petals’ … working in small areas allowed me to build up colour and add layers.
I used a Number 4 and 6 round brush so I could add lots of detail.
The Lindy’s products layer so well you can get amazing color.
Start with a base color and …
Drop in something surprising to create beautiful color blends!
Swap to a finer brush and add details.
Just look at that SPARKLE and SHIMMER!
Where I didn’t have the right colours, I mixed them on the edge of my palette to get the right shade.
I finished off by adding a little depth with my Stabilo Pencil (a water soluble pencil) and then popped it into a frame.
I’m super happy with how this turned out and I am much more confident using Magicals and Sprays rather than Watercolours.
So a big Thanks to Pizzle Paints for getting me outta my comfort zone and forcing me to do something that I now truly love!