Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thank You

I would like to announce that I am ceasing teaching scrapbooking classes for both personal and family reasons. This will be effective immediately.

If I have collected any class money for up-coming classes, this will be returned via the shop.

I thank you for your support whilst I have been teaching. I have thoroughly enjoyed our "get-togethers". I have also loved being a part of what you, as a participant have created.

Thank you.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Embossing Outside the Square

Thursday 19th of November 2009

7.30pm - 10.30pm

@ Keepsake Krafts


This class will explore the amazing versatility of embossing powders. You will learn five different techniques for using embossing powders and use this knowledge to make twinchies and tags. Your finished twinchies and tags will be used on a layout on the night.

Supplies needed:
One piece of cardstock (or patterned paper) for a background.
One photo 4" x 6" (portrait).
One 2" square of patterned paper.
Two tags of varying sizes (or lace cardstock, patterned paper scraps, flowers etc).
Alphabet for a title.
Small assortment of brads or buttons if desired, but not necessary.
Gel pen for journaling and doodling.
Paint to coordinate with your layout (for the background, or embossing powder can be used).
Wet glue.
Basic tool kit.
Heat tool if you have one.
Favourite stamp if you have one.
Favourite Cuttlebug embossing folder if you have one.

Techniques learned:
Multi layer embossing, embossed crackle, resin fresco, embossed paper, stamped embossing, twinchies, doodling, hand journaling, altered backgrounds.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Perfectly Pearlescent!

Thursday 5th of November 2009

@ Keepsake Krafts

7.30pm - 10.30pm

This class will delve into the wonderful world of Perfect Pearls. Class will focus on two of the endless techniques for using Perfect Pearls. We will create watercoloured tags and also a background spray. You will go home with a Mini Mister with your own concoction in it, that you will use on your background!

Supplies needed:
Three or four photos to fit across a 12" layout. Photos must be 4" high (standard size) and can be cut to your desired width.
One piece of cardstock.
One full sheet of patterned paper.
A strip of patterned paper 12" wide and at least 2" high.
Alphabet for a title (I used a transparent alpha and alcohol inked it to give it some colour).
Gel pen for journaling.
Edge distresser.
Favourite background stamp if you have one. I will have a small selection available on the night.
Basic tool kit.

Techniques learned:
Distressing, paper tearing, photo collage, inking, watercolouring, pearl spray making and application, stamping, tag making, hand journaling.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Inking It!

Thursday 22nd of October 2009

7.30pm - 10.30pm

This class re-visits alcohol inks but uses them in an all new way. We will be using super-glossy cardstock and embossing to create a piece of unique "patterned paper" to use on our layout in class.

Supplies needed:
One photo 7" x 5" (landscape) that can be cut into 3 strips OR 3 photos 5" high and 2 - 3" wide.
One piece of cardstock for a background.
One 12" x 2" strip of patterned paper.
One piece of fabric or patterned paper.
Machine or embroidery thread.
Mat pack and hole piercer.
Alphabet for a title.
One medium - large rub-on, stamp or other embellishment.
Six buttons, brads, flowers or other embellishments.
Gel pen for journalling on your photo and a gel pen for doodling on your cardstock.
Pencil and scissors.

Techniques learned:
Alcohol ink application, embossing, colourising embossing, hand cutting, doodling, stitching.

Please book in for classes at the shop, or by contacting me personally.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the start of term!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Term 4 Class Schedule

It is time for class again and I have another series of classes planned.

This term I have four classes planned, rather than five, so that we finish before the silly season gets going and also to make room for some Christmas card and present classes.

Classes will be priced individually this term due to two classes incorporating some very costly materials in them. This will aim to keep the price low for all so that you can sample the lovely products without having to make a huge outlay on products to be able to complete the class. If you have feedback about this structure, good or bad, please feel free to talk to me about it.

Class One: alcohol inks and super-gloss
Thursday October 22nd 2009.
This class re-visits alcohol inks as they are such a versatile product. We will be using super high gloss cardstock to produce some great effects on a layout in class.

Class Two: perfect pearls
Thursday November 5th 2009
This class will cover a number of techniques for using the Ranger product, Perfect Pearls. We will make a layout using the techniques learned. You will also take home a mini-mister with a concoction of your own to use on future projects.

Class Three: Embossing outside the square
Thursday November 19th 2009
This class will focus on technique for using embossing powder to create fantastic and unique embellishments. We will use the techniques learned to make tiles and then create a layout to showcase them.

Class Four: 3 hours of power
Thursday December 3rd 2009
Three hours of power incorporates simple yet effective designs to create 6 layouts in 3 hours. This class is always fast paced and fun. Full class notes mean that you can complete the night's layouts at home if you don't manage to get them done on the night.

If you would like to book in, please contact myself, or Renaye at Keepsake Krafts. Payment at the time of booking is essential to reserve your place.

See you in class and happy scrapping!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fast Album Formulas

@ Keepsake Krafts

Thursday 17th of September 2009

7.30pm - 10.30pm.

In this class you will produce an album in quick time! There will be 6 double page layouts (ie, 12 layouts in total) with a unified colour scheme and simple style. This class is ideal for scrapping travel photos or for a 12 month baby album.

You will have the choice of completing a 12" x 12" album, or adapting the layouts to 6" x 6" format for a fast mini album.

Supplies needed:
Assortment of travel or baby photos. The number of photos is flexible, but allow for at least 3 photos per double page spread, if not more ( I have used a number of standard sized, shop-printed travel photos from a beach holiday many years ago).
12 pieces of cardstock in 3 complimentary colours (I have used white, beige and grey). If you are tackling a 6" x 6" album, you will only need 3 pieces of cardstock and another/chipboard for a cover.
Assortment of patterned paper to compliment your photos (I used 4 double sided patterned papers, but you could use only 2 throughout the whole album).
Mat pack and hole piercer.
Ink and favourite stamp, if you have one.
Scraps of cardstock to journal on, or journaling pre-printed onto cardstock, ready to cut into strips.
Gel pens for fake stitching and journaling.
Paint to coordinate with your colour scheme, if you have it.
Paint brush.
Foam alphabet stamps if you have them (I used the Making Memories ones).
Assortment of buttons, brads, flowers, stars to suit your theme if desired, but these are not necessary as we will be keeping the layouts simple and uncluttered.

Techniques used:
Inking, paint stamping, stamping, distressing, simple schemes, multi-photo layouts, double page layouts, fake stitching, hand journaling.

Class specifications may change without notice.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Grungy layouts

10th of September 2009

Keepsake Krafts

7.30pm - 10.30pm

In this class we will showcase a fantastic and very addictive product called Grunge Paper. I have fallen in love with the possibilities created by this product. Come along to make a tag from Grunge Paper and then use it on a layout.

Grunge paper will be available on the night for $4.50 per sheet (usually sold in a pack of 3).

Supplies needed:
One photo 4" x 6" (portrait).
One photo 3.5" x 4" (portrait) - a standard size photo can be cut to this size easily.
One piece of low patterned paper for a background.
One piece of Grunge Paper.
One strip of patterned paper.
One piece of gauze.
Alphabet for a title.
Gel pen for journaling.
Favourite background stamp if you have one (text looks beautiful).
Favourite Glimmer Mist if you have it (I used Old Lace).
Distress Inks to match your layout if you have them (I only have a very small range - a blue, a green, red and a range of browns).
Stazon Ink if you have it (I used navy).
Colour wash if you have a favourite (I used stream and espresso).
Gell medium if you have it.
Mini Mister if you have one.
Sand paper.
Foam inking sponges if you have them.
Scalloped boarder punch.
Pinking shears.
Heat tool if you have one (this will make it faster on the night!).
Brayer if you have one.
Wet glue.
Water mister.

Techniques used:
Colour washing, inking, tag making, altered surfaces, dying, painting, salting, background stamping, altered backgrounds, distressing, distress and roll, fabric colouring, using fabric on a layout, hand journaling, dry embossing, die cutting.

There are only two spots left, so book in fast!!

Hope to see you there.

Specifications of this class may change without notice.