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If you are interested in having me teach one of these classes at your store (Canada or Australia) please contact me.

I will consider repeating some of these classes in Ottawa for a minimum of six participants; let me know if you are interested.


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Do you have a few background stamps in your stash? Well, this is their chance to take centre stage. In this class we will use a variety of old and new techniques to make our background stamps the feature of our cards. We will use different inks and watercolour mediums to add colour to stamped and embossed backgrounds. I will have a stack of background stamps at your disposal but please bring your own along also.

Please bring the following: Background Stampsadhesive, liquid adhesive, paper trimmer, impermeable craft mat, water spritzer, water jar, watercolour paintbrushes size 4 and 8, tweezers, versamark ink pad, removable adhesive

Optional but helpful:  MISTI or stamp positioning tool, die cutting machine, heat tool, paint powders such as brusho/colorburst/bister, distress oxide inks,

mini ink blending tools, embossing buddy or powder tool

 

To give you a headstart on your festive card and tag making I have designed  a class where we will stamp one decorative panel then cut it into smaller pieces to make a selection of cards and tags. I will have more layouts than those shown above for your inspiration in class. We will use Penny Black stamps and dies to create three bright, colourful cards. If you want to add glitter and sparkle feel free to bring along embellishments and products which will add shimmer and shine in clear, gold or red.

Please bring the following: adhesive, liquid adhesive, paper trimmer, small and medium sized acrylic blocks, water jar,  watercolour paintbrush size 2-4, tweezers

Optional but helpful:  MISTI or stamp positioning tool, die cutting machine, embellishments to add a little sparkle or shimmer


In this class we will paint three galaxy themed panels, one as a painting and two for card fronts. We will use three different mediums and vary our techniques. We will have a range of colours to work with so each galaxy created will be an original work of art.

Please bring the following: adhesive, round watercolour brushes size 1- 2 and 4-6 and 8-12, paper trimmer, acrylic block, water jar, water spritzer, white gel pen, impermeable craft mat, firm surface to tape your paper to, painter’s tape

Optional but helpful:  Heat tool, MISTI or stamp positioning tool, brusho or colorburst paints if you have them, distress oxide ink pads in colours of your choice (including black soot if you have it) gansai tambi or other pan paints. We will use no more than four colours in each painting so feel free to bring a small selection of your paints or oxide pads rather than the whole set if you wish.

Note about watercolour paper used: I used both hot pressed and cold pressed 100% cotton watercolour blocks to create these projects. If you are interested in working on a watercolour block rather than individual sheets the blocks will be available for pre-order from Crop A While. The brand is Fluid 100. If you already have your own watercolour block you wish to work on please feel free to bring it to class. (I will have watercolour panels for everyone regardless)


Are you ready to see flowers bloom and grass waving in the breeze? In this class we create three colourful floral cards. Each stamped and watercoloured panel will fill the card front. We will use Penny Black stamps along with dye-based inks and markers to create three unique cards.

Please bring the following: adhesive, round watercolour brushes size 4-6 paper trimmer, acrylic block approx. 4″x5″ in size, water jar,  water spritzer, painter’s tape or masking tape, firm surface to attach watercolour paper to, impermeable craft mat or blending mat

Optional but helpful:  MISTI or stamp positioning tool, dye ink pads and markers in colours of your choice (memento and distress pads and markers will work), fine tip glue pen


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Do you have coloured pencils sitting in your crafting stash? If you would like to incorporate them into your stamping and card making this is the class for you.  In this class we will learn techniques for colouring and blending with pencils to create subtle and dramatic effects. We will personalise our projects with colour and stamp choices. Using black, white, natural or cream panels stamped with Penny Black images we will create three cards. You will need a set of coloured pencils; it does not need to be a large set and can be wax based or oil based. (If you have questions please contact me). If you would like to bring your own sentiments you will have the chance to add a sentiment to some of your panels. I will bring a selection for class use.

Please bring the following: adhesive, coloured pencils, sharpener, soft eraser, versamark ink pad, piece of stiff cardboard or similar firm surface to work on

Optional but helpful:  colourless blending pencil and marker, gamsol or odourless mineral spirits for blending, sentiments of your choice


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Hunt out your butterfly stamps or use mine to paint watercolour wings on a range of large and small winged creatures. Using Darkroom Door stamps, distress inks, watercolour paints and a little sparkle we will create panels featuring loose blends as well as detailed patterns. We will complete three cards with matching envelopes and head home with a technique you can apply to other detail or collage stamps in your stash.

Please bring the following: adhesive, dimensional adhesive, small round watercolour brushes size 2 and 4-6, scissors, paper trimmer, clear wink of stella brush pen, a couple of acrylic blocks (small-medium)

Optional but helpful:  MISTI or stamp positioning tool, brusho or colorburst paints if you have them, distress ink pads in colour of your choice (not too dark), butterfly or dragonfly outline/detail stamps

 

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In this class we will create two snowy Christmas cards and a handful of sparkly, colourful tags. We will personalise our projects with colour and stamp choices. We will be using Darkroom stamps and Penny Black dies, Ranger distress stains and distress oxide inks.

Please bring the following: adhesive, liquid adhesive paper trimmer, scissors, tweezers, spritzer, water jar, size 4-6 round & 1″ watercolour paintbrushes, masking tape, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, versamark ink pad, white gel pen

Optional but helpful:  MISTI or similar stamp positioning tool,  your favourite colours of distress stain or distress oxide inks (I will have many colours to for the class to use) clear wink of stella pen
Date: Saturday, December 2nd & 4th, 2017

In this class we will create three winter treescapes to be featured on Christmas cards or used without sentiments for any event of the season. We will personalise our cards with colour choices  and incorporate a range of techniques for creating  snowy scenes. We will be using Penny Black stamps and dies, distress stains and memento inks.

Please bring the following: adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, spritzer, water jar, size 4-6 round & 1″ watercolour paintbrush, masking tape, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, versamark ink pad

Optional but helpful:  MISTI or similar stamp positioning tool, versamarker

Dates: November 11th &13, 2017

In this class we will create three autumn themed cards featuring Darkroom Door stamps. We will personalise our cards with stamp and colour choices using brusho paints, distress oxide and distress dye inks.

Please bring the following: adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, acrylic block, spritzer, water jar, size 2-4 round watercolour paintbrush, masking tape, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, impermeable craft mat

Optional but helpful: distress oxide inks and brusho in a few colours you’d like to use (all for your own use, I will have mine to share with the class)  MISTI or similar stamp positioning tool
Dates: Saturday, September 9th & Monday September 11th, 2017, Toronto – Saturday Sept 16th, 2017

In this class we will create blended backgrounds using three different techniques then add silhouettes to the foreground. We will personalise our cards with colour and stamp choices ending up with three atmospheric scenes. We will use Penny Black stamps and dies along with inks from several companies.

Please bring the following: adhesive, liquid adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, tweezers, acrylic block, water jar,  1″ and a size 6 watercolour paintbrush, masking tape, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, black ink pad

Optional but helpful: distress  stains, distress oxide inks & blending tools/foam in a few colours you’d like to use (all for your own use, I will have mine to share with the class), MISTI or similar stamp positioning tool.
Date: Ottawa – Saturday, Aug 12th & Monday Aug14th, 2017, Toronto – Saturday Sept 16th, 2017

 

Even though summer has barely arrived I invite you to get started on  Christmas cards anyway. Join me for some fun with new Distress Oxide inks and Penny Black stamps and dies. We will create colourful backgrounds with the new inks, add some shimmer and shine then finish them off with images and sentiments. There will be plenty of scope for personalising your designs with colour and image choices.

Please bring the following: adhesive, liquid adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, tweezers, acrylic block, water jar, size 4-6 watercolour paintbrush, spritzer, masking tape, craft mat or impermeable surface to layer ink on.

Optional but helpful: distress oxide inks, black ink pad (all for your own use, I will have mine to share with the class) stick it adhesive if you want to make gluing die cut images easier!
Dates:  July 8th & 10th, 2017

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While tulips bloom round Ottawa lets add colour to some fabulous Darkroom Door flower stamps using bold and creative techniques. We will use alcohol inks and brusho watercolour powder to create bright backgrounds, add photo realistic stamping over the top and finish the cards with eye-catching  embellishments.

Please bring the following: adhesive, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, acrylic block, spritzer, craft mat or impermeable surface to layer ink on.

Optional but helpful: MISTI, brusho watercolour powders, alcohol inks, stazon ink pads (all for your own use, I will have mine to share with the class)
Dates:  May 13 & 15, 2017

Lets celebrate spring with some floral stamping and painting. Using Penny Black brushstroke stamps we will fill three cards with watercolour blooms that look freshly picked from the garden. We will use a couple of techniques perfect for this type of stamp and a range of glowing colours to personalise our designs.

Please bring the following: adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, painter’s tape, round watercolour paintbrushes size 4 or 5 and  size 2, water jar, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, acrylic block, spritzer

Optional but helpful:  MISTI, distress markers, memento markers, nuvo ‘morning dew’ crystal drops
Dates: Saturday, April 22nd & Monday April 24, 2017, Toronto –  Saturday Sept 16, 2017

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Please join me for some vintage style elegance. In this class we will use Darkroom Door stamps and distress ink products to create three watercolour tea themed cards with matching envelopes. We will work with both detailed images and loose watercolour washes. We will have a wide range of colours to work with making it possible to individualise your cards.

Participants should bring:
adhesive, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, painter’s tape, round watercolour paintbrushes size 8-10 and  size 2, water jar, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, acrylic block, craft knife and mat for fussy cutting.
Optional but helpful: watercolour pencils, MISTI, distress ink pads, markers and stains in your colour choice
Date: Saturday 25th & Monday March 27th, 2017

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If you want to try some watercolouring but are a bit apprehensive then this class is for you. If you love watercolour and can’t get enough, this class is for you too! In this class we will use both watercolour powders and pan paints to create three emboss resist cards. We will play with colour and application methods then assemble cards with co-ordinating elements to add interest and dimension. We will emboss with Penny Black stamps and complete our cards with Penny Black sentiments and die-cuts. Feel free to bring your own watercolour paints if you wish; I will have Brusho, Colorburst and Gansai Tambi pan paints for class use.

Participants should bring:
adhesive, dimensional adhesive, liquid adhesive or ‘stick it’ to adhere die-cuts, paper trimmer, scissors, painter’s tape, round watercolour paintbrushes size 8-10 and  4-6, water jar, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, versamark ink pad, tweezers
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, heat tool, clear wink of stella brush pen, watercolour paint powders or pan paints if you have some.
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 & Monday March 6th, 2017

Colours of Africa

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Do you feel like looking at something other than snow? If so, this is the class for you. Join me to create some warm toned, African themed cards with Darkroom Door stamps. We will use a variety of mediums and techniques to create  silhouetted scenes and a colourful pattern.

Participants should bring:
adhesive, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, painter’s tape, round watercolour paintbrushes size 8-10 and  4-6, water jar, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, heat tool, versafine onyx black ink, soft brayer (the tan one not the black one)
 Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
Monday June 26th, 2017

Northern Skies

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It’s time to celebrate a northern Christmas with some snowy  yet colourful cards depicting the northern lights. In this class we will use three different methods to create wintry cards with glowing skies. We will pair Penny Black stamps and dies with watercolour, sponging and heat embossing techniques  There will be the opportunity to choose from a range of colours to personalize your designs.

Participants should bring:
adhesive, glue pen or liquid glue, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or firm surface to tape watercolour panels to, painter’s tape or masking tape, water jar, water spritzer, at least three watercolour brushes (size 1 or 2, size 3 or 4, size 8,9 or 10), paper towel or small towel, tweezers
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, clear wink of stella brush pen, heat tool, and if you own it already, ‘Woodland Beauty‘ stamp set for your personal use.
 Date: Morning & afternoon on Saturday, Nov 26 2016, Monday Nov 28th, 2016

Deck the Halls

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Even though you might not be decking your halls just yet, you can add some cones, berries and baubles to your Christmas cards. In this class we will create watercolour effects with markers and distress stains. We will add some shimmer and shine with both heat embossing and wink of stella.  There will be the opportunity to choose colours, sentiments and die-cuts to personalize your designs.
Participants should bring:
adhesive, dimensional adhesive, glue pen or liquid glue, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or firm surface to tape watercolour panels to, painter’s tape or masking tape, at least three watercolour brushes (size 1 or 2, size 3 or 4, size 8,9 or 10), paper towel or small towel, tweezers, acrylic block or blending palette
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, gold wink of stella brush, heat tool, and if you own them already, ‘Cones & Berries‘ stamp and ‘Berry Kissed‘ stamp for your personal use
Date: Saturday, Oct 1st, 2016 & Monday Oct 3rd, 2016

Summer’s End

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Let’s celebrate the beauty of summer with some floral cards before the crisp fall air blows in. In this class we will combine embossing and watercolour painting to create three different garden themed cards. We will learn some colour theory as we work with a limited palette of 3-4 paint colours.  We will add some shimmer and shine to a couple of the cards with both embossing and liquid metals. There will be the opportunity to choose colours and sentiments to personalize your designs.
Participants should bring:
adhesive, glue pen or liquid glue, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or firm surface to tape watercolour panels to, painter’s tape or masking tape, at least three watercolour brushes (size 1 or 2, size 3 or 4, size 8,9 or 10), paper towel or small towel
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, brusho paints for personal use, heat tool
Dates: Saturday, Sept 10th, Monday September 12th, 2016

Christmas in July – the Alcohol Inks Edition

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Are you keen to get started on your 2016 Christmas cards or perhaps you would like to create some crisp snowy scenes in the midst of our summer heat? In this class we will incorporate the bright and beautiful colours of alcohol inks into three different Christmas cards. We will learn two ways to use alcohol inks to create the northern lights and turn abstract patterns into twinkling Christmas balls. We will have a range of coloured inks to work with so you can customise your designs.
Participants should bring:
Die-cutting machine (or one between two class participants) adhesive, dimensional adhesive, tweezers, die pick, glue pen or liquid glue, paper trimmer, scissors, craft mat, painter’s tape or masking tape
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, small old paintbrushes, archival ink, alcohol inks for personal use, circle or Christmas ball dies
Dates: Monday July 18th, 2016, Saturday July 23rd, 2016

Poppy Square

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In this class we will create a decorative poppy themed ‘ Art Square’. We will use stamping, watercolour painting and collage techniques along with some 3D details to turn a 6″x6″ watercolour board into a piece of art. To add a word other than ‘poppy’ to your art square please let me know what letters you would like when you register (Limit of 6 letters per board)

Participants should bring:
liquid glue (such as glossy accents or matte multi medium), scissors, tweezers, painter’s tape or masking tape, watercolour paint brushes no. 4 round and  no. 2 or 3 round, water jar, water spritzer, heat tool, white gel pen, craft mat
Optional but helpful:
vintage photo distress ink pad, vintage photo distress stain, Distress micro glaze, elegant writer calligraphy pen by Speedball, Poppy Gems stamp from Penny Black (I will have multiples of these items but if you own them and want to bring them for your own use it will decrease waiting time)
Date: Monday June 20th & Saturday June 25th, 2016

 A Tree for all Seasons

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In this class we will use the Penny Black cling stamp ‘Shade Canopy’ to create four cards, one for each season of the year. Each card will be in the watercolour style but techniques will vary from card to card. I will provide a range of sentiments for completing the cards.

Participants should bring:
adhesive, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, painter’s tape or masking tape, watercolour paint brushes – 1″, no. 8 round, no. 2 or 3 round, water jar, water spritzer, heat tool.
Optional but helpful:

MISTI, water based markers such as Memento, Distress or Tombow, watercolour pencils, watercolour powders such as brusho, colorburst or bister (extra cutting mat if you have one)

Dates: Saturday May 28th, 2016 & Monday May 30th

Introduction to Alcohol Inks

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Introduction to Alcohol Inks

In this class we begin by experimenting with alcohol inks on a range of surfaces. We will use different tools and techniques to apply the inks creating patterns, prints and random designs. After spending the first half of the class creating patterned panels we will turn them into unique cards by adding stamping, die cuts and hand drawn details. Participants will need their own die cut machine (such as a Big Shot, Cuttlebug or similar) and can bring a selection of their own dies or use the ones I bring. All cards will look different from each other and from the examples shown above as participants will make choices about colours, designs and dies to use.

Please note that the alcohol inks have a strong odour. We will do our best to keep the classroom well ventilated during the 1.5 hours time working with the inks. (the remaining 1.5 hours will be spent on card design and assembly)

Participants should bring:
Die-cutting machine (or one between two class participants) adhesive, dimensional adhesive, tweezers, die pick, glue pen or liquid glue, paper trimmer, scissors, craft mat, painter’s tape or masking tape, dies (such as flowers, butterflies, words, patterns)
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, small old paintbrushes, archival ink, alcohol inks for personal use
Dates: Monday April 25th, 2016, Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Working with Brushstroke stamps

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In this class we will use Brushstroke stamps from Penny Black to create several floral watercolour panels. Brushstroke stamps are taken from painted images so watercolour techniques work beautifully with them. During the class I will demonstrate different ways I create panels with brushstroke stamps. I will use a variety of images and mediums to stamp in a loose, impressionistic style and a more detailed realistic style. Stamps, paper and mediums will be available for class members to create their own panels in a range of styles and colour combinations.
The emphasis will be on experimentation and discovery rather than finished cards. (If you are unsure which stamps are considered to be ‘brushstroke’ I have listed some below with links.)

Participants should bring : painters tape, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or board to tape watercolour panel to, one of each of the following sizes of round watercolour brushes: size 1 or 2,  size 4 or 5 and size 8 or 10 , water jar, water spritzer. If you have the following items please bring them also: MISTI, water based markers such as Memento, Distress or Tombow, watercolour pencils, clear wink of stella brush marker, brushstroke stamps for your own use.

List of some brushstroke stamps (click on the name and you can see the stamp images) Passionate, Bejeweled, Branch of Grace, The Unfolding, Light Touch, Nature’s Paintbrushes, Daffodil dance, Trumpet Song, Pure Iris, Gentle Whisper, Pop, pop poppy, Poppy Pattern, Soft Whisper, Poise, Sweet Visit, Delicate Blooms, Promise Me, First Dance

Dates: Saturday March 19th, 2016, Monday March 21st, 2016

Funky Florals

 Funky florals Heather Telford

In this class we will create three bright and happy watercoloured cards for a variety of occasions. We will use different techniques to create unique panels and Penny Black stamps and dies to complete our projects. Every card will be different as we make choices about colours and layout. Feel free to bring your own sentiments or use mine to add the message you want.

Participants should bring : adhesive, dimensional adhesive, painters tape, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or board to tape watercolour panel to, Size 4 or 5 and 8 or 10 round watercolour paintbrushes, water jar, water spritzer, heat tool, versamark ink pad, tweezers

Optional but helpful: MISTI, watercolour powders for your own use, sentiment stamps for your own use.

Dates: Saturday February 20th & Monday February 22nd, 2016

Snowflake Wonder Workshop

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This workshop is a ‘One sheet wonder’ workshop. We will create a vibrant watercolour panel in colours of your choice then cut it up into smaller components to create two simple cards, two tags and an ornament which opens up to reveal a message. We will be using watercolour powders to create unique panels and Penny Black stamps and dies to complete our projects. Please bring your own die-cutting machine or arrange to share with a friend.

Participants should bring : adhesive, dimensional adhesive, painters tape, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or board to tape watercolour panel to, Size 6-8 round watercolour paintbrush, 1″ watercolour brush, water jar, water spritzer, versamark ink pad, die-cutting machine or arrange to share with a friend

Optional but helpful: MISTI, watercolour powders for your own use, snowflake dies or stamps for your own use.

Monday 7th & Saturday December 12th, 2015

Woodland Watercolours

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In this class we will create three watercolour style cards using clear and cling stamps from Penny Black.  By stamping, embossing and painting we will bring to life three snowy woodland scenes. Previous experience with watercolour technique will be helpful.

Participants should bring : adhesive, dimensional adhesive, painters tape, paper trimmer, scissors, cutting mat or board to tape watercolour panel to, Size 4 or 5 round watercolour paintbrush (which are about 4mm and 5mm across the base of the bristles.) Acrylic block, clear wink of stella pen, black dye-based marker(tomboy, distress or memento) versamark ink pad

Optional but helpful: MISTI, versafine onyx black ink pad, white wink of stella pen
Saturday November 14th, 2015,
Monday November 16th, 2015


Merry & Bright

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In this class we will be use several different techniques to add colour and sparkle to three Christmas cards. We will use Penny Black dies and stamps, watercolour and foiling to create cards with a little shimmer and shine.

Participants should bring:
adhesive, dimensional adhesive, water spritzer, clear wink of stella pen, acrylic block at least 5″x4″, Paper trimmer, water jar, versamark ink pad for embossing, cutting mat or stiff board to tape watercolour panels to, painter’s tape or masking tape, 1” watercolour brush, size 5 or 6 round watercolour brush
Optional but helpful:
MISTI, die pick, black ink pad, Bister powders for your personal use if you own them already
Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
Date: Monday October 26th, 2015

Belle Carte

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In this class we will be working with some gorgeous decorative papers from Grafiche Tassotti, an Italian paper company specializing in high quality papers with intricate and original designs. We will pair the papers with a variety of Penny Black dies to create three vintage style feminine cards and a whimsical masculine card. We will use shaping, sponging, splattering and layering to give each card its own flair. If you love to work with patterned papers or have a whole stack at home waiting for inspiration this class will give you some new ideas to spark your creativity.

Participants should bring:
adhesive, dimensional adhesive, glue pen or liquid glue for attaching intricate dies, tweezers, die pick, paper trimmer
Optional but helpful:
embossing tool with large round ball end(I will have some spares if you do not have one), ¼”hole punch, ‘Swirling Wings‘ die from Penny Black(if you happen to own it already), Stitched Edges dies from Penny Black or another decorative edge die at least 4½” wide (again, only if you happen to own it already).
Dates: Saturday September 19th and Monday September 21st, 2015

Perfect Match: Dies & Watercolours

Perfect Match dies & watercolours Heather Telford

In this class we begin by creating three watercolour panels which we will turn into cards. Participants will need their own die cut machine (such as a Big Shot, Cuttlebug or similar) and a selection of their own dies. We will learn the method for creating stacked die-cut, inlaid die-cut and repeated die-cut designs. If in doubt about the suitability of your dies bring them along and we will discuss options during class. Please note that all cards will look different from each other and from the examples shown above as participants will make choices about colours, designs and dies to use.

Participants should bring:
Die-cutting machine (or one between two class participants) adhesive, dimensional adhesive, water spritzer, tweezers, die pick, glue pen or liquid glue, paper trimmer, scissors
cutting mat or stiff board to tape watercolour panels to, painter’s tape or masking tape, 1” watercolour brush,  round watercolour brush (size 5-8)
Optional but helpful:
water jar, heat tool
Dates: Monday June 15th, 2015 & Saturday June 20th, 2015

 Introduction to Watercolour Workshop (part 2)

  Intro to WC part 2 with Heather Telford

This class begins where we left off in the Introduction to Watercolour Workshop. It is aimed at card makers and scrapbookers who would like to learn how to add some basic watercolour effects to their projects. It is a workshop where those interested in watercolour painting can experiment with paints and learn the basics. While I am not a formally trained watercolour painter, I am a self-taught enthusiast ready to guide you in a workshop setting. We will combine knowledge of washes and textures gained in the previous class with techniques for applying, blending and lifting paint using both tube and pan paints. We will be creating painted samples (not cards) so that we will have reference points to use in the future when creating finished pieces of art for projects. I will provide watercolour paints to share if you do not have your own. Prerequisite for this class: Introduction to Watercolour Workshop (part 1)

Participants should bring:
Masking or painter’s tape, water spritzer, cutting mats or stiff boards to tape watercolour panels to, 2 water jars, paper towel or soft cloth
1” flat watercolour brush
size 5 or 6 round watercolour brush
size 8, 9 or 10 round watercolour brush
White lid, plate or palette to mix paints on
Watercolour paints if you already own them
Optional but helpful:
Heat tool, other sizes of watercolour brushes, sponges, extra boards or cutting mats
Watercolour paper of any kind (I will have several kinds at the workshop to experiment with)
Date: Monday June 15th, 2015 & Saturday June 20th, 2015

Introduction to Watercolour Workshop (part 1)

Intro to WC with Heather Telford

This workshop is aimed at card makers and scrapbookers who would like to learn how to add some basic watercolour effects to their projects. It is a workshop where those interested in watercolour painting can experiment with paints and learn the basics. While I am not a formally trained watercolour painter, I am a self-taught enthusiast ready to guide you in a workshop setting. We will experiment with washes, textures and masking using both tube and pan paints. We will be creating painted samples (not cards) so that we will have reference points to use in the future when creating finished pieces of art for projects. I will provide watercolour paints to share if you do not have your own.
Participants should bring:
Masking or painter’s tape, water spritzer, cutting mats or stiff boards to tape watercolour panels to, 2 water jars, paper towel or soft cloth
1” flat watercolour brush
size 5 or 6 round watercolour brush
size 8, 9 or 10 round watercolour brush
Watercolour paints if you already own them
Optional but helpful:
Heat tool, other sizes of watercolour brushes, sponges, extra boards or cutting mats
Watercolour paper of any kind (I will have several kinds at the workshop to experiment with)
Dates: Monday May 25th & Saturday May 30th, 2015

Spring Watercolours

Spring Watercolours Heather Telford

In this class we will use Penny Black stamps to create three watercoloured cards. We will use Memento dye inks, distress stains and watercolour pencils as we learn different techniques for watercolour backgrounds and ‘painting’ with both outline and brushstroke stamps.

Participants should bring : adhesive, dimensional adhesive, painter’s or masking tape, a cutting mat or board to tape watercolour paper to, scissors, pencil, black pigment ink pad, waterbrush or size 3 or 4 round watercolour brush.

Dates: Monday April 27th & Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Stamps, Dies & Butterflies

Stamps, Dies & Butterflies Heather Telford

In this class we will use Penny Black stamps and dies to create three very different butterfly themed cards. This class is full of techniques you can use with stamps and dies. Using watercolouring, brayering, masking and emboss resist we will create artsy, bold and whimsical butterfly cards for a variety of occasions.

Participants should bring : adhesive, dimensional adhesive, painter’s or masking tape, scissors, pencil, black pigment ink pad. ( Optional but helpful to have a few extra: 1.25″ square punch)

Date: Saturday March 21st, 2015 & Monday March 23rd, 2015

Winter Watercolours

winter watercolours Heather Telford

In this  class we will create three  cards using Penny Black stamps and diecuts.  We will use both distress stains and memento inks for watercolouring and masking fluid to create falling snow.

Participants should bring : adhesive, dimensional adhesive, painters tape, scissors, pencil, cutting mat or board to tape watercolour panel to, Size 3 and 6 round watercolour paintbrush (which are about 3mm and 5mm across the base of the bristles. You don’t need those exact size brushes; close to the sizes will work fine too)
Dates: November 15th & 17th, 2014

 

 

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