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Does the idea of watercolour on black paper intrigue you? Metallic and pearlescent paints and pens really shine on a black surface and making that surface watercolour paper gives us the opportunity to blend and move colour in dramatic and eye catching ways. In this workshop we will learn techniques ideally suited to these mediums as we stamp, paint and draw designs that shimmer and glimmer.   I am teaching this class at Crop A While on September 30 (evening) and October 1 (afternoon) Please contact Crop A While website to register

Please bring the following: adhesive (glue or double sided tape not a tape runner), paper trimmer, water spritzer, 2 water jars, 1″ flat watercolour brush, ruler, white gel pen 
Optional but helpful: MISTI or stamp positioning tool, heat tool, pearlescent paints and gel pens

Date: Saturday Oct 2, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa K1C 1E7
Fee: $40
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To create these bright and pretty cards we will be combining blending, masking and stamping. I will be teaching blending techniques I’ve always loved utilising new tools. We will vary colours and stamps to make each card unique for friends and loved ones. I will be teaching this class in the Crop A While classroom on November 4 (evening), November 5 (afternoon) and November 6 (afternoon). Classroom capacity is limited to eight participants and all are required to wear masks. I will be teaching with a camera over my workspace so the process can be projected on the large screen. Please contact Crop A While to register

Please bring the following: glue and tape adhesive, paper trimmer, water spritzer, blending brushes(at least 3 large) white gel pen, distress inks, craft mat
Optional but helpful: MISTI or stamp positioning tool, sparkly embellishments, your choice of sentiments, sticky pick-up tool

Date: Thursday Nov 4, 2021
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa, ON K1C 1E7

Date: Friday November 5, 2021
Time: 12:30-3:30pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa, ON K1C 1E7

Date: Saturday November 6, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Crop A While 2297 St. Joseph Blvd, Unit E/F
Ottawa, ON K1C 1E7


Floral Faves is a self paced class for stampers and card makers featuring floral stamps of different types with watercolour techniques. Theree are three lessons and seven complete card projects.

Click here to find out more or register in Floral Faves

Click here to find out more or register in Winter Wonder

In Winter Wonder I use stamps and dies along with watercolour, blending and masking techniques to create classic winter scenes to turn into Christmas cards, thank you or winter birthday cards. There are three lessons and seven complete card projects.

Click here to find out more or register in Colour Clues

In the class I focus on how we choose and use colours in our card making projects. We’ll do plenty of experimenting with blending, diluting and placing colours in combinations that will really catch the eye. We use stamps and dies to create backgrounds and foreground images on ten different cards.

I use a range of my favourite techniques throughout the class working with dye inks, watercolour paints and oxide inks. There are three complete lessons and each features three or four projects with additional suggestions and photos for further inspiration and experimentation.

52 Comments on “Classes”

  1. Janice stone says:

    Oh how I wish I lived closer . You should do an online class . I live in Virginia USA

  2. I have to agree with Janice! If I could commute there from Ohio I sure would love to! I love every single one of these cards!

  3. Liane Desmarais-Cavanagh says:

    I feel so lucky that I get to participate in this class. I can’t wait.

  4. Terri says:

    Hi Heather. If anyone should cancel for the March 22nd class please contact me at my e-m addy, I would like to take their spot.

    Ter šŸ˜‰

  5. M J says:

    If I was still in ON would attend; unfortunately South Africa is a tad too far away šŸ˜¦ Have fun and enjoy!

  6. Loralee Parish says:

    You absolutely MUST move to San Jose, California so I can have access to ALL your wonderful classes.

  7. stonevab says:

    Oh I wish you would do video classes . I love every one of your cards and would pay for a class . Sad in virginia Janice

  8. Heather, please, please do an on line class, I’m in BC and don’t get to Ontario very often.

    • Marliese says:

      Oh Heather, how I wish I could attend your classes. Love your cards. Do you think I could commute from NYC!

  9. cassy says:

    I HAVE to agree with so many others. Would LOVE to take some of your classes. ALL of your classes.! If you ever do an OnLine class I would gladly GLADLY pay to attend!! You do beautiful work!

  10. Diana Laabs says:

    Hi I also would love an online class and from Wisconsin in the USA. I know the cost is more plus getting the money there and the cards back here is expensive and take awhile but I might try it at least once to see.


  11. Diana Laabs says:

    Hi again Video classes would be great where we can be on at the same time doing what you show GREAT idea to one of the ladies above.

    Sign me up
    Diana WI

  12. Jenny says:

    Hi Heather I live in Australia and have just discovered your page , your work is amazing, and like some of the other ladies I would be very happy to pay to do an online class

  13. Tina Byers says:

    You should put your classes on DVD and sell them. I would buy a class or two šŸ™‚

  14. Holly Jackson says:

    Heather, Would you ever consider doing an online class? I live in Ohio… and would LOVE to take your classes!

  15. shirley says:

    Any plans for classes in the spring with the new Penny Black “So Special” floral Slapstick Clings?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Shirley, I will be including some of the new Slapstick cling stamps in upcoming classes starting either March or April.

      • shirley says:

        Look forward to them! I will keep an eye open for the April classes. I will be driving from Toronto and since March weather can be unpredictable it will be safer for me to think April. I attended two of your classes at Bizzy B’s in Toronto a year or so ago. Unfortunately as you probably know Bizzy B closed last summer.

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  17. myrna sweet says:

    Just attended another fabulous class with Heather. For this class she showed us how you can make stunning backgrounds/cards using only 3 primary colours of brusho watercolour powders. The results were wonderful, and now I can go back to my old stamps and use them in many different ways. If I come away with 1 good idea from a class I think it was well worth it, but this class we learnt numerous ideals thus making the class priceless. I have already signed up for her next class!

  18. Cindy says:

    Count me in for video classes! I live in Illinois and I love your work. I would like to do more with watercolor but can’t seem to get over my fears.

  19. 3kidmama says:

    Another faithful blog reader and SUPERFAN – who would LOVE to take an online class from you, Heather! Please let us know if something that that is ever in the works! Meanwhile, I keep loving your lovely videos with your soothing teaching voice. šŸ™‚

  20. myrna sweet says:

    Just attended Heather’s latest class making bright and colourful cards using Darkroom Door stamps. We had a great time and the cards we made-Priceless! I would highly recommend taking one of her classes. I live in Belleville and the drive to and back is over 6 hours, but it is totally worth it. If you are from out of town, grab a friend, stay over night and have a fabulous girl’s weekend in Ottawa!

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  23. Priscilla says:

    Would love to take an online class with you if that is something you ever consider

  24. Glenna says:

    I was so excited to hear about your Toronto classes (I got greedy), I signed up for both šŸ™‚ Really looking forward to them!

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  26. Ginny says:

    Love your work and would so love to take an online class from you. Perhaps you could just video one of your classes as you do it and post. Iā€™d pay to see it.

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