I’ll be teaching 4 classes this August in Cincinnati, Ohio and then shopping at the preview party Friday night at Stampaway! This is the 25th year for Stampaway. The classes are held in the modern Sharonville Convention center and the hotel is brand new! Class descriptions can be found here & the registration form is here.
Here are the 4 classes I’m teaching and of course each is full of play and plenty of OOPSies!
Sneaky Art Journaling Friday, Aug. 11th
Class details: I used to struggle with letting go and creating loosely, but now I’ve found ways around that. That’s why I call this workshop Sneaky Art Journaling! It’s all about how to trick the controlling left brain into quieting down so play can happen! Once that left brain is settled down, I’ll be sharing how I keep it that way with techniques using heavy bottled paints, glazing liquid, stencils, and different ways to apply the color – we’re not
going to be only using brushes.
I’m bringing all the paints, Stencil Girl stencils, and more for you to create your art journal pages. Paper will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own journal to work with.
Bring: three to five small paint brushes (I like the ¼” flat brush), water container to clean your brushes, permanent black ink pad, and a variety of rubber stamps (15 or so: big, little, fine, and bolder and of course if you’re willing to share, I’ll have stamps too).
Jumping in to Gel Printing Friday, August 11th
Class details: Come play with color and pattern on a gel plate. We’ll start with a big stash of Stencil Girl stencils as I share how to get that fabulous Gel Press printing plate to give you magical ghost prints, how to combine multiple patterns in one printing, and most of all, how to avoid mud when working with the entire rainbow. New to gel printing? No experience is needed to create amazing prints when you know the secret! Not only will you get my shortcuts that were learned through hours of printing play, along with a fundamental understanding of gel printing, but you will walk out the door with a huge stack of amazing prints.
Bring: six to seven acrylic paint colors (including white) and an apron.
Stamping with PanPastels is back as it sold out quickly last year at Stampaway Wednesday, August 9th
Class details: Using rubber stamps, you will layer, blend, mix colors, and seal PanPastels while creating collages full of color. When you walk out the door, you will be able to confidently make cards, backgrounds, and more with PanPastels because Carolyn is sharing the whys and hows
of PanPastels so you will have a clear and strong understanding of the medium. Including an easy way to seal them completely indoors! So no stinky sprays! She is bringing the PanPastels, the supplies for sealing, and rubber stamps for those willing to share.
Bring: a variety of 10-12 rubber stamps (bold, fine, little, big, text), 15 cosmetic wedge sponges from the drugstore, glue stick, scissors, and permanent ink pad.
Using Rubber Stamps on a Gel Plate Friday, August 11th
Class details: Come play and use rubber stamps in new and colorful ways with a Gel Press monoprinting plate. If you have never used a gel printing plate, this is a great opportunity to try it out and see what all the excitement is about. You will make backgrounds that perfectly match your stamped images, and you will see how to get multiple looks from the same stamp. As we make these cards and patterned papers, you will use the entire rainbow of paint at one time without making mud, and you will also learn an easy shortcut for cleaning paint off of any rubber stamp.
Bring: scissors, a variety of eight to ten stamps, six to seven colors of paint including at least one color that is darker (e.g., dark blue, deep red), and an apron. Instructor will have stamps for sharing.
Looking forward to all the play at Stampaway! If you’d like to join me you can find the the registration form here.