Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Paint Sew Create - Ustream Video

Paint Sew Create...   my studio tag line is now on my updated curbside sandwich board.  YAY!   So glad I did this -- my previous sandwich board needed a makeover in a bad way *wink*
Using the techniques from my "Do More of What Makes You Happy Canvas", I updated my sandwich board in class and on my broadcast so you the process here!

You can use this technique on canvas and in your journals!  I hope you give it a try and be sure to share -love show and tell!

Supplies Used
Tizano Paper (sheet) - Fabriano
Duel Tip - Sharpie
Silks Acrylic Glaze - ColourArte
Wash Brush - Simply Simmons
Regular Gel Medium - Golden
Black Gelato - Faber Castell
Don't forget scissors!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A little painting with stencils!

Erin and Norina (Michelle too.... *wink*) were in the studio today learning about painting with stencils, a little about complimentary colour and well, a whole lotta fun!

Thanks for a great day at the studio, girls!  Love how your pieces turned out!   See you again soon!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Getting Ready for Catherine Scanlon's Workshops!

It won't be long now!
Catherine Scanlon is coming to the studio September 19 - 21 to teach 3 fabulous workshops in the studio.

To view the workshops and to register: click here
or call the studio for more information!

Name Tag Supplies Used

Gotta get back to work *wink*   Hope you can join us!!
Have a creative day!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Using Gelatos - Make N Take for ScrapFest Richmond Hill (Video)

I am looking forward to heading to Richmond Hill on Saturday September 27 for ScrapFest!

I will be there representing, not only myself and the studio, but the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!  I am honoured to write a column for Canada's paper crafting magazine and they have arranged to have me at ScrapFest to teach some "Technique Tasters".  Technique Tasters are free mini classes held in the Canadian Scrapbooker booth on the show floor.   They are samples of techniques that have and will be (hint hint) in the Magazine.  Gotta love that!

This fall I will be teaching TWO tasters.  I sneak peeked one in my last blog post -- here is the other AND, because it was on my desk, I took the opportunity to create my show samples on broadcast this week.  Here's that video and I hope to see you in the mini classes at ScrapFest!

Supplies Used

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A sneak peak... Coming soon to ScrapFest and the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Blog

Working on a little something for the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Blog using the 3x5 Gelli Plate that just came in....  This will also be a part of my Technique Taster class at ScrapFest in Richmond Hill later this month!   Enjoy the sneak *wink*

Have a Creative Day!

Friday, August 29, 2014

They're Here!

...they are finally here!

NEW to the Studio TWO NEW SIZES of Gelli Plates!  3x5 and 5x7

image from Gelli Arts Blog
Smaller, compact, travel friendly sizes perfect for card makers, stampers and well ...creative people of all kinds!  giggles.   Can't wait to play!  I have some ideas!!  *wink*

PLEASE NOTE:  the studio will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, for the long weekend!   Have a great weekend!!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jill K. Berry Workshops in the Studio!

I am very pleased to officially announce the workshops that Jill K Berry will be offering in our studio this November!

Jill is an artist, author, and instructor who's popular workshops are taught at mixed media retreats and studios throughout the USA and Canada.  She has a stencil series with ArtistCellar Stencils (which, yes, I do plan to bring in *wink*) and is enjoying great success with her latest books Personal Geographies and MapArt.   I hope you join us for what promises to be a fantastic weekend exploring the world of Art Journaling and personal Map Making with Jill.    Learn more about the artist by visiting her website

Navigating the Journal
Saturday November 15, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm

 The process or activity of accurately ascertaining one’s position and planning and following a route. 

Part of what the journal and its practice offers us is a way to navigate our lives in a visual and expressive manner. We wander, discover, identify, and acknowledge our loves, obstacles, longings, experiences and dreams. Follow the thread of the source of your creativity symbolized by the hand, meander around the trails and paths of your thoughts. These wanderings become layered maps of a sort, a visual record of our internal and external travels. 

Black Maps
Sunday November 16, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm

I (Jill) grew up in Southern California and learned to love the black velvet paintings of our neighbour to the south, Tijuana, Mexico. Working on black offers many opportunities both in making maps and enriching the surface of this paper with watercolors, pastels, mediums of all sorts and even ballpoint pen. We will work with making abstract maps and mapping the negative spaces of our pages, while creating luminescent surfaces rich with stories.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the studio.
Have a creative day!