Tammie will be here on Friday, November 30th teaching us how to make this adorable Christmas Tag. Class starts at Noon and costs $8.00. Click here to sign up, or stop in and see Cami at Memories of Time.
Wednesday, November 14th, class starts at Noon. $15.00 CLICK HERE to sign up.
In front of embossed musical notes, Cathy will show you how to give the lamppost the look and feel of cast iron, and the beautiful light using Inka gold! The inside of the card is also embossed with a Christmas sentiment.
Supplies needed: craft mat quickie glue pen sissors mini glue dots wet/dry adhesive Tweezers
Supplies used: Inka gold-Yellow gold crafty sparkles-lemon drop yellow/rockstar red memento brilliance-galaxy gold memento black ink pad distress embossing power-black soot ancient gold embossing powder-princess gold distress ink pad-antique linen distress ink pad-vintage photo versa mark watermark stamp pad stamp-ma-jig heat tool Sizzix embossing folder set-sheet music Sizzix Tim Holtz alterations die-holiday lamppost Stampers Anounymous stamp set-mini holidays 3
Sue's Heavenly Holiday Workshop (2 Cards, a Bookmark and an Alcohol ink Demo)
Saturday, November 17th from 3-5
Working with Sheer Heaven is dreamy. It's a translucent material that takes wet coloring and heat embossing and keeps it's shape for a WOW factor like no other product or paper you have seen. Fast and fabulous results with some of Sue's favorite techniques, and a few you might not have seen yet. Come learn how to make the world a more "Heavenly" place to live!
The class cost will be $25.00, I will supply the Sheer Heaven, the coloring products, inks,etc., the STUDENTS will be responsible for buying their own paper for their projects as they will want to pick colors to compliment their projects. We will also make a bookmark that I didn't leave and there will be a 2 page handout of instructions.
Students must bring a Teflon craft sheet to class, not a cutting mat Apron or work shirt Krylon pens of their choice Paper trimmer with a new blade (this stuff won't cut well with a dull one) Basic tool kit Notebook for record keeping Heat it! heat tool if you have one
We've decided to do a feature each month on our teachers here at Memories of Time. This month, we are featuring Sue Bridston... meet Sue! Don't miss her upcoming Heavenly Holiday Workshop on the 17th of November! *wink*
I started Rubber Art Stamping about 20 years ago, and fell in love with the idea of being able to create beautiful cards without the labor intensive process of having to do the drawing myself. At first it was all about making multiples of the same card; but I soon realized there was a whole world of surfaces that I could put the stamped images onto if I could just figure out how to do it. Hence my journey into "altered art surfaces" began, and little did I know that there were people out there who appreciated what I was experimenting on/with and wanted to know how to do what I was doing in my artwork.
That's how I became a "teacher", and my passion is being able to show others what I have learned and tried. There is nothing more satisfactory than having someone be so excited that they were able to create a thing of beauty when they thought that they weren't creative enough! All it takes is for you to want, to be open to the how, and to know that you just have to "do it" and see if it works when learning to be creative. There are no mistakes, just opportunities to learn what works and what doesn't.
I love color, textures and the magic that happens when you add rubber stamp images to that mixture. My favorite texture products are from Golden, they have made artist quality paints and gels for a very long time. Some of my have-to-haves are Gesso; for so much more than just a primer! Matte Medium for an exceptional adhesive, top coat and my all time fave for resists. Molding Paste for stamping into while wet or scraping thru a stencil. Regular Gel in a Matte finish for "clear" textures and an awesome adhesive for heavier objects. A new product that I have been impressed with is Light Molding Paste, it's like stucco in appearance, but all similarities end there.
Coloring products- don't even get me started!! I have Golden acrylics, Pearl Ex dry pigments and every watercolor palette they make. Dare I say that I probably have 75 (who really counts?) Twinkling H2O's, every color of Tim Holtz's Color Washes, the entire set of Lyra Watercolor Crayons, Alcohol inks, all the colors of Walnut inks ever made, and the newest, yummy coloring tools, the Gelatos just to name a few. There are so many ink pads that can be used for 'watercolor' looks if used on my all time must have item; a Teflon Craft sheet (yeah, I have more that one!).
You are only limited by your imagination, and your willingness to see what happens when you use products in a way not intended for what they were developed. I have been sorely disappointed at times, but more often than not I have been wonderfully surprised and in either case, it was a worthy learning experience.
I hope you will consider taking a class with me, and I welcome the opportunity to share with you all that I have learned in my journey into the world of "altered art surfaces".