Wednesday, April 30, 2014

05/02 Canvas Butterfly Pennant with Jennifer Starr

Canvas Butterfly Pennant  (3-4 hours  $45)
Friday, May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In this Creative workshop you will explore stunning mixed media techniques to create effects that sparkle and shimmer while you make a one of a kind 1x3 ft butterfly themed pennant for your wall!  You will be working with mists and my line of Dimensional Crystal paints from Art Anthology plus a variety of goodies from Viva Décor to add details.  Your finished project will be so full of dimension and texture that the butterflies will seem to come to life!
**Basic tool kit should always be brought to each class including scissors, 12” paper trimmer, Ink Blending Tool with foam, pencil and a variety of adhesives…Glossy Accents is always recommended…anything more specific is listed at the end of each class description
Please bring to class (In addition to the above):
  • A Paintable adhesive (gel medium, Ranger's Multi Medium, or Mod Podge.
  • A container for water and a variety of paint brushes
  • A palette knife, if you have one; Scissors for detailed cutting and or/X-acto Knife and cutting matt.
  • 1/2 inch Scor-tape
  • Roll of paper towels and/or baby wipes
***  You may also want to bring a shirt or box or something to contain your project to bring home in case your butterflies need additional drying time.  
 Jen Starr is a Mixed Media Artist with a fine art background who has been in the Craft Industry as a Designer and Instructor for over 10 years.  She is the Senior Educator for Viva Décor USA, the Creative Director for Art Anthology and is a fully Certified and Ranger Recognized Instructor (with 5 certifications from Ranger).   There are many companies and products that inspire Jen and she is an endorsed educator or has worked closely with many of them such as Ranger, Ten Second Studio, Viva Décor, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, Stampers Anonymous, Faber Castell, Basic Grey and Prima, just to name a few..  Jen has designed several signature product lines and currently has a signature line of paints called Dimensional Crystals as well as a range of Colorations mists with Art Anthology.  Her projects have been featured in many publications in the US and Europe including the “Ink Essentials” book.
 Jen has been making art her entire life and has been scrapbooking, card making and making colorful yet vintage inspired mixed media art since she married her wonderful husband, Mike, in 1997. They live in Northern New Jersey and have 2 children (11 year old Ryan and 9 year old Maya) who are the subject of much of her work.
 Empowering students with product knowledge and creative techniques is what Jen strives for in each of her classes! She has taught technique based classes at stores, crops, large events and conventions all over the US and regularly in Europe and Canada.  She has also been a featured instructor on several crafting cruises and taught at events such as CHA, CKU, CKC, Memories Expos, Scrapbook Expo, Bonanza in England, Scrap-A-Ganza in the Netherlands and at ScrapEvent in Sweden.  Jen also regularly demos inking and stamping techniques at trade shows such as CHA, SMAC in Paris, Krea Vak in Holland and various Distributor events around the world. 
 Jen absolutely loves to teach her students to use their creativity and help them think outside the box. It makes her so happy to be able to share her skills, knowledge and love of the art of scrapbooking and stamping with so many others.  

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