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Gelli Printing Class

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Come play along on October 22, 2017 at 12:30 at Life’s Memories and More in Palmer, MA and learn how to create your own pattern papers for collage, journal backgrounds, etc., using a gel plate.  We will use multiple items to create patterns and visual texture.

See class schedule for more details.

 

Awesome Autumn

Awesome Autumn

I created this canvas for my Magenta Design Team Blog post.

This canvas celebrates my favorite season in New England.  I love the crisp air, breezy days, cooler nights, but most of all the hues of gold, red and orange in the changing leaves.  Please visit the Magenta Blog for a step by step tutorial and list of supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell to Summer

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I created this mixed media tag for the Magenta Blog, as a fond farewell to summer in anticipation of autumn – my favorite season of the year.

I cut a tag from watercolor paper and applied crackle paste through the Wavy Texture Stencil and allowed it to dry thoroughly. I sprinkled Hot pink, Scarlet and Red Nuance powders over the surface and spritzed with water. I inked the edges with Jet Black Archival Ink. I stamped Dancing Leaves, Doodled Heart and Large Zen Sunflower Bird onto watercolor paper and painted them with Nuance powders, highlighting images with black and white pens. I fussy cut and assembled the images on the tag with glue and dimensional tape.  I added copper paint to random areas of the crackled surface and the leaves.  I mounted the tag on cardstock, created a faux stitch line around the edge and attached ribbons and twine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Dream Come True

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My first post as a Magenta Design Team Member truly is a dream come true. I hope you enjoy my interpretation of how a creation starts in my head, is formed by my hand and is now shared with the world.  Please visit the Magenta Blog for tutorial on how I created this canvas and for a list of supplies used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Excited!

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So honored to have been chosen for the Magenta Design Team. I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with Helene Metivier and to be joining such a wonderfully talented group of ladies.  Can’t wait to start creating with their wonderful products! Check out the Magenta blog to meet the rest of the team – http://www.magentastyle.com

3 Cards from One Magenta Stamp Set & Stencil

 

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Loved playing with these – so versatile. First card background is with acrylic paints on watercolor paper. I applied crinkled plastic wrap to surface while wet and let it sit for a few minutes, then removed it to create the crackle look. Applied Archival ink on edge of stencil to create the border.   Stamped leaf images and colored with Faber Castell Pitt Pens. Stamped flowers and sentiment on separate piece of watercolor paper and colored flowers with Faber Castell Pitt Pens, cut out and attached . Detail work with white pen. Attached to card base.

Second card is done with water based sprays on watercolor paper.  I removed spray through stencil with a baby wipe then dried completely. Stamped and embossed leaf images. Stamped sentiment. Stamped and embossed flowers on separate piece of watercolor paper , cut out and attached.

Third card background is with acrylic paints on watercolor paper. Stamped stem images with Archival ink.  Stamped and embossed leaves, flower  and sentiment.  Detail with white pen.  Added texture paste through stencil for dots.

August Technique Class

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Join me on August 19th at 1:00 at Life’s Memories and More in Palmer MA and learn how to create these colorful journal pages using Dylusions (from Ranger designer Dyan Reavely) Ink Sprays, stencils, stamps and Journaling Block. Contact the store at 413-283-4448 to register.  See class schedule for more details.

Bookbinding Art Journal Class

(If you missed the first class, here is a second chance)
July 22, 2017 10:00 AM-12:30 PM at Life’s Memories and More in Palmer, MA
Students will create their own hand sewn art journal (measuring 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) and learn a technique to make a “faux leather” cover from a paper product. See Class Schedule for details.

July Technique Class

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Join me on July 15th at 1:00 at Life’s Memories and More in Palmer MA and learn how to create these colorful journal pages using Distress Oxide Inks and Tim Holtz’s Crazy Birds. Contact the store at 413-283-4448 to register.  See class schedule for more details.

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