Friday, June 22, 2012

It's Here! The Art Studio @ SNR is Here!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!!

I'm so excited to officially announce the opening of The Art Studio at Scrapbook News and Review!!!! 

The Art Studio is an online classroom where students of all styles and skill sets have access to a variety of classes for all styles and skill sets.  :oD  There are classes in scrapbooking, card making and stamping, mixed media art, mini albums and ones that span all areas. 

I am SOOO excited to be an instructor for The Art Studio.  I have so many classes planned - some for beginners, some for intermediate crafters, some scrapbooking, some card making and stamping, some mixed media and many that combine all three. 

First up is my mists class:

Mists. What’s not to love? But once you’ve sprayed a few pieces of cardstock, what do you with the other 90% of the bottle?

As a certified mist junkie, I know a thing or two about mists. I also have a large number of them and after awhile, the number of them outgrew the number of techniques I knew how to use with them. So I set out on a quest to find ways to use them and get some serious bang for my buck.

While I found a lot of great information, most of what I found were basic techniques that I had already figured out on my own. Occasionally, I came across something that piqued my interest and got me thinking in a new direction, but for the most part, I learned more techniques simply by playing and letting my imagination go wild.

I love the discovery process of trying everything I can think of and reveling over my successes and laughing at the things that went wrong. Even more, I love finding ways to rescue the things that went wrong and some of my best discoveries have come about this way.

When I decided to teach a class on mists, I knew I didn’t want to just cover the basics. While learning them is important, so is learning how to step outside the basics – and our own comfort zones – and learning how to take your skills to the next level.

I’ll still cover the basics, such as care and storage and spray patterns and color mixing, but we’ll also think outside the bottle and about ways to apply mists that you can’t accomplish with a measly spritz. Think bold splashes and oozy drips and you’ll have an idea of what I’m talking about.

My ultimate goal for the class is to have you push the limits on everything you can do with mists, including using them on surfaces you may not have thought of, using common tools such as paint brushes and brayers and spatulas in different ways, pairing them with basic scrapbook supplies such as stencils and masks and chipboard and rub-ons in interesting ways, as well as using them to up the wow factor on paints and gels and pastes and glues.

After taking Mists: Not Just Point and Shoot, they’ll no longer be mere sparkly splutters of color buried beneath your “real” embellishments. And you won’t want to make another layout or card or mixed media project without reaching for them. In the end, you’ll learn how to take your misting craftiness from ordinary to center stage, steal the show, in-your-face, colorific extraordinary.

Ready to step outside the bounds of basic misting? Click the Buy Now button, gather your supplies and get ready to learn a plethora of techniques and how to throw down the misty goodness on oodles of layouts, cards and mixed media projects. See you there!
Class registration is limited so grab your spot today.

Class starts July 6!!!

To celebrate the grand opening of The Art Studio and my very first class I'm giving away a seat in my Mists - Not Just Point & Shoot class, a $29.99 value. 

I'll give you one entry for commenting on this post.
You can get a second entry if you are also a follower.
You can get a third entry for putting up the class picture with link to this post on your blog sidebar.   Spread the love!   Leave another comment with a link to your blog.

You can get a fourth entry for blogging about this giveaway.  Leave another comment with a direct link to your post.

And you can get a fifth entry for posting about this giveaway on Facebook.  Leave another comment with a link to the FB post.

Whew!  That's 5 opportunities to win a seat in my upcoming Mists class!!!!! 

I will do a random draw for the winner at 6pm PST on Thursday, July 5.  (If  the winner has already purchased the class, I'll refund their money.)

Don't forget to check out The Art Studio site.  There are so many classes and awesome instructors there is sure to be something to tickle your creative fancy!  I know there are A TON of classes I'm excited to take.

Hope to see you over there!!!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are AWESOME-sauce!!!

Sarah said...

I would sooo love to win a spot in your class! I am already a follower of your fab blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

posted to FB too!

Karen said...

I so need this class. I just can't think past the spritz and need to know hoe to get full use out of my mists.

Heidi said...

Thank you everyone for commenting and entering the drawing! I'll be posting in a few minutes the winner.