Monday, June 18, 2012

Lucky Star

So I FINALLY get to share my exciting news with you!!!!

The Art Studio at Scrapbook News and Review is coming!!!  It's an online crafty classroom and I'm going to be one of the teachers!!!!

I've got LOTS of fun classes in the works for you and I hope you'll find one (or two, or three, or...LOL!) to peak your creative interest. 

First up, one that I've been hinting at for a while now...

It's all about ways to use spray ink mists BEYOND the standard point and shoot at your cardstock. 

My "official" description:

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!
I'll let you know as soon as the site has debuted and you can actually "click the Buy Now button."   (Hint, hint...there might even be a giveaway or two...)  

Some other classes I have in the works will have to do with words & text as narrative (journaling) and as art, explorations of lots of mixed media techniques and products and some stamping fun. 

I'm so excited!  Can you tell?


So, to keep the misty goodness rolling this week here's another fun projects I made for the Lindy's Stamp Gang event on the Scrapbook News and Review forum last November.

Supplies Cardstock: Colorbok; Spray Mist, Mica Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang; Watermark Ink Pen: Tsukineko; Pen: Sakura; Other: Ornament

One of our themes was 80s-inspired pop culture on various mixed media bases.

Here I made a fat page, which is a 4 inch by 4 inch piece, with one of my fave 80s icons, the fabulous Miss M. Did you succumb to the fingerless lace gloves, giant mesh hairbows and armloads of bracelets, too? LOL!

Again, all the coloring agents used on the page are Lindy's mists or mica powders. (I'm not counting the white gel pen or the black cardstock as coloring agents.)  Photo touch-up, painting and object dying (the plastic star).   I just love Lindy's mists, in case you couldn't tell.  Don't get me wrong...there are quite a few mist brands that I love, also but I just happen to have a lot of cool Lindy's projects I can share with you right now.

Who was one of your favorite 80s singers or bands?


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That's sooooooooooooo awesome!!!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Sounds like an awesome class! I love your fat page!

Diana Fisher said...

How exciting! You must be thrilled — totally up your alley. :) Miss ya, btw. How are you?! xo