Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wishing You Oceans of Joy

Supplies Cardstock: Colorbok; Rhinestones: EK Success; Stamps: Imaginisce; Spray Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang; Pouring Medium: Liquitex; Pen: Faber-Castell

Continuing with samples of projects I made for the Lindy's Stamp Gang event on the Scrapbook News and Review forum last November. 

Again, all coloring agents used on this layout are Lindy's mists used to paint and added to pouring medium. 

You'll learn techniques and ideas for mists beyond just using them to spray your layouts in my upcoming class Mists - Not Just Point & Shoot being taught at The Art Studio at Scrapbook News adn Review, debuting this Friday June 22. 

As of this Friday you'll be able to purchase a seat in my mists class!

The "official" class 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: Beyond 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 give you the link to "Buy Now" as soon as the site debuts!

So excited and hope to see you there!!!


1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just AWESOME!! LOVING those colors!!!