TUTORIALS

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Watercolour Magic...

Wow, what a busy couple of weekends I have just had!

I held two classes last weekend, the same class in different locations.  I love painting and as you can imagine I was delighted when the new catalogue answered my wishes and provided us with another medium to paint with!

Without delay, I set about arranging a special watercolour class.  In the morning we learnt some new techniques to create some lovely backgrounds and then the afternoon was spent mastering watercolour painting.

The stamps from Stampin' Up! actually help in so many ways as they often have little detail lines on them which give hints and clues as to where the shadows should be.

I also suggested to the ladies that they should create themselves a colour palette.  There are thirteen pencils in the set but in fact by creating a colour palette, you can create endless colours.  Here is a picture of the colour palette to give you an idea.

 

It is really simple to achieve, you simply list all the colours along the top and all the colours down the side.  Working across (Real Red), add a Real Red box under each colour heading.  On the second line (Calypso Coral) do the same again, the whole way across and so on until you have completed all colours across the page.  Now repeat the same process but this time down the page i.e. Real Red first all the way down over the top of the original colour, then the next colour etc.  Once all boxes have two layers blend them using an Aquapainter.  I then, on the reverse, created a colour wash for each colour.  Finally, I laminated the sheet for use whenever I am using the pencils.  It is really worth the effort.

Here are some of the samples from the day, I hope you like them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy crafting!
 
Jo
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Monday, 10 October 2016

Peace this Christmas...

I had a fantastic weekend with my lovely crafting family at our monthly card group.  I love so many of the Christmas stamps but with no time to use them all it just means that each class has to use several of them, well why not!!!!  Having said that, the main set used this month was Peace this Christmas from the Annual Catalogue.  Here is the little project we made...
 
 
This was made from an MDF bauble and they looked beautiful.
 
And here are some of the cards we made...
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Happy Crafting!!!

Jo
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Thursday, 6 October 2016

September Sanctuary - Celebration Calendar...

Mid September saw our latest Stampin' Sanctuary and this time we made a lovely Celebration Calendar using the Fruit Stand Suite of products.  This paper has the most beautiful combination of colours and we had such a great time producing all the lovely samples for the day.  But first, the project, this is what we made...





And here are a few of the ladies' finished projects...





 
The ladies get a goody bag of loveliness in their packs which enables them to make the project and lots and lots of other stuff!!!  With this in mind, we always put together a beautiful display of ideas for inspiration and here are just a few of those display items.
 



 





















 
I hope we have inspired you a little bit today.
 
Happy Crafting!!!!
 
 
Jo
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