Thursday, January 24, 2008

ATC Class a Success

A small but enthusiastic group came together at the Nova Studio in Point Richmond CA. We started by creating an accordion fold booklet to take home our artist trading cards. Using a 9" x 12" sheet of watercolour paper, we marked of the fold lines, then applied different matte and metallic glazes with a special artist tool. Not found too many art stores - you really need to search for it. Baby Wipes! Yes - they make the best glaze applicator! You can pounce or swirl and build up colour as you go.

Next we stamped random designs - i used a swirl and a heart. Next we attached eyelets and some waxed linen thread to close it up.

We used the 1-2-3 method to create the ATC's. I won't reveal the secret - so maybe i'll get some new students next time the class is offered! The great thing about my classes is I supply EVERYTHING. No supply list for the students whatsoever. It was something i decided early on in my paper arts journey. I like to provide everything (not that you aren't welcome to bring your own stuff) so that the students can focus on composition and design without having to worry about the elements used. It seems to work out well, and the students love opening up their little kits and discovering the ephemera and embellishments included within. All it needs is a bit of scissors and glue and their creative eye to bring it all together.

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