I have also been working on reviving some of the classes that I previously taught. soulcraft is a class I taught as part of STITCHED and Fabric Art Picture Frame is a class that was featured on HGTV- the Home and Garden channel.
To celebrate the revamp of these two new classes, I am having a week long sale.
buy one get one FREE.
register for any of my classes and get the second class FREE.
This is the 37th video in the series.
It is all about painting something....painting anything.
This is meant to be an exercise in painting fast, intuitively and free form.
Set the timer....15 minutes.
While spring cleaning a few years ago, I found an entire box of cassette cases in my closet.
I completely forgot that I had these and decided to put them to use.
Ever since then, I've been repurposing cassette cases to make printing stamps.
First, seal the cassette case with a strip of tape.
The craft foam that I prefer to use has a paper-backed adhesive side, so I like to stack up
about 3 to 4 sheets in order to make a stamp that
extends high above the cassette case and that is a bit thick.
Draw any kind of shape you want.
In this example, I am keeping it really simple, but you can get
quite detailed with this material by cutting into it with a wood burning tool.
Cut it out and assemble it on your cassette case.
Save any left over bits to make another stamp.
Print on paper or fabric.
You can use a brush to apply the paint directly on the stamp or use a paint pad.
If you've ever taken a class with me you know that I DO NOT work on store bought materials.
I do not use watercolor paper, or fancy and expensive canvases..... my art journals are all handmade and I often make my own paints and adhesives... that is just the way I prefer to do it.
...or as my daughter says, "That's just the way I roll"
The Painted Page (part 1) is an incredibly fun class....full of ideas and inexpensive ways of creating with everyday items.... but after I finished recording the class,
I still had plenty of other ideas and projects to share.
So, I've assembled it into my new online class called The Painted Page (part 2)
In this class we will be working on various different sizes of pages, making handmade canvases, painting on non-traditional surfaces, making collage paper, making your own ephemera, using all sorts of paints, inks, beeswax, resin, paper lace designs, and much more.
In this 15 video online class, we will explore all sorts of
mixed media applications using everyday items.