Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stampaway: Art Journal of Techniques

Many of you know that I began teaching classes at a tiny stamp store in SC called The Stamp House.  The entire store, including the storage/stocking area was 300 sq ft.  Hard to imagine for someone with a 500 sq ft studio, but it was true.  Audrey would display the cards and artwork I made and for months afterward tourists as well as locals would ask how to replicate them and then buy the necessary supplies.  So she rented an empty retail space across the parking lot from her store and we began to offer classes.
Over the years as I continue to travel and teach I'm still fanatical about creating backgrounds, and my classes for those techniques continue to draw a wide variety of students.  This year's class in Cincinnati was no different.
We played with inks of course, Ranger's Dimensional Pearls (still a favorite of mine), and lots of goodies from Clearsnap, such as their Smooch and Smooch Spritz, their stylus tools & tips and their Magic Stamp (Penscore for those of us who are older than dirt).

I love showing others how to add new things to their creativity like needlepoint rounds and dry wall tape, but some of those old tried & true tools like the Magic Stamp delight as much today as they did a decade ago.

We had a lot of fun in this class, with lots of laughter.  No surprise there.  If you were in attendance, thank you ever so much for coming to play with me.  And if you missed it, look for my name on next year's schedule and sign up to see what all the fuss is about.

1 comment:

  1. I miss the technique classes! I still have my little black book of techniques just waiting for new additions.


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