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Friday, April 8, 2016

Scared to be Awesome! April's Mixed Media Class

Scared to be Awesome: A3 Mixed Media Class
Thursday April 21; 6-10pm 
*My Studio*
$35 bring your paints, $40 use my paints 
Max 12 people   8 spots left
email or FB message to register
Are you ready to get your mixed media on in HD XL? Join me in this awesome class to create a funky, gorgeous Alien on a super fun background! NO drawing skills are required, you will be given a template!  You will need a large A3 size journal, canvas, or water color sheet (18x24), she's just too awesome to be contained in an A4 size (12x18), you'll loose so much detail.  Let me show you how to paint face as elevate your journal to another level!  
Class should take 3 hours, so we may be done early, but I'm putting it till 10 just in case we get some new to mixed media ladies, I want to allow for extra time. Thank for understanding. 
Don't miss out, this will fill quickly!
Please bring the following standard items to class; if you'd like to bring your own paint, message me and I'll send you the list. 
 Looks like a lot but it's standard kit items.
Supply List: Pre Gesso your page before class with a SMOOTH gesso**,  mix of brushes***, white gelly roll pen, permanent black pen, thin black paint sharpie,  white sharpie paint pen water based. Heidi Swapp gel pens if possible(they're retired so only if you own) Or another brand hot pink gelly roll; Glazing Medium; and paint palette.  PENCIL/ERASER;  Carbon paper if possible. If you have NeoColors bring them to speed things up, it not, no biggie.  (Baby wipes, watercups x2, paper towel, heat tool, journal, spray water bottle)
*MY STUDIO: 5 min from St Albert and north Edmonton, by Sturgeon Golf Course 
**I recommend Faber Castell;  Must be smooth, faces look HORRIBLE with a gritty gesso, I tried)
*** (highly recommend Filbert 8,12, and a Round 5; then I used my Finnabair Art Basic brush set)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Playing and falling in LOVE with NeoColorII's

Hi All!
I had some spare time last week and sat down to play....literally play! I didn't have a plan or anything except that I wanted to create with supplies that I just haven't had time to properly create with yet. That included my NeoColorII water soluble wax pastels and my Pebeo DYNA Iridescent this background is actually shimmery!!! SO FUN! Wish I could figure out how to take a better picture to show the shimmer! I got the paints at DeSerres in WEM.
Let me tell you, I LOVE these NeoColorII's, NOW! I've had some DUD creations with these guys for sure because I didn't' take the time to use them correctly with the supplies I had. AKA my journal.  My journals are not watercolor journals, they are mixed media paper....there is a difference! They take the pigments differently.  So when I first used them, I was not impressed with them.  They didn't produce the results I expected, BUT it was my fault for using them incorrectly on the paper I had.  So I figured out how to use them in my journals and I tell you, I will be using them A LOT now! They are pricey, but worth it! These "crayons" allow you loads of control, but best of all, the pigments are very concentrated and go a LONG LONG WAY. So that breaks the price down considerably making them worth their price tag! You can buy them individually at Delta Art ($2.45-2.95 depending if sale is on; for my Edmonton area peeps) or buy them in sets that come in a fabulous metal case to keep your precious color jewels safe.
I worked in my large A3 Moleskine, but I just did it as a single spread, so I turned it sideways. This makes it the same size as a Dylusions journal, BUT with NO SEAM!  So you have a bit more creative freedom. The picture is not of the full page, but zoomed in on the owl.  If it was, you'd see that the owl would be 2/3 on one page and 1/3 on the other...which wouldn't look as impressive with a seam down one eye.  Check out picture below this is the full spread. (work in progress shot)
The quote says: Be Kind to unkind people. They need it the most.   
Here's a link to DeltaArts to check out the Neo's! Scroll down, to the NeoColor's. 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Steampunk Diva Mixed Media Class

Steampunk Diva Mixed Media Class
Wednesday, March 16
$48 (save 10% when you sign up for Gold Membership!)
Includes a 2 go kit with 2 paint brushes and template! You also will have use of all paints, sprays and medium used to create this double spread

Do faces intimidate you? Come on out to my Steampunk Diva class and let me teach you how to paint up a cute girl! NO DRAWING or PAINTING skills required! A template will be provided! This class also includes a little kit to take home that includes 2 new paint brushes that you'll use to paint her PLUS the use of DecoArt Media paints, sprays and mediums you'll use to create her! Just a tiny supply list of standard paper craft items!
  Weatheryou are new to Mixed Media or an Old Pro, you will learn something in this class! 
Class is designed for A3 Size journal, which are available for purchase at Urban (remember you save 10% on your product purchases with Gold Memebership!) Feel free to create on what ever you choose though, canvas, water color paper or in the A3 journal. 18x20 or 18x24 size is recommended to get the scale correct

Monday, February 8, 2016

Join me in a Galaxy far far away.....

In A Galaxy Far Far Away
A3 Mixed Media Class @ The Urban Scrapbook
February 17, 6-9pm 
Instructor Dawn
Call: (780) 451-3459 to register 

Urban's Address: 14315 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5L 4S6
Hi All! 
Come and join me in creating in your large A3 Journal on Wednesday, Feb 17. We will be making this fabulous Galaxy spread and as usual, YOU are in charge of your design! Leave it as a Galaxy or take it to the next funky level and add some Alien Pin Up Girls! Either way, the technique is 100% the same!  As with all Urban classes, paint is supplied! Your very small supply list is available in the shop, it's just standard tool kit and I think modeling paste (I used whipped spackle)
If you don't have an A3 Journal yet, no worries, Urban has some fabulous Moleskines in stock, that's what I create in!  They're $60, and worth EVERY penny! 96 gorgeous pages just begging for you to paint, spray, splatter and stamp! I worked it out, and it comes to $1.20/double spread! Well worth the investment!  I also turn it sideway and create single page spreads in it as well, and that makes them the same size as your classic journal WITHOUT a seem in the middle! I LOVE creating this way too! 

If this is your first A3 class, and you are not sure about the journal just yet, no worries, bring a canvas or watercolor sheet to create on similar in size (16.5x24 is the journal size)....then I bet you after the class, you'll purchase that journal ;)