Thursday, March 19, 2009

April Showers Watercoloring Class

April Showers Water-coloring and Watercolor Crayons Technique Class ($10 payment due by March 30th)
$5 of your class fee will be refunded with a $25 order placed the same day (total before tax and shipping) and the full $10 will be refunded with a $50 order (merchandise total before tax and shipping). I will not be able to refund or make items for you if you are unable to attend. You will be able to pick up the materials though.

Thursday, April 2nd 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR
Friday, April 3rd 12:30-2:30 p.m. (by request)

Here are the cards we will make:

For this card, I brought out the new Scalloped oval punch as well as the Oval All set from the Occasions Mini catalog which will be available for purchase on April 1. We will practice the Watercolor Wash Technique with the Wonderful Watercolors set and use a combination of stamping with StazOn and Watercolor Crayon Misting as well. The lovely designer series paper is from the Bella Blue papers on page 161. Two Pretties Kit half back pearls can be an elegant substitute for brads.

Below, the Echoes of Kindness Hostess set with black craft ink and clear embossing powder give this card a vibrant look. We will color using aquapainters and classic inks in this bold color combination further intensified by black.

For this card (the one below is included to show the Thinking of You sentiment-you choose the sentiment during class), we will use the Wonderful Watercolors set and the Watercolor Wonder Crayons Misting technique for a soft look with 2 step stamping which allows the flowers to have both the yellow and pink colors. This set would also be lovely if colored using markers, aquapainters or blender pens.

More choices are available on the card below. We will make both of the image panels, but you may make one into a tag, and the other will be used on your card. The yellow panel swings up, and if you want to make your card an Easter card, you can say, "Happy Easter!", but you can also use the "You crack me up" sentiment and make the card for another occasion. (You might not paper piece the Regal Rose egg shell in that'd just leave it white.)
The fantastic scalloped edge was designed by JanTInk. You can see it on a basket she made that is much like the boxes we made from the scallop envelope Big Shot die at Christmas. Here is a link to her tutorial: