Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An Artful Journey

Today I want to share with you an Artful Journey.  Some of you may know that I teach at a LSS and just love it!  I get to design my own classes and teach them.  How wonderful is that?!  About a year ago, I began a class that I called Artful Journey.  It began as a technique based class to teach students about the different kinds of ink and what to do with them.  Then it morphed and I added a class about the different distress products and how they worked.  Then I put my personal style on it and morphed it into a mixed media journey.

There are so many wonderful products on the market for mixed media.  I am a fiend about the Design Memory Craft products.  I absolutely love them.  They all play nice with each other and really make it so easy to create.  That is where my Artful Journey class has morphed again.  Yesterday I got to spend my day creating with a group of wonderful ladies in my Artful Journey class.  We worked with the 6 x 6 mixed media board book by Design Memory Craft (an incredible little bundle of joy!) and all of their products.  The previous 2 classes I covered different ways to use the products and how they work together.  So this class was about how to put all that knowledge to work and make an end result that you will love.

Here is the cover of the mini we started:

There are so many different techniques that we used.  I wanted to create something that the students would love on its own as a showcase for what they can do.  We have so much fun getting messy and playing.  Here are the other pages we created in class:

As you can see, some of the pages are not complete.  They had to take it home and play too!

A little tip:  To make the book work together I chose a set of colors and used only those colors in the entire book.  It really helps the book feel like it all belongs together.  The supply list is below.

There will be more Artful Journies.  Won't you come explore with us? You can see more wonderful ideas by visiting the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:
Gelatos® Double Scoop® -  Metallic Mint, Metallic Melon, Green Tea, Snow Cone, Chocolate
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (s) - Nougat and Black
Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Whipped Spackle
Gel Medium

Tim Holtz rub-ons and Distress ink in Frayed Burlap
Papers included:  G45, Authentique, We R Memory Keepers, Kaisercraft, Bazzill, and Basic Grey

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