Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Another awareness project in the works is a request from the Berea Woman's Club for me to create invitations for the welcome baskets put out by the local Welcome Wagon organization. STC will be able to put our "hand made by" information, including website on each invite. It is estimated that we could reach 200 new households with this effort.
These two wonderful opportunities inspired me to focus this week on trying something new...drawing and using a variety of color options. For the bamboo, I tried my hand at drawing my own version using a pencil to surface method and then going over the drawing with ink. I then used only one shade of green but used a light or heavy hand for depth of color. I used a paint brush with a small tip to give me more control of the color. The shadow around the bamboo was made with a brown aqua crayon and then I inked a bright color around the edges. Give using a variety of coloring options in one project a try...it was messy but lots of fun.
Have a great week! Blessings, Jeannette
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Leaves include the techniques from Day 1 but add heat embossing, bleaching (in the leaves), and adding a focal accessory which was paper embossed.
We had a GREAT time! J
Our workshop consisted of two full days of stamping techniques starting from the very basics all the way through to some advanced techniques. Day 1 we reviewed the basic tools, indexed and mounted stamps, practiced basic inking, and created 5 projects. Some of the techniques we covered included layering, ribbons, white crayon resist, and masking. Day 2 we incorporated what we learned on Day 1 (that constructivist educator in me) and added bleaching, embossing, and emboss resist. We ended with a card sketch challenge and some magnificent cards were the result.
What a great way to share the art of stamping and Stamp to Cope's mission. We have been asked to grow with the program for next year and I am so excited. There are plans to bring in the local medical teams and spread the word further and earlier. If you were unable to make it this year, maybe you will be able to join us in 2012. Blessings, Jeannette
Monday, July 11, 2011
Happy Monday everyone! The time has come for the much anticipated Stamp to Cope, Inc. sponsored Berea Festival Learnshop. As you can see from the picture I have posted today, getting ready for a action packed two days has been my focus. Here are the details....
The Art of Rubber Stamping will be part of the Berea Festival Learnshops. The learnshop is a two-day immersion into the creative art and craft of stamping. Participants will learn scrapbook and card stamping techniques and create stunning take away projects. Stamping is a creative and versatile outlet for any skill level.
All proceeds from the learnshop are being donated to Stamp to Cope, Inc, a 501c3 breast cancer support organization.
The learnshop is scheduled for July 13 and 14 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Berea College Gear-up Building, 439 Walnut Meadow Road.
Registration fee, which includes a set of 28 rubber stamps and acrylic block, canvas tote, art supplies, take away projects, and techniques, is $200.
Berea Learnshops will allow any breast cancer survivors to attend my stamping workshop for free
Register today using the link providedhttp://www.berea.com/2011/05/t
Hope to see you there! I will tweet and blog during the event. Stay tuned for updates.