I am thrilled and very excited that I will be teaching in Toronto and New York in September!!
First I will come to Bizzy B's in Toronto where I will teach the weekend of September 19-21.
You can join me for my Technique Tags class on Friday evening (9/21) from 6.30-10.00.
During this workshop you will create a couple of beautiful large tags but more important you will learn a variety of mixed media techniques using IZinks, gesso, modeling paste, embossing powders, stamps and stencils. Besides that you will learn how to heat emboss on adhesive foam sheets and add stunning texture to them plus the amazing things you can do with Shimmer Sheetz. The learned techniques can be used in all kinds of projects, whether it are scrapbook pages, cards, art journal pages, canvasses or mini albums. You will use IZinks for coloring, they are very versatile, are highly pigmented and have beautiful colors. Find out about the many ways that you can use IZinks to create colorful, textured and artsy projects.
On Saturday (9/20) I will be teaching my "For the Love of Layers" workshop. This is a whole day workshop which runs from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm.
We will do layered embossing, multicolor embossing, embossing with stencils, a combination of dry and hot embossing and resist embossing. Besides that you will learn how to use transfer foil to add beautiful shine and color to your projects. With a different technique on every page you will learn to bring embossing to a higher level!
Workshops in mijn studio in Winsum - 17 mei 2014
Ochtend 9.30-13.00 * Techniek Labels * € 30 incl. drinken en snacks
Middag 14.00-17.30 * Envelop Mini Album * € 35 incl. drinken en snacks
Als je je opgeeft voor beide workshops is de lunch inclusief.
Voor meer info en opgave stuur je een mailtje naar email@example.com
Workshops in my studio - May 17, 2014
Morning 9.30-13.00 * Technique Tags * € 30 * drinks and snacks included
Afternoon 14.00-17.30 * Envelope Mini Album * € 35 * drinks and snacks included
If you sign up for both workshops lunch is included.
E-mail me for more information or to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this mixed media workshop you will create a set of beautiful big tags (9x21,5cm each) using a variety of techniques and lots of colour. Make interesting and textured layers using IZink, gesso, stencils, stamps, Shimmer Sheetz, embossing powders and more. You will learn techniques that you can use over and over again to make your own gorgeous backgrounds for layouts, art journals and cards. Prepare yourself for dirty hands, great fun and lots of colour!
Envelope Mini Album:
In this scrapbooking workshop you will learn a quick and easy way to bind envelopes to a mini album. A technique you will sure use in future projects! You will create a beautiful embossed wood cover and embellish it with a goreous laser cut feather. You get to work with stamps, patterend papers, embossing powders, IZink and more to end up with a colorful little book to hold your most precious pictures.
I would love to welcome you in my studio!
Who ever thought that traveling 18 hours to CHA, having to deal with a 9 hour time difference, walking the floor every day, doing make-and-takes, take workshops and staying up way to late for 5 days makes one tired has never been to Version Scrap!
I returned home from Paris yesterday afternoon and I was sooo tired!
Being picked up at 8-8.30 in the morning, teaching 3 workshops a day from 10 to 18 without ANY break (running to the bathroom once a day, hoping the line would not be too long) for 3 days in a row, teaching with a translator because most of the students don't speak your language or even english and then on Sunday evening pack like crazy to get all your stuff ready to ship back because around you everything is being teared down... that really makes you tired!
It was CRAZY! Nothing like any event I have ever done before. But it was also LOTS OF FUN!!!
The students were awesome! Very sweet and relaxed despite the time pressure of chained workshops without time in between to clean up and set up the next one. They did not complain, they were friendly and nice, eager to learn, enthusiastic, thankful and happy. The atmosphere was great! I had people from France, Spain, Finland, Greece, Italy, Norway, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, The UK and even California in my classes. Isn't it amazing that scrapbooking connects people from all over the world. You can go to a workshop all on your own knowing that you will never be alone. Everyone there will have the same passion, there will always be people that will talk to you, share with you and have fun with you even if you don't speak the same language, have a 40 year age difference, come from totally different backgrounds. Scrapbooking unites, I saw it happening again, this weekend during my classes and I love it!
Here's an impression of the workshops:
My lovely translator Sandrine (on the left) and her sister. Sandrine was such a wonderful help! She is not even a scrapbooker but she picked up my explanations so quick that I could have stayed in bed on Sunday and she could have taught my classes, LOL. Besides that she helped me clean up and set up, got me food and drinks and was really nice! I am very thankful she was there :)
We had to improvise a bit with the electrical extensions and heat tools but it all worked out :)
I think she liked my workshop :)
I met so many lovely people. Of course all the students, some of them I had already met at previous workshops which was really fun, but also people that I have been "talking" with online a lot but never met in real before. Like Marie-Dominique, the editor of Histoires de Pages (the French magazine I'm working for), Alexis, the owner of Carabelle Studio for who I am a DT member, Azoline and Ana, who are also on the Carabelle DT, Isabelle from Aladine and Karine who was also teaching.
I got to meet the other international teachers that I had never met before. Magda from Poland, Stephanie from Switzerland and Debby from the US. It was wonderful getting to know them and spent time with them.
And of course Sharon was there, with her husband Bill. I know them for years and we always have a good time together. I went out for dinner one evening with Sharon, Bill and their daugther Brittany and it was lovely. Delicious food too!
I also met Manuela, one of the French teachers. She was so sweet and gave me the cutest presents.
And my sweet friends Marsha and Riikka where there :) They took one of my classes and on Friday the 3 of us had a fun evening together in a nice French restaurant with a fun waiter. I ordered something he said I would not like but I didn't really understand why so I took it anyway. He was right, it was a sausage from organ meat and it tasted very strong. I only had a few bites. But desert definitely made up for it, mmmmmm fondant au chocolat... :)
On saturday evening Sharon, Debby and I went out and had Fondue Bourguignonne. It was very good and we spend a long evening talking and laughing and enjoying the French food.
In the early morning and at night after the show I got the chance to take a few pictures of Paris, or rather Vincennes, the neighborhood where we were staying. I love the little bit I saw of it! Maybe next time we go to Paris we should stay in this part of the city.
Cherry blossoms at Chateau de Vincennes and in the streets.
Sunset on Avenue de Paris with at the end of the street the Tour Eiffel.
Avenue de Paris, near my hotel.
Chateau de Vincennes, just across the street.
Blue door on Avenue de Paris.
Posters of Version Scrap and Sugar Paris in the window of the tourist office on Avenue de Paris.
Some of the delicious food I ate.
And a panorama picture of my cute little room in Adagio Aparthotel.
Then after 3 fun days it was time to go home.
I love the roof in the Charles de Gaulle airport terminal.
The sky was suny and clear so I was able to take some great shots from the plane.
And an hour later I was "home" in Amsterdam. Where the tulips are and a Starbucks where they actually know how to spell my name :)
Thank you for stopping by today and taking the time to read this long post. If you took my classes and are sharing pictures, blog posts or anything else online, please leave a link here so I can check it out :)
I'm looking forward to teach at Version Scrap Paris - April 4-6 2014, the biggest Scrapbooking/Mixed Media Event of Europe!
I will teach the following 3 classes:
1. Love Binder:
In this workshop you will cover a lovely chipboard A5 binder with fabric and embellish it with lots of bits and pieces. The dividers inside will be colored with inks, stamps and stencils and spiced up with washi tape and fun embellishments. You will stamp on buttons, create shimmer die cut accents and beautiful backgrounds.
This workshop will be sponsored by: Toga, Aladine, Carabelle Studio, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Denim Tampons and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LTM;(products may vary due to availability).
2. Pour Ne Pas Oublier (To Never Forget)
In this workshop you will learn a quick and easy way to bind envelopes to a mini album. A technique you will sure use in future projects! You will create a beautiful embossed wood cover and embellish it with a goreous laser cut feather. You get to work with stamps, patterend papers, embossing powders, Shimmer Sheetz, IZink, Histoires de Pages Labels and much more and end up with a colorful little book to hold your most precious pictures.
This workshop will be sponsored by: Aladine, Carabelle Studio, Craft Emotions, Denim Tampons, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Histoires de Pages, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LTM , UmWow Studio, and Wow! Embossing Powder. (products may vary due to availablitity).
3. Tags Geants (Giant Tags)
In this workshop you will create a set of beautiful big tags (9x21,5cm each) using a variety of techniques and lots of colour. Make interesting and textured layers using IZink, gesso, stencils, stamps, Shimmer Sheetz, embossing powders and more. You will learn techniques that you can use over and over again to make your own gorgeous backgrounds for layouts, art journals and cards. Prepare yourself for dirty hands, great fun and lots of colour!
You can click on the workshop name to go directly to the sign up page for that specific workshop. If you click here you go to the page where all workshops are listed. You can check out all the other teachers (from all over the world) and their workshops and sign up.
And here are all my lovely sponsors! Check out their websites and you will sure be inspired by seeing all the beautiful products and the projects displayed on their sites! Just click on the logo or the link below the logos to be re-directed!
I would love to see you in Paris! Just imagine, the city of love in spring....
Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a great one!
I see my last post was already 2 weeks ago. Wow, time flies this time of year.
So before the year is over I thought I'd share this tag. Actually this was my first project for Carabelle Studio. The phrase is in French and means "Fly above the clouds".
How to create this tag:
Put the mask “Soleil & Papillons” on the mask.
Mix some glitter with gel medium and use a bank card to apply it over the mask. Remove the mask and make sure to clean it right away. Let the gel medium dry.
The gel medium will dry clear revealing the glitter and the color that is underneath.
Paint over the whole tag with a mixture of orange and pink IZINK, then clean the surface with kitchen paper. The IZINK will remain on the paper but not on the gel medium.
Randomly stamp some texture using “Texte et nid d’abeilles” Use a white pen to color in some of the little circles.
Cut a circle from paper that fits the circle opening of the mask image, then stamp in the circle using “Chiffres et Publicité”. Stamp the “Libellule” on a piece of acete. Stamp the part with the butterfly of “Collage Texte et Négatif” 2x also on acetate. Cut out the libellule and the butterflies and color them on the back using a variety of IZINK.
Stamp the sentiment on colored paper and cut in strips. Apply them to a tag. Embellish the tag with sequins, crystals, a little flower and a piece of ribbon.
Thank you for stopping by today!
It's that time of year again. Many people are busy creating all kinds of lovely Christmas cards. I've seen a lot passing by on FB and Pinterest.
If you feel the same way as I do about color then you're probably not really into making Christmas cards in traditional colors. Maybe something like this would be a fun alternative to a traditional Christmas card.
This tag in bright colors has a texture paste base and was colored with IZINKs. I simply dripped a few drops of IZINKs at the top of the tag, sprayed with water and let it run down. I love how the ink naturally finds it's way around the texture paste circles and how the white makes the colors pop! The purple was added afterwards with a brayer.
I hope you got inspired to take your inks/paints out and have yourself a merry and colorful Christmas!
Would you love to make your own unique and personal Project Life cards but think it is to time consuming?
Not with this easy and quick technique. I created this whole set of cards in less than 15 minutes.
Start with coloring all cards in a row. Drip a few drops of IZINKs on your craft sheet and spray some water on top. Put a card on top of the IZINKs and move it around a bit. Lift up and put aside. Take a second card to pick up the left over IZINKs from your craft sheet. Add new drops of IZINKs on your craft sheet, spray water and (if you want more color on it) put your second card on top. Put aside, pick up the left overs with the third card and so on. Dry the cards with a heat tool. Then simply stamp with you favorite stamps and black ink (Cocoa Daisy Basic Black).
If you want to you can pick up some left over ink with a small brush and color in specific parts of the stamped image as I did on this one:
There you go! Ready to journal, maybe add some small embellishments and you're done!
It's weekend! So take out your inks or paints, your favorite stamps and play!!
Have a great one! Happy crafting!
They are highly pigmented lobed inks that can be used as the are but also can be mixed with water and alcohol to create your own spray paints or alcohol inks.
The colours are to die for, totally love them! They are so MY colours! Bright, rich and bold. They come in glossy and irridescent and mix and match perfectly.
To create the background of this tag I added only a few drops of greens and blues on my craft sheet, sprayed some water on, placed the (gesso covered) tag right side down on top and moved it around until I was satisfied. I only used 3 drops of each color but that was already to much. I had so much left over that I easily could color another tag.
The butterflies were punched with Sizzix Movers and Shapers Mini Butterflies set from acetate and then stamped with Stazon Black. Then I colored the backside by adding the ink directly to the acetate using a small brush. I applied a white cardstock butterfly on the back to make the (semi)translucent colours stand out more.
Thank you for stopping by!