Zigzag books, also known as accordion-fold books, are great for pictures, doodles, and photos. On Monday, April 12th, at 11 am MST, we will be making a small zigzag book to hold our circle doodles and circular cut-outs from last week's class.
2 strips cold press watercolor paper or card stock cut 2" x 16" (or three strips cut 2" x 8")
2 pieces of cardboard or chipboard cut 2 1/4" square (covers)
2 sheets decorative paper cut 4" square (for the covers)
1 piece thin decorative paper cut 3" x 6"
Scoring tool, or bone folder
Your galaxy, and circle doodles from last week's class!
See you Monday, 4/12 at 11 am MST!
Hand lettering can make your cards, letters, notes, and journals more fun and creative. You will explore brush lettering and faux calligraphy techniques, and layouts during our live class! Grab your brushes, watercolors, pens, and markers, and join us for some creative lettering fun!
Small, and medium size watercolor brushes, or waterbrushes in various tip sizes
Practice paper, 8 1/2" x 11"
Smooth, heavy weight drawing paper, or hot press watercolor paper 5" x 7" or larger
Brush tip pens, markers, gel pens, thin markers
Watercolors, or inks
Join the Fun!
The Crafting Club club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creativity, and share your passion for crafting in a supportive virtual environment. Most of all, the Crafting Club is fun! Be sure to register for the live events, and if you miss one, you can always find the past events to view at a later time. See you soon!
Enrich Your Art Journaling Experience
Making a journal by hand is satisfying and can only enrich your art journaling experience. In Thursday's live class, you will learn how to create a piano hinge journal using paper, and bamboo skewers from the kitchen! It doesn't look effortless to make, but it's pretty easy!
Gather the Supplies
Ten or more sheet 8/5" x 11" heavy copy paper or card stock, or ten sheets heavyweight drawing paper, watercolor paper 9" x 12."
Bamboo Skewers 12" long ( The ones from the grocery store for shishkabobs)
Two sheets 12" heavyweight decorative scrapbook paper for covers
Come Join Us!
The Crafting Club club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creativity, and share your passion for crafting in a supportive virtual environment. Most of all, the Crafting Club is fun! Be sure to register for the live events, and if you miss one, the past events are available to view at a later time. See you soon!
A mixed media journal is your creative companion to document and explore the world around and within you. It can be a combination of thoughts, ideas, art, and craft and can express everyday life, hopes, and dreams. Journaling enhances creativity, sharpens visual skills, and improves eye-hand coordination. It is always evolving and is an excellent source of inspiration.
Keeping a journal is a powerful way to empower ideas, and a perfect place to create your reference for art and craft making.
Announcing the Creative Companion Event!
The Creative Companion Journal is an ongoing weekly event where you will have the opportunity to playfully experiment with art and craft supplies, and express your creativity inside the journal's pages. We will meet every week to explore a fun, creative technique. You may write, paint, draw, doodle, and stamp in your journal. You will add mementos, dried leaves, ephemera, acrylic paints, crayons, fabrics, fibers, monoprints, and other fun visual elements as we progress in our creative adventure. You will be encouraged to create one page a day using a visual prompt or theme of the week, and we will make time for everyone to share their creative journey. The goal will be to complete the Creative Companion Journal full of ideas to keep your creative practice fresh, inspirational, and fun. All levels of experience are welcome to join!
Prepare your Journal Kit
Your journal kit can be as basic or as elaborate as you wish. Below is a suggested supply list with the journal being the most important, of course! There are many journals to choose from, but you will enjoy working in one with thicker pages that will accept lots of media. You will need some marking and coloring tools such as pencils, markers, and paints to get started, and you can always add supplies if you are inspired to do so.
Save the Date!
The Creative Companion event begins Monday, August 31st, at 11 am MST, and creative exploration will continue every week until the pages of our journals have been filled. If aren't able to attend all of the events, that's okay! They will be available for you to view at any time on our On-Demand page. Be sure to register, and join us!
The Arts and Crafts
Club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creative skills, and share your passion for creativity in a fun and supportive virtual environment.
Karen Elaine Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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