Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CLASSES!




If you would like to go more in-depth with my process and approach to crafting, discuss new ideas, share your work with like-minded crafters, and have unlimited email access to me for advice, as well as tips and tricks, then you are in the right place! 

Classes range in price, beginning at $5, and are available for purchase through my Etsy Shop.

The following classes are currently available. Click on each title to view detailed information, or watch the video to the right of each image to learn more. See you in class!

Layer and Stitch






Embellish: DIY Style





Thursday, July 12, 2018

Weaving and Hopping...With a Twist!



WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP WITH A TWIST!  

Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist.  We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE! 

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here

PRIZES
Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie's latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop. 

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

HOW DO I ENTER?
All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member's posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win.  Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST.  Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

WHERE DO I GO?
Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda

Ashli Oliver (YOU ARE HERE!)

Anna Friesen

Kristi Nazzaro

Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Kristin Petersen

Sue Kemnitz

Laurie Haley


Alrighty! Now... on to my project...

I have a fun little altered notebook to share with you today.

I love weaving papers together and for this project, I was inspired by Roben-Marie's Sticker Tapes.

As you can see here, I have the Laguna and the Urban Fringe Sticker Tapes at the ready:































Then, I simply left them on their backing and cut them into strips...

Each strip was cut in half and then cut out completely, sticker backing left on. Once they were all cut, I simply peeled off the end of each strip, exposing the adhesive. Then, I stuck the sticky side to a strip of scrap paper.
With all strips horizontally in place, I then began weaving in the vertical pieces...

Until I had this! Notice, I didn't weave evening, nor all the way across. This makes it more whimsical and fun!

You can see here how it will fit nicely over my little notebook. See it there? Its the little kraft colored book under the weaving...

After a couple passes through my sewing machine for added texture and security, I wrapped the weaving around the cover of the booklet. 

And turned the edges in. To adhere it to my pre-bought booklet, I exposed more of the adhesive backing in place, and used dabs of glue in certain places.

Then, a quick pass with some white paint and my palette knife adds some mixed media goodness and another layer of texture. 


And, as you can see here, I finished it off with one of the Laguna Art Pops Circle Stickers, some rhinestones, and some pencil scribbles...
And, a few Roben-Marie File tabs as well...


This was so much fun to put together and I just love the way it turned out!

I hope this has inspired you to incorporate some weaving into your next project. Thanks for stopping by on this hop! If you would like to see more of my work, you can check out my YouTube channel HERE. Or take one of my self-paced classes HERE.

Now, be sure to continue on in the hop - your next stop is...Anna Friesen


See you soon!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Classes!




If you would like to go more in-depth with my process and approach to crafting, discuss new ideas, share your work with like-minded crafters, and have unlimited email access to me for advice, as well as tips and tricks, then you are in the right place! 

Classes range in price, beginning at $5, and are available for purchase through my Etsy Shop.

The following classes are currently available. Click on each title to view detailed information, or watch the video to the right of each image to learn more. See you in class!

Layer and Stitch






Embellish: DIY Style








Monday, March 5, 2018

Layer and Stitch... A Brand New, Make Your Own Junque Journal, Online Class!!!

I am pleased to announce Layer and Stitch!
Papers, paints, pastels, thread, tags, stamps, pens and pencils.... combined in a wonderfully layered way all of these mediums can create the most lovely textures and layers. Join us every step of the way as we create our very own Junque Journal Booklet. Gather your scraps and work along with me as we construct pages, stitch and bind them into a journal, fill each spread with drawing, painting, and collage work... then finish it off with elements such as buttons, tags, and ribbons! At the end of this course, you will have created and completed your own, one-of-a-kind, mixed media Junque Journal full of layered and stitched goodness!

Take a look at this video for more info...

You may purchase class now for only $42

Want a few more details?
Here you go...

With this course, you will receive instant access to the following:
  • THREE supply intro videos including papers to select, adhesives to consider, and mixed media supplies we will be using.
  • TWO journal construction videos including one on constructing pages out of scraps and another on binding the booklet together.
  • SEVEN art journaling videos in which we complete all five spreads of the junque journal, as well as the back and front cover. 
  • ONE "finishing touches" video in which we go through the journal and add things like buttons, tags, ribbons, and more! 
  • ONE final flip of the journal, set to music.
  • FOUR different faces included within the above mentioned videos
  • ONE complete step by step breakdown of how to draw a face, included in the above mentioned videos.
  • That comes to a total of 14 videos at approximately 6 hours of video content!
  • A PDF download of course content.
  • Access to me via email for any and all questions, ponderings, etc...
  • Ability to download videos to your own personal computer or compatible device for permanent archiving and viewing.
  • Seven exclusive junque journal spreads/pages that are only available to students in this class and are guaranteed not to be shared elsewhere.
  • Online access to class as long as my website is active (which should be a very long time).
  • Comment form in which to chat and share links to your work.
  • And, what I hope, is an abundant amount of inspiration!


Questions and Answers:


How are these videos different from what you already post for free on YouTube?
  • My YouTube art journaling videos are typically presented in high speed, with no voice over. The videos presented in this course are shown in real time, with narration, including in-depth explanations of my process and artistic choices. (The final video of this course is a flip through of the journal, that is not narrated, but set to music.)
What supplies do I need?
  • I encourage you to take this course regardless of the supplies you currently have! The tips and ideas should provide you with plenty of inspiration to get you started, even if your supplies are limited. That being said, I do realize it is helpful to know more than that. So, the supplies that I use in the course are:  waxed thread, a needle, glue sticks, sewing machine, black thread, masking tape, matte medium, PPA, Tacky Glue, various scrap papers, under paper, watercolor paper, watercolors, acrylic paints, gesso, signs pen, white water-based sharpie, Stabilo, Signo, Pitt Pens, graphite pencils, China Markers, Buttons, Sari ribbon, twine, and shipping tags, pockets, and envelopes.
  • The classroom page will contain a detailed supply link list
What if I don't have a sewing machine?

  • While I do use my sewing machine a good deal in this class to construct the pages for the journal, it is completely possible to execute this journal without a sewing machine. I cover in the course videos how to do just that. If you do not feel comfortable going forward without a sewing machine, you can pick up a very inexpensive one with a coupon at your local craft store.
Will this class teach me how you draw your faces?
  • YES! While this course does not contain a video devoted solely to face drawing like my Fabulous Faces class, the first art journaling spread of this class covers, step-by-step, how to draw a face. Then, we will complete three more faces throughout the journal, reinforcing what we learned in the first video.
Do I need to be able to draw to complete this course?
  • Not at all! While I do indeed draw a face on several of the art journal spreads in this class, it is not at all necessary to explore the concepts we will be going over. You may substitute with a stamp, a stencil, a collage, or all of the above!
I'm not an art journaler, will I still learn in this class?
  • Absolutely! The core concepts learned in this class can easily be translated to scrapbooking, or card making.
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
  • While I feel this class is an extremely good value for the price, I would not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase. If that is indeed the case, please contact me directly and we can work together to resolve any issue you may be having.
Speaking of price, how much is the course?
  • Only $42! Thats an awesome price for completing an entire Junque Journal from scratch and learning loads of concepts along the way!
How do I buy this course and access my materials?
  • You may purchase this course in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with the PDF download. This PDF also includes the private classroom page link as well as the video passcode. If you have any difficulties with the email, the links, or the PDF... simply email me (soaphouse@gmail.com) and we will resolve any and all issues asap!
What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?


Thanks so much for your loyal support and I look forward to seeing you in class!


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