Class Calendar

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Class: Shabby Chic Cards with Kathy Rosecrans

Join Kathy Saturday afternoon and spend some time relaxing and creating these glorious shabby chic all-occasion cards.  Layers of wonderful stamped images, sumptuous papers, and elegant embellishments make these cards special.  Kathy will also share some fabulous techniques for adding extra pizzazz to your cards that will certainly "wow" the recipients.  What a lovely gift a set of these would make for Mom.  

April 30th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Class: Copic Skin and Hair with Cheryl Valadez

Join me Saturday afternoon and we'll explore coloring skin and hair using Copic markers.  Sometimes adding flesh tones to an image can be intimidating, but the unique blendability of of the alcohol solution used by Copic actually simplifies this task with amazing results.  This is primarily a technique class, however, we will make one card using Rose's Portrait by Bombshell Stamps.  Bring your regular card making class kit, a Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad, and a sponge applicator.  

Bring your Copic markers, but please have them marked, so the ones that came with you, go home with you ;D     

Also, we'll be playing with a few different hair color combos, so I'm not going to list them on the blog.  However, we will be working with a basic skin color combo and adding colors to create deeper tones for ethnic complexions.  The basic skin color combo is:  E11 Barely Beige, E00 Skin White, E000 Pale Fruit Pink, and R20 Blush.  We'll add E13 Light Suntan to achieve a Hispanic complexion and E15 to achieve an African American complexion.  

Here are the colors we will be using on the card project:

Skin:  E13, E11, E00, E000, R02
Hair:  C07, C05, C03
Flowers:  R29, R24, R22, R20, G28, G24, G21
Others:  0, C3, C1, B21, BG10 

I recommend bringing all of your Copics, so that you have lots of colors to finish out details such as clothing, accessories, etc.  I will have all of my Copics in class and you are always welcome to use them, but sometimes there is a wait if several folks are using the same colors. 

I look forward to seeing you in class!

April 23rd, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00) 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 update of the latest and greatest!

There are 3 fabulous classes scheduled this week.  Please scroll down to see project pictures and all of the details.  

Class: Vagabond Canvas with Cheryl Valadez

Excited about your new Vagabond, but not sure where to start?  Join me Saturday afternoon and we will devour a veritable smorgasbord of grunge materials to create this fun canvas art piece.  We might even cut some plain old paper on our Vagabond, too.  I will provide the canvases, pre-painted by moi (nothing fancy; just a wash of acrylic paint), and a plethora of cutting components.  We'll use a ridiculous number of dies and texture fades to create all of the elements to decorate our canvas.  The idea is to give everyone a chance to see what the various sandwich recipes are for the different dies and materials.  In addition to your class kit, bring your Vagabond and all of it's plates, a bottle of dimensional lacquer (Diamond Glaze, Glossy Accents, Craft Fantastic, etc.), Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and a sponge applicator.  

April 16th, Saturday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $30.00)

Class: Dos-a-Dos Coptic Stitch Book with Anne Engelhardt

Anne Engelhardt returns to CP2 Saturday morning to share this ancient bookbinding art form.  Coptic book binding methods date back to the 2nd century AD, developed by early Christians in Egypt (thank you, Wikipedia!).  Anne adds a dash of her paper wizardry and creates not one, but two books bound together to become one truly unique project.  The addition of Anne's elegant trademark papers elevate the beauty and craftsmanship of this piece even further.  Keep this clever journal for yourself or give it to someone special, though it will undoubtedly be difficult to part with.  Bring your book making kit:  scissors, pencil, metal edge ruler, awl, and glue paper.  Anne will provide linen thread, needles and good paper glue.

April 16th, Saturday:  10:00am - 12:00pm ($25.00)   

Class: Steampunk Book with Brenda Shetman

Didn't get a chance to take Brenda's Book of Spring class?  Don't fret, she returns this Friday to teach an equally fabulous book project, this time featuring exquisite Steampunk themed papers by Graphic 45.  Steampunk is hot right now and the fusion of Victorian and anachronistic sci fi imagery lends itself to a rich and fantastical style that is unlike any other.  The Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante collection features the work of Alphonse Mucha's Art Nouveau designs blurring the line between ethereal and industrial.  Spend your afternoon learning the delicate intricacies of building this fabulous book, perfect for memorializing a special event via the addition of personal photos and collected ephemera.  Bring your book making tools along with your class kit.

April 15th, Friday:  12:30pm - 4:30pm (class fee $35.00)

Thursday, April 7, 2011 update of the latest and greatest!

A Book of Spring (repeat) this Sunday, April 10th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm ($35.00) with Brenda Shetman.  Did you miss the last class when it was offered?  Well, don't get too excited, because this makeup session is officially full, too. HOWEVER, if enough folks are interested, Nancy and Brenda might be able to schedule another session offering this exquisite Springtime book project.  Click here for pictures.  Prepare to be dazzled!  Call Nancy today at CP2 and let her know you're interested.

New Blog Stuff...notice anything different about the blog?  I've added a full calendar offering class information at a glance.  Click on the class title and you'll see the full class name, the instructor, date, and fee.  I've also added a new tab for Upcoming Classes featuring a sneak peak at what's around the corner in the classroom.  Stay tuned...more new features to come!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Class: Cat and Mouse Plaque with Mary Noland

Join Mary Noland this Saturday for a fun-filled morning and afternoon creating this whimsical art piece.  Mary uses paint, paper, paper clay, and fibers to give life to this mischievous cat and his rodent "friend".  The imagery is playful and quirky.  This piece is one of a series of three.  Perhaps Mary can be convinced to teach the other two in later classes if we ask nicely ;D  Wouldn't this plaque be the perfect gift for one of the many cat lovers you know or someone who's a big fan of Halloween?  You'll have a hard time parting with it, though, because it is just too dang fabulous!  

April 9th, Saturday:  10:00am - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)