If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind online event run by Nathalie Kalbach to kick your creativity into high gear at the beginning of the year. In January 2021 CJS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and is bigger than ever!
You’ll learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters.
Throughout January and part of February, you will get access to a new video by one of the featured artists every day. I’m proud to be one of those artists, called ‘JumpStarters’, for the 8th time!
As this is the special 10th Anniversary edition, CJS includes 45 different mixed media artists and videos will go up through February 14th.
That’s over 8 hours worth of video content – for just $49 if you sign up by November 30th 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. After Cyber Monday it will be $59 through December 4th, 2020, and $69 until December 31st 2020, before it goes to its normal sale price of $89 on January 1st 2021.
So what are you waiting for? Jump with us! Sign up here!
I’m beyond happy to announce I’m part of this very special workshop – Time Traveler!
I’m teaching along with my amazing friends Nathalie Kalbach and Birgit Koopsen in this three-week online workshop that goes on sale today and begins on August 17th.
Become a Time Traveler with us! With this course, Nat, Birgit and I will help guide you through space and time, finding inspiration from different eras in history.
Each teacher has chosen a time and will show you mixed media techniques and design motifs inspired by their modern take on that period.
The goal is to create three different handmade book projects using Gelli® plate printmaking techniques and favourite mixed media techniques unique to each teacher.
You will get three different artistic perspectives and oodles of fun and creative ideas to try.
Sign up TODAY for Early Bird pricing: Today, 5 through 8 August 11.59 EST this course is just $89 USD. From 9 to 17 August 11.59 EST Time Traveler will be $99 USD. And then, from 18 August the course will be its regular price of $139 USD.
Check out the promo video below:
Time Traveler will begin on 17 August and will run for three weeks, with a new video publishing each day.
There will be a total of 21 videos, over five hours of video in total, as well as supply lists and additional lesson content in the classroom to help you along the way.
All the videos are downloadable and available to you to enjoy at your own pace.
Here are some of the topics covered in this workshop:
Mixed Media techniques
Gelli Arts® gel plate printmaking techniques
Tips and tricks for translating inspiration into art
Creative ideas to take to all your artmaking, art journaling, cardmaking, and beyond!
Sign up HERE for this one-of-a-kind take on creating personal, expressive mixed media art in book form from three talented teachers.
From about March until now I’ve worked my way through a handmade journal as part of the StencilGirl® Products A to Z Collaboration and Challenge organised by StencilGirl® columnist Tina Walker.
For this challenge, all of the participants were asked to fill a journal with an entry for each letter of the alphabet.
The idea I had for this journal was inspired by a book that I read and loved about 15 years ago: ‘Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life’ by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
I’ve kept a journal like it before years ago, in a small address book that I had accidentally purchased. I used to keep it in my bag to write down ‘random stuff’ per letter on my train commute to and from work.
A lot of it was overheard conversation, observations, small things that caught my eye or that were on my mind. Sometimes I added little sketches.
I wish I could have had all of that this time around, however, it turned into a home edition of an ‘A to Z of Ordinary Things’ due to you-know-what.
As this was a collab for the StencilGirl® Talk Blog, the only stencils we were allowed to use were stencils by StencilGirl® Products. All of the other materials I used were my own choice.
Watch the video above for a quick flip through of the journal!
Please note that I’m also a columnist for the StencilGirl® Talk Blog, so though I did not receive any compensation for participating in this collaboration, the majority of the stencils I used to fill the pages were previously given to me or purchased at a discount!
The Stencilfied Journal is a 24-week StencilGirl® Collaboration Challenge hosted by the fab Tina Walker. Each Monday from January to June, Tina has revealed a song prompt for us to play with (using stencils by StencilGirl® Products).
This round wasn’t as successful for me as the first round during the summer of last year. Which is a shame, because I use song lyrics in my art journal all the time and, I immensely enjoyed the six prompts I did end up doing!
I figure it has something to do with my schedule at the beginning of the year and the fact that song prompts require more (mental) steps than last year’s ‘doing, not thinking’ type prompts.
I may, or may not, do a couple more of the prompts. I’m certainly not abandoning this little journal. I still love the pocket size, and I want to see it filled to the brim just like last year’s!