Creative Jumpstart 2021 | Go ahead and jump!

Join CJS 2021
JumpStart your Creativity in 2021 with Creative JumpStart!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2021 (aff. link)!

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!

See for yourself:

Head on over to Nathalie’s website to sign up and for more details!

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 $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!

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Creative JumpStart 2021

TIME TRAVELER | Online Class

Time Traveler - Online Workshop Kalbach Koopsen Valk

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
  • Bookbinding 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.

Time Traveler - Online Workshop Kalbach Koopsen Valk

Creative Jumpstart 2020 | Jump, Jump!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2020 (aff. link)!

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 in January 2020.

You’ll learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. 

Throughout January 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 7th time!

See for yourself:

Head on over to Nathalie’s website to sign up and for more details!

You get 31 downloadable videos – over 5 hours worth of video content –  for just 50 USD if you sign up before 31 December 2019.

However, you can save even more if you register during Cyber Week!

You can sign up until 6 December for 45 USD or, if you happen to catch this TODAY (2 December 2019) before 11:59 pm EST, it’s only 40 USD!

So what are you are waiting for?! Sign up here!

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Join CJS2020

StencilGirl® Column | Printing a Still Life with StencilGirl® Stencils

Marsha Valk | StencilGirl® Column: Printing a Still Life with StencilGirl® Stencils

There’s a new column up on the StencilGirl® Talk blog!

In it, I share a video in which you can see me experiment with printing a still life inspired by food photography and the 17th-century Dutch master painters.

Go to the StencilGirl® Talk Blog to read the column and to see the complete list of stencils, masks and materials used!

Have a wonderful week!

Creative Jumpstart 2019 | Go ahead, jump!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2019 (aff. link)!

If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind online event organised by Nathalie Kalbach to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2019.

You’ll learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. 

Throughout January 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’.

See for yourself:

Head on over to Nathalie’s website to sign up and for more details!

You get 31 downloadable videos – over 5 hours worth of video content –  for just 40 USD if you sign up TODAY (November 26, 2018) before 11:59 pm EST. 

Afterwards, it will be 45 USD until November 30th 2018, and 50 USD until December 31st 2018, before it goes to its regular sale price of 60 USD on January 1st 2019. 

So what are you are waiting for?! Sign up here!

StencilGirl® Column | Cyanotype Printing with StencilGirl® Stencils

Marsha Valk | StencilGirl® Column: Cyanotypes

There’s a new column up on the StencilGirl® Talk blog!

In it, I tell you all about my gratitude journal, you get a glimpse of what I did in London last month, and I share how I tried my hand at cyanotype printing using StencilGirl® Product stencils!

Go to the StencilGirl® Talk Blog to read the column and to see the complete list of stencils, masks and materials used!

Have a wonderful week!

StencilGirl® Column | Create Themed Monoprints with StencilGirl® Stencils

Marsha Valk | StencilGirl® Column: Themed Monoprints

There’s a new column up on the StencilGirl® Talk blog!

In it, I share a video of me creating these monoprints inspired by the film ‘Isle of Dogs’, a Van Gogh exhibition and a couple of recent personal projects, using StencilGirl® Product stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw, Nathalie Kalbach, Carol Wiebe, Daniella Woolf, Andrew Borloz and Rae Missigman.

Go to the StencilGirl® Talk Blog to read the column and to see the complete list of stencils, masks and materials used!

Have a wonderful week!

StencilGirl® Column | Creating Bangles with StencilGirl® Stencils

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Have you seen my big news?! I’m now part of a fantastic team of StencilGirl® Columnists!!!

StencilGirl Columnists collage

Meet Debi Adams, Tina Walker, Kate Yetter, Janet Joehlin, Gwen Lafleur, Kiala Givehand, me, Anne Marie Fowler, Kristin Reese Williams, and Jennifer Armstrong!

Mary Beth Shaw created the StencilGirl® Columnist positions for professional and established artists and has paired up each selected Columnist with what she believes to be their mixed media specialty.

You can learn more about each Columnist and their speciality here on the StencilGirl® Talk blog: StencilGirl® Columnists

And whilst you are over there, you can read the first column! MY very first column!

Marsha Valk | StencilGirl® Column: Bangles

In it, I not only share how I transformed these plain wooden bangles but also my thought process and what inspired me.

Check it out here: Creating Bangles with StencilGirl® Stencils

Have a wonderful week!