Scrapbookzolder | Art Specially 2015 Letraset Marker Workshop

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder:  Letraset marker workshop at ArtSpecially 2015

Last weekend at Art Specially I taught a workshop on Saturday night for Scrapbookzolder. It was all about techniques you can do with Letraset ProMarkers and Neon Markers:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder: Workshop Letraset ProMarkers + Neon Markers at Art Specially 2015

Photo by Saskia van der Heide

The workshops were held in the nearby hotel and were exclusive to the guests that had booked for the entire Art Specially Event.

I had planned this as a 1-hour workshop, but I don’t think anyone in my group managed to finish the accordion mini book in that time. Fortunately most of the ladies and (two) gents (!) were able to stay a bit longer and they tried out most of the techniques I had in store for them.

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder: Art Specially Workshop Letraset ProMarkers + Neon Markers

I would love to teach this workshop again some time. It’s so much fun to use markers in different ways. They are far more versatile than you might think!!!

Sooo… Shoot me an email if you are interested in this workshop and maybe we can figure out a time and a place!

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From the weekend | Art Specially 2015

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

Art Specially 2015 in Nijkerk was a blast! Birgit Koopsen and I spent all weekend make ‘n taking at the Scrapbookzolder stand.

At Birgit’s table participants could make a Gelli Plate print with her brand spanking new Carabelle Studio stamps:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

At my table it was all about spritzing with Letraset ProMarkers and NeonMarkers and the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and (almost) no cutting in craft sheets:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art SpeciallyOn Saturday night, there were workshops at the adjacent hotel for the guests that had booked for the entire retreat.

Birgit taught her Gelli Plate printing techniques in an hour-long workshop:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

And I tried really hard to teach how to make fun backgrounds with Letraset ProMarkers and NeonMarkers:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

The hours flew by! In fact: the entire weekend went by way too fast! It’s so weird that something you’ve been looking forward to for many months is suddenly over!

I saw and spoke to a lot of familiar faces and I’m terribly sorry I still missed so many of the people who I know where there too!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and/or took the time to take the make ‘n take or the workshop: you’ve made my weekend!

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Scrapbookzolder for having me!

And finally: thank you Birgit for your lovely companionship! It was fun!!!

Photos of Birgit and I in action by: Saskia van der Heide

Art Specially Event

Vorig jaar was het niet gelukt om het Art Specially Event te bezoeken, maar dit jaar kreeg ik gelukkig een herkansing! Omdat Harold tegelijkertijd naar de Mega Platen en Cd-beurs ging, konden we samen reizen en even iets eten en drinken bij die ene bekende Amerikaanse koffieketen op Utrecht CS:

Het Event was leuk, maar ook wel een beetje overweldigend. Ik heb een aantal rondjes over de beurs gelopen en toch weet ik dat ik heel veel heb gemist. Ik wist op momenten gewoon niet waar ik moest kijken!

Bij de workshops was het steeds flink druk. Ik heb er eentje meegedaan, met geweldige krijtverf van Annie Sloan en heb bij een aantal andere over de schouders meegekeken zodat ik de technieken thuis kan uitproberen.

Uiteraard heb ik me ook laten verleiden tot een aantal aankopen. Ze doen me wel een beetje pijn in de portemonnee… dus hiermee moet ik het voorlopig even doen!