Instructor: Stephanie Ackerman
First we will doodle, then we doodle on rubber and carve out a rubber stamp. We take that stamp and stamp it on paper and play with color...then we re-stamp it on fabric, cut it out and stitch all you have to do is bring your scissors.*
Student Kit Includes:
White Uniball Signo Pigment Pen
Black Flair Pen – Medium
2 White Eraser
9 x 12 Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
Speedball Carving Handle
3 Carving Tips
4x6 Pink Rubber for carving
10 Colors of Embroidery Floss
*IMPORTANT NOTE from Stephanie – Prismacolor Markers will be used in the class. Everyone is invited to use my class supplies as well as bring their own markers to use in class. I will take pre-orders for Marker kits to purchase. 11 markers (10 colors/1 blender) for $50.00. Please contact me at homegrown1 @ att.net to place order for your own set if you's like.
Instructor : Lexi Grenzer
Workshop: A Scene from Within – Soldered Mixed Media Shadowboxes
Introduction from Lexi:
"Mixed Media art has taken the world by storm, and like so many others, I have been swept away in the endless opportunity for freedom in my creations. I think what appeals to me most, is that anyone of us can create beautiful one-of-a-kind art that doesn’t require a great deal of technical skill or training. Mixed Media art can be found on wood, canvas, pages, vintage findings and can take on any number of colors, can include plaster, paint, layers of ephemera, decoupage…really the choices are endless."
In this Mixed Media Jewelry project, we will include many of the above styles to create a beautifully collaged piece of sticky back canvas.
As we are all unique in our styles and preferences, you can choose to incorporate image transfer, rubber stamping or decoupage for added focal points or allow your painted canvas to speak for itself.
Once our painted canvases are complete, we will begin to create a scene in a miniature shadowbox using your painted canvas as a background. You can include any number of charms, vintage bits & bobbles & vintage inspired rubber stamps on shrink plastic. Our mini shadowbox measures 2 ¼” x 1 3/8”, so naturally the found objects and elements will need to be quite small, miniature in fact!
Once our boxes are filled and looking oh so fabulous, we will finish off the pendant by encasing in glass and solder.
The opportunity for further personalization does not end with our soldered shadowboxes, we will also complete a full necklace and tassel, which you will solder and assemble using the most basic of wire wrapping skills.
This class, though packed full of technique and skill, is for both the novice and pro.
Class Kit Provided Includes:
Ephemera & Images (for collage)
Tinned Copper Wire 16 gauge
Silver Wire 22 gauge
Sticky Back Canvas
Class Tools and Supplies Lexi will bring to share:
Students Should Bring:
Soldering Iron (60 to 80 watt is best) with at least a ¼” tip or larger
Lead Free Solder
Solder Iron Stand w/ Sponge
Flux – Nokorode gel
-Soldering Kit Available thru - https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlassSupplies?ref=seller_info
-Ask for Lexi Grenzer’s Kit for Handmade U
*Mixed Media Supplies:
Ranger Craft Sheet – heat resist
Fine Tip Sharpie
Poster Paint Pen (white)
3 Acrylic Paint Options
Heat Tool/Embossing Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – “Vintage Photo” & Sponge Applicator (blending tool)
Favorite images – you might like to incorporate into your shadowbox
Old Cookie Sheet
Jewelry Pliers – Flat Nose, Round Nose & Wire Cutters
Miniature Flat back charms, vintage game pieces, old keys/found objects, vintage jewelry etc.
-If you have any questions, please contact Lexi Grenzer at firstname.lastname@example.org-