During all of this creative "happiness" I received the sad news that "Ink About It", my favorite local stamp store will be closing this Spring. We're all trying to keep up a brave face but our little local group of artists were looking pretty sad last week when the store held their first of I'm sure many sales. Looking on the positive side, Lori and Linda have done a fantastic job this past 10 years running a wonderful store, bringing in fantastic teachers (Dina Wakley, Dyan Reaveley, Seth Apter, Tim Holtz just to name a few) and building our own local core of artists. I am constantly in awe of the talent that is in this area! Such a great group of talented and sharing artists.
I will be teaching at least one more class there before they close. My class will be held on Feb. 20th, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. I am teaching one of my favorite techniques: The Master board. In this class we'll be making a master board that can be photocopied or just cut up to make whatever you like. I like to make backgrounds for cards this way or postcards. Any scraps can be used to make die cuts or popped into journals. It is a way of making your own background papers in your own color combinations.
Here are some samples of what we'll be working on during that class. Everyone will have the option of using their own favorite colors, stamps, stencils, etc.