July and International Quilt Festival, Long Beach will be here before you know it. I am so excited, I love being in Southern California and teaching in Long Beach. The class catalog is out and registration has begun, so I wanted to let you know I will be teaching three classes this year.
Thursday, July 28
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks
Tsukineko Inks have a broad range of applications for painting fabrics. You’ll learn effective blending and shading techniques, working with wet and dry brush application methods on white fabric and light hand dyes. You will be amazed at what these inks can do.
PS this class has a required supply fee for the basic color set of inks, if you want to take the class but already own these ink colors, email me after you have registered and I can arrange to order 12 additional colors to supplement the colors you already have.
Friday, July 29
Heavy Metal Play Day
Spend a day working with craft metal and discover a variety of ways you can add flash to your mixed media projects. Learn several embossing techniques, working with an assortment of tools to create designs with dimension and texture on aluminum and copper. Methods for joining metal to other media and adding color with alcohol inks will also be explored.
Each student in this class will receive a Creative Metal Tool kit ($29 value) and aluminum and copper metal courtesy of Walnut Hollow.
Saturday, July 30
Tea & Ephemera
Your mixed media cup will runneth over while exploring a number of ways to add visual texture and imagery to mixed media work with tea bags, yes, I said tea bags! printed abaca paper, colored pencils, textile paint, rubber stamps, transfers and paint sticks.