Monday, July 12, 2010

Classes with Sally Lynn McDonald & COPIC!

Sally Lynn MacDonald has been an avid scrapbooker, stamper, paper and altered artist since 1998, when her first child was born. Subsequently, after the birth of twins, she quit her high-tech career at IBM to be home with her growing family. "This is when creativity became a survival skill!" she says.

She has been a professional instructor in the paper arts industry for several years, specializing in ink techniques and surfaces. She is a Certification Trainer for Copic Marker / Imagination International as well as being a certified and/or endorsed instructor for Ranger and Tattered Angels. She travels extensively, teaching workshops at conventions and stores throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.

Her personal design challenge is to take products or techniques that would have her students saying "Huh?" and bring them to "Aha!".

Her style is eclectic and she loves to make each project unique, interactive and indulge her creative side. She has appeared on HGTV, featured in a couple of segments of the "That's Clever!" television program. She is also developing online classes with 'Big Picture Scrapbooking'. Her work has been published in Legacy/Somerset Memories, Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamper and Stamper's Sampler Take Ten and Creative Jewelry.

Sally Lynn and her husband Neil live in Connecticut with their children, Brianna and the "Twinkies," Cameron and Courtney. Keep up with Sally Lynn's work, adventures and travels on her blog:

Registration is open now.  There are no refunds after close of business August 25, 2010 (as stated on the registration form).

All Classes are Saturday, September 25

COPIC: What? How? and Wow!
10am-Noon $40

What is so special about Copic markers? These markers go way beyond coloring stamped images to multi-surface applications on cardstock, transparencies, fabric and more surfaces than you can imagine. Learn about the different styles of markers, and how the markers work, without the revealing brushstrokes so often associated with marker coloring. Unlock the secrets to choosing from the incredible 334 colors for blending and shading. Hands-on practice using four blending techniques that build upon each other and culminate with a three page handout that is yours to keep for reference and practice. An airbrushing demonstration will also be included as time allows.

Bring tools for note taking.

Acrylic Album "Let No Surface Remain UnInked!
'Clearly Capable' Tropical Fling Acrylic Album, featuring Copic airbrushing.
1:30-3:30 $40

Clear Acrylic products are all the rage and this class will show you how to not only cope with the design challenges of a clear surface - but how to make it SHINE. We'll expose the clear surface and show you how to maximize your supplies along with ways to embellish and enhance the surface with epoxies, ink and getting double-duty from your embellishments. Sally Lynn will make it clear and complete in simply no time at all with techniques that you can use on all your clear projects. This technique-packed workshop will focus on Copic Marker ink and airbrushing as well as Glimmer Mist and the many surfaces and techniques used to color with them. From layering colors on transparencies, to airbrushing on acrylic as well as coloring 'bling', stickers, flowers and chipboard, Sally Lynn will guide you through every surface to go way above and beyond stamped images to altering everything.

Glimmering Summer/Beach Album in a Tin - Featuring Tattered Angels Mixed Media Techniques & Copic Markers
5:00PM-7:00pm $40

You will be using the new FASTENATION FOLDERS* albums by Exclusively Heidi Swapp for Tattered Angels, along with a great tin from Prima and loads of gorgeous embellishments and trim. In this technique-packed workshop we are going to spritz, paint and glimmer like never before with the secrets of Glimmer Mist/Glimmer Glam/Glimmer Glaze and techniques for their use revealed. We will explore ways to add depth to your project using the newest colors of coordinating Glimmer Mist, chipboard and stencils - including the new stamps! With these techniques you are sure to customize your project to exactly YOUR style. And as always, full alphabets are provided so you can title the album in any way you wish.

What to bring: Trimmer, scissors, tweezers or quick stick pickup tool. Fabritac adhesive and your favorite dry adhesive as well as a brown chalk inkpads (Quick Quotes strongly preferred). An acrylic block and waterbrush would be immensely helpful.

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