Jen Starr is a fully Certified and Ranger Recognized Instructor. She was the 2007-2008 Design Team Coordinator for Ranger Industries and continues to teach and do private design work for them. She enjoys being a Golden Ambassador for Tattered Angels and has recently designed the color palette for the 2012 Spring and Summer Limited Edition Glimmer Mist. As a Mixed Media Artist with a fine art background there are many companies and products that inspire Jen and she is an endorsed educator and works closely with many of them such as Ten Second Studio, Canvas Corp, 7Gypsies, Stampers Anonymous, Faber Castell, Basic Grey and Prima, just to name a few.. Jen has designed several signature product lines and her projects have been featured in many publications in the US and Europe including the "Ink Essentials" book.
Jen has been scrapbooking, card making and making colorful yet vintage inspired mixed media art since she married her wonderful husband, Mike, in 1997. They lives in Northern New Jersey and have 2 children (10 year old Ryan and 8 year old Maya) who are the subject of much of her work.
Empowering students with product knowledge and creative techniques is what Jen strives for in each of her classes! She has taught technique based classes at stores, crops, large events and conventions all over the US and regularly in Europe and Canada. She has also been a feature instructor on several crafting cruises and taught at events such as CHA, CKU, CKC, Memories Expos, Scrapbook Expo, Bonanza in England, several times at Scrap-A-Ganza in the Netherlands and at ScrapEvent in Sweden. Jen also regularly demos inking and stamping techniques at trade shows such as CHA, SMAC in Paris, Krea Vak in Holland and various Distributor events around the world.
Jen absolutely loves to teach her students to use their creativity and help them think outside the box. It makes her so happy to be able to share her skills, knowledge and love of the art of scrapbooking and stamping with so many others.
For more from Jen Starr, visit her BLOG
Texturized Cards $35 (3 hours)
Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ 10am
Cards are not only fun to create but a great way to learn a variety of techniques on small and individual works of art! You will make 4 different 6x6” cards in this class focusing on elements that will add texture and interest….and of course we will be altering these items with lots of Ranger inks, stamps, embossing powders and more!
*Note: if you are strictly a scrapbooker and don’t make cards, the techniques and designs you make in class could also be incorporated in to a mini-book. I promise I won’t be insulted : )
**PLEASE BRING TO CLASS…Heat Gun, sewing needle with a larger eye (tapestry needle is fine), Ink blending tool and blending foam if you have one.
Steampunk Montage $45 (2-3 hours)
Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ 2pm (2-3 hour class)
No one develops product to create that vintage and steampunk effect better than Tim Holtz so we will be using lots of “Timspiration” to “Holtzify” this fun project (sorry, I couldn’t help it)!
In this class you will create a double 8x10” canvas panel wall hanging full of texture, inks, stamps, Idea-ology, Sizzix dies, UTEE, etc…but most of all we will focus on techniques!!
**Please bring to class – Cropadile or Big Bite if you have one, Heat Gun, sanding block or sand paper and strong adhesive such as Glossy Accents, Ink Blending tool with blending foam if you have one.