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Art Journal Night: Quickie Envelope Journal

Envelope Art Journal

Quickie art journal to tuck into your bag and use on the go.

As some of you know, I will no longer be hosting ATC Night at Stampin’ From the Heart after 2011 ends. Instead, I will be offering Journal Night at on the third Thursday of each month, starting in January. **See supplies lists below.**

It’ll very much be an artistic as well as inspirational and introspective process, which I hope we all can share. We’ll be using a variety of materials (some of which I will supply and some of which you will bring to make your artwork more personal). So I encourage you to begin gathering your thoughts, ideas and any images or other pieces you may wish to incorporate into your projects. We’ll get started transforming your journal into a place to express whatever’s on your mind or in your heart.

I have made a bunch of journals over the past year and I am not done yet. For our first session, I will guide you in making a Quickie Envelope Journal that you can tuck into your purse or bag and use to jot down ideas or make sketches or keep findings. We should be able to finish this journal in one session. Then you can decorate it as you wish at home (or make more and give them as gifts). Warning, they are habit-forming. (I’ve already made 4.)

Each month, I will offer a technique for making exciting and inspirational art journals. Hopefully you will be inspired to come up with some of your own ideas at home (or work further on what was started in class) to show us at the next meeting. It will be an adventure as well as a work in progress.

I hope you will join me at Art Journal Night at Stampin’ From the Heart on January 19. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cost: $25. Please sign up with the store so I will be sure to have enough materials for everyone.

REQUIRED Supplies:

Please bring these to each session: your favorite scissors for precision cutting, any images, scraps or stamps/ink you might like to use, along with your basic stamping kit, including bone folder, several glue sticks, double-sided tape and any other adhesives you like to use, 1/8-inch hole punch, rubber gloves!!

RECOMMENDED supplies:

Sharpie fine point pens in various colors. I like these because they work on most surfaces. Other people like to use Micron pens. You can try markers, but they don’t work on all surfaces. However they are useful for other things.

Small bottle of Liquitex liquid gesso.

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