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Hello and welcome to our gallery. Feel free to browse through our various projects. When you find a project you like click on it and see more photos in a larger view. All projects are designed and produced by Dyan Reaveley unless stated.

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Dylusions Colouring Tag Book with Sandra
Who doesn't like colour? Come and spend the day with me creating your own mini colouring book.  We will create a tag book and then add colouring sheets from the new Dylusions colouring pad. We will also make a start colouring some of the images with Dylusions inks. We will also be adding some doodling and writing to our books so please bring along your journaling pens (don't worry if you don't have any, you can purchase some in the shop). This class is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced crafters.
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Infusion of Infusions with Sandra
Join me in this class where we will be creating all sorts of craft items using the beautiful colourful infusions from PaperArtsy.  I will be sharing lots of different techniques with you on how to use these mini pots of colour. We will create lots of backgrounds using these techniques, to use for stamping, card making, journal pages, pocket letters, tags and a door plaque.
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Teesha Style Journal Pages with Tracy
Come and play with me as we spend the day creating fabulous 'Teesha' style journal pages in our journals.  'Teesha Moore' is the queen of quirky style collage pages and in this class we will be looking at her style and creating the most fabulously weird and wonderful collage characters and pages.  I will show you my tips, tricks and techniques to make those wonderful pages come to life !!
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 Painted Fabric Art Journal with Tracy
I looove creating my own art journals and am thrilled to be able to teach you how I created this fabric painted art journal.  We will print, paint, stamp and assemble.  Basic construction and sewing, this class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced artists.  All materials are provided for this class but you may want to bring black and white journal pens. We will be using inktense pencils in class. If you have your own you can bring with you although this is not necessary as we will will have these available in the studio to use in class. 
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Index Card Art with Tracy
Index cards really were my springboard into the world of mixed media and art journalling and they are the perfect starting point for trying out lots of new ideas... Cheap and a perfect size for play we will spend the day creating a variety of both backgrounds and finished cards and learn lots of new techniques along the way... But be warned....it's addictive!!
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Flower Explosion Journal Pages with Tracy
Using a selection of my PaperArtsy stamp sets and the brightest colour paints we can find, we will create this amazingly vibrant and funky art journal double page spread.  We will paint, stamp and cut out our flowers before layering them into a painted background. This really is a class you don't want to miss !
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Time Wasted at the Beach Hut Canvas with Michelle
Want to look at beach huts all day? Me too. You can by making your own perfect beach hut mixed-media painting. Full of colour, layers and texture, to put in your favourite spot at home. You'll spend the day learning techniques for layering up your mixed-media painting with different textures, blending and painting beautiful colour, stamping and stencilling without thinking too much to make your unique painting that you'll love. As well as having a fun day with your crafty friends. As always we will be providing most of the supplies, just please bring with you a fine detail paint brush and a brush for using with gel medium. We have black Stabilo pencils in the studio but if you'd like to bring your own then feel free.
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 Mark Making Background Pages by Tracy
Sometimes it's just so satisfying to go back to basics and create backgrounds in our journals with no thought about a finished page !! Come and join me for a day of creating colourful and rich background pages. We will use various mark making techniques using both handmade tools and stamps, stencils and more and just enjoy being free to explore.  Be warned though that once you start it becomes addictive !!!
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Etcetera Tags with Sandra
Taking 2 of the new medium etcetera tags from Tim Holtz, I will take you through several different techniques to create 2 very different looking tags.  We will be using a whole range of products including distress paints and crayons, Dina Wakley stamps, texture paste, ephemera and idea-ology.  
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Infusions and Zinski Booklet with Sandra
We will be using cards and envelopes to make our booklets and then we will be decorating them with a combination of Infusions and Elenazinski art stamps.  We will also be colouring our stamped images with Ecoline Watercolour Brush Pens to give a colourful finish to your project. 
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It’s all in the Writing with Sandra
People are always telling me they ‘can’t write’ and ‘my writing is lovely’. During this workshop we will create a booklet using a combination of papers, Distress Oxides and Dylusion paint backgrounds. We will then decorate them with various writing techniques, doodles and stamps/ The main emphasis will be on the writing, so please bring along your favourite journal pens. 
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Waterfall Flip Journal with Dyan
Dylusions has anew style of journal out - The flip. We will be creating a fabulous waterfall of pages decorated within an inch of their lives! Inking, painting, stencilling, borders, stamping and doodling. And a fabulous stitched canvas cover to finish. Flip journal and all supplies included.
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Watercolour Doodles #1 with Tracy
Come and spend a chilled day with me doodling abstract patterns over a watercolour base. We will let those pigments flow together in pools of colour before using various pens, pencils and ecoline watercolour pens to create pattern and depth.  A truly relaxing process and satisfying result with a stunning piece of artwork that will never be the same twice !!!
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Jane Davenport Album with Sandra
During this workshop we will be creating our own book and decorating it with the stunning new papers from Jane Davenport.  We will also be practicing our handwriting with practice sheets before we add our handwriting to our books.
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Watercolour Doodles #3 - Mandalas with Tracy
I can't wait for you come and join me for Part 3 in my watercolour doodles series (don't worry if you missed part 1&2, these are not essential to attend this course) In this 1 day workshop we will be laying down a bright and colourful watercolour background before hand drawing a stunning mandala design.  Never attempted a mandala before?...not a problem !! I will take you through the process step by step, and give you all my tips and tricks for a stunning design.  This workshop is suitable for all levels Please bring black and white journal pens in different sizes. If you have your own watercolours then please bring them with you (your own watercolours are not essential, there will be watercolours available to use in the studio) I will be using my prima sets in tropical and classic.  Watercolour paper will be provided
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Arty Doodle Canvas Notebook with Dyan
always have something on me, for those unexpected times when I get the urge to doodle. We will be making our own notebooks with black, kraft and mixed media paper and I will be starting the doodling process off for you These notebooks will be housed in a refillable canvas cover, stamped painted and stencilled within an inch if it's life.  No excuses now, for when the doodling urge hits!
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Let Your Dreams Sail Canvas with Michelle - 10-3pm
I love quirky little mixed-media paintings, they look great on the wall. Come and join me make this mixed media canvas which is packed full of mixed media techniques, lots of texture, layering, painting, stamping, stencilling and doodling, and of course a boat too! You'll be amazed at how much you can fit on a 8" x 8" canvas! Please bring with you a wide paint brush for using with gel medium and paint and a fine black pen. All other supplies are provided.
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Mixed Media Apron with Dyan
I love love love doing backgrounds but why confine them to a journal?  We are going to take those paint techniques and combined with some eclectic patchwork, totally transform a plain apron. Some canvas here, a frill there, add a couple of buttons and voila, a work of art, ready to wear!! Includes a set of Ranger paint brushes 
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Watercolour Doodles #2 with Tracy
Beautiful pools of watercolour pigments and black penwork makes for some truly stunning artwork.  Come and spend a relaxed day playing with watercolours creating a beautiful coloured background before letting loose with your creative juices and black pen to create your design. Can't draw???...not a problem, I'll show you some tricks to make your favourite stamps look like hand drawn designs !!
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Happiness Blooms from Within Canvas with Michelle
Spend the day with me and your crafty friends making this beautiful mixed media canvas, we'll be using lots of mediums to build up the layered background, and learn how to create texture using Golden's Clear Tar Gel on the flowers, which is a great medium to have in your mixed media stash. Please bring with you a small and a large flat paint brush. All other supplies are provided.
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Beeswax Collage

 

This class was a sellout and a massive success. I have to warn you 99% of people are instantly hooked and I am practically turfing you out of the studio at the end of the workshop. The smell of melting beeswax is so calming...



The morning of this workshop will be spent learning collage and beeswax techniques, in preparation for an afternoon of creating. Ooh messy, painty waxy, playtime. What more could you want...??
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Hanging Around Canvas with Sandra

Tutor - Sandra Botham

Using 4 mini canvas panels we will be creating one lovely scene.

Learn techniques using Dylusions acrylic paints for the background then adding some quirky Dylusions stamps and colouring to add character to your mini master pieces.

Finally using Tim Holtz Idea-ology display hangers to create a different way of displaying your finished creation. 

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Journal in a Matchbox by Kate

Tutor - Kate Crane

Good things come in small packages, and this is no exception! Decorate a large matchbox, and then make a cute concertina journal before filling it with pattern and colour. We’ll use acrylic paints, stamps. Stencils, pastels, collage … and anything else we feel like! 

Due to its size it is possible to complete this little package of goodness in a single workshop, and when complete it is the perfect size for your handbag ready for some extra journaling when the mood strikes!

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Stacks of Storage

 

You can never have too much storage, can you? Here’s a nifty idea for storing your stamps and stamping bits and bobs. Two paper Mache suitcases, collaged, painted, inked, lavishly decorated with oodles of alphabets and raring to go.

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Canvas Tags and Hearts Journal

 

A fabulous book made from scratch, comprising an accordion fold and stitched canvas pages. Paints, inks, splatters, tags, tears, apertures, doodling , stamping and a smattering of hearts to guide you through your journey.

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Technique mirror

 Another massively popular class. Over the course of the day you will learn 9 techniques. these will be replicated onto tiles which will then be used to "mosaic" a wooden mirror frame. So informative, educational and creative all at the same time. Yayy

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7gypsies bird and nature tags in collection tin

 

Take one painty inky background, gorgeous conservatory papers,One set of “must have” bird stamps, a generous helping of embellishments and of course it wouldn’t be me without adding a few of my quirky touches!! Stir in some doodling, leave to simmer and enjoy.

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All things RangerKaz style !!
10% discount for all bookings until the end of June 2013!
£135 instead of £150!

 Tutor Kaz Hall
 
Sat 10–5pm/ Sun 10–4pm
 
Lunch and snacks are provided both days.
 
This year my dream came true and I got to travel to Ranger Ink in New Jersey, to complete Ranger university and to become a qualified Ranger Educator.  I was taught by some of the best teachers in the industry, Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth and our very own fabulous Dyan Reaveley ..........wow what an amazing experience!!
I’m so excited and cannot wait to share some of the amazing techniques and knowledge I learnt. This mini Ranger U weekend is jam packed with tags, techniques and creating your very own tag techniques book for you to use &refer to when creating your own craft projects.
You will learn about distress ink, stains, markers, image transfer, metal foil tape, to name only a few........hope you can come along and join in this weekend of inky fun!
The art of Malteser blowing is included but moustaches are optional!
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Correspondence Star Book by Dyan

Tutor - Dyan Reaveley

This was always one of Dyans most popular classes, a large pocketed Star Book, and it's back with a bang.

Using Tim Holtz Correspondence paper stash and a dash of Dylusions to create a stunning keepsake book filled with tags. We will be using new Dylusions products and Tim Holtz Idea-ology to decorate the inner pages and tags that you will just want to treasure forever!

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Dylusional Small Folio with Dyan
For those of you who missed the fabulous folio weekend I taught recently, I have decided to bring you a smaller version that we can finish in one day.
It will still have flaps and tags, just in a more manageable format with tons of doodling tips. Inks and and stencils, stamps and images. What more could you want?
Please bring your favourite black and white pens for doodling
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Flip-Flap Book

 This is a stunning album With 16 chipboard pages attached to a large accordion this gate fold album measures 10 x 8 in. It opens in the style of a flag book and will absolutely amaze your family and friends. With tons of room for photos and journalling and space for lots more. This is decorated in bright zingy coloured papers, perfect for all your summer pics.

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Mini Box Canvases with Kate Crane
*As seen in Craft Stamper*
 
Canvases are great fun, especially when combined with Golden Fluid Acrylic paints, perfect pearl mists and funky Stampotique characters! Let Kate guide you through the process from painting and stenciling, to creating depth by clever placement of Stampotique images. Choose from the latest Stampotiqe stamps from girls with attitude to weirdy monsters, all peeking out from a giant shroom!
 
Kate is on the design team for Stampotique originals.
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Painted Portfolio by Dyan Reaveley



Take one Tim Holtz folio, combine with fabulous techniques using Dylusions paints and inks, add a smattering of tags flaps and pockets and then stamp to your hearts content. Voila a fabulous decorated keepsake.

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7gypsies tag accordion book

 Just love the new 7gypsies papers, Gypsy market. here they are teamed with a Rusty Pickle accordion Pocketed Album. Sumptuous rustic shades teamed with metal hardware and eclectic stamping, what more could you ask for..??

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Collage stamped Christmas cards

 

I made these back in June when it was red hot everywhere. I put carols on to get me in the mood and then got so engrossed I didn't want to stop. I half expected it to be snowing outside, lol. Lots of inking and stamping, additions of Grunge and Idea-ology hardware and the finishing touches of Distress Stickles. Simples...!!!
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Graphic 45 Star book

 

I haven’t taught a star book for quite a while now but this bootalicious Curtain Call range of paper from Graphic 45 was crying out for one. As you have come to expect it is a Star book with a difference, 12 double pages, pockets, flaps and pull outs. Absolutely stunning, even if I say so myself!

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Sewing Configurations

 

The latest in Tim’s configurations range. This time it’s a large shallow printers type tray, featuring 21 removable compartments. Decorated with Graphic 45’s Domestic Goddess, I have chosen a dressmaking theme. Scissors, bobbins, buttons, dress forms, snaps measures and needle case. A place for everything and everything in it’s place! You will need to provide some of your own little mementos as well.

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24x12" Canvas - Change with Tracy

Tutor - Tracy Scott 

I love to create a unique piece of art, what about you ???

Come and join me for a day of painted layering bliss as we create this large 24" x 12" canvas. 

We will create a multi media background and then paint in our branches before creating our individual leaves. 

A unique piece of art you will be proud to hang on your wall. 

Please bring black and white journalling pens and a 1" brush and small fine line paint brush for detail work. 

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Altered Christmas book

 

Today we will be transforming an old book into a stunning Christmas display piece. Inks, sprays, grunge, Stampotique and a sprinkle of fairy dust are all it takes for the magic to happen.

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Birdhouse the Claudine Hellmuth way

 

Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio Line range of stamps have finally graced our shores and they are fabby. One set for depth, one for definition. Use them singularly or together, the choice is all yours. We will be staining a wooden birdhouse and then adding the stamps direct. We will be exploring what “home” means to you for some hidden journaling on the sticky back canvas roof. Mixed Media at its finest.

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Dylusions Home Sweet Home Canvas Trio with Sandra

 Tutor - Sandra Botham

Join me for a day of creating with Dylusions. We will begin by using the luscious Dylusions paints and stencils to create backgrounds. We will then begin to decorate and create a scene over 3 canvases.

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Fabric Art Dolls with Tracy

Tutor Tracy Scott 

Fabric Art Dolls  ( this is a 2 day class) - come and join me for a fabulously creative weekend as we design, sketch, paint, sew, stuff and decorate our own mixed media art dolls!!!

I'll take you through step by step so that you can create a beautiful original fabric doll !!

If you have your own sewing machine please bring it along but not essential for this class as there will be one available for use ( just saves time if you have your own !!). A black and white pen as well as coloured pencils are advisable although again not essential as there will be some available in the class for use. 

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Graphic 45 ABC Primer double gatefold album
 

The quality of these papers is superb, a real traditional back to school theme for kids and grown ups alike. This album has a real quirky way of unfolding, first one side and then the other to reveal page after page of delight. Pockets, tags, envelope, and more and more.

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Our Destiny to Create with Sandra
 You’ll have a great time creating this gorgeous mini book using the new She Art papers and stamps, from Christy Tomlinson with the oh so popular whimsical look.  It’s a perfect gift - very tactile with all the pockets and flaps - or you could just be selfish and keep it for yourself!
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Teeshas Amazing 16 Page Journal  with Sandra  with a Dylusions Twist!

Tutor – SandyPoppins

I’m fresh out of an online workshop with Teesha Moore and she set a challenge to go and teach what we had learned. This journal incorporates some of that knowledge with another of my favourite tutors – of course our very own, very fabulous Dyan Reaveley

It’s a two (consecutive) day workshop brimming with techniques and ideas to create a fun and quirky journal. Including creating the journal from scratch, learning ways with collage, backgrounds and pen work….oh yes, the pen work! Plus we will be using a fabulous range of downloads from Dyan herself and of course we will be including some of her oddly eccentric stamps and sayings! Be prepared for a fun filled two days. 

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Use your Wingss Canvas by Karen

'Use Your Wingss' canvas or journal workshop 

Hi - come join me Kassa to find out if we create this kaleidoscope of colour on a black or white background 9" X 12" canvas (you can create this in your journal if you prefer)

It will be a fun and messy painty day full of techniques to create your own colourful, textured and dusty 'Use Your Wings' artwork- and eeeek! the worktop will be overflowing with Ranger Ink goodness!

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Altered Canvas

 Claudine Hellmuth's new studio line range of paints from Ranger are fabby. I Have raved about them for ages and now here's your chance to find out for yourself. We will be altering a shaped block canvas with collage, stamps and paint effects. I know you think you can't, but trust me you CAN!!! This class sold out in March and May and everyone produced a stunning work of art. But be warned it is extremely addictive, lol. You may need therapy..!!

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Black and White Dylusional Doodle Journal by Sandra Botham



Love Dylusions? Love Doodling? Well you’ll love this gorgeous 6x11.5” Dylusions journal that Sandra will show you how to make from scratch and decorative with your favourite Dylusions stamps and doodling techniques. Learn how to make your journal ‘pop’ with all of Sandra’s tips and tricks.

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By The Sea with Sandra

Here is my second offering using papers from the Graphic 45 range, By the Sea. And this book is a beast! (in the loveliest way)  

I’ve teamed burlap and jute,  along with a mixture of black card and kraft tags – and I must say, it appears to be a marriage made in heaven doesn’t it? 

Along with a full set of papers, we will be using two full sets of By the Sea elements – be sure not to miss this one!

Please note, the class runs for an extra hour.

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Canvas Journal with Dyan

Tutor Dyan Reaveley

Join us making a fabulously unique, hand decorated and stitched canvas journal.

we will be starting blank canvas and decorating with inks and paints, stamps and stencils, drawings and doodles.

Plenty of time to add pockets and tags, inserts and flaps.

After stitching it all together we will be adding images, quotes and sparkly embellishments.

You will also receive a fabric copy of one of my journal pages.

If you have anything you would like to include please bring along with you. 

Images and photos copied on to sticky back canvas are ideal

(You are welcome to bring your own sewing machines if you like; I will have 3 machines available for class use)

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Christmas Patchwork Mirror
A stunningly decorated mirror to treasure. Techbiques such as altered book page, inking, painting, fragments, idea-ology and even a grunge paper rose.
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Home is where the heart is

 

This workshop has been brought out of retirement by popular demand. And rightly so , it was always one of my favourites. An eclectic mix of shaped board pages, with pockets, flaps and tags galore. The album contains photos of all the things that make my house my home. Please bring photos of your cherished belongings with you.

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Large Abstract Canvas

Have you seen the price of some of the ready to hang canvas’s you can buy!? Join me in making your own on a 24 x 24in canvas. Once you have chosen your colour scheme you will be guided through technique after technique building up layers with , paint, gesso, inks, stencils, sprays, texture. Sprayed book pages and a canvas quote will add the finishing touch’s to your masterpiece. (Class limited to 10 due to size of canvas’s)

This workshop sold out on preview day, but will be running again due to popular demand. If you would like to put your name down for the re arranged date( date to be announced ) please email us at dyan@afth.co.uk

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Micro Journaling with Tracy

Micro Journalling - So you've tried art journalling but have you ever tried 'micro' art journalling. Come and spend a messy fun filled day with me as we work in micro !!!

We will paint stamp and stencil our backgrounds in all of our favourite colours and then we will bind them all together to create our very own micro journal. We will then spend the rest of the afternoon finishing the pages in the cutest little journal you will every see !!!

This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced journal lets

Please bring black and white journalling pens

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Mixed Media Secret Garden Canvas and Journal Box by Michelle

Tutor – Michelle Webb

Want to make a mixed media canvas?  In this workshop you’ll be using all kinds of mixed media to make a wonderful texture rich canvas. You’ll be adding layer upon layer to make it look beautiful and interesting. You’ll be using paints, Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers, card, stencils, book text, fabric, gesso, stamps, ink, die cut letters and gilding paste, to make a lovely canvas that people will be amazed you made.  Not only will you make this beautiful mixed media canvas but you’ll also be able to use all the techniques and the gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers to construct a journal box for mini-journalling, recipes or gardening tips. Come and join in the fun.

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Tags of Texture book

 A truly stunning unique album filled with , as the name suggests, tags with many different textures. Tags of all shapes, sizes and materials are beautifully covered with the gorgeous textured papers from Laura Ashley's Connemarra collection. The flock designs of the papers are stunning in their own right.

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Twinchies, Inchies & Rinchies with Tracy

I don't know about you but I looooves me a bit of miniature art !!

Come a spend a full day creating art in the smallest kind of way

Twinches (2x2”), Inches(1x1”) and Rinches (1x1" round)  are a fabulous way to try out lots of different techniques and materials in a small scale !!!

Paint, stamp, stencil and more....in fact everything we would do in a large scale just a lot lot lot lot smaller. 

We will create master boards which we can then cut up to create our miniature masterpieces !!

Suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists

Please bring black and white journalling pens. (Don't worry if you don't own any, we have some in the studio or you can purchase in the on site shop)

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Frame and tag accordion book

 I first created this at the end of last year and it has proved to be a massive hit.I just love it, it is an album created from scratch with envelopes and tags from the 7gypsies eclectic paper line. Pockets anchored on an accordion fold filled to overflowing with decorated tags. But the main feature of this little beauty is a stunningly decorated box frame that comprises the front cover. A class not to be missed!

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Steampunk Memories book

 

Steampunk is all the rage at the moment and these papers from Graphic 45 are perfect for this 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 memory book/album. Made from scratch we will be decorating pages and adding memorabilia pockets for all you precious memories. I’m on my fourth now, lol.

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Technique Journal

 

It maybe that you are well experienced in the creative delights of paint and inks, or it maybe the opposite and you are a complete beginner. Either way this is the workshop for you. To me, the best journals are those made from scratch with love! Therefore we will start by making the pages, playing with inks, sprays, paints ets in various ways for stunning effects. We will then mix them with lined papers to make a hard back journal with a canvas binding. The addition of tags, envelopes, files and doodling ensures that you can really put your own personal stamp on it.

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A Place in Time Book by Sandra
 Tutor - Sandy Poppins

Graphic 45 produce the most exquisite papers as this range shows… We’ll be using the WHOLE pad of A place in time papers and tags, to make this gorgeous year book so this class is a must in terms of value for money! Since I made this book, I’ve had a few more ideas to add to its beauteousness but you’ll have to join me in the class to find out what they are!
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Altered Dream Catcher with Tracy

Don't be fooled by the intricate detailed appearance !!. 

All level artists can create this stunning Dreamcatcher project. 

I will show you step by step how to create this beautiful project,  From the paint techniques to the creation of all the flowers used, we will cover it all in this one day workshop. Come and play with me and you will come away with a beautiful one of a kind mixed media piece !!

This workshop contains step by step instructions and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists. 

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Black & White - The Return! with Sandra

Tutor - Sandra Botham 

Spend the day creating black and white journal pages in your journals. I will share with you all my hints and tips to create stunning monochrome pages.

Please bring your journal and your favourite black and white pen for doodling

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Bloom where youre planted

 

“The family that grows together, stay together” and “Bloom where you’re planted are two quotes that spring to mind for this home décor project. Combine photos of your family with my quirky downloads, whip them through the laminator and attach them to bendy wire. We will be collaging and inking 2 square pots to hold them. Fabulous for a gift to family members or a stunning display to keep yourself.

Choice of Heritage or Modern.

Please bring appropriate head and shoulder photos

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Dylusions Flip Frame Album by Dyan

Tutor - Dyan Reaveley

Take 10 mixed Media cards and decorate using Dyan’s Dylusions paint techniques. Stencil, stick, doodle and embellish away with Dyan while decorating with quirky stamped images coloured with Dylusions inks.

Once you have created your mini masterpieces will will add them to the Tim Holtz Flip Frame to create a stunning standing album which is ideal for displaying your awesome artwork!

The Tim Holtz Flip frame is included in the workshop - rrp £17.99

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Dylusions inky accordion Tag book by Dyan
 I have always been a bit preoccupied with tags, large, small, in fact any size. So I was over the moon to be part of the process in bringing out larger ones with Ranger. Size 10 and the ginormous size 12 to be precise. So what does one do with them? Well we turn them into pages of a mini album thats what we do. We will be stitching different sizes into 4 signatures and attaching them to an accordion folded tag. All decorated in the eclectic Dylusional christmas style. Stencils, stamps, inks and a certain amount of zuuuuuush !!
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Fly Free with Tracy

Tutor Tracy Scott 

Flying Free - come and spend a day playing with the fantastic media that is Prima. We will use a variety of Prima products including the amazing Art Alchemy paints to create this stunning mixed media piece.  Who doesn't love butterflies??? And we will certainly be including them on this fun canvas board project along with the brilliant art stones and of course the stunning Prima glass glitter. 

Touchable texture and glorious colours combine to create this amazing project....come on you know you want to !!!

This works hope is suitable for beginners as well as advanced artists

Please bring black and white journalling pens

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Journaling with Watercolour Media by Tracy Scott

In this full day workshop we will explore the use of watercolour media on your art journal pages, for this session we will concentrating on  creating beautiful effects with neocolour2 watersoluble crayons, portfolio watersoluble crayons and we may even dabble with the fabulous brusho's. Come and play and discover a new love for this amazing medium !!

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Life Doesnt have to be Perfect by Sandra

Tutor – Sandy Poppins

Remember those interactive spinning wheels from your childhood? They were fascinating weren’t they….well I’ve taken that idea and included one in this lovely book! Come and have fun making your own version in this delightful mini book using the French Country Collection of papers … those folks at Graphic 45 really know how to make gorgeous papers! 

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Mini Journaling with Kate

Just like journaling …but on a tiny scale! Mini journaling can be done in any small notebook or sketchbook, but due to its compact size it is quick, accessible and a lot of fun! It’s a great place to use up odds and ends of collage images, and a great place for all of your smaller stamps. We’ll be painting funky, colourful backgrounds and then adding tiny images and stamps to create glorious pages in miniature. Great for journaling on-the-go, or when real life gets in the way and you just haven’t got the time for a larger page….

Required: Small Moleskine, mini notebook or sketchbook.

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£35.00
Pocket Letters with Sandra

Tutor Sandra Botham 

Using all the pockets of a 9 pocket trading card protector, we will be creating mini unique works of art, that can be either folded up and sent to someone or kept in binders.

This class will guide you through creating these little pocket wonders. They can be whole scenes, partial scenes or 9 individual pieces.

As you can fill the pockets with anything you like please bring along any of your scraps of craft supplies that you have left over.

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Prince Charming Triptych by Marie
 This workshop features three colourfully decorated canvasses using Dylusions spray inks, stamps & stencils. Panel one is an enlargement of Dys very own Froggy Prince Charming. Panel two is a self-portrait of our heroine of the piece (that’s you btw). And panel three features the beautiful quotation of “The slower the kiss, the faster the heartbeat’.  All three panels are hung vertically and joined using a delightful entanglement of ribbons. It is so very visually impactful. It’s vibrant. It’s colourful. It’s romantic. It uses a raft of techniques and most of all, it’s fun!
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The Good Life by Sandy Poppins

 

Some simple technical instruction required to build this beautiful book with lots of lovely little flaps, envelopes and pockets inviting you to explore inside…fill it with your own personal treasures. Come find out how…made with the gorgeous Lille range from 7gypsies, add a few trinkets and wax seals for a perfect finish.

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Tim Holtz Journal by Sandy Poppins

 

Based on the journal recently taught right here at Art from the Heart by Ranger's Golden Boy, Mr Tim Holtz. Come and construct your own journal creating the spine using those fabulous and oh so useful ring binders, Distress Stains and Craft Resist Paper Stash. Fill the journal with file folders, pages, tags and more....

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Cards with alcohol inks

 This is always a really popular class, but more so since we have all the new colours. This is a structured step by step workshop.

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Facebook by Sandy Poppins

 

Come and make this lovely FACEBOOK, filled with your own favourite ‘faces’ Overloaded with personality, it is ideal to make for a really personal gift.

NOTE – you will need to bring five 6x4 photographs of your chosen ‘face’ - THREE portrait images and TWO landscape images. It’s time to DO something with those photographs you keep taking

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Home is where the Heart is - Wall hanging by Sandy Poppins

 

Don't you just love this idealistic home scene...white picket fence and all... Come and have fun creating your own canvas panel - Home really is where the heart is!

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Wooden Christmas Tree
A new twist on an old favourite. One side of the tree is painted and you will learn a simple shading tecnique. The other side is collaged with fairy lights and baubles. This you will bring out year after year, thats if you can bear to put it away in the first place.
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A Trio of Canvass

 

A rare treat for you. Today you will be making 3 of the canvas’s that Tim, Wendy, Claudine and I taught at CHA and Stitches. Technique after technique, using masses of product to create your own masterpieces. Places extremely limited so book early

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Bird Quote Book

 

As you all know I am renowned for my love of quotes and this book is dedicated to that. Gorgeous floral Laura Ashley papers combined with bird images and acetate pages. Filled with quotes to ignite your inspiration.

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Canvas Bunting
 

Bunting is all the rage at the moment and appearing everywhere. But have you seen the price of it? Come make your own to co ordinate with your furnishings. We will be decorating canvas with inks, paints and Dylusions stamps, cutting the shapes, padding slightly and assing the bias binding to finish. Although I have 2 sewing machines, there is a lot of sewing and it would be extremely useful for you to have your own to work on.

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Christmas Advent box
An old favourite re done in new papers. A collection of 24 small boxes , painted , decorated and arranged in a stack for a really unusual centrepiece.
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Embracing the White Space with Tracy

Tutor Tracy Scott

Embrace the White Space - if there is one thing art journallers worry about more than a blank page it has to be the dreaded white space !!

In this one day workshop I will show you my tips and tricks to perfect composition and making the most of your white space. We will work with a variety of media and you will come away with a new found knowledge of how to make that lovely white space work perfectly for you !!

This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced journallers

Please bring a black and white journalling pen

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Expressive Mark Making with Kate

Tutor - Kate Crane

Come and discover the grungy and more expressive side of art journaling. Sometimes you want to go a bit further in your art journal and truly express yourself through colour, marks and words.  These pages may be edgy, grungy and even a little ugly, but they will represent YOU. Kate will talk you through some mark making techniques and help you to loosen up with your art style by freely creating with wild colour and carefree mark making! 

Bring an art journal for practicing in, and then make an accordion style journal to experiment with your new found freedom!

Optional: Paints and various colours are provided in the studio, but feel free to bring along any personal favourites such as coloured pencils.

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Gelato Goodness by Sandra

Tutor – Sandy Poppins

Another chance to find out what these Gelato Pens are all about: we will spend some time in the morning session discovering lots of different techniques, including ways with fabric, using them with texture paste, embossing folders in the Bigshot and much more.  Then we will put these techniques to good use by making a range of gorgeous cards using a variety of stamps (choose from Tim Holtz stamps, Stampotique, Dina Wakely, La Blanche or Pam Carriker to name a few!) or if you’re not a card maker, you may prefer to work in your journal… choices, choices, choices….. 

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Homage to Dina accordion book
 

As you know I have always been a fan of the gorgeously talented Dina Wakley, and this accordion book is made to honour her. Her style, her stamps, her quirkiness, her eclecticness. Gesso resist, paint washes, ink sprays, hand stitch binding, tissue tape finishing, inserts, flaps, acetate embossing, stamping and book page collage. Do I need to say any more?

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Micro Mini Journaling by Tracy Scott

Come a join me as we create this fabulous Micro Mini Journal

Paint, ink, stencil and stamp, we will do it all to create this colourful pocket sized Journal that's small in size but extra big on impact !!

The journal measures approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is packed full of techniques that we will cover on the day. 

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£35.00
Quirky Note Holder

 I had great fun making this from my downloads. You will be learning various techniques, including, paint effects, doodling and collage. A really fun quirky addition to your home, kitchen or office.

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Quote Journal

 Every one knows I love my quotes. I have collected loads, but can never find them when I need them, so I am always designing books especially for them. I thought I would make this a little different. It is a bit like an art journal. Painty, papery, stampy, collagey...But you don't have to come up with any words, that's all done for you in the way of the quotes. Simples. It would be useful to bring along a couple of magazines to pick images from. Glossy Sunday paper mags are ace. The journal is not intended to be finished in class, just to give you a hefty leg up, lol.

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Tags the Tim Holtz way!!!

 Everyone loves Tim's style of working. Come and find out some of the tips and techniques he uses. From the stunning backgrounds he creates, the building up of the Eclectic collage style
of stamping, to the finishing touches of Grunge and Idea-ology hardware

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Techniques to cute grunge by Sandra
 Can grunge be cute? It can when it looks like this! Using the master of grunginess, Tim Holtz papers, we’ll be using distress and resist techniques to make this lovely mini, mini book!
A hand made notebook to fit in your handbag that will most definitely impress your friends when you pull it out.
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The Play School House Book By Marie
 We'll be making the Play School house book from scratch, so you might need your most favourite craft knife. Then we'll be decorating it with Graphic 45's ever cheerful ABC Primer Range. Technically this is a children's album inspired by the round, square and arched windows from Play School, but the main colour palette of buff and aged mahogany also lend themselves to being a really beautifully festive & traditional Christmas project. The windows are photo holders and the door can be decorated with the child's age or maybe a mini Christmas wreath ? There are all sorts of interesting pages, pockets and folders to store memorabilia and precious things.
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Wizard of Oz Starbook
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Hanging Advent Calender
Hows this for an unique and unusual decoration in the run up to Christmas 24 bags just waiting to be filled with treasure. Will you be able to resist opening them..??
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Altered Mannequin by Kaz
 Kaz will be bringing her own vintage style to this popular workshop.  
Using a range of Tim Holtz and ranger products you will create your very own 
Altered mannequin. Kaz will guide you through some really cool techniques as you work through all the various stages of the mannequin........ these of course  will involve getting painty, inky and even some metal work! 
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ATC's and ATC Holder with Sandra

Tutor - Sandra

Wondering where to store your ATC's from swaps? Join me and I will show you how to create a book to store your mini works of art in. We will also create and swap some ATC's too.

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Bisous Envelope Journal

 

An extra large, handmade journal filled with envelopes as well as pages, beautifully decorated in the gorgeous, Bisouz Hot paper range and a sprinking of 7gypsies Paddington range for contrast. Bisouz have always inspired me with their designs and have now teamed up with Stampers Anonymous to make co-ordinating sheets of stamps. I have been in my element playing with these and I just know you will be too.

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Dylusions canvas boards
 

Many of you have oohed and aahed over my sample boards from CHA Chicago. Now’s your chance to make some of your own. We will start the day by all following steps to recreate one, and once you gain confidence you will have the chance to make one of your own design.

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Dylusions Painty Journal

Tutor Dyan Reaveley 

The Dylusions paints are here and causing a stir. Come and join Dyan learning all there is to know to produce fabulous results.

We will be working in the small Dylusions journal (provided) and filling it full of painty technique goodness.

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