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Inspiration Gallery

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.
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.
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 !!
 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. 
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's addictive!!
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 !
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.
 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 !!!
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.  
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. 
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. 
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.
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 !!!
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.
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
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!
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.
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 
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 !!
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.
Tonnes of Tags with Sandra
Tags are a fabulous way of creating and experimenting with new techniques. During this workshop we will be using different size tags and learning different techniques to create lots of different looks for your tags. Stunning wether you put them into journals, create scenes or simply decorate a simple tag. This workshop will ignite a passion for tags within you!! Please bring along your favourite journaling pens
‘Life is a canvas’ Double Journal Spread by Tracy
Come and join me for a full on colour  filled day !! We will be creating a double page spread in our journals incorporating lots of fun techniques.  We will collage, stamp, stencil, create texture, paint and more to complete this stunning addition to your journal.   This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced artists. Step by step instructions will be given.  Please bring your favourite journal and black and white Journalling pens are always advisable. 
Brush Lettering Word Cloud by Michelle
In this class we’ll go over how to do brush lettering, limber up our lettering skills then make a “word Cloud” of your choosing. All you need to do is write a list of things that you love, and what makes you happy. We will then build up our word cloud with all the words in your list. You’ll learn how to use coloured brush pens to write key words and use a black brush pen to fill in all the areas around your key words until you make a fabulous word cloud, you’ll be making them as gifts for all your family in no time.  There are plenty of coloured brush pens in the studio, but if you could bring with you a fine black brush pen this would be helpful, they can be purchased in the shop too.  The frame is for display purposes only
Monochrome Rainbow Designs Book by Sandra
Come and join Sandra to create a striking black and white booklet using the beautiful new stamps from Miranda Van de Bosch. You will make the booklet from scratch adding lots of flaps, pull out sections and 2 ATC sections. Before going on to decorate the booklet using Miranda's stamps and lots of doodling.  Please bring along your favourite black and white journal pens. Don't worry if you don't have any as the shop stocks lots of various style pens.
Dyalog Delight by Sandra
Using a backgrounds dyalog we will be creating quick, quirky and fun pages. I will take you step by step through some pages and then let you create your own using the techniques Andy tips that I will give you. We will also be adding some writing to our pages, again with some help and practice from me.  Please bring along your favourite journaling pens.
Are you a good witch or a bad witch? by Michelle
In this class you’ll learn all things mixed media, from making the textured backgrounds, to adding lots of interest through stamping, stencilling, and painting. You will not need drawing skills for this class, it is accessible for everyone. You’ll also learn some shading techniques and also some brush lettering to write the words on your canvas. All in good time for Halloween. All materials will be provided. If you have a black brush lettering, and a white highlighting pen please bring this with you.
 Duo of Tim & Dyan Etcetera Tags by Sandra
Would like a class of contrasts? Then this is the class for you. We will be creating on two etcetera tags, but, whilst we will be using very similar background techniques, including a peeled paint effect, each tag will have a very distinctive look. One tag will be given a vintage Tim style look and the other will have a bright vivacious Dylusions style look.
Stamp your ART out (Christmas) by Dyan
I taught this class in August and we had such a lovely time I wanted to teach it again. My Christmas stamps are releasing late September  and I just had to include them.  As many of you know stamping is one of my great loves and today we will be going old school. All the cool techniques I've taught over the years are making a comeback and so I've had a ball revisiting them. We will be working in the large flip journal and filling it full of fabulousness . Large flip journal included.
 Messy Mandalas by Tracy
Come and join me for a full day of fun and colour making messy mandalas !! Have trouble painting a circle or stitching in a straight line?... then this is the class for you.  We will paint, collage, stitch and add funky doodles to our one of a kind beautifully imperfect messy mandalas!!.  This class is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists and step by step instructions will be given.  Please bring black white and gold journaling pens (these are available to purchase in the shop on the day if you do not have)
ATC Coins by Tracy
The latest craze in miniature art... Artist Trading Coins are currently taking the mixed media world by storm... they may be small in size at 2.5 inches but are full of impact.  Come and join me for a full day playing and creating these miniature marvels.  Paint, stamp, stencil, collage and more but be's addictive!! Class is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists and step by step instructions will be given.  Please bring black and white journaling pens.
Brush lettering Christmas Cards by Michelle
Make your own Christmas Cards in style this year with your very own brush lettering. You can personalise your cards with names in your family, quotes you always say, or just Christmas Greetings. This class is suitable for beginners or intermediates. We'll limber up our brush lettering practice and then start making lots of cards. We'll be using stamps and glitter too to add Christmas bling and you can have a go at using watercolours to add easy Christmas decoration to your cards. Please bring with you your black brush pens, there will be some Tombow coloured brush pens to use in class. 
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...??
Build a Book with Kate
These mini 6x6cm books, using kits by Tando Creative, are so easy to build and customise to create something which is truly unique and your own.  We’ll begin by printing papers to create our pages and collage materials, and then design and paint the covers. We will then bind our books with Tweed or Hessian, and then fill one with colour and one with funky collage! 
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. 

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

All things RangerKaz style !!
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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 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!
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!

Doodle your Art out part 2
Although this is a follow on from the last doodle class, everyone is welcome, old and new, experienced or total beginner  My passion is doodling, so there will be lots of new things for you to doodle ( maybe new stencils and silhouettes, cough cough!). But this class also goes one step further by creating cut outs through the doodles. Sneaky little windows into the pages beyond. Totally addicting. A black Dylusions journal and a white pen is included in the workshop.
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
Fabric Journal Cover with Tracy
Isn't it about time you gave your journal covers some well deserved attention ?? Join me in this one day class where will create a custom fabric journal cover to for your favourite journal.  We will collage, paint, stamp, stitch and more to create your one of a kind journal cover.  This class is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists.  Step by step instructions will be given.  Please bring your favourite journal to cover.
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.

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.
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.

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..??

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...!!!
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!

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Make & Create Journal Page with Tracy
In this one day workshop not only will we be creating this beautiful double page spread but we will also be making our own stamps to include on the page.  It's so satisfying to know that you've created something genuinely unique and by making our own stamps to include on the page means that no two will ever be the same.  This class is suitable for beginners as well as accomplished artists. Step by step instructions will be given.  Please bring your journal and black and white journalling pens (these are available to purchase in the shop if you do not already have them)
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!
Painted Rocks with Michelle
The Kindness Rock Project is a new craze of painting rocks and placing them somewhere to put a smile on someone's face or giving the rock to a dear friend. Rocks are a wonderful surface to paint on, and you can varnish them, and they will keep forever in a pot in the garden, on your doorstep or as a paperweight on your desk. Mandala's look fantastic on them, as do quotes and bright colours. The possibilities are endless. In this workshop I'll show you how best to paint on rocks, what designs really work well and how to preserve them. I'll have a few of my own designs which I'll walk through how to do. Please bring a very fine tip paint brush, a white Signo pen and your reading glasses if you need them for close-up work.
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. 

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..!!

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.

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.

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)

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.
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.

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

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

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.

Quirky Collage with Dyan
Dyan is well known for her love of collage and the quirky, innovative way she uses it. Come and join her as she takes you on a journey from magazine to masterpiece. All the hints and tips, where to start, types of magazines, adhesive, what goes where, backgrounds, quotes and those all important final touches. You will also receive an exclusive collage sheet to work with. Although Dyan has magazines in the studio it is recommended you bring along a few of your favourites for personal use. Includes large Dylusions flip journal and an exclusive collage sheet
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.

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 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)

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!

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.

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.

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!
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. 

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

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

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

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 !!
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

Journal Your Tags with Sandra
Ever wondered what to do with your finished tags? Id so, then this is the workshop for you. This class will see us incorporating tags onto our pages, giving us somewhere for them and making them appear seamless within our art pages. Please bring along your art journal and your journal pens. Also if you have some completed tags, please feel free to bring them along.
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 !!

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! 

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.

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.

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!
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.

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....

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.

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

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!

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.