Archive | March 2018

Journaling Session FOUR- Sisterhood & Little Sisters

Sisterhood Session FOUR is Sunday, March 25.  Little Sisters Session FOUR is, April  8 (no class Easter Sunday). Please let me know if/when you will not be attending any session.

Homework

  1. Finish installing your scrappy tags and the six spreads designed for the last session.
  2. Begin designing another six spreads.  Remember to create one fold-over page edge and one wrap-around page edge in each signature.  Use the oxide paper and die cuts created for/at last session.  Make more oxide ink paper as needed.  If you are comfortable with your spreads, please go ahead and affix.  If you would like my input, just clip them to the page and ask me for review time.
  3. Begin using the sister share items in your spreads if they work, please don’t force anything.
  4. Finish collecting share items for sisters using the shared information sheet distributed  (such as stamps, die cuts, images … any tidbit that goes with their theme & colors).
  5. Bring your list of chapter/signature/journal titles and/or words you would like Cherri to typeset; or do them yourselves.

Class Plan

  1. If requested, spread design/layout review time with Cherri.
  2. Finish sharing with sisters; collect sister signatures on labels/tabs.
  3. Show & tell!! Let’s see what you’re done!!
  4. Class work #1 … water color with Prima Water Soluable Oil Pastels (I provide water colors).
  5. Class work #2 … Dylusion paint background techniques (I provide paints).

Bring to Class List is

  1. Your JOURNAL, along with a small collection of your images, scraps, paper and doodahs.
  2. A #2 round watercolor brush
  3. A palette or substitute plastic surface
  4. Two or three images stamped on watercolor paper with a permanent ink pad (preferably MEMENTO, second choice is ARCHIVAL, third choice is VERSAFINE.  Do not use DISTRESS INKS, they are water-based) .  Pick images that have open space that allow for coloring and work with your theme.  I will bring my MEMENTO ink pads to share, and we can heat-set the images.
  5. Four sheets of quality and smooth surface 8-1/2 x 11″ card stock (white, natural, or off-white).
  6. Distress oxide ink pads — only the colors you are using in your journal.
  7. A few permanent ink pads in colors coordinating to your journal.
  8. A small stash of paper towel, a rag, and baby wipes.
  9. Share items for sisters.
  10. Your list of six chapter/signature/journal titles and/or words if you would like Cherri to typeset.
  11. And, your Cherri Tool Box, of course.

Thanks & see you soon!!

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Journaling Session THREE- Little Sisters (only)

Little Sisters Journaling Session Three is Sunday, March 18.  Please refer to the photograph below to see Class Plan example. Also, please let me know if/when you will not be attending any session.

Homework

  1. Finish your scrappy tags (oxide ink tag, tags are 1/8 inch larger than book so you can trim 1/8 inch before or after you add to book [or leave sticking out], ink the backside top 2 inches where hole is [it will show], stamp with flourish or background, add washi tape along the seam where the two tags touch in center, affix into the inside of the first page of each signature/chapter).  Call me if you have questions.
  2. Finish oxide inking all the paper/file folders I handed out in class. Iron flat before bringing to class.
  3. Begin designing your layout for six spreads, please do not glue/affix into your journal.  A spread is when you open the journal and you are looking at both the left and right pages, which are coordinated.  You might start by selecting a mini wall calendar image for each signature that sits to the right of the oxide tags you have added at the beginning of each signature.  Continue by creating mats and other layers, then use a paper clip or mini binder clip to hold onto the page (see photo below).
  4. Begin collecting share items for six or more sisters using the shared information sheet distributed  (such as stamps, die cuts, images … any tidbit that goes with their theme & colors).
  5. Your list of three chapter/signature/journal titles and/or words you would like Cherri to typeset.

Class Plan

  1. Make tickets to use throughout.
  2. Create flourishes to use throughout.
  3. Create numbers to use throughout.
  4. Add ribbons to scrappy tags.
  5. Review your spreads with Cherri and begin affixing into your journal.
  6. Begin sharing with sisters (six or more).
  7. Die cut labels for share signatures.
  8. Fold-over/wrap around paper edge engineering … one of each in each signature.

Bring to Class List is

  1. Your JOURNAL with 8 scrappy tags affixed and six spreads laid out with paper clips.
  2. Distress oxide ink pads — only the colors you are using in your journal.
  3. All the paper, tags and folders you have colored with distress oxide inks.
  4. Your remaining mini wall calendar images or other images/stamps related to your journal.
  5. Seam tape or other ribbon for the 8 scrappy tags.
  6. A few permanent ink pads in colors coordinating to your journal.
  7. Flourish (stamps or die cuts) and background/theme stamps that will be recurring throughout your journal. I will bring plenty to share.
  8. I need one person to bring another big shot die cut machine … so we have three total (store, mine & ____)
  9. Washi tape or tissue tape if you’d like to continue using as journal accents.
  10. A small stash of paper towel, a rag, and baby wipes.
  11. Any ticket stamps, punches or die cuts you might like to use (I have plenty to share).
  12. Share items for six or more sisters.
  13. Your list of three chapter/signature/journal titles and/or words you would like Cherri to typeset.
  14. And, your Cherri Tool Box, of course.

I will bring a set of my titles to share which are …

  1. Ride along with me
  2. The journey has just begun
  3. Be happy and just enjoy
  4. Spread your wings and fly
  5. We rise by lifting others
  6. Dream up

Thanks & See you soon!!

This is a spread … open to left & right pages. Notice they are color coordinated. The right side has an image designed with a tag mat, a piece of ribbon, a flourish die cut, inked edges and one embellishment flower.  The left side has a word stamp and a quote sitting on top of the background-stamped-oxide-inked scrappy tag, with ribbons in the tags.

 

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