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Art Journaling 2019 with Cherri

Sisterhood, Little Sisters, and introducing All Star Sisters

Art Journaling returns in 2019 with three groups at Artsy Stamps and Papercrafts – and continues with the gathering of two established groups, The Sisterhood and The Little Sisters.  Plus, a third group is now open for new participants – the All Star Sisters.

The Sisterhood will meet monthly January through April and work on UFO’s (Unfinished Objects), plus Patsy will provide one product or technique demonstration at each session.  This is the fourth year of a returning group.  The fee will be $5 per session donated to one of Patsy’s animal charities.  It is an art fellowship full of love and laughter.

The Little Sisters and the All Star Sisters will both have six bi-weekly sessions from January through March, meeting every other weekend – Little Sisters on Sunday and All Star Sisters on Saturday.  This year’s project will be based on Cherri’s journal “Autographs from a Bird” (on display at Artsy) which includes paper engineering, techniques and products.  The students provide all their own supplies, while Cherri brings mentoring, demonstrations and many things to share.  $60 for all six sessions, and payment must be made by December 30th to hold your spot.

To begin each student should collect “Cherri’s Tool Box”, which can be found on her blog.  In addition, on Session One each student brings 10 pieces of color coordinated 12×12 cardstock printed on both sides and a good 12” personal paper trimmer.  From there, each week Cherri will post on her blog the next session class plan.  The All Star Sisters must speak to Cherri before joining to assure the class work and homework is a comfortable level for them and that they understand the process (stampincherri@comcast.net).  Maximum 8 on the new group. 

Sisterhood

Sundays

Noon to 3p

Little Sisters

Sundays

Noon to 3p

All Star Sisters

Saturdays

10a to 1p

January 20 January 13 January 12
February 17 January 27 January 26
March 17 February 10 February 9
April 28 February 24 February 23
March 10 March 9
March 24 March 23

 

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TOOLBOX 2019 – Cherri’s Favorite Art Journaling Toolbox

Little Sisters & All Star Sisters Art Journaling – Toolbox Recommendations (Bring what you can, but I usually have tools to share.)

1. Scissors (small/sharp/fine detail cutting)
2. Pencil/pen/paper pad for homework notes
3. Ruler
4. Bone folder
5. Paper clips and/or mini binder clips
6. Good personal paper trimmer … must be 12″
7. ¼ inch hand-held hole punch
8. Paper piercer (awl, aka pokie thing)
9. ADHESIVES (including: UHU glue stick, Skor tape, tacky white glue with fine tip point, glue dots, pop-up dots)
10. Glue book (old magazine/catalog)
11. Small rag/plastic cup to wet for wiping fingers, baby wipes, dish towel/rag to dry hands and/or clean stamps.
12. Distress ink pads (color coordinated to your current project), and blender handles and pads (or make-up sponge)
13. Black permanent ink pad (Versafine, Archival, Momento)
14. FAVORITE TOOLS might include … deckled and postoid scissors, stylus & pad, sand paper/nail file, corner rounder punch, exacto knife, #2 round paint brush, rubber gloves, water mister, stickles.
15. ___________  Plus your own favorites …

Journaling Session SIX- Sisterhood

Sisterhood Session SIX is Sunday, April 22.  Please let me know if/when you will not be attending any session

Class Plan

  1. Mostly work on your journals.
  2. Show and tell.
  3. Embellishments … buttons, lace, ribbon, jewels, bling, flowers, charms, beads … anything you like! I’ll help you with beaded or flowered edges if it fits your design.
  4. Set June reunion date for potluck brunch and show & tell with Little Sisters.
  5. Work on cover.

Bring to Class List is

  1. All your regular journal goodies, and of course, your journal!
  2. Any embellishments you’d like to use… I’ll bring goodies to share.
  3. And, your Cherri Tool Box, of course.

Thanks & see you soon!!

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Journaling Session FIVE- Sisterhood

Sisterhood Session FIVE is Sunday, April 15.  Please let me know if/when you will not be attending any session.

Homework

  1. Hope you’ve enjoyed working on your journals,  I look forward to show and tell!
  2. Finish collecting your share items for the other sisters.

Class Plan

  1. Mostly work on your journals.
  2. Show and tell.
  3. Challenge with postage stamps.
  4. Challenge with scraps.
  5. Demo: Background wash with Dylusions paints.
  6. Finish sharing with the other sisters.

Bring to Class List is

  1. All your regular journal goodies, and of course, your journal!
  2. All your paper scraps, including cardstock and distress oxide ink papers you made.
  3. A personal paper trimmer.
  4. One or two favorite die cuts that go with your journal.
  5. A palette, if you have (nothing else required)
  6. Any postage stamps you may have collected that might color coordinate to your journal.  I have some to share.
  7. And, your Cherri Tool Box, of course.

Thanks & see you soon!!

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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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Journaling Session THREE- Sisterhood (only)

Sisterhood Session Three is this Sunday, March 11.  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 four 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 six 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 (four or more).
  7. Die cut labels for share signatures.
  8. Fold-over engineering … two versions in each signature.

Bring to Class List is

  1. Your JOURNAL with 12 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 12 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 & PATSY’S, done thank you!)
  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 four or more sisters.
  13. Your list of six 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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