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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Journaling Session Two – Sisterhood & Little Sisters

Are you ready to have FUN, FUN, FUN!!!  Well, the Distress Oxide Ink shipment is in the store … and Patsy brought in a boatload of Antique Link & Tattered Rose pads and reinkers.  Sisterhood Session Two is this Sunday, February 25 and Little Sisters is Sunday, March 4.  Please refer to the photographs below to see Class Plan samples. Also, please let me know if/when you will not be attending any session.

Class Plan is to use the Distress Oxide Inks to make create backgrounds for

  1. Scrappy tags to reinforce the first page of each signature.
  2. Extra tags to use here & there
  3. Mats/frames
  4. Die cuts and labels
  5. Paper to stamp images on
  6. Tickets and
  7. Ribbon distressing

Next, we will be stamping flourishes or backgrounds on the oxide inked tags, inking the edges, putting them into our books with UHU glue sticks (required), and covering the seam with washi tape. I will supply the scrappy tags for the signatures and 2 extra tags, well as one legal size file folder each.  Please bring feel free to bring extra tags, file folders, mixed media and watercolor paper if you like.  Quality off white/natural card stock also works (not copy paper).

Bring to Class List is

  1. Your book (ha ha)
  2. Your distress oxide ink pads and reinkers.  The store has one set of pads to share, and I have about half of the colors to share.
  3. Your mini wall calendar images (one for each signature/chapter), or other images.
  4. Seam tape ribbon to match the lightest color in your color palette (I will provide one as a teaching sample, you can buy more at the store).  You may want to put one in each scrappy tag (equals 12 for Sisters, and 8 for Little Sisters).
  5. Versafine or Archival ink pads in black or dark brown … make sure they are reinked and juicy!! However, if you want your flourish/background stamped on the tag in a lighter background color, bring other colors of Archival/permanent ink pads (the store and I have sets to share).
  6. Flourish or background stamps … I will bring plenty to share.  Please feel free to bring your favorites as well, or stamps that match your theme.
  7. Washi tape that matches your theme/color palette (I will bring a bunch to share).
  8. Your heat tool … we will have stations to set up for six tools, so there will be sharing.
  9. Your craft iron … again six stations and sharing.
  10. A water spritzer bottle.
  11. Latex gloves if you don’t want inky fingers.
  12. Paper towels, rags, and baby wipes.
  13. And, your Cherri Tool Box, of course.

ALSO, start thinking about your chapter titles or words you would like to use in your book.  I will print and share my titles, and would be happy to set yours in the fancy font I used, and bring to the following session.  My titles were …

  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!!

Scrappy tags … go in the front of each signature/chapter

Die cut and label sample from distress oxide paper

 

Image stamped on distress oxide paper

Second sample die cut & label

Extra tag used for image mat

Piece of tag used … just because

Another tag with distress oxide ink … I’ll share

Seam binding ribbon with oxide ink application

Tickets with on oxide paper (see right side vertical strip)

 

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Little Sisters journaling begin February 18

The LITTLE SISTERS CLASSES are Sundays, from 12:00 to 3:30p at Artsy Stamps & Papercrafts in Loveland, CO.  Cost is $40 for all FOUR sessions, students provide their own supplies. Little Sisters are doing three signatures (instead of 5), which requires 9 pieces of 12×6″cardstock to begin. If your cardstock has a design that needs to be upright, be sure to cut the cardstock horizontally so when folded in half, you don’t have any cats or dogs laying on their backs. If you are not sure, just bring the 12×12″ sheets to class and I’ll help you cut.  Also bring to class your mini wall calendar that will be used as journal images (or whatever other image set you have selected).

  1. February 18
  2. March 4
  3. March 18
  4. April 15

Please read the following three blog posts for the Sisterhood.  The only difference for the first Little Sisters’ class is the 9 pieces of 12×6″cardstock, which will then be folded in half to create a 6×6″ journal.  I’ll have a class plan for the four sessions at our first meeting. The front doors will be open at 11:30a, so we can start at noon.

January 5 — THIS AND THAT

January 5 — TOOLBOX

February 8 — SISTERHOOD BEGINS.  Please look at the photos and bring specialty paper, if you like.

See you soon my little ones!  xoxo Cherri

Sisterhood begins Sunday, February 11

 

Be sure to double check the January 5 posts regarding “bring to class” and “toolbox”.  In addition, if you like bring some vellum, mulberry, hand-made, or other special paper to sew into each signature, as shown in the photos below.  I will bring some vintage sheet music to share.  Also, bring to class your mini wall calendar that will be used as journal images (or whatever other image set you have selected). And, if you like, bring last year’s journal for show and tell … or anything else you would like to share.  I’ll have the front door of the store open at 11:30a so we can start at noon.

 

 

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This & That plus Sistehood Class Plan

Happy New Year to the Sisterhood … I’m getting excited for our next journaling session to begin … only 23 more days!!!  See you Sunday, January 28th at noon.

This & That #1:  I know that Patsy has called you asking of your journal theme and color palette.  I’ll pull a few goodies from my studio to share with you as well.  Most of you have decided, no worries, the others still have 23 days.

This & That #2:  If you have not already paid, payment is due by January 15th.  Call me if that is a problem (970) 203-5051.


I’ve provided an outline of the class plan below, just as an FYI.  There are only two requirements for the first class.

  1. Bring 15 sheets of cardstock cut to 6 by 12 inches.  When we sew it together in class, it will make a 6  by 6 inch book. I will provide all the materials to sew and bind the book.
  2. Start collecting the “Cherri Journaling Toolbox”.  Click on the link below to jump back to an earlier blog post. Remember UHU glue stick is always a requirement.
  3.  https://angelsandpears.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/toolbox-cherris-favorite-art-journaling-toolbox-2/

SISTERHOOD CLASS PLAN (does not apply to Little Sisters, yours will be posted later this month)

WEEK ONE

  1. BUILD book
  2. DECLARE design theme & colors

WEEK TWO

  1. MAKE TAGS

WEEK THREE

  1. Begin sharing with sisters
  2. Tickets throughout
  3. Flourish design throughout
  4. Numbers throughout

WEEK FOUR

  1. Scraps … strips challenge
  2. Scraps … ATC challenge
  3. Labels for shared items
  4. Continue sharing with sisters

WEEK FIVE

  1. Something METAL
  2. Something already made
  3. Signature page
  4. Continue sharing with sisters

WEEK SIX

  1. Sister ideas, suggestions, requests
  2. Continue sharing with sisters

PRODUCTS

  1. Distress Oxide Inks
  2. Color a la Cremes, water soluble oil pastels
  3. New Dylusions paint colors, “wash technique by Sue T”
  4. Distress Collage Medium, Vintage
  5. … to be determined

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