April Lessons 2018

Janine Koczwara

Posted on March 26 2018

Lessons April 2018

 Hi there Everyone.

Can you believe we are about to launch into April? A quarter of the year is behind us already now that we are at the end of March, and that can only mean one thing. APRIL LESSONS!! YAY!

This month we have some absolutely amazing lesson opportunities, as we branch out into yet more new and exciting structures, such as the Midweek Mini Flourish, Guided Arts, Guided Cards, and a new All Day Bi-monthly event we know you're going to love!!

Of course we are lucky enough to have the incomparable Miss Louise Nelson grace our humble lesson table again this month with some gorgeous cards featuring Seven Paper Dolls Dies,with Louise's very own distinctive twist!

It's a plethora of entertainment and activity here at The Flourish this month, and we encourage you to book early, as seats are going to fill quickly.

Thanks so much for your support as always, and we look forward to seeing you in-store soon.

Mandii, Ruth, and The Paper Flourish Team.

Download the April lesson schedule here:

 

Cards with Helen $17


Tuesday 3rd April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

This month we take a sheet of journaling cards along with some pretty paper and cardstock. We will keep making until we have very little left! Along the way we learn some tricks to get the best results from our journaling sheet.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, Nuvo ebony black.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Fancy Cards with Mandii $25



Tuesday 3rd April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Friday 13th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Join Mandii to make these bright and bold , beautifully layered and textured cards, using some absolutely amazing Dies, Embellishments, and Products including brands like Seven Paper Dolls and Anna Griffin! A great value product rich class with plenty of leftovers to create more of the same, or even design your own!

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.




 

No-Heat Foil Technique with Ashleigh $5


Wednesday 4th April @ 1:00-1:45pm

In this technique, Ashleigh will show you how to get more use out of your foil, without even adding any heat, nor do you need a machine! You will be surprised of all the different ways you can use foil to create some beautiful, shiny effects on cards.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, die cut and bond double sided tape, 6mm double sided tape, 3mm double sided tape.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

 Planner Heaven with Lydell $25

 

Wednesday 4th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join Lydell for this monthly Planner Class.  Throughout this year we are working on incorporating all styles of planners into one.  A bit of Happy Planner, Bullet Journaling, Memory Planning and Traveller's notebooks.  Plan your life and get all the clutter out of your head and into your planner leaving you free to concentrate on more important things!  From meal planning to cleaning, day to day planning to mood mandalas.  So helpful to organise and document your everyday life.  Start wherever you are at…. using whatever planner you currently have. There is a selection of planners to purchase in store.  We are working mostly with the Webster’s Colour Crush Binder (it’s GORGEOUS by the way and available in store).  Bring planner basic planner kit.  See you there! 

Tools & Inks Used: Prior Planner Kits, Stickers, Pens, markers, Brush markers, watercolours, stamps, stickers etc.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Contemporary Elegant Cards with Janine $20

 

Thursday 5th April @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 17th April @ 10:00am – 12:30pm

There is no mistaking that black can create drama on your cards and Janine will show you how to add awesome drama to this set of cards with touches of black die cuts.  These are simpler than some of the cards Janine creates but the drama of the black, combined with the choice of dies, enhances the overall effect of the card.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Black Soot Distress Ink and Tool, Seven Paper Dolls Deco Filigree Frame 2, Seven Paper Dolls Cross Stitched Pennants.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Cardmakers Club - FREE

Friday 6th April @ 1:30pm

 

 

Not So Shabby Chic with Helen $16

 

Saturday 7th April @ 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday 17th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Not so…Shabby Chic is back this month, and we take it one step further and make our own background paper with Ecoline inks, distress oxides and mica powder. This is a technique rich class.
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, Darkroom Door background French Script stamp, Seven Paper Dolls Delicate Foliage One, Delicate Foliage Nine. Tea dye distress ink, antique linen distress oxide.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Hand Lettered Love with Lydell $25

 

Sunday 8th April @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Monday 9th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us in our monthly Lettering Class where we practice all kinds of lettering.  From modern calligraphy, Envelope Art to Brush Lettering and Word Art.  Our fingers will be in many pies in 2018, as we learn some different styles.   Be prepared for some practice and drills to enhance your skills.

Bring your Calligraphy and Lettering kit (pens, markers, pencils, watercolours, blender sheets, water brush). Some calligraphy extras will be available for purchase in class.  Open to all to start where you are, a beginner’s kit for self-improvement will be available to purchase.

Tools & Inks Used: Inks, watercolours, brush markers.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Guided Arts with Lydell $10

 

Sunday 8th April @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Join Lydell in this new monthly class with a slightly different format.  Bring in your current project or plan you are working on, whether it be Art journaling, Bible Journaling, Watercolour or Calligraphy, (or any other subject Lydell Teaches) and get guidance, inspiration or tips and tricks to complete your work.  Loads of ideas of how to get started and use the various products we sell in store to help with the success of your current and future projects. Bring your projects and basic ‘creating kit' for your work.  ***no kit included in this class, just a wealth of knowledge Lydell is happy to share!!!

Tools & Inks Used: various mediums, all available for purchase in Store

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Mixed Media with Janine $17

 

Monday 9th April @ 10:00am – 12:30pm
Thursday 19th April @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Don’t just think that your die cuts are for scrapbooking or cards, you can also incorporate them into your Mixed Media projects!  You will also learn how to enhance the dimension of collaged pieces using shading and highlights. Please bring a waterbrush to the class.

Tools & Inks Used: Paint Brushes, Matte Medium, Texture Paste, Gesso, Apron, Heat Tool, Palette Knife.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Paper Flourish Playdate - Zig Clean Colour Markers with Janine $5

 

Tuesday 10th April @ 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Janine adores the look of stamped images that have been hand coloured. The way you can get the depth of shading with the Zig Clean Colour Markers makes this technique easy for anyone.  Janine will show you how to get the most out of these markers, from the importance of the paper you use to what makes this brand of water soluble markers unique.  If you have been interested in seeing how these beautiful markers work, this is a fantastic opportunity.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Sentimental Flower Cards with Ruth $25

 

Tuesday 10th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday 19th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

It is so nice to be able to give a card that really touches the heart of a loved one and these 2 cards are designed to do just that.  “You are my sunshine’ and ‘You mean the world to me’ truly are statements.  Ruth has given them the usual glitz with lots of flowers, ribbon, butterflies, ribbon, bling and glitter. 

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, 18mm double-sided tape, 18mm foam tape.  Dies available at the class.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

Wild Ones Cards with Ashleigh $18

 

Wednesday 11th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm
Monday 23rd April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Ashleigh has used another adorable Neat and Tangled stamp set to create 4 gorgeous cards. With the addition of inky backgrounds, stencils and border dies, these cards truly come to life! As always, you will receive a full sheet of stamped images on your choice of Copic or watercolour card. Please bring your colouring medium of choice with you to this lesson.

Tools & Inks Used: Distress Oxide Inks (Fired Brick, Broken China, Bundled Sage and Spiced Marmalade) and round blending tools, Tim Holtz stencils: Polka dot, Leafy, Honeycomb and Grid Dot, scissors for fussy cutting, memento tuxedo black dual ended marker, colouring medium of choice (such as Copics, distress markers, pencils etc) and basic tool kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Book Binding with Lydell $25

 

Wednesday 11th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Learn diverse ways to bind your own books in this monthly class.  An awesome skill to have up your sleeve, make your own stunning handmade books for journals or albums or even just a humble notebook, using whatever papers you have on hand. Buy patterned papers in-store or bring your own stash.

Tools & Inks Used: Be sure to Bring basic kit….plus Lead pencil, eraser, ruler, an old phonebook if you have it!! (for piercing your holes.)  Any scrapbook papers, or other paper you would like to add…..(as few as 5 as many as 50).

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Diagonally Opening Gift Box with Lyn $14

 

Thursday 12th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Do you have that special person you want to give a gift that they will remember for a long time? For a gift box with a difference, join Lyn to make a fun box that opens diagonally. Whether it is for a male and female, child or adult, just decorate to suit the person it is for and show them just how special they are to you.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Glitz and Glam Cards with Ruth $27

 

Thursday 12th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday 24th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Ruth said you would be spoilt this month and she has delivered.  Three elegant, gorgeous cards in gold foil, the new paper range that was promised with gold embossed sentiments.  To dress the cards Ruth has used ribbon, bling and a full pack of Prima flowers and butterflies for every person.  Value packed as usual.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, 18mm double-sided tape, 18mm foam tape.  Dies available at the class.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Flourish Friday with Mandii $15

 

Friday 13th April @ 6:00pm-12:00am

Friday night crop session where you can bring your projects and supplies into the store and scrap the 6 hours away! This is the perfect chance to get some of your friends together and have an awesome social time of scrapbooking and laughter! Cost includes Dinner, drinks and nibbles.

Tools and Inks Used: Please bring all the supplies you need to work on your current projects, but the store is at your disposal if you wish to purchase more supplies on the night.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

 

Demo Day: Alcohol Ink 101 with Ashleigh - FREE



Saturday 14th April @ 10:00am-10:45am

This month, Ashleigh will show you how a few different ways of using Alcohol Inks. You will learn the best surfaces to use these inks on, as well as other useful tricks and tools to get the most out of your inks.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Ashleigh $24



Saturday 14th April @ 11:00am-1:00pm

After learning the basics of alcohol inks, you can now use your knowledge and create some beautiful gift cards! You will have lots of fun experimenting and creating fun backgrounds. If you own any alcohol inks already, please bring them along to this lesson! Included in the cost of the lesson is a bottle of alcohol ink to take home with you.

Tools & Inks Used: alcohol inks, Ranger blending felt and tool, alcohol blending solution and basic tool kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Flourish Saturday with Mandii $15



Saturday 14th April @ 6:00pm-12:00am
 
 Saturday night crop session where you can bring your projects and supplies into the store and scrap the 6 hours away! This is the perfect chance to get some of your friends together and have an awesome social time of scrapbooking and laughter! Cost includes Dinner, drinks and nibbles.

Tools and Inks Used: Please bring all the supplies you need to work on your current projects, but the store is at your disposal if you wish to purchase more supplies on the night.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

creART with Carolyn $25

 

 Sunday 15th April @ 12:00pm-4:00pm
 
Carolyn returns to Paper Flourish this month with a gorgeous new Art technique and project for you to learn.
 
For those of you that were lucky enough to book into Carolyn’s last lesson, you were treated to Carolyn’s distinctive style of teaching the very foundational basics of creating stunning artworks with a grass roots understanding of the fundamentals involved. Each lesson is individual and focused entirely on the step by step process that gets you from learning to creating, and every lesson you do with Carolyn will equip you with the knowledge and technique needed to grow. Perfectly suited to beginners looking to explore the artist within, or simply an opportunity to lift the veil on the actual simplicity of genuine art with a genuine artist!
 
Tools & Inks Used: Watercolour pencils, watercolour paints, palette, gesso, gel medium.

 
Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Fancy Bunny Cards with Vanessa $19

 

Monday 16th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

This month Vanessa will show you how to make these pretty bunny cards. Different sentiments can be applied to personalise your cards such as ‘Happy Birthday’ ‘Congratulations’ or ‘New Baby’.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic kit, Copics: Peach R32, Blush R20, Ice Blue B12, Pale Blue B32, Cadmium Yellow Y15, Buttercup Yellow Y21. Paper Flourish Dies.
 
Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

 

 

justART with Lydell $29

 

Monday 16th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join Lydell in our monthly Art Class.  justART is a class helping you to jump in and ‘just start’ your art journey.  Learn about art supplies and products, play with different medias and practice your drawing skills.  Everyone can learn these easy techniques to draw and paint. No prior experience needed.  Hope to see you there to begin/continue your artistic Journey.

Bring your basic drawing/painting kit, and sketchbook.  Previous notes and tools, journal, pencil, eraser.

Tools & Inks Used: Prior drawing Kits, Sketchbook, Pens, markers, paints, available in store as well.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Yearly Scrap with Janine $30

 

Wednesday 18th April @ 10.00am – 12.30pm
Thursday 26th April @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This lesson is a fantastic opportunity to get you photos on pages as you create a double page spread designed to accommodate plenty of photographs.  This class comes with full written instructions so even if you can’t attend the lesson it is easy to work off a lesson pack.  This month features Kaisercraft’s Misty Mountains collection.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Black Soot Distress Ink and tool, Prima Distressing Tool.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Midweek Mini Flourish with Mandii $15

 

Wednesday 18th April @ 5:00pm-9:00pm
 
This is the midweek shot of craft-time we all need! Any decent amount of time to do what we do best, in the company of like minded folks, is an opportunity not to be missed. All the best bits of crop nights condensed into a evening of laughs, creating, making and sharing ideas. All this, and you can still get to bed at a reasonable hour!
 
Drinks and nibbles provided

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Guided Cards with Mandii $10

 

Friday 20th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Do you find yourself getting stuck when you have to start creating a new project? Starting is the hardest part and Mandii can help you with strategies to overcome this.  Bring your Card making supplies or works in progress to this lesson that you wish to create with and Mandii will help you to select papers and embellishments for your cards and help you with designing around the chosen items.  In this lesson you will either need to bring your own products with you or purchase papers, embellishments on the night.  Class cost is for tuition only and is perfect for those beginning their Card Making journey or those who really feel they need more guidance. 

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, any unfinished or can’t-start-it project. Papers or things bought for that ‘perfect’ card.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

Going Spotty Cards with Louise Nelson $25

 

Saturday 21st April @ 10:00am-12:30pm

Want to get all Krafty with Louise. Yes? Then this class is for you. Come create four simple yet detailed cards using some beautiful and elegant floral design die-cut elements. Oh and yes you will be creating your own 'spotty' backgrounds.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic kit, black and white watercolour paint or gouache, black and white journal pens, small to medium soft bristle paint brush.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Kraft, Kards with a Dash of Mixed Media Grunge with Louise Nelson $25

 

Saturday 21st April @ 1:00pm-3:30pm

What is not to love about 7 Paper Dolls die-cuts? Louise loved them so much she just had to buy them! Louise has created these cards using an elegant mix of flora die cut elements and a dash of Krafty Mixed Media Grunge.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, black watercolour paint and small to medium soft bristled brush, black journal pen, foam dots, craft knife, paint scraper/old credit card.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

A Documented Life with Lydell $25

 

Sunday 22nd April @ 11:00am-1:00pm

Join us for our monthly Documented Life Class.  There are many ways to record the everyday, and it is so important to share our stories. This class will accommodate whatever style you want to use. We will share techniques and ways to embellish Mini books, Travelers Notebooks, Memory Planners, Journals or Project life albums, whatever suits your needs.

Bring whatever Project life supplies you must add extra embellishments to your pages as you create, along with your basic kit, pocket pages, stickers, stamps and photos to get your pages underway.  Note you will need to bring your own Pocket pages to this class.
 
*****NOTE- Be sure to book in to secure your Kit even if you can’t make it!

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic kit, extra embellishments, Stickers, Stamps, Pens, markers, Brush markers.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Wonder of Watercolour with Lydell $25

 

Sunday 22nd April @ 1:30pm-3:30pm

Join Lydell for this monthly Watercolour Class.  Learn all about watercolour painting techniques, tips and tricks.   Do some water colour practice… success comes from play, so settle in for some fun and experimenting.  Complete a piece of art and build your watercolour.
confidence.  Bring your basic watercolour kit (watercolours, brushes, pencil, eraser, watercolour journal etc.)  All available in store.

Tools & Inks Used: Watercolour paints (Prima & Gansai Tambi- available in store) Watercolour paper.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Mature Ladies with Helen $15

 

Monday 23rd April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

If you enjoy a slower paced class in a social setting, then this is the class for you! Our cards this month have a very modern flavour with a little die cutting, stamping and lots of fussy cutting!
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, Seven Paper Dolls sentiment phrases one.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Kaiser Cards with Mandii $29

 

Tuesday 24th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday 30th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Join Mandii this month to create these Gorgeous Group of cards with the Pen and Ink range by Kaiser.  Each month Mandii hosts 2 Kaisercard Lessons, (one at night and one during the day) where you can come along and copy Mandii’s designs or come up with your own in this low key, friendly environment.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Tool Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

ANZAC Day

Combat Cards for Fathers Day Creation Event - FREE



Wednesday 25th April @ 12:30pm-4:00pm

In appreciation for all the armed forces that serve our country, at home and especially abroad, we are hosting a Combat Cards Event at Paper Flourish. There are many factors that affect those serving in dangerous parts of the world. Being able to provide some normality by way of having cards to send to family and loved ones from places where you cannot just ‘pop in’ to the local shop and buy something is a significant provision we can all be a part of.

The event will consist of everyone coming together at Paper Flourish and pooling our various resources to make Father’s Day themed cards. Whether you want to come for the whole time or only an hour or so, all contributions will be appreciated. Please bring shoeboxes if you have any lying around, for shipping the finished cards.

We will enjoy ANZAC biscuits, tea and coffee, create a varied collection of cards to donate, and remember those who risked all for us to be safe and free.

For more information from the Combat Cards South Australia Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/413798568773209/

Paper Flourish will supply a selection of papers to share with everyone. Lesson area tools and equipment will be available to use.

What to bring: Basic tool kit, anything for card making, plain cardstock, patterned papers, small embellishments.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

 Foamiran Flowers 2 Hour Technique

with Helen $10

 

Thursday 26th April @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Join Helen in a relaxed two hour technique class where she shows you all how to make Foamiran flowers using the GoPress and Foil machine as the heat source and giving you all time to experiment with colouring and shaping.
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, flower shaping tools, Liquitex iridescent medium, Distress Oxides, script stamp, Staz-on inkpad, Prills, oil pastels, dies: craft concepts nested tattered buttons, nested carnations, nested melati flowers.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Scrapbookers Club - Free

 

Friday 27th April @ 1:30pm

 

All Day Lesson Event with Ashleigh and Ruth $79

 

Saturday 28th April @ 9:30am-4:30pm

This month you can join Ruth and Ashleigh for a full day of creativity and by the end of the day you will have 10 cards to take home. Of course, if you prefer a slower paced lesson, you can complete as many as you like with the step-by-step instructions provided. The kit is chock full of value – With a full pack of patterned paper and lots of matching embellishments, ribbons, flowers and bling. You will have tonnes of left over papers and embellies to continue creating your own designs too.

Mandii and Wil will be hosting the event and providing morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the day. A full day of fun, not to be missed!

 

 

Stamp and Colour Cards with Lydell $25

 

Monday 30th April @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join Lydell in our monthly Stamp and Colour Card Class.  Stamping your own images to colour is a wonderful way to create your own handmade cards from the ground up.  Learn some awesome colouring techniques using a range of watercolour markers, which will bring your images to life.  Lydell will show you ways to create beautiful and unique cards which are a gift in themselves! Bring your basic stamp and colour kit, with trimmer, ruler, pencil, eraser, waterproof ink, markers and scissors.

Tools & Inks Used: Zig Clean Colour/ Tombow / Ecoline Markers (available for purchase in-store) watercolour paper, black waterproof ink, paper trimmer.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

 

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