February Lessons 2019

Lydell Quin

Posted on January 22 2019

Lessons for February 2019

Hi there Everyone!

Can you believe we are almost into the second month of 2019?  Time flies when you're having fun...creating!!

The Design Team here at Paper Flourish continue to blow our minds with their awesome lessons for February. I have a feeling they are going to book fast this month so make sure you get in and book the lessons you want just as soon as you can!

We love hanging out with you here at The Flourish and we look forward to seeing you around the lesson table in February! 

From Ruth, Mandii, and The Team
 
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#ASHTAGS with Ashleigh- $18 
Friday 1st February@10:00am–12:00pm
Monday 11th February@7:00am-9:00pm
 

Join Ashleigh for #ASHTAGS this month and have a relaxing couple of hours of colouring and creating. This will be a lovely laid-back lesson, and Ashleigh will be on hand to offer colouring advice. You will be provided with the adorable images on watercolor or copic card, and there will be suggested colour combinations for different mediums including Copic, Zig Brush Markers, Distress Ink/Markers and Prismacolor Pencils. Once the images are coloured, you can create some super cute gift tags! Please bring along your preferred colouring medium to this lesson. 

Tools & Inks Used: Colouring medium of choice (ie Copic Markers, Zig Brush Markers, Distress Ink/Markers, pencils etc), black soot distress ink, scissors for fussy cutting and basic tool kit. 

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Beginners Copics with Vanessa $25
Saturday 2nd February@10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 19th January@7:00pm-9:00pm
 

This class has a focus on teaching the artistic aspects of using Copic markers. Intermediate Copics will start with water, colours in reflections and will cover transparency such as windows and balloons. Throughout the year, topics covered will include animals, sky, people, clothes, face detail, flowers, leaves, grass, trees and bushes, backgrounds and texture.  You will receive a Copic Sketch marker in the colour of your choice, to build your collection and handouts on the topic covered for the month.

Tools & Inks Used: Please bring your basic kit, Copic markers and silicone craft mat (available at Paper Flourish). 

Suitable for beginners

Plan your Life with Lydell- $15
Sunday 3rd February @ 11:00am-1:00pm
 

Are you finding it tricky to schedule time to work on your planner each month?  Well we have a solution for you!  Come and join Lydell for these 2 hours on a Sunday to get your planning for the month done.  Share ideas, tips and tricks, and chat with others about their processes.   Lydell will show you some fun layouts and designs, as well as time saving techniques...in all a very worthwhile couple of hours!

Tools & Inks Used: basic kit, your current planner, calendar and planner supplies

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Faces and Florals with Lydell $25 
Sunday 3rd February@1:30pm-3:30pm
 

Join us this month to practice the art of drawing faces and flowers!  Lydell will share some awesome tips for sketching faces and florals in a fun whimsical manner ready to add watercolour.  Chat about ways to improve your skills and to use artwork on pinterest to help you on your drawing journey.  

Tools & Inks Used: basic drawing kit, (**Lead pencil, eraser, kneadable eraser, paper stump- all available instore)

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Mature Ladies with Helen $17
Monday 4th February@10:00am-12:00pm
 

If you enjoy cardmaking in a relaxed social setting, this is the class for you!  Helen loved working with the papers we are using this month – gorgeous colours and lots of fussy cutting!  Bring along your best fussy cutting scissors to this lesson.

Tools & Inks Used: basic tool kit including fussy cutting scissors, Tattered Rose Distress Ink pad and sponge tool.

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Collection Cards with Mandii $29
Monday 4th February@7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday 18th February@10:00am-12:00pm
 

Join Mandii this month to create this gorgeous group of Cards using the new Prima Lavender Frost Collection. Each month Mandii hosts 2 Collection Card lessons, (one at night and one during the day) where you can come along and copy Mandii’s designs or design your own in this low-key friendly environment.  Every month showcases a new range by a plethora of brand names and is a great way to build up a stash of cards for those last-minute special occasions. 

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit. 

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Intermediate Copics with Vanessa- $25 
Tuesday 5th February@10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 12th February@7:00pm-9:00pm


This class has a focus on teaching the artistic aspects of using Copic markers. Intermediate Copics will start with water, colours in reflections and will cover transparency such as windows and balloons. Throughout the year, topics covered will include animals, sky, people, clothes, face detail, flowers, leaves, grass, trees and bushes, backgrounds and texture.  You will receive a Copic Sketch marker in the colour of your choice, to build your collection and handouts on the topic covered for the month.

Tools & Inks Used: Please bring your basic kit, Copic markers and silicone craft mat (available at Paper Flourish). 

Suitable for intermediate to advanced crafters

Birds & Florals with Ruth $29
Tuesday 5th February@7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday 26th February@10:00am-12:00pm
 

A gorgeous shabby chic set of birthday cards with a touch of glitz and glam.  Ruth has added lots of extras into these cards including a clay frame, die cuts, flowers, chipboard, birds, butterflies, metals, lace and pearls etc.  Along with all the extras, the lovely hues of pink, grey and a touch of blue make all of these very feminine cards to give.  

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, fine paint brush, silicone mat, foam tape in all sizes, sharp small scissors

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Mini Handbag album Technique with Ashleigh $5
Wednesday 6th February@1:00pm-1:45pm
 

Ashleigh has dug through the archives and re-discovered the popular Mini Handbag Album, and decided to bring it back!  Come along and learn how to make this simple, adorable album in this 45 minute technique lesson.  

Tools & Inks Used: Scoreboard (full size preferable), bone folder, pumice stone distress ink and basic tool kit (including wet glue and double sided tape). 

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Bookbinding with Lydell $25  
Wednesday 6th February@7:00pm-9:00pm
 

Learn different ways to bind your own books in this monthly class, it’s an awesome skill to have up your sleeve.   Make your own stunning handmade books for journals or albums or even just the humble notebook.  Using whatever papers you have on hand, it's a great way to create your own journals or mixed media books! This month we will make a clever little album with removable pages, meaning this one can be used over and over again!!!


Tools & Inks Used: Be sure to bring your basic kit plus your bookbinding tools, (Lead pencil, eraser, ruler,  any scrapbook papers, or other specialty paper you would like to add.  Full 'Beginners Bookbinding Kit' available in-store.

Suitable for all crafting levels Including beginners

Filagree Daisy Cards with Marina $23
Thursday 7th January@10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 20th February@ 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

This month Marina is making these beautiful cards in pastel colours with daisies being the main focal point. She will show you how she created the filigree layered backgrounds, which give both cards an impressive embossed look.  She will also show you how to make two styles of flowers using one die.   These cards can be used for any occasion simply by changing the sentiment.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit including flower shaping tools & mat, mini mister, heat tool, liquid glue, double sided tape, please bring with you any sentiment stamps you would like to use on the cards, manual die cutting machine 

Suitable for intermediate crafters

Recipe Box with Lydell $29
Thursday 7th February@6:30pm-9:00pm
Thursday 21st February@ 10:00am-12:30pm

 

Having a recipe box to go to, for your family's favourite recipe's is wonderful!  In this class you will create a clever little box to hold hundreds of recipes.  It includes a fold down section to hold a pen as well as your recipe card, so you can see what you need, as you cook!  Join Lydell for this 2.5 hour class and create your own.  Cooking and menu planning will never be easier!!!  Kit available in a few different colours to match your kitchen!
 

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic Kit, bookbinding glue (or white glue) scalpel blade and metal ruler, paper trimmer.

Suitable for intermediate to advanced crafters.

Not So Shabby with Helen $20
Friday 8th February@10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 13th February@7:00pm-9:00pm


Not-So-Shabby this month will consist of plenty of fussy cutting, layering, stenciling, and flower making to make these two totally gorgeous “Not so shabby” cards.

Tools & Inks Used: basic tool kit, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and sponge, distressing tool, Kaisercraft 6 x 6 template roses, 7PD 'Floral Outlines 2' die, 7PD 'Lydell’s Leaves', flower shaping tools.

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Flourish Friday with Mandii & Wil $15
Friday 8th February@ 6:00pm-12:00am


A 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.

Magical Unicorn Cards with Ashleigh $21
Saturday 9th February@10:00am-12:00pm
Monday 25th February@ 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

Ashleigh has used the adorable Magical Unicorn stamp set from My Favorite Things, and combined it with a beautiful soft palette. With a simple but effective use of Distress Oxides and embossing folders, these cards are complete!  As always, you will be provided with lots of images on your choice of watercolour or Copic card, so please bring along your colouring medium of choice (ie Copics, Zig, Distress Markers, Prismacolor pencils etc) 

Tools & Inks Used: Distress Oxides and blending tools (I used: Shaded Lilac, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar), water spray bottle, scissors for fussy cutting, colouring medium of choice and basic tool kit

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Flourish Saturday with Mandii & Wil $15
Saturday 9th February@6:00pm-12:00am

A 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 10th February@12:00pm-3:00pm

 

Carolyn has a 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!  Your project this month will be similar to the one above.  Come and enjoy some mixed media art play with us!

Tools & Inks Used: Collage medium, canvas or media journal.  gesso, gel medium. brushes etc

 Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

Cards with Helen $19
Monday 11th February@10:00am-12:00pm
 

Helen has created these beautiful, floral, feminine cards for you this month.  Working with wonderfully detailed papers, this class features lots of fun fussy cutting and loads of layering to create four nature inspired cards. Bring along your best fussy cutting scissors!

Tools & Inks Used-Basic tool kit, Frayed Burlap ink pad and sponge tool, fussy cutting scissors.

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Beautiful Butterfly Cards with Sonia $30
Tuesday 12th February@10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 26th February@7:00pm-9:00pm
 

If you love butterfly cards then you are going to love this class!!  Lots and lots of butterflies are used to make these 3 pretty cards made by Sonia.  The colors are amazing and will leave a smile on the face of anyone you choose to give these cards to.  If you want to just relax while making these cards, you can come into the Paper Flourish store, purchase your lesson pack before your class, cut out all the ephemeras at home, then come to the class with your stash and simply enjoy making the cards.

Tools and Inks Used: Basic tool kit, mounting tape in several sizes, good sharp small scissors for fussy cutting.  Please bring your own bamboo skewer and different sized paint brushes to use for shaping butterfly’s. 

Suitable for all crafting levels 

All Day Event with Ruth & Vanessa $89
Wednesday 13th February@9:30am–4:30pm
Saturday 16th February@9:30am–4:30pm
 

Ruth and Vanessa have used the stunning Prima ‘Georgia Blues’ range of paper to create 10 beautiful cards in a value packed All Day Lesson.   Along with the foiled paper, your lesson pack will include lots and lots of extra Prima co-ordinating flowers, butterflies, stencil, tickets, chipboard and ephemera.  Wow!!  Loads of fancy layers in foil and shimmer paper ,used together to make these cards absolutely gorgeous and suitable for many special occasions.  As well as Ruth and Vanessa being with you all day to teach and help you at the lesson, step-by-step, full coloured instructions are included in each pack so you are able to finish at your leisure or re-create the project at a future time.  This is a fully catered event with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included in the price of the lesson.  Places are very limited so be quick to secure your seat for a full day of crafting, eating and socialising with like-minded people.  A day not to be missed.

Tools & Inks Used: Please bring along your basic tool kit, glues, tapes, scoring board, trimmer, foam tape, Black Soot Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, blending tools, and paper creaser/bone folder.

Suitable for all crafting levels Including beginners

Go-Press & Foil Demonstration with Helen -FREE
Thursday 14th February@1:00pm-1:45pm


If you are wondering about what the Go-Press and Foil Machine does, or want some ideas, tips and tricks for how to use yours, then make sure you don’t miss this free Demonstration with Helen (our resident Go Press and Foil expert.)  She will run through all the in's and outs of making the most of your machine.  

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Birthday Shaker Cards with Marina $23
Thursday 14th February@7:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday 28th February@10:00am-12:00pm

 

This month Marina is making sweet and simple shaker birthday cards with a layered happy birthday sentiment decorated with handmade flowers, a beautiful double tied satin bow, balloons and sparkling sequins. 

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit including Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose, foam strips, foam dots/squares, flower shaping tools & mat, mini mister, liquid glue, double sided tape, manual die cutting machine

Suitable for all crafting levels including beginners

Mixed Media Cards with Janine $30
Friday 15th February@10.00am-1.00pm
Wednesday 27th February@6:00pm-9:00pm
 

Take your cards to a new level of mixed media goodness.  Learn how to layer your embellishments together to create an eye-catching collage and then how to use your mediums to add striking texture and colour.  This is a technique heavy lesson that will take 3 hours and it is essential you bring your own heat tool to this lesson.

 Tools & Inks Used: Basic kit, paint brushes, black gesso, matte gel medium, heat tool 

Suitable for advanced crafters

Mixed Media Tool Storage with Janine $35
Sunday 17th February@1:00pm-4:00pm
 

Upcycle common items you normally throw away to create this fabulous storage tin.  This is a great way to learn how to put your mixed media products to practical use.  Transform a can and a toilet roll using laces, metals, chipboard, flowers, mica sprays and Prima Metallique paints and waxes.  The results are glorious.  You must bring a heat tool with you to this class as there is a lot of drying of layers.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic kit, paint brushes, apron, heat tool, white gesso, matte gel medium 

Suitable for intermediate to advanced crafters

Floral Trinket Box with Ashleigh $29
Monday 18th February@6:30pm–9:00pm
Wednesday 20th February@10:00am-12:30pm
 

This month, come along to create this beautiful off the page project with Ashleigh. We will paint and put together the box, before decorating it with lots of pretty flowers, textures and die cuts. Please note that to ensure the project can be completed, this lesson will be 2 ½ hours. 

Tools & Inks Used: Black soot distress ink and blending tool, fussy cutting scissors, 450 glue, tombow mono liquid glue or tacky glue, apron, flat paint brush, and basic tool kit. 

Suitable for intermediate crafters

Never-ending Card with Ruth $29
Tuesday 19th February@10:00am–12:00pm
Thursday  28th February@7:00pm-9:00pm

 

The Maja Sofiero range was an excellent choice for this exquisite twisting, turning card.  This '4-cards-in-1' project is just so fascinating!!   Once the card base is in place, the next step is to be able to design and put together all the pieces so they all match and co-ordinate as the card is turned one side to the next.  Ruth has done an amazing job of doing just that, and you can learn this skill as you put together your own Never-ending card.   Absolutely gorgeous, you’ll love the end result.  

Tools and Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, gel glue (450), small sharp scissors

Suitable for all crafting levels, though some skill needed in precision work 

Tea & Cake with Mandii $30
Thursday 21st February@7:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday 24th February@12:00pm-2:00pm
 

You are cordially invited to join Miss Mandii for a spot of 'Tea and Cake', and a lesson making this adorable little set of Mini Cottage Boxes!  Mandii has produced these stunning creations, using the Sizzix Mini House Die and a lovely collection of accompanying goodies.   She will take you through step by step, and at the same time you can enjoy an afternoon tea or sweet supper depending on the date you choose. 

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit.  

Suitable for crafters of all levels

Craft-a-holics Anonymous with Mandii $15
Friday 22nd February@10:00am-4:00pm

 

Flourish Friday and Saturday Nights here at PF HQ are one of our most popular calendar dates each month, but it has come to our attention that some of you just aren’t night owls and you would like an opportunity to join in all the fun during the daylight hours!  Well want no more! ALL NEW to 2019, Mandii will be hosting this all-day event where you bring along all your own crafty bits and bobs and any UFO’s you may have on the “One Day Pile” and craft away to your hearts content!  Lunch and afternoon tea are included, and the store is yours for the day!  Hope to see you there. 😊

Tools & Inks Used: BYO supplies- Basic kit and UFO’s
Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided. 

Ground Control Layout with Emma $30
Saturday 23rd February@10:00am-12:00pm

 

Emma has created this mixed media spacey vibe layout. This page incorporates texture with layers and colour. Come join us to create this ultra cool layout and enjoy using gorgeous Prima papers and getting your 'space girl' groove on.

Tools & Inks Used: Modelling paste, Distress Oxides, DRD texture stamps, foam tape, double sided tape, Archival black ink, Art pebbles. 

Suitable for all crafting levels

Wonder Clipboard with Emma $30
Saturday 23rd February@1:00pm-3:00pm
 

Emma has created this mixed media off the page clipboard project, full of texture and layers this is a project you can give as a gift or keep for yourself. Using some of the gorgeous Prima Midnight Garden range, create this fun variation of an A4 layout on a clipboard.

Tools & Inks Used: Modelling paste, Art Alchemy acrylics, DRD texture stamps, foam tape, double sided tape, Archival black ink, Finnabair dabbing brush.

Suitable for all crafting levels

Watercolour Flowers Technique with Lydell $5
Monday 25th February@1:00pm-1:45pm

Join Lydell for this 45 minute Technique class as she shows you some quick ways to paint some pretty watercolour florals.  Come and chat about watercolours and how best to work with them.   Learn some tips and tricks for success and create some sweet little paintings ready to be used on some cards!!  

Tools & Inks Used: basic watercolour kit, paintbrushes, watercolour sets (all available in-store)

Suitable for all crafting levels Including beginners

Mixed Media Index Cards #4 with Emma $19
Wednesday 27th February@10:00am-12:00pm

Emma has created a class to excite the artist in everyone. With this 20 piece series, Emma will teach you how to create mini artworks on Index cards that will later be made into a book or you could turn into cards or whatever you may choose. Come and learn this fun technique and bring out the inner artist.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, White gesso, Distress Oxides, texture paste – Gold Crackle, modelling paste, soft matte gel, Acrylic paints, Versafine ink, liquid paper pen, Foam sponges.

Suitable for all crafting Levels

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