May Lessons 2018

Janine Koczwara

Posted on April 23 2018

Lessons May 2018

 Hi Everyone,

Here we are again at the cusp of yet another awesome month of lessons here at Paper Flourish.


With the introduction of some new products, techniques, and even some new faces, the eternal struggle to know which lessons to book into continues!

Sorry for all the AWESOMENESS!! (we're not really).

We here at Paper Flourish encourage you to get behind your favourite Paper Flourish Design Team members and support their dedication to bringing you new and exciting lessons month in and month out, and embrace the new faces and undeniable talents that we introduce to you as our creative journey continues together.  Our team is so completely committed to bringing the art, the technique, and most importantly the fun and community into your crafting experience, and your constant enthusiasm and concurrent bookings are what drives us to be at the very top of our game! 

We thank you so very much for that!

As always we are so very grateful for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you in a class real soon!

Mandii, Ruth, and The Team at Paper Flourish.

Download the May lesson schedule here:

 

Cards with Helen $17

Tuesday 1st May @ 10:00am-12:00pm

This month we take a sheet of journaling cards along with some pretty paper and cardstock and 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.

 

 

Memory Lane Cards with Mandii $29



Tuesday 1st May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday 9th May @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Join Mandii this month to create these Gorgeous Group of cards with the Memory Lane 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.

 

Paper Flourish Playdate - Dylusions

with Mandii $5

Wednesday 2nd May @ 1:00pm-1:45pm
 
 At this month’s Paper Flourish Playdate join Mandii as we explore the many and varied Dylusions range of products. What with Paints, Paint pens, Ink Sprays and Shimmer Sprays - the options for creativity are endless! 

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Fancy Cards with Mandii $19

Wednesday 2nd May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday 29th May @ 10:00am-12:00pm

 Mandii continues her journey into the world of Bold Colour and Print this month with these 3 gorgeous and detailed Fancy cards featuring Seven Paper Dolls dies, and the stunning Authentique range of Papers. You will make all 3 cards in this lesson.
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

On The Edge Cards with Janine $20

 

Thursday 3rd May @ 6:30pm-9:00pm
Tuesday 15th May @ 10:00am-12:30pm

This is your chance to have fun with fancy edges and mixed media to create these dramatic cards.  You will transform white cardstock and make them into cards you would be proud to give to someone. Have fun with distress ink blending, masking areas and stamping.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky Distress Ink, and tool. Black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Cardmakers Club - Free

Friday 4th May @ 1:30pm

 

 

Mixed Media Layout with Emma $25

Saturday 5th May @ 10:30am-1:00pm

A rare talent and an absolute treat! We are so fortunate to introduce the incredibly talented Emma Zappone to the Paper Flourish Design Team Family. Boasting years in the industry, and a unique talent that can only be described as utterly sensational, Emma is here to share her creativity and skill with us in the form of 2 very brilliant mixed media based layouts. Emma is a gun at mixing the traditional elements of scrapbooking such as Chip Elements, Flowers, Die Cuts and the like - and giving them an on trend and contemporary vibe with the introduction of mixed media techniques incorporating vivid colour and bold imagery. Book into one or take the opportunity to spend the day with this mind blowing artist and book for both. You will have a ball!!!  
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit
 
Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Dare to Dream Big Layout with Emma $25

Saturday 5th May @ 2:00pm-4:30pm

A rare talent and an absolute treat! We are so fortunate to introduce the incredibly talented Emma Zappone to the Paper Flourish Design Team Family. Boasting years in the industry, and a unique talent that can only be described as utterly sensational, Emma is here to share her creativity and skill with us in the form of 2 very brilliant mixed media based layouts. Emma is a gun at mixing the traditional elements of scrapbooking such as Chip Elements, Flowers, Die Cuts and the like - and giving them an on trend and contemporary vibe with the introduction of mixed media techniques incorporating vivid colour and bold imagery. Book into one or take the opportunity to spend the day with this mind blowing artist and book for both. You will have a ball!!!  
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit
 
Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Hand Lettered Love with Lydell $25

Sunday 6th May @ 11:00am-1:00pm

Join us this month as we go back to basics and relearn some tips and tricks to neaten your handwriting.  If you don’t like your handwriting this class is for you.  We have all spent a lifetime forming bad habits, and we will spend some time giving you some refreshers on improving your writing skills.  Be comfortable writing in cards, journaling on your projects and writing notes for loved ones, with your new and improved hand!
Bring your lettering kit, pencil, ruler, eraser, favourite pens.

Tools & Inks Used: Pens, pencil, eraser.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

justART - the ART series with Lydell

- Altered Novel $29 

Sunday 6th May @ 1:30pm-3:30pm

Join Lydell in our monthly Art Class.  justART is a class helping you to jump in and ‘just start’ your art journey.  This month we are altering a hard cover Novel. (you might find one you don’t need on your bookshelf or from a secondhand store :-)) AND we will make our own absorbent ground to create a surface that will accept watercolour paints!  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, Most available in store

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Mixed Media with Janine $17

Monday 7th May @ 10:00am – 12:30pm
Thursday 17th May @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Prima Sparks are beautiful, shimmering acrylic paint and this month you get to play with them on this page.  Layer it up for stunning effect.

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

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Stamp & Colour Cards with Lydell $25

Monday 7th May @ 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 Color/ Tombow / Ecoline Markers (available for purchase instore) Watercolour paper, Black waterproof ink, paper trimmer

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Mini Butterfly Mobile Technique with Vanessa $5

Tuesday 8th @ May 1:00pm-1:45pm

Come and join Vanessa this month to make a mini butterfly mobile. You will have the chance to play with the new Art Alchemy Sparks acrylic paints in a range of beautiful colours.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, White Gesso, Glue, Art Alchemy Sparks - Butterfly Spells and Unicorn’s Hair

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Copic Cards with Ruth and Vanessa $24

Tuesday 8th May @ 6:30pm-9:00pm
Thursday 24th May @ 10:00am-12:30pm

Always wanted to learn how to use or make the most of your Copic markers, or simply have fun colouring?  Ruth and Vanessa have teamed up to teach you how to colour with Copic and then to make 3 beautiful feminine cards dressed with lace, flowers, birds, butterflies and bows.  Lots of fun and learning.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, 18mm double-sided tape, 18mm foam tape,
If you have them, please bring your own Copic, alcohol markers or colouring medium.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Planner Heaven with Lydell $25

Wednesday 9th May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

In this monthly Planner Class Lydell will show you how to incorporate all styles of planner into one over the year. A bit of Happy Planner, Bullet Journaling, Memory Planning and Travellers 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.  (Planner, pens, ruler, pencils markers, watercolours, stamps, stickers etc.)  See you there! 

Tools & Inks Used: Prior Planner Kits, Stickers, Pens, markers, Brush markers

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Not So.... Shabby Chic with Helen $18

Thursday 10th May @ 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 15th May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

This month in Not so….Shabby Chic we experiment with changing the colours of our embellishments to match our papers, and create two gorgeous Shabby Chic cards in the process!

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, Distress Ink Refills: Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky. Mica powder (gold) Pumice Stone ink pad and distressing tool. Seven paper doll dies: funky foliage two, fancy edge five, delicate foliage ten.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Glitz & Glam Cards with Ruth $27

Thursday 10th May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday 22nd May @ 10:00am-12:00pm

WOW!  A generic 5” x 7” card die with an extra height matching box die suitable for all this heavily layered cards and with flowers and butterflies.  This is exactly what Ruth and all Glitz & Glam fans have been asking and waiting for.   Ruth has located 20 of these sets to purchase as a once only offer for those who book into the May class.  Don’t miss out as many future lessons will be using these dies along with beautiful additional matching dies, stamps, stencils and product. 

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, 18mm double-sided tape, 18mm foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer flake and glitter glue, Stampendous ultra fine Crystal glitter.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Flourish Friday with Mandii $15

Friday 11th May @ 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.

 

 

No Heat Foil Technique with Ashleigh $5 *REPEAT*

Saturday 12th May @ 1:00pm-1:45pm

Back by popular demand! 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.

 

 

Flourish Saturday with Mandii $15

Saturday 12th May @ 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.

 

 

Kaisercards with Mandii $25

Monday 14th May @ 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 22nd May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join Mandii this month to create these Gorgeous Group of cards with the Stargazer 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.

 

 

Prehistoric Cards with Ashleigh $18

Monday 14th May 7:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday 16th May 10:00am-12:00pm

This month we will be using the super-cute Neat and Tangled Prehistoric stamp set to create this fun set of cards. With the addition of stencils, the brand new Distress Resist Spray and the always-useful Distress Oxides, these cards truly come to life! As always, Ashleigh will provide you with the stamped images on your choice of Watercolour or Copic card, as well as suggested colours to use. Please bring along your colouring medium of choice to use in this lesson (Copics, distress markers/inks, pencils etc).

Tools & Inks Used: Distress resist spray, Distress Oxides (colours used: Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves, Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick), water spray bottle, colouring medium of choice, and basic tool kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

GoPress and Foil Demonstration with Helen - FREE

Thursday 17th May @ 10:00am-11:00am
Thursday 17th May @ 1:00pm-2:00pm

Helen takes you step by step through the different uses of the GoPress and Foil machine and shares plenty of handy hints throughout the demonstration. There are two sessions available, so make the most of the opportunity to learn about this system or refresh your memory if it has been a while since you used your GoPress and Foil Machine.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, GoPress and Foil machine, die cutting machine.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Male Cards with Mandii $25

Friday 18th May @ 10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 30th May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

This month Mandii's Male Cards are just the perfect project for the blokes in your life. Let’s be honest - Bless their hearts - there are those that truly appreciate the effort of a handmade card, but for the most part where the male cards are concerned we just want a quality design that we can replicate easily to pass on to the boys. These cards will well and truly do the trick!
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

A Documented Life with Lydell $25

Sunday 20th May @ 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, Travellers Notebooks, Memory Planners, Journals or Project life albums, whatever suits your needs.
Bring whatever Project life supplies you have to 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: Extra embellishments, Stickers, Stamps, Pens, markers, Brush markers, Basic kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Wonder of Watercolour with Lydell $25

Sunday 20th May @ 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 $17

Monday 21st May @ 10:00am-12:00pm

If you enjoy a slower paced class in a social setting, then this is the class for you! Pretty flowers, butterflies, doilies, bling and a delicate pink colourway make three gorgeous cards this month.
 
Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, Seven Paper Dolls dies: filigree oval frames one, delicate foliage one, flower die

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

justART - the ART series with Lydell

- 52 Card Pick Up $29

 

Monday 21st May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join Lydell in our monthly Art Series! justART is a class helping you to jump in and ‘just start’ your art journey.  This month we are working on altering a deck of Playing cards. These cards are gorgeous and wonderful to remind you about all the good surrounding us!  Complete some gorgeous artsy papers using your Gel Printing Plate for covering your cards and LOTS of paint and sparkle to make your cards gorgeous!  Add some wonderful quotes to keep you motivated, inspired and creative. No prior experience needed. 

Bring your basic drawing/painting kit, Acrylic paint, in favourite colours and Gel Press plate, gesso, pencil, eraser.

Tools & Inks Used: gesso, Pens, markers, paints, Gel Press available in store

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Distress Micro Glaze and Oxide Technique

with Ashleigh $5

Wednesday 23rd May @ 1:00pm-1:45pm

Inspired by Tim Holtz, Ashleigh just had to try this technique for herself and create some fun, bright gift cards! Utilising the useful Distress Micro Glaze and Distress Oxide Inks, you will be unable to stop creating backgrounds in all kinds of colour combinations.

Tools & Inks Used: Please bring along any Distress Oxides you already own (labelled as yours), Distress Micro Glaze, water spray bottle, thin round paintbrush and basic tool kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

Bookbinding with Lydell $25

Wednesday 23rd May @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Learn different 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.

 

 

Floral Sensation Card with Janine $15

Thursday 24th May @ 6:30pm-9:00pm

Watercolouring images with the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers is Janine’s new obsession and, in this class, she will take you step by step through colouring these pretty florals to create a gorgeous, dynamic card with beautiful layers of contrast.  This is a technique-based class and those attending will need to have the 3 core colours of Zig Brush Markers (046 – Mid Green, 050 – Yellow & 022 – Carmine Red) when you do this project, we will have them available for purchase.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Tool Kit, Black Soot Distress Ink and Tool, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow, 022 Carmine Red, 043 Olive Green, 023 Scarlet Red, 020 Red, Seven Paper Dolls Filigree Frame 5, Seven Paper Dolls Fancy Frames 1, Tiny Dot Embossing Folder.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Tropical Oxide Cards with Belinda $25

Saturday 26th May @ 10:30am-1:00pm

For Belinda’s card class this month, she has created three tropical cards showcasing some fabulous new Darkroom Door stamps. Belinda will show you how to make cards almost entirely from cardstock. This will be a fast paced class featuring different stamping, inking techniques and fabulous oxide backgrounds. As always there will be fussy cutting!

Tools & Inks Used: Along with your basic kit, please bring the following: paper towel, paper trimmer, fussy cutting scissors or knife, heat resistant craft sheet, heat gun, wet wipes, fine soft paintbrushes, stapler/tiny attacher, Distress Oxides(whatever colours you want to use or: Broken China/Peacock Feathers/Spiced Marmalade/Wild Honey/Wilted Violet/Worn Lipstick), water mister, 3D foam, cutting mat.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Remember Today Layout with Belinda $33

Saturday 26th May @ 2:00pm-4:30pm

Belinda is back at Paper Flourish with another wonderfully layered, boy themed layout. This layout features loads of texture and layers in Belinda’s signature style and A4 format. Belinda will show you how to create an amazing drippy background using Gelatos.

Tools & Inks Used: Along with your basic kit, please bring the following: Faber-Castell Gelatos, inks, heat gun, paper towel, water mister/spray bottle.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters.

 

 

Yearly Scrap with Janine $30

Wednesday 30th May @ 10:00am-12:30pm
Thursday 31st May @ 6:30pm-9:00pm

This lesson is a great 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 kit.  This month features Kaisercraft’s Pen & Ink collection.  For a fun technique this month Janine will also show you how to customise your page by watercolouring a stamped floral image in a quick, easy but effective manner.  You can use a different colour if you wish.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Black Soot Distress Ink, Spun Sugar and tool, Prima Distressing Tool, Zig Clean Colour Markers in Pale Rose & Mid Green

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners.

 

 

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