Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunday in Arizona it's Almost Fall-ish

It was 101 at 6pm, but we really can see that Fall is coming, the sun has moved in the sky & the heat feels a little different too.  

We are heating up in another way!    We are hosting Jen Zdanis Starr in October for workshops in Phoenix and we are VERY EXCITED!  

Jen has been making art her entire life and has been scrapbooking, card making and making colorful yet vintage inspired mixed media art since she married her wonderful husband, Mike, in 1997. They live in Northern New Jersey and have 2 children (11 year old Ryan and 9 year old Maya) who are the subject of much of her work.
Jen absolutely loves to teach her students to use their creativity and help them think outside the box. It makes her so happy to be able to share her skills, knowledge and love of the art of scrapbooking and stamping with so many others.  

Make sure to stay tuned and learn how to register for classes. www.AlteredPages.com  Home Page has class registrations.
3 AND 4 HOUR CLASSES WILL BE HELD.

Here are some of the topics:

BOOT CAMPS for MIXED MEDIA plus take home finished projects ~

In the truly MIXED MEDIA Boot camp workshop we will journey through the world of water based dye inks…sprays, stains, ink pads, etc.  Exploring much further than just the basic techniques, the focus will be on MIXING your mediums with other products to create some beautiful effects that will translate to all of your projects whether you are a card maker, scrapbooker, art journaler or dabble in everything!



Take home examples - 

In the Creative Banner workshop you will explore stunning mixed media techniques to create effects that sparkle and shimmer while you make a one of a kind 1x3 ft butterfly themed pennant for your wall! You will be working with mists and Jen's line of Dimensional Crystal paints from Art Anthology plus a variety of goodies from Viva Décor to add details.  Your finished project will be so full of dimension and texture that the butterflies will seem to come to life!

You can create a painted, crackling, stenciled, highly textured masterpiece on this 8x12 canvas incorporating a variety of techniques and products from Viva Décor and the brand new Jumbo floral die from Tim Holtz for the Canvas flower.  We will focus on mixing media such as Ferro, Inka Gold, and Crackle to achieve layers of beautiful depth that just glow.


Make sure to check this coming week for more announcements.  

 Jen Starr is a Mixed Media Artist with a fine art background who has been in the Craft Industry as a Designer and Instructor for over 10 years.  She is the Senior Educator for Viva Décor USA, the Creative Director for Art Anthology and is a fully Certified and Ranger Recognized Instructor (with 5 certifications from Ranger).   There are many companies and products that inspire Jen and she is an endorsed educator or has worked closely with many of them such as Ranger, Ten Second Studio, Viva Décor, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, Stampers Anonymous, Faber Castell, Basic Grey and Prima, just to name a few..  Jen has designed several signature product lines and currently has a signature line of paints called Dimensional Crystals as well as a range of Colorations mists with Art Anthology.  Her projects have been featured in many publications in the US and Europe including the “Ink Essentials” book.

Empowering students with product knowledge and creative techniques is what Jen strives for in each of her classes! She has taught technique based classes at stores, crops, large events and conventions all over the US and regularly in Europe and Canada.  She has also been a featured instructor on several crafting cruises and taught at events such as CHA, CKU, CKC, Memories Expos, Scrapbook Expo, Bonanza in England, Scrap-A-Ganza in the Netherlands and at ScrapEvent in Sweden.  Jen also regularly demos inking and stamping techniques at trade shows such as CHA, SMAC in Paris, Krea Vak in Holland and various Distributor events around the world. 



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