Have anyone of you seen this? I bet a lot of you have been seeing and hearing all the buzz about Studio Calico September class, Letterpress! It’s been the talk of the town since August 1st and I got so excited when this was revealed! I haven’t been feeling all this excited for the longest time and seriously, I can’t wait for this class to start!
Please do join Tina Azmus for a great month full of techniques, lots of tips and inspiration for one of the hottest trends in paper. You’ll get to learn how to incorporate the amazing art of letterpress into documenting your everyday. She’s definitely the girl to go to when it comes to letterpress!
Here are the full details of the class at a glance.
•New PDFs posted each Tuesday and Thursday in September
•Eight technique videos
•Over 30 new letterpressed projects – Project Life® spreads, Layouts, mini albums, and cards
•Access to a class message board and gallery
•New challenges from Tina each week
CLASS KIT :
While supplies last, all students will receive a bonus class kit containing a 4x3in Studio Calico letterpress plate, a pack of sample letterpress inks from Lifestyle Crafts and 4x6in letterpress paper in white and black. This kit will ship free no matter where you are! We’ll update this page when the kit sells out.
April Foster, Corrie Jones, Dani Flanders, Jamaica Edgell, Kara Haupt, Lexi Bridges, Lisa Truesdell, Liz Kartchner, Maggie Holmes, Nicole Samuels
SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES WE’LL COVER :
Basic 1 color printing, 2/3 tone printing, blind impressions, creating letterpress Project Life® cards and inserts, making your own letterpress accents, mixing stamps and letterpress, letterpress + watercolor, building a pattern, putting together a large image from small elements, diecutting letterpress images to make your own accents – and much more!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO GET STARTED WITH LETTERPRESS :
•A willingness to explore and make a few mistakes along the way
•Lifestyle Crafts L Letterpress platform bundle
•Manual diecut machine (Cuttlebug, Epic, Big Shot, Evolution)
•Letterpress Paper (have extra on hand, so you can experiment without running out!)
•Letterpress Ink (the sample pack in the class kit will start you off, but you’ll want more of your favorite colors)
•Additional Studio Calico letterpress plates – Many of our techniques and inspiration pieces will use more than one design. Our first letterpress release is full of designs that complement one another, making it easy to mix and match to create a custom look.
•Studio Calico Craft Dies – Studio Calico’s wafer thin dies are designed to work with our letterpress plates and stamp sets to create your own custom accents.
•Cleaning Cloths – These aren’t required, but you’ll find they make clean up a lot easier!
•A large brayer – The letterpress bundle comes with an ink brayer, but you’ll find a larger brayer makes even inking on larger plates a cinch.
So, are you ready to take on this class? I hope you do!
It’s time to dust off my Sizzix Big Shot and put it to good use (it’s been under-used for the longest time)! I’ve placed an order for the Letterpress Bundle and Letterpress Ink Bundle and of course some of my favorite plates to play with and I can’t wait for them to arrive!