Mixed Media for September

The mixed media class for September is on the calendar for September 7, 2013.  I will be teaching another Julie Nutting stamp inspired project.  This time we will be working on a 6 x 12 flat board that is suitable for hanging as décor or standing up in a plate holder.


Since Halloween is just around the corner I used the Trick or Treat line of papers from We R.  We will be learning a couple of new techniques to add to the layers and textures of the piece.  Don’t worry if you’ve never done mixed media before this project can be picked up by a beginner as well.


The class is Saturday, 9/7/13 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The usual mixed media supplies are required including gel adhesive (modge podge) a half inch flat paint brush, a fine tip paint brush, a black distress marker, a black pen for doodling and adding detail, black chalk ink and scissors.  All supplies are available in the store.


Call the store to reserve a spot or to purchase a kit.  The fee is $20.00. (Kits must be paid for in advance of class to guarantee availability and will not be mailed or picked up until after the class.)


Mixed Media Girl

The latest mixed media class is on the schedule for June 22, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00.  Patty will be teaching another Julie Nutting Doll Stamp panel.

The papers were designed by mixed media artist Christy Tomlinson and lend themselves to this project perfectly.

Call the store to sign up the cost is only $20.00.  Bring your basic mixed media supplies including gel medium (modge podge), a paint brush, black chalk ink, a fine tip black pen and scissors.

Sweet Shoppe

Patty has created two more cards and a tag for her next class using Sweet Shoppe by lily bee design.

This adorable paper is such a nice way to usher in the bright colors of summer.

Call the store to save a spot in class.

June 4, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
fee $18.00

Be sure to bring your basic paper crafting supplies including brown chalk ink, adhesive glue and adhesive medium dots.

Mixed Media for May

The mixed media project for May is a 12 x 12 layout that will showcase a few beautiful Fairy Rhymes papers and flowers from Prima Marketing.

The layout can be used as scrapbook page or it can be done on a canvas suitable for hanging on the wall.  The choice is yours.

The sentiment and background paper will be personalized by you to suit your photo, taste and decor.

Along with a picture or two, bring your basic mixed media kit which includes a gel medium (modge podge works fine), brown chalk ink, scissors and your favorite black pen.

May Mixed Media with Patty
Saturday, 5/18/2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price – $18.00 for the layout
or $28.00 for the canvas

Call the store to reserve your spot.  Hope to see you there, Patty

Prima Card Set Class

Have you been buy the shop to see these beautiful papers Liza Gibbons designed for Prima Marketing?  I made a set of two cards and a tag to share with you next Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

I will also be showing you a couple of simple ways to make matching paper flowers with chalk ink and scissors along with a little bit of machine stitching.  Don’t worry, I will provide the sewing machine and walk you through it if you don’t sew.

Along with home made chocolate chip cookies, I may have a little bag of leftover product for you take home as well.

Prima Card Class with Patty
Tuesday evening – 5/7/2013
6:30 – 8:00
Cost -$18.00

Call the store to reserve a spot.  I hope to see you there.


Authentique Mother’s Day card and tag class

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I put together this oh so feminine, shabby chic card and tag set with mother’s in mind.

Now that the store is staying open late Tuesday through Thursday, we are able to offer more classes at night.  This class is scheduled for Tuesday evening April 23, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:00.  The cost of the class which includes one card and two tags is $18.00.

I love making cards with lots of layers and detail and this set is no exception.

I have included vintage lace, crinkle ribbon, pretty buttons, flowers and soft scalloped edges.  The tags can be used for any special occasion not just Mother’s Day.

I hope to see you there.  Patty

Supply list – Basic card making supplies including brown chalk ink, paper glue, medium size glue dots and scissors.  Cards may vary slightly due to paper availability.

mixed media at Hearts n Crafts

Mixed media has come to Hearts n Crafts.  In addition to all your regular favorite classes at the store we have started offering mixed media classes once a month.  What is mixed media you ask?  At the risk of sounding obvious, mixed media is the mixing of several different craft mediums into one multi textured art project.

If you love layering paper and getting your fingers messy I encourage you to give this a try.  There is no right or wrong way to do it and any “oops” moments can easily be covered up or turned into something even better than the original project.  I call them happy mistakes.

Our next class is scheduled for Saturday April 20, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The cost this time is $20.00.  We will be completing this adorable house canvas and matching tag.  What a great Mother’s Day gift they would be. 

The supply list for each mixed media class is the same, a jar of flat gel medium (modge podge or Studio work well), a fine black pen for adding detail, brown chalk ink for distressing and a brush to apply the gel to the canvas (foam brushes work fine), that’s it.  Everything else will be provided at the class.

If you are even a little bit curious, I encourage you to sign up at the store no prior experience is required and if you were with me last month I hope to see you again this time.