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Mix & Morph Live Online Class with Gwen Lafleur



In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and with the desire to try and help friends who own brick and mortar independent craft stores and  provide options for those of us who have had workshops canceled but still want to learn and craft at home, I've partnered with Papercraft Clubhouse in Westbrook, CT to bring you an all new type of mixed media workshop... a live class offered via private Facebook group.

Class Description:
In this live online class, we'll mix water soluble and permanent mediums to create a richly layered background. Then we'll take the focal element of your choice and morph it into an explosion of shapes and motifs using rubber stamps or other images. The end result? A mash-up of techniques and images that form a completed art journal page or mixed media artwork.

Technical Requirements:
  • You must have a Facebook account - it's the only way we can admit you to the private Facebook classroom
  • Your computer or device should be capable of viewing video with a strong enough internet connection to stream the lesson
  • Check ahead of time to ensure that you can hear and see videos on Facebook (you usually need to both click into a live video and unmute it in order to hear and read and add comments.)
Administrative Details & Class Policies:
  • Unfortunately, because this is an online class where you can view the content and have full access even if you miss the livestream, there are no cancellations or refunds.
  • Registration is now open; students will be added to the Facebook group beginning on March 31, 2020
  • The coupon from Papercraft Clubhouse will be given in the Facebook group and available after you've been added.
  • I usually bring a fair amount of products and goodies to my classes for students to use. However since this is an online class, we just want to make sure it's clear that aside from the downloads posted in the Facebook group, you'll be responsible for providing all of your own supplies (please see the supply list above.) I've tried to give lots of options and alternatives so that you can pull from your stash wherever possible. The Clubhouse also has most of the supplies available in their shop so if you have something you need or see something that you want to try, I hope you'll help support the store - make sure to use the coupon while you're at it!

Because this is a virtual class students must provide all their own supplies.  Student Supply List:
  • An art journal or other substrate for your project (I recommend watercolor or another thick paper or another absorbent surface.)
  • Baby wipes
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Sharp scissors for detail cutting
  • A roll of blue painter's tape (or other removable tape, at least 1" wide)
  • A few colors of acrylic paint (I'll be using PaperArtsy paints) I would recommend including white or something very light and opaque.
  • Paint brushes (I recommend a few sizes of round, hard bristled brushes good for stippling.)
  • Matte medium and a brush or palette knife to apply
  • A few colors of dye ink sprays or stains (Distress Ink or Distress Oxide sprays or your other favorite brand. I do not recommend Dylusions sprays  - they're too reactive and will blend too much with other layers.)
  • Glue stick (I like Avery, but use whatever you like best)
  • A white glue like PVA or Tacky or Sobo Glue
  • A few sheets of patterned paper or gelli prints in the same color family (smaller background patterns work best)
  • Stencils (a large design for your focal image and a smaller patterned design for the background. You can also use stamps or hand-drawn images.) I'll be using my stencils from StencilGirl (you can see which ones are mine on my website, but the Clubhouse also carries many of these.)
  • Stamps or other images you can cut out to use to "morph" your image. (I'll be using my stamps from PaperArtsy.)
  • Ink pads - permanent ink like Archival Ink that won't react to water.
  • Paper for stamping / coloring images (I used cotton rag watercolor paper. I recommend something thin but that can hold up to wet mediums.)
  • Water soluble crayons or pencils (ie Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks, Distress Crayons, Caran d'Ache Neocolor II, Stabilo Woodies, Marabu crayons, watercolor pencils, etc...)
  • A water brush or paint brushes with water
  • A heat gun
  • A pen that can write on paint (I use a Uni-Ball Vision Elite, but even a ball point pen will work.)

Optional Supplies:



Materials Included: Because this is a virtual class students must provide all their own supplies. Please see student supply list.
Requirements: Technical Requirements: You must have a Facebook account - it's the only way we can admit you to the private Facebook classroom Your computer or device should be capable of viewing video with a strong enough internet connection to stream the lesson Check ahead of time to ensure that you can hear and see videos on Facebook (you usually need to both click into a live video and unmute it in order to hear and read and add comments.)
Instructor: Gwen Lafleur
Instructor Bio: ​​I'm a lifelong artist, crafter, designer, and world traveler from Herndon, Virginia. I've been involved in arts and crafts my entire life, trying anything from drawing lessons to paper crafts and finally finding my true home as a mixed media artist. My work has been displayed in galleries and can be found in private collections around the world. I have also been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studio, and Creative Scrapbooker magazines. I'm a columnist and stencil designer for StencilGirl Products and I have a line of embossing powders and embellishments with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies as well as a line of rubber stamps with PaperArtsy. I'm also a member of AFCI.
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860-399-4443
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