Thank you for signing up for the Craft Your Word workshop.
UPDATE: Here are the links to the Craft Your Word workshop videos
We are going to have lots of fun creating your art piece that will help keep you focused all year long and that you will be proud to display in your home.
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We have two gathering times.
Thursday, February 4th, 2021
9am – 12pm Pacific Time
10am – 1pm Mountain Time
11am – 2pm Central Time
12pm – 3pm Eastern Time
Saturday, February 6th, 2021
9am – 2pm Pacific Time
10am – 3pm Mountain Time
11am – 4pm Central Time
12pm – 5pm Eastern Time
Our creative playtime will be on Zoom. Your Zoom link is below.
I will also be sending an email the day before our sessions as an additional reminder.
Prior to our time together, please make sure you have access to Zoom.
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Lynn Leusch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Craft Your Word Workshop
Time: Feb 4, 2021 10:00 AM Arizona (Zone times listed above)
Time: Feb 6, 2021 10:00 AM Arizona (Zone times listed above)
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Meeting ID: 898 0411 2157
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Your suggested supply list is below.
Please review it and gather your crafting supplies prior to our time together so you can be prepared for our Craft Your Word Workshop.
I will be showcasing a lot of different techniques that will inspire you to create your own unique canvas.
The supply list will give you some ideas on what type of Canvas Art Piece you will want to complete so planning ahead will be of help.
CLAIM YOUR BONUS
Personalized Digital Word-Art File of Your One Word
To claim your bonus, send me the word you have selected for the year by February 1st, so I can create your word-art digital file.
Your digital file will be emailed back to you as a PDF which you can download and have available for our crafting day.
HINT: Depending on the types of crafting materials you select to work with, you will be able to color your word-art and use it on your canvas via decoupage or it can be used as an additional art piece to color using the coloring tool of your choice.
Send your One Word to firstname.lastname@example.org by 02/01/2021.
- Canvas boards are sold in a variety of sizes and often sold in multi-packs.
- Keep in mind the length of your word and how large you want the letters to be when selecting the size of your canvas.
- Canvas boards also come in a variety of price points as well. For this project feel free to use an economical canvas to work with. Any size will do, so it all depends on the space you have available to showcase your art piece.
- Canvas board options:
- Stretched Canvas Board – a piece of canvas stretched and stapled on the backside of a wood base frame. These make for a nice 3D effect for display purposes.
- Canvas Panels – the canvas is stretched over a piece of cardboard/backer board. This will be a thinner project base to work on, but offers the same fun look, but does not have the 3D effect.
Stretched Canvas Boards:
Decoupage is the art of gluing cut pieces of paper and other materials onto a surface using glue. Over the years, companies have created specialty glues that work better on specific projects. Depending on what type of materials you are working with will determine what type of glue you will want to use. Though there are many great products available to choose from, Mod Podge offers a great variety of glue types.
Mod Podge Matte Finish
Mod Podge Gloss Finish
Glue Application Foam Brush
Foam brushes are a great way to spread liquid material onto your surface. Some people wash, save, and reuse their foam brushes, while others discard them after use.
This is a great option for transferring photos onto your canvas area, which will create a completely different finished look to your project.
Graphite paper also referred to as carbon paper, allows you to trace an image from the top and transfer it to your work surface. If you want to transfer your printed word of the year on to your canvas, this is a great way to give yourself some lea way to get it transferred.
Ephemera are typically those printed papers.
Acrylic paint is a fast-drying pigment paint. They are water-soluble and water-resistant when dry. This is the perfect paint to use on your canvas boards if you want to give additional color to the base in lieu of keeping it the original white.
Depending on the size of your canvas you are specifically going to use, having a variety of paintbrush sizes can be helpful. For our One Word project, these do not have to be expensive brushes. They can be used to paint the canvas and image details of your project.
Colored pencils are dynamic coloring mediums that are used by artists and hobbyists alike because they’re so easy to use. They are super easy to use with no set-up compared to many other art mediums! If you are entering in as a beginner a basic set of colored pencils will work beautifully for your One Word art project.
Stencils are available with many different images and sizes. By doing a simple online search you will see many options available to select from. You will quickly discover the many themes to select based on your own personal style and art theme that you select.
For this project, we will mostly be using the templates using acrylic paints as the medium to produce the images if you choose to use them.
Foam stamps are typically a bit larger than traditional rubber and acrylic stamps. They also work well on a canvas base because it allows the paint to sink into the pores of the canvas area.
Spray Clear Sealer
Adding a sealer is optional. A sealer gives an additional coating of protection and gives a finished professional look to your art piece.
Additional Creative Options
I will be demoing some ways to add dimension to your project using die cuts and paper so I offer these options below from The Stamp Doctor. They offer many crafting supplies.
Variety of Card Stock and Scrapbook Paper
Easily found online and in your local crafting stores