Printmaker Pro: Press, Stitch & Stash! - Grab your Gelli plate and join Roben-Marie for a class of instruction, inspiration and playful experimentation. Prepare to get messy as you become a Printmaker Pro.
Beginning with tips and techniques, we will PRESS our way to an amazing collection of layered backgrounds. We will STITCH two interactive minis and a portfolio where you can STASH your treasures!
Spend some time with Roben-Marie and learn to PRINT like a PRO!
Original Release Date: March 2015
"This workshop goes way beyond the basics of Gelli® printing and highlights how to create those gorgeous layers Roben-Marie style! I learned countless new techniques and created many beautiful papers which I will be able to add to my stash. The projects were so creative and fun and now I have a new place to store my prints. Roben-Marie's teaching style is so detailed and her approach so encouraging that you feel as if you are working alongside her. I would definitely recommend this creative class to students of all levels. This is a workshop which I will refer back to again and again for years to come." ~Susan Gallitto
"Thank you so much for sharing everything so generously:)! You've rewired my entire perception of Gelli® prints and printing for better for eternity." ~Shruti
"I have taken many of your classes and have loved them but this one is fantastic. Love all the pockets, to put my colorful papers in. All three projects are great to use as gifts for artists, teachers and or friends, so useful and fun. Thank you so much. You're the best." ~Peggy
"There are so many great ideas in your class to push my Gelli® prints further, and get me using colors I don't normally use. I am having so much fun experimenting. I also love that I have a portfolio to stash all the goodies. Love it, thanks for the class." ~Colleen
Roben-Marie provides ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. She teaches artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through her blog and her popular online workshops.
As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, her mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. Her own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.
Roben-Marie has been an artist for the last ten years, and is self-taught, so she believes that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. She’s taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and her work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Letting Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."
•Cracker or Cereal Bag - The plastic bags inside the boxes. We will need two.
•Assorted papers: scrapbook paper, cardstock, copy paper, book papers, envelopes, tags, ledger paper, drafting paper, watercolor paper (I like the 11 x 14 tablet size/hot press but a multi media paper will work).
•Spray bottle of water
•Cloth or paper towels
•Stencils, stamps, mark making tools (see PDF for ideas)
•Freezer paper or Ranger Craft Mat (something non-porous to put your Gelli® Plate on).
•Tabs (I made my own) but you can use tabs or folded pieces of gelli prints.
NOTE: a sewing machine is recommended for the finished projects but you could hand stitch with regular thread or embroidery floss.