NOTE: You will still have access to the course classrooms on my site and can work at your own pace. This course will just not be available for purchase after June 10.
Step-by-step video tutorials take you through the process of creating these four artful projects. Follow along in my style or in your own - your choice. These projects are especially designed for any skill level. Beginners will be comfortable while advanced students can take off and make these as detailed as they desire. This class is for everyone, yes, YOU!
Original Release Date: March 2014
“I am loved this class…All your workshops are so very well done. As a career teacher, I know an outstanding teacher when I see one. Thank you for sharing your talents in such a professional, non-threatening style. I really adore how you do your backgrounds." ~Jane
"I love everything about these videos. I like how detailed you are in your teaching. I'm learning so much. Thank you for taking the time to make these for us." ~Wendy
"What a great workshop AGAIN ! Very organized site, straight to the point, excellent video's and very motivating." ~Sophie
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."
Two (2) Catalog envelopes - I used 9” x 12”
Assorted scrap papers: old book pages, ledger paper, scrapbook paper, etc.
Black ink pad for rubber stamping
Photos - from your camera or cell phone
Rubber stamps - use what you have but I used these:
Mixed Media Essentials Rubber Stamps:
X Marks, Scalloped Border, Small Chevron
Large Circle Doodle
Sewing machine and thread - I do offer some options if you do not have a sewing machine.
Black paper or
Small tipped paint brush - My favorite is the Bob Ross Eye Brush
Water jar and ruler
Wait For Me Sticker Tape and Small Mixed Media Circle Sticker Sheets
Book cover - torn from an old book
Regular No. 2 pencil
“Found” words cut from an old book
Two manila shipping tags: I used 3 1/8 x 6 1/4
Assorted Stencils: I used:
She Was as Fair as is the Rose in May - Red Lead Paperworks
Chevron - Red Lead Paperworks
Beach Balls - Read Lead Paperworks
Security envelope - our bills are mailed in these.
Six (6) pieces of white paper (regular computer paper is fine) - cut to: 8 ½ x 6 ½
Golden Heavy Body Titanium White Acrylic Paint
UHU Glue stick
Stabilo Marks All Pencil Black
Watercolor Pencils - Optional
Amsterdam Olive Green Light Acrylic Paint
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint - Raw Umber
Golden Neon Fluorescent Pink Acrylic Paint
Golden Fluid Acrylic Green Gold
Book binding needles
BIC Wite-Out Shake N’ Squeeze Pen
Scissors - I use
Chip paint brush
Signo Uniball White Gel Impact Pen
Fiskars 1/8” hole punch
Twine or Hemp Cord
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Wild Honey and Shabby Shutters
Letter size file folders - One folder