Hello I hope you are staying safe and well. Today I wanted to share how I hosted an online class as part of my Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This is the final challenge for the level 3 AECP which is to host a workshop creating three cards.
Normally this would be in person but due to the current situation we all find ourselves in this was not possible so I held the class virtually. The stamp set was the Daffodil Paint A Flower from Altenew. This is a lovely versatile set which can be used year round to brighten someones day whether this is by colouring the image as a crafter or receiving a card with the image on. I designed three cards for the class to reflect the versatility of the stamp set.
Prior to the class I created a supplies list for all the participants and created a lesson plan. I set up a private Facebook group to host the class using Facebook rooms to stream the video call. This was something new to me but it worked well and everyone was able to join and hear each other, plus nobody lost connection during the class.
I decided to use one stamp set and make three cards, starting with a clean and simple one, then moving on to add different techniques for the other cards. All the participants for my class had a good general knowledge of card making so I wanted to share some designs and techniques which may be new or challenge them to try something new.
Card one was ink smooshing to create a simple background. We heat embossed the image and the sentiment, finishing off by adding gold ink around the edges.
Card two was ink blending on the backgrounding using Altenew inks and a blending brush. I chose light shades of ink as we would be using alcohol markers over the top so the background would compliment the colouring. The images and sentiment were stamped in black ink then coloured using Altenew Artist markers.
Card three was a rainbow card. We added watercolour paints in rainbow order to a baby wipe then dragged this down the card. We then stamped the sentiment “brighter days’ and stamped over the background in grey ink. The image was coloured and fussy cut using a black marker to fill in and white space outside of the image. We die cut a circle from the rainbow panel and adhered black card behind this. The image and sentiment strip were adhered to finish the card.
The class went by really quickly and we had great fun creating together. Thank you to all the participants and to Virginia and Erum from Altenew for being part of the class.
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