Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Creating With the Stars!!!!

Today, Flamingo Scraps is pleased to have as our Guest Blogger, one of our FABULOUS customers, Laurie Morris!!  Laurie was fortunate enough to take classes recently with Tim Holtz and Dyan Reavely on their swing through the Sunshine State!!  We asked Laurie to share this fantastic opportunity with all of you!  Take it away Laurie!!

Creating With the Stars!

Two of the brightest stars in my universe, anyway!

In September I took the "Patchwork Pandemonium" class with my idol, Tim Holtz.

It was the only one of Tim's four classes at She Scrapbooks in The Villages that I could get into. Tim is a great teacher,

Mario is a blast,

and everyone had a ball in this 5-hour class. Patchwork Pandemonium teaches several techniques using grunge paper as the substrate and then small pieces of grunge paper which we subjected to various products such as Distress Inks, Crackle Paint, rubber stamps, tissue tape, and more.

As great as "Patchwork Pandemonium" was, my 3-day immersion in all things Dyan Reavely was even more amazing.

This took place at Whim-So-Doodle in St. Petersburg, October 8,9, and 10. With a focus on Ranger Paint Dabbers and Dylusions sprays, we created layered backgrounds that we used for creating small books and tags. Stamps and stencils were employed along with paint and Dylusions spray inks.

Dyan is all about simplicity and getting the most out of every product, so we learned about more than one way to use Dylusions, for example, and how to use all kinds of papers and tags as "mop-ups" to sop up all that colorful goodness and create, almost accidentally, beautiful background bits to be used however we wanted. Dyan's new blank journal takes her inks and paint beautifully. Watercolor paper was used, too, and the way the colors showed on the watercolor paper were divine.

If you love color, you'll love Dyan's way of doing things and you'll love Dylusions.
Tim says to embrace imperfection!  Dyan says to live life in color!
So say the stars!


  1. I would love to take a Tim Holtz live workshop!!!! I may to travel a bit to do so, tho. Lol! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, that sounds like an amazing time. Thanks for sharing all of your pictures and story. Very cool!!!


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