Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

A 'bloomin' marvellous day at the Craft Barn...

Yesterday I taught for the first time at The Craft Barn - I've demo'd there a few times but yesterday was my first class.  The 9 lovely ladies made this (and another project):
I luuuurve this canvas!! - so cute'n'pretty!  Here are a few of the ladies working on their canvasses - up to their elbows and well covered in PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints - love those paints!! They painted the flowers (Claudine Hellmuth 'Blooms') onto Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger sticky back canvas which means that sticking all the flowers down onto the base canvas is a doddle - just peel of the backing and stick down! Sticky-back-canvas - another product that I love!

The classroom is great: light, airy and in the roof space of the Barn which means there is a bloomin great big horizontal beam running through the space - I managed NOT to hit my head on the beam (which is covered in several 'mind your head' signs but even so more than once my head was only about an inch away from the beam before I saw it! lol)
Thanks to everyone who came to the class - great to see some familiar peeps and meet some new ones.  It was a good day - I'm looking forward to teaching at the Craft Barn again soon - but before I do that I'll be demo'ing there on the 3rd December - projects with a Christmassy theme - Oh Yes - Christmas!!! its only about  8 weeks away!!!!


  1. Wow!! I must study the Craft Barn Lessons/Workshops list more closely, we would have loved this one!!! Look forward to seeing you on the next then!! Gorgeous project too! I have had some of that sticky back canvas for yonks, and still not used it lol!!

  2. I think that class looks lots of fun, and those blooms are great....

  3. Steph7:33 am

    Had a great time on the class - lots of painty fun :) Will be finishing my project on Saturday and hoping to get it to look a little like yours Jo lol.

  4. You were great Jo! I had a fab time, & have finished my canvas. Two lovely projects, been stamping with metallic glaze again today, love that effect! Nice to see you again
    Alison x

  5. Jo it was a fab time though I was a touch knackered when I got home, managed to finish my canvas though and will post it soon for you to see, thanks for a great day, x

  6. Anonymous8:18 am

    Fantastic class Jo, I really enjoyed it. I hadn't really liked those build a scene stamps but now I've played with them I love them:)

    Thanks for your patience when I thought I'd messed everything up.


  7. 'Beadmad'
    you're more than welcome - my pleasure... and as for "..messed everything up" ?! no such thing - its just individual interpretation! :o)
    Take care - look forward to seeing you again.

  8. Hi Jo. Your workshop was brilliant, I had a great time and I've managed to finish my canvas and put it on my blog. Here is the link.


    If the link doesn't work my blog is www.hazelscreativemoments.blogspot.com

    xxx Hazel.

  9. Hi Jo, here's a link to my blog, Ive posted my efforts today.


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