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

10 June 2014

Lovely day...

... at The Craft Barn for the Extravaganza!

I demo'd: stenciled, stamped, painted, chatted/laughed while demo'ing - putting faces to names, meeting lovely new people - sharing/talking ideas & inspiration... lovely to see everyone.

I mainly demo'd my flower stencil - PS009, with stamps, paints and detail pens... showing how the four flowers can be layered up to create different combinations of flowers ... (I'll show examples of this later in the week...)

The panel below shows the flowers detailed with all kinds of doodling - once you start doodling its hard to stop! (put the pen down & move away from the page! lol)

The Craft Barn sells all the products I demo'd (obviously! lol) and so, as an add-on to the weekend, the links given in this particular blog post will direct you to the Craft Barn store.

In the shop they sell really useful/versatile/inexpensive kraft/natural covered notebooks in different sizes (HERE)- the covers are a lovely surface to paint onto - & I created my demo projects onto these (I think they'd make great little presents..)
Here is the A5 size book -
The cover is painted with Dusty Teal Fresco Finish, with circles stamped in Pearl Glaze (using EEV06 stamp set) - I like this glaze because it is subtle on the background - catching the light now and then without creating an overwhelming pattern.  The large flower is created with stencil PS009, small flowers are stamped in Chalk using images from stamp set JOFY23, and the letters are from JOFY21.

Here is the A6 version - similar design but with smaller dots in the background than the A5 notebook and less flowers...

I really like the contrast of the Pearl Glaze and the Chalk Matte paint.

I created a really quick sample when asked about a stencil - definitely less-is-more - and I really like it - a card that could be used for so many different occasions - love the colour and the simplicity of the design - stencil is PS007 painted with Dolly Mix and Amethyst, the stamped images are from stamp set JOFY24.

So that's what I did on Sunday - thanks again to all of you who came along - these are always great weekends with lots of different styles, products and ideas being demonstrated. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

I'll be back a The Craft Barn on the 29th June for a Die Cutting Masterclass workshop - hope to see some of you there....details can be found on my teaching page (press the button under the main title at the top of this page) or go direct to the Craft Barn page - here,



  1. Gorgeous as always

  2. Love it,the combination of colours are so eye catching.


  3. Love the simplicity of the last CAS card using my favourite stencil of yours the reed, looks so beautiful with the tiniest of stamped images. You always inspire me Jo, thanks again :-) x

  4. Totally gorgeous! Jo x

  5. Love the stenciling Jo.
    It was a great weekend, so glad I went. All the demonstrators were amazeballs; seeing you (a face I recognised) was the icing on a beautiful cake.
    Dad now wants me to stencil his car!!! No Jokes...he really does!!!

  6. You make it look so easy Jo. Love them. Xx

  7. Hi Jo, lovely to see you again. Had a fab time at the Extravaganza. Even though I was there for the two days, didn't get to see all demonstrators. Some amazing creations on display. Some of your stencils & stamps just happened to fall into my hands yesterday after Lin Brown's Masterclass, as well as some of Lin's. My excuse is that I had a Craft Barn voucher to use before it expired. That's what I'm sticking with anyway lol!

    Meant to say, that I'm off to see Tony Hadley again in the Autumn. Can't wait.

    Hugs, Pauline x

  8. Anonymous9:11 pm

    Such beautiful samples Jo. I was gutted not to be there on Sunday, would have loved to see you creating these.

  9. Oh Jo so in awe! These cards are amazing stunning xxx


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