Melbourne Paperific Expo One week away!!

WOW I can't believe that Melbourne Paperific Expo is just one week away!  I am so very excited to be bringing Scrappy Chat Designs to the expo.  We will  have a stand selling the kits, some products and of course Tinby Designs Color Crush Watercolour powders!  I am also going to be teaching a number of classes.  After them being so very popular we have increased the classroom size to enable more people to come along and #GetCreativeWithBeckBT It's going to be so much fun!

For those that might have missed it here are the classes I'm teaching... Head HERE to book in

Mixed Media Reverse Canvas
Saturday 27th 10:00am 

Have you thought mixed media projects are beyond your level feeling more of a beginner or not that ‘Arty’?  Well come along to Beck’s Mixed Media reverse canvas class where she will de-mystify the world of mixed media with her no stress approach to layering and getting your hands dirty.

Suitable for all levels you are sure to have the ‘Ahhhh I can do this!’ moment.  In this class we will have fun creating a textured reverse mixed media canvas.  We will be sure to finish in the allotted class time having you walk away with a stunning piece you will find hard to part with while in Beck’s signature teaching style; learning lots of different techniques along the way. 

To create our stunning canvas we will be using various products including, divine IndigoBlu artist quality metallic cottage paints (you will see how truly amazing these are in the class) in a number of ways, Tinby Designs Color Crush watercolour powders, DecoArt Crackle medium, Seth Apter signature dies and IndigoBlu Megaflake to name a few.

Students will receive a pre-class video covering ‘what to bring’ to the class.

Explore Indigoblu 
Friday 26th August 1pm

Explore mixed media with IndigoBlu. In this class we will be creating a mixed media page and separate canvas exploring the use of many different Indigoblu products indluding  IndigoBlu's divine metallic paints, stamps, FlutterGlu and Mega-Flakes!  We will also be teaming that up with the use of Spellbinders dies in some different ways creating loads of fun to be had in class!

Explore Masculine styles class

Creating cards and layouts for the masculine half can be a little more challenging.  With age often playing a part we will be exploring some tips and techniques for tailoring them to various aged males and also ideas for more masculine styles.  With the cards we will move from little boys to teenage boys through to older men.  Using similar products in varying ways you will be armed with ideas on how you can better tailor masculine cards to age, while still making some really cool looking cards.  If you choose to create the layout you'll learn some tips and ideas for creating more masculine pages while learning new techniques and experimenting with various products along the way.  We will also delve into some mixed media in this class in an effort to help grunge it up, working with sprays, stencils, gesso and texture paste, as well as textures from Shimmerz and Metallic Melts by Tinby Designs.

Come along and create a scrapbook page or 3 cards all designed for you to explore your inner masculine style!

Watercolour Powders Unleashed 

Saturday August 27th 1am & Sunday August 28th 10am

Have you been hearing about the numerous watercolour powders on the market and want to give them a go? Watercolours come in so many varieties and in this class we will be exploring the powdered form as a feature with Colour Crush Watercolour powders. This REALLY hot trend in water colouring is so much fun and Beck BT wants to show you how using her ‘Homegrown’ version of these by Tinby Designs.

In this class we will be creating two Scrapbooking,  OR Art Journal pages, OR 2 cards (the choice is yours), learning numerous techniques for working with these amazing bursts of powdery colour.  Examples will be provided for all versions, cards, Scrapbooking pages AND Art Journal pages. 

Head to the website to book in by clicking HERE 

If you are in the neighbourhood, head on down to the Expo, it is shaping up to be an amazing weekend

xxxBeck BT

Shimmerz and Rubby Rock-it for some altered fun

Hi Everyone I'm here to share a lovely team up between Shimmerz and Ruby Rock-It Bella Fundamentals products don't they look amazing together!!  I'm going to share a fun way to alter up your Fundamentals cardstock card bases with Shimmery goodness from Shimmerz for a wonderful effect.  Here is the sweet card I created in the process. But you'll have to check out my video tutorial to see what I did!


 Products Used:

Here are some more pics so you can get up close to my project today :)

Hope you enjoyed my share today and I've inspired you to use the corrugate cardstock in some different ways.

Happy Crafting!

Make Amazing Happen Card

Hi Everyone, I'm back again with another RG Richard Garay share up on the blog!

This time a fun watercolour card.

Head on over to the RG blog HERE for all the details, more pictures and a video showing a fun background technique

I'll promise to be back again real soon with some more inspiration 

Happy Crafting!  
photography: Mag Pie Photography


Designer for RG Make Amazing Team