iScrap Masterclasses

New!! we have launched our third iScrap Masterclass series - a series of 6 classes full of techniques and ideas taught at a location and time convenient to you.  The class size is kept small to ensure you get the opportunity to ask questions and get any support you may need during the class. Just get together a group of friends and we can teach you around your kitchen table!  At £10 per class the iScrap Masterclasses offer great value for money, just contact us at sales@totalpapercrafts.co.uk for more details or to book your iScrap Masterclass series.

Masterclass design for Tonbridge/Essex March 2013
This masterclass design is full of layers and texture offset by deep rich colour sprays.  It works so well with lots of different themed photos, ideally in black and white.  The sample uses two identical 6" x 4" landscape photos layered over one another.  
The kit contains cardstock, watercolour paper, Tim Holtz diecut shapes from watercolour paper, bottle of colour spray, lengths of zipper, length of netting, length of black cotton tape, two mini envelopes, piece of Tim Holtz printed tissue, 7Gypsies number tag, paper flowers, clip.

You will need wet adhesive, black inkpad, 3d foam, needle and thread.


Series 3 - iScrap Masterclass 3
The third kit in this series was originally designed as a baby class but then we realised that the papers were really pretty and weren't baby themed which was great as that meant that the kit could be used for so many more themes of photos!  Its funny how things work out even better than you plan sometimes!  The colours in this kit are soft and gentle, buttery yellows and soft greens with just a pop of blue for a bit of contrast.  
We used a single 6" x 4" landscape photo but you could rotate the page through 90 degrees and use a portrait photo really easily.  The sample has a baby photo but this kit would look stunning with wedding, feminine, heritage, garden or floral pictures.  As always, if you don't have a suitable photo ready to go on the night of the class, just cut a 6" x 4" piece of card and use this instead to help with placement etc.
The kit includes; cardstock, 3 sheets of double sided patterned paper, a pack of matching rub-ons, a pack of matching metal embellishments, ribbon, brads and mouldable plastic.

You will need; yellow and green inkpads (the sample used Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters), if you have any Martha Stewart punch-around-the-page sets than bring them along

Available in class will be; punch sets, ink pads and heat gun


Series 3 - iScrap Masterclass 2
As the Autumn draws nearer (did we even really have a Summer?) I tend to get drawn to rich colours and what could be richer than a combination of purple and green?  This regal colour combo is perfect for feminine or natural/outdoor photos as we are adding lots of different types of flowers that we are colouring in a variety of ways.  The sample uses two 6" x 4" prints of the same photo as they are overlapped onto each other - don't worry of you don't have the photos as they can easily be added after the class!

The kit contains; cardstock, three sheets of patterned papers, a pack of chipboard titles and tags, decorative brads, stunning lace/velvet trim, leaf trim, large Bazzil flower, bundle of white paper flowers, prima flower trimming and Websters bloomer.

You will need a brown and purple inkpads (sample used Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs and Dusty Concord), distressing tool or scissors, small paintbrush, water spray bottle, 3d foam, pearl pen or small gems for flower centres (optional), non-stick craft mat or plastic sheet to work on.

Available in class will be a punch, Ranger fabric spray, Tattered Angels chalkboard spray, stamp.  I also bring along a few spare ink pads and paint brushes for those who don't own them but not enough for every single person.

***Please note that this will be an inky, messy class where we will be using permanent colour sprays - you might want to consider an apron and possibly plastic gloves***




Series 3 - iScrap Masterclass 1
We start Series 3 of our Masterclasses with a fun project that puts a twist on wall art - its part canvas, part album, part configurations-style boxes.  The cool thing about this project is that it can change and grow as your mood takes you thanks to the ring binder clip that holds the album.  You can add more pages or create a whole new set to match the season or your decor.

The album section of this class includes 10 pages and a further 5 photo mats - so plenty of space for photographs and memorabilia.  It is extremely unlikely that you will have time in class to add photos to your project but these can very easily be added later.

You will need to bring along; a bone folder, pokey tool, hole punch, 1" circle punch, border punch (optional), tab punch, masking tape or tissue tape, brown ink pad.

The kit contains: cardstock, patterned papers, pack of die-cuts, 12" x 18" canvas, Tim Holtz binder clip, length of brown Prima lace, chipboard strips, Tim Holtz flashcards, white paper roses, Tim Holtz hinged clip, Tim Holtz cash register charm, jump ring.

I will have available to use: circle punches, gold leafing pen, tab punch and washi tape.


Series 2 - iScrap Masterclass 6
The warmer weather seems to gradually emerging and so we have opted for a gorgeous Summery design for the last class in this current series using the Bo Bunny Country Garden range.  We will be playing with large masks, texture medium and layers to create a feminine and fresh sample design.

The sample design uses a single 6" x 4" portrait photo in a feminine/garden/summery theme.  A landscape photo would work as well as you can rejig things in the design to accomodate this. The colours are yellow, blue and orange with a fresh white to show them off to their best. 

You will need to bring along a fine black journaling pen as we will be doing simple doodling on our photo and the page (don't panic!! LOL).  You'll also need ink pads in black, orange and yellow together with a blending tool to achieve the soft blended effect of the sample page.  The sample used Distress Inks in Black Soot, Wild Honey and Dried Marigold.  If you have a 1 1/2" square punch please bring that along.

The kit includes: two double sided patterned papers, a whole pack of matching die-cut shapes, a length of ribbon, a Tim Holtz word strip, a pack of brads, crochet flowers, paper flowers, crystals, strip of white card.

Available in class to use will be: 12" Prima masks, texture medium and stamps, square punch, paint dabber.

Series 2 - iScrap Masterclass 5
The last class was so well received that we decided to go for a masculine theme once again for the 5th class in the current series, mixing stamping in a variety of formats with the brand new 'Postale' range from 7gypsies.  We have included a 7gypsies self-inking stamp with the kit (you can see the image above - 'all boy') and will have a number of other self-inking, acrylic, wood and unmounted stamps available to use in the class , so get ready for lots of inky fun! 

The sample uses three 3" x 4" portrait photos and one 4" x 3" landscape photo - the design won't really work with photos that are larger than this.  The idea behind this page was to use those photos that perhaps aren't that great but can be cropped small and used together on tags.  The photos don't need to masculine at all, the boy stamp can be left off and saved for another project and you can use absolutely any theme of photos at all.  The colours of the kit are beige, red and black and will work really well with colour or black & white snaps.

The kit contains; cardstock, 2 double sided sheets of 7gypsies paper, 7gypsies stickers, 7gypsies tags, 7gypsies tickets, string, paper clips, butterfly clips, mini bulldog clips, eyelets, decorative paper tape, 7gypsies self-inking stamp system, mini tags, plain manilla tag.

You will need; pale beige, brown, black and red ink pads (sample used distress inks in old paper, gathered twigs, black soot and aged mahogany), eyelet setting tool, 3d foam, ink blending tool or foam pad

Available in the class will be; postage border punch, butterfly punch, scallop circle punch, plain circle punch, scalloped recatngle punch, stapler. a selection of self-inking, acrylic, wood and unmounted stamps, embossed label maker and Sizzix alphabet dies to create your title.


Masterclass notes:
Once booked, the Masterclass series is non-refundable and individual bookings cannot be transferred to another person.  Dates are subject to change with notice and alternate dates can be negotiated.  Kit contents are subject to change based on product availability.