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Just a few reminders about classes.  Always bring a basic kit to class.  No children under 13.  There is a 48-hour cancellation notice.  No refunds after that.  Teachers need adequate time to plan.  NO REFUNDS ON GUEST ARTISTS - you can send a substitute in your place.  All payments for classes must be made wtihin 72 hours or signing up.  Checks may be mailed or call with a credit card; of course, cash is always taken.  Teachers will require a minimum number of students.

On the day of class you will receive a 15% discount off your purchase - excluding cardstock/papers, magazines, books, unmounted stamps and all hand-made items.  Thank you. 

Come join the fun...

Basic Kit is:
Bone Folder, Ruler, adhesive of choice, pencil, scissors, Awl

For those of you that are coming from out of town to classes or just visiting this is a wonderful family owned hotel in Scottsdale. only  a few blocks from my store...

Chaparral Suites Scottsdale 

Basic Stamping 101   Any Wednesday between 10-5 ..this is a 2 hour class for $25. (just call ahead so I can set up)
with Debbie
all supplies provided

you'll learn the basics
make two cards and some tags
(how to care for stamps, use different inks, difference in papers, markers, watercolor, distress, layers.)
you know you wanna learn to stamp so let me show's so fun...

MAy 17th   Intermediate Gelli Art 201
12-4pm $40.
with Marissa

Gelli Printing 201


Been there, done that with your gelli printing and now wondering what to do? Lets kick it up a notch in Gelli printing 201.

Now that you’re comfortable working with your gelli plate we’ll work on adding layers using new tools and more materials.

This is a perfect opportunity to play, explore, try out new techniques and add to those incomplete papers or prints that have left you scratching your head. 

Bring your:Gelli plate, brayer, favorite acrylic paints, spray inks, visual journal and/or pre printed papers s to add more layers to and an apron. 

I’ll provide:  A variety of papers to print on, acrylic paints, gesso, gel medium, assorted stencils, found objects, painting wedges. 

Questions? You can reach me at:


A Very Special Artist is Coming in April 2014

two spaces opened up..Hurry

Artist Cas Holmes, international teacher and author of The Found Object in Textile Art (2010) and Connected Cloth: Creating Collaborative Textile Projects (with Anne Kelly) (2013) is coming to Frenzy Stamper from the United Kingdom for a 3-day workshop, April 17, 18, and 19, 2014.


Workshop Title: Paper, Cloth, Text and Image—Developing Ideas for Textiles

Working on paper and fabric as a base, you will make use of found materials for rubbing, stenciling, printing, and writing to make surfaces for stitch and other creative projects.  Develop your own ideas and reflect your own journey and interests in your sketchbook/journal.  This collage approach will give you greater confidence in composition, color, design, and your drawing and mark-making skills, and your experimental pieces can be used as a starting point for textile-based work, mixed media, collage, books, and three-dimensional sculptural pieces.  Inform your work, develop new ideas, explore, imagine, create!


Cost:      $330 ($165 to reserve a spot, remaining $165 due February 1, 2014.)  16 student limit.  Just FYI--classes with Cas fill quickly!


Time: 9:30-4:30, 1-hour lunch break (many dining options within walking distance in Old Scottsdale)



Day 1— Informal introduction to Cas's work and a brief discussion of the course.  Work with your own collection of materials to make direct prints, rubbings, and marks using simple stencils and blocks.  Explore the paste method of joining.

Day 2—Paper lamination using bonding techniques adapted from Japanese screen-making and paper crafts.  How to place text and images together. Experiment with a textile work/hanging or a book form/object with created pieces.  Short slide talk on the artist’s work.

Day 3—Bringing the work together. Stitching, refining ideas, presentation methods.  Explore further ways of joining pieces with stitch, patchwork, seams, gathers, tearing, building towards textured and sculptural surfaces. Finish with a short critique in the afternoon looking at individual applications and ideas.


Student Supply List:

Please note, this list is a guide, feel free to bring any favorite materials or equipment from your stash, be imaginative. We can share and swap.



1–2 inch brush (soft bristle decorators brush or foam), 2-3 smaller brushes (suitable for painting on dye and one for sketchbook use) sponge brush

3–4 plastic lidded containers (margarine tubs or similar)

2–3 items of additional writing/mark-making media of your choice include at least one waterproof soft-tipped/felt pen

Plastic ruler

Small sponge

Any letter/image stencils and/or print/stamp blocks you may wish to use. We will also be making our own with found materials. 3-4 small found objects to print with

Cheap wax crayons for writing text and making rubbings

Scalpel/X-acto knife

A couple of rubber erasers (these will be cut up)

Color media of your choice (acrylic paints such as Golden Fluid) and/or paint on dyes etc. These will be used for painting and printing.


Basic sewing equipment:

Scissors, straight pins.

Assorted threads of your choice and one or two machine threads (focus will be on hand stitching for those who wish to stitch but you may wish to bring a sewing machine.)


Papers and fabric:

Assorted weights of papers from brown wrapping paper/potato sacks, tissue, glossy magazines, patterned paper, textured paper (wallpaper), oriental specialist papers, hand-made paper, etc.

Gathered ephemera e.g. lace, fabric scraps in assorted colors and textures, old food wrappers, buttons etc.  Photocopy images and photocopies of text, old books if you wish for cutting up.

(No more than a carrier bag full!)

Piece of cotton/old sheet/muslin – no more than a yard width, to use as a base

Sketchbook/camera to record work/ideas.

Aprons and plastic gloves


Supplies provided to share:

Acrylic paints 200ml in three primaries and black and white

Cellulose or wallpaper paste

2 sheets of A2 or large white drawing paper.

Spare containers and jars

Plastic sheeting or pack of white bin liners


Table cover/cleaning equipment



See Cas’s website and books for more information about her background, and many more inspiring photos of both her work and that of her students: 

  additional info can be giving from Lorie at 


Apr. 26th Simply Amazing Collage workshop
with  Terry Parvan
2-4pm $35.



In this workshop you’ll create a sweet message on a 4x4 wrapped canvas using some surprising and fun collage materials.  All supplies will be included.   Please bring a basic kit like scissors, apron, craft sheet.  Otherwise we all share my supplies. 

very Special Guest Dyan Reaveley
May 9th  9:30-12pm $45.

Technique Tag Book    2 1/2 hrs 

Learn all the technique Dyan uses to create fabulous backgrounds, Tips and hints how to achieve that professional look. 

Techniques include inking, stenciling, ghosting, faux ghosting, faux bleach, scribble inks, vibrant pastels, stamping, image painting. 

You will then learn how to turn them into a fabulous reference book full of quotes. 

 all materials included

Very special Guest Dyan Reaveley
May 9th  1-4pm $55

Tags of Imagery   3 hrs 

Come and create stunning tags full of colour and eclectic imagery.

 Luscious inky backgrounds become the base to add images from stamps/collage sheets/magazines. 

Learn all the tips and techniques required to take your work from safe to quirky!! 

 all materials included

very Special Guest Dyan Reaveley
May 9th 5-8pm $55

Inky Watercolor book   3 hrs 

Lets take watercolour paper, add a touch of paint, a spritz of ink, a sample of stamps and a sprinking of just!!! 

Let's fold a flap here and a fold there. Add a canvas cover, stitch it together and voila a fabulous substrate for us to decorate with the Dylusions quirky stamp sets. 

 all materials included

very special guest Dyan Reaveley
May 10th  9:30-6pm  $140.00
( 30 min break for lunch )  

Art Journal Extravaganza   8 hrs 

Always fancied art journaling? 

Not sure what it entails? 

Don't know where to start? 

Already art journal but want to learn more. 

Come and spend the whole day with Dyan leading you through her many art journaling techniques. 

Let her guide you through your included Dylusions Creative Journal step by step, page by page. 

You will learn where to start, how to plan a page from start to finish, where to find images and how to utilise them. 

How to add interest to a page with flaps and tags. 

We will be doodling, silhouette stencilling, adding couture images. 

All the things you need to accompany you on your art journal journey

 which includes a Dylusions Creative Journal

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