Handmade Embellishments Class at

April 19, 2018

Today I have some exciting news to share. I’m now a teacher at! My first class, Easy Handmade Embellishments, launches on Monday, April 23. I hope you’ll join me in the classroom to make some fun handmade embellishments for your stash. There’s lessons with new ideas in using Washi Tape, mixed media and texture paste creations, found items like junk mail, image transfer, and even everyday office supplies. Plus, I have one lesson just on making backgrounds with different techniques for vellum and transparency film, too!

Easy Handmade Embellishments Class

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