Creating a Tim Holtz inspired art journal (video)

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I’ve got serious GRUNGE LOVE for Mark Montano…

Mark-ATC-swap-2017Join me in Mark Montano’s ATC Swap!

CLICK HERE for details 

ACK! Have you played with Jane Davenport’s supplies yet? I have!!!

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!

I am so excited to share my video with you.

I played with some of Jane Davenport’s new art supply line and filmed it so that I could show you how lovely they are. I hope you enjoy watching it, as I also include a quick tour of my studio space.

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Art in the Valley….. what could be better?

Congratulations Freda & Hap Hap Happy Birthday!!!!

Grand Opening today at Zealous Art Studio in Langley, B. C. (104-20218 Fraser Highway)
Wishing you all the very best Freda. Congratulations on opening your fabulously creative space!
I am looking forward to teaching classes in the new year! 😊🎨😜

See you all next Friday & Saturday at our 10th annual Creative Finds handmade marketplace!

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Happy Monday everyone,

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

It is an indoor kind of day today.   What did you do to celebrate your Monday?

Keep smiling & creating, Nicci

Time to GET your ART ON!

Nothing helps you transition into Fall better than a classroom full of creativity, laughter and similar souls!   TODAY you can sign yourself or your kids up for one (or more) on my juicy workshops! I cannot wait to have you JOIN the FUN!

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SEMIAHMOO ART SOCIETY: South Surrey Rec & Arts Centre

(14601 – 20th Ave, Surrey, BC.)

To register call (604) 501-5100 or CLICK here and type SSRAC in the search.

My upcoming ART CLASSES for Adults

Date: Tuesday Jun 14   (Part 1)
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $28.00 + tax

Date: Monday Jun 20 (Part 2)
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $28.00 + tax

Instructor: Nicci (Dot C.A.) Battilana
What to learn how to make your very own unique stamps for your art journals, card making, etc?

JOIN US for this fun workshop!

No previous carving experience is necessary. In this workshop we will be working on basic shapes and images. In a later class (June 20) we will work on carving words & short phrases.

SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– art journal (page size approx 8’x10′) (FYI: Instructor will be using a Dylusions journal) or plain paper to sketch out ideas on and test your stamps with.
– craft sheet
– paper towel
– 1-3 of your favourite ink pads
– tracing paper
– pencil & eraser
– a fine line or medium point permanent black marker.
– X-Acto blade
– cutting mat
– clear tape
********PLUS********
Maggie will be taking orders for the following supplies at the shop. Therefore please contact her ASAP to place your supply orders for:
– Speedball Linozips Safety Cutter (set/5) ~ designed for the safer ‘pull’ method of carving. (if unavailable, Maggie will be ordering in the stamp carving set, which have ‘push’ blades).
– Speedball speedycut rubber blocks (size 4×5.5)

or Safety-kut blocks (size 4×6)

** Please note that we will be talking about carving/cutting safety prior to any stamp creation in this class. Nicci Battilana and/or Country Lane cannot be held responsible for any harm that may come to you while taking this workshop. **

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Date: Tue May 31
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $28.00 + tax
Instructor: Nicci (Dot C.A.) Battilana
SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– art journal (page size approx 8’x10′) (FYI: Instructor will be using a Dylusions journal)
– 1 page in your journal with NO gesso prep work 🙂
– Acrylic PAINT: black
* Dylusions: Fresh Lime, & vibrant turquoise
* PRIMA Art Alchemy in ‘metallique green olive’ & ‘metallique steampunk copper’
* Dina Wakely MEDIA paints in: White (fine tip applicator), Ruby & Blackberry Violet
– Tim Holtz Distress Crayon in Walnut Stain,
– Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in ‘Walnut Stain’ or ‘Vintage Photo’ .
– Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Black Soot
– Tim Holtz Distress Spray in fossilized amber
– Tim Holtz small rectangle stencils in steampunk clockwork & the harlequin pattern.
– Fineline applicator filled with fluid black acrylic paint (fine tip, 20 gauge/0.5 mm)
– Elegant Writer pen in 2.0 with black ink
– KROMA crackle or other thick white crackle paste
– heat gun
– craft sheet
– baby wipes
– water container
– variety of paint brushes including a fine liner
– paper towel
– STICKLES in ‘Diamond’ & ‘Black Diamond’
– palette knife or scraper
Date:           Thursday June 2
Time:           10 am – 12:30 pm
Cost:           $28.00 + tax
Instructor:   Nicci (Dot C.A.) Battilana
SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– art journal (page size approx 8’x10′) (FYI: Instructor will be using a Dylusions journal)
– 1 page in your journal with a layer of gesso prep work 🙂
– col-erase sketch pencil
– china marker pencil in black
– water colour crayon in light blue
– Acrylic PAINT: black, light blue & brown
   * Dylusions: Fresh Lime, & crushed grape
   * PRIMA Art Alchemy in ‘metallique green olive’ & ‘metallique steampunk copper’
   * Dina Wakely MEDIA paints in: White (fine tip applicator), & Ruby
– Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Peeled Paint
– Elegant Writer pen in 2.0 with black ink
– STICKLES in ‘Diamond’ & ‘Black Diamond’
– KROMA crackle or other thick white crackle paste
– palette knife or scraper
– heat gun
– craft sheet
– baby wipes
– water container
– variety of paint brushes including a fine liner
– paper towel

Please call the shop to secure your place!
Country Lane
#102-17665 66a Ave
Surrey, BC V3V2T8
(604) 574-9088

 

I am so excited to share this fabulous news with you!

One Badass Banner Updated copyYou have been asking me for years now to TEACH ON-LINE and now your wishes have been granted!

JOIN ME and 13 other fantastic Artists!

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 In this workshop you’ll:

  • get 16 badass art lessons
  • learn wonderful mixed media techniques
  • be infused with confidence and creativity
  • learn great tips and tricks you can use again and again
  • play with a variety of tools, adding to your skills
  • experience beautiful color combinations and blending techniques
  • make badass art journal pages

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Weekly Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorials
  • Video Tutorials
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Work at your own pace
  • Lessons delivered to your inbox
  • Access to Private Facebook Group, a supportive, safe place for sharing
  • 18 Week Workshop
  • Wonderful for beginners or anyone who wants to express their inner BADASS.
  • Long-term access.

You’ll leave this workshop:

  • fueled with confident in your skills.
  • with a creative arsenal at your disposal
  • with a collection of badass art journal pages
  • with one badass art journal
  • feeling empowered to create.
  • feeling mighty BADASS
  • ALL OF THIS FOR ONLY $59.  WHAT AN AMAZING VALUE!

SIGN UP NOW Only $59 

Teaching & creating with my students

warms my soul…. I just LOVE it! 11872209_10153216736607217_1105455819661401349_o

***** For my  ART JOURNAL Students at the South Surrey REC CENTRE *****

If you can …. please bring the following (if you are unable to bring some items, I will have the same product with me tomorrow, as I did last class) smile emoticon.

SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– craft mat (optional)
– your handmade art journal pages from last class
– scissors (small fine point. You can actually buy these at most dollar stores)
– fashion magazines to cut up.
– watercolor crayons (I like the brand Caran d’Ache) assorted colors. You can buy them in singles from Cotton’n’crayons in Ocean Park or you can but sets at De Serres on King George Hwy near 74th.
– Gesso in white
– paint brushes (round, flat & fine liner)
– Acrylic paint (a selection of your favorite colours)
– assorted stencils (2 or more. You can buy them at Michaels or scrap-booking stores)
– heat gun (You can buy them at Michaels or scrap-booking stores)
– paper towels
– small empty container for water
– Medium (matte) or GOLDEN acrylic glazing liquid .
– Dylusions ink sprays can be fun to play with (optional)
– mister spray filled with water (optional)

****** See you Saturday! *****