New Class + a Stencil Winner

Artist Trading Cards workshop - ATC mini album class (Marjie Kemper)

Mini Album with Artist Trading Cards (ATC), Left Open (Marjie Kemper)Mini Album with Artist Trading Cards (ATC), Right Open (Marjie Kemper) I  will be teaching this class twice in 2014 ~ once at The Ink Pad (NY) on February 23, and again at Great American Stamp Store (CT) on March 15. Previously taught at GASS in December 2013 and Absolutely Everything (MA) in September 2013.  (This is a popular class!)

Full details and a brief video are available on YouTube.

 I made a one-minute video to share:

I call this one Demystifying Distress Stains & Dylusions Ink Sprays. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about buying all these wonderful colorants and then forgetting how to use them. I promise you… they are easy, and fun!  We’ll be blending, layering, and building up fabulous backgrounds with these two Ranger products. I’ll bring loads of each for you to try out.

I’ve chosen an ATC accordion album for the project since we have just 3 hours. We can create many different looks on these small pages. Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are the size of baseball cards.  Add to the book at home using a simple accordion design to make it as long as you like.  Mine measures over 6′ long!

Artist Trading Card (ATC) pages in mini album class (Marjie Kemper)

I’ll be using Tim Holtz’s new stencils in class and sharing a number of techniques I learned from him at Ranger U last April.  I’ll bring my Sizzix Vagabond and a lot of textured embossing folders.  You won’t believe how much I bring. We’ll play with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, too, and Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 embossing paste. Yep, I’m bringing those to share, too. Did I mention stencils???

And now for the winner from the StencilGirl blog hop…

<<<Barbara K says [August 15, 2013 at 8:11am]:  Such a cute idea!  Thanks for the give-away!”>>>

Barbara, please send me your mailing info and I will get the stencil right off to you.

Online Mixed Media Workshop

If you can’t make an in-person class, check out my online class with Craftsy.  It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects.  Here’s a 2-minute preview video:



Hope to see you in a class someday very soon.  Please sign up for my newsletter and Youtube channel to keep up on the next news.  Thanks for the visit!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Ooh, ooh, ooh – what a stunning ATC accordion album. I’m SO glad I took the time to catch up, wouldn’t have missed this for worlds!
    Alison xx

  2. LOVED watching you on video!! Looks like a great class and one I really need!! NO idea what to do with Distress Stains!!! Have fun with it – sure you will have loads of participants!!

  3. oh love the art beautiful beautiful work.Inspiring.I have been so inspired by you I have been cleaning up my art stuff to play harder.
    susan s

  4. Wow!! I love this album. And the focal inks and sprays are shown off to perfection. The pages just pop with the colors that you used and the black frames it all brilliantly! I wish I could take this class. Thanks for sharing your project with those of us who won’t be there. — Mary Elizabeth

  5. Oh for some wings and a passport Marjie! I’d be there in a shot. You are one of the best around when it comes to blending colour so the class are in for a real treat. Love the look of this accordion book. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. What a great class, so full with techniques. Wish I could come over and take it! Congrats to the winner!
    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Sounds like the class will be a great learning opportunity for anyone signing up. Love the ATC accordion idea and the little panel are simply marvelous! Congrats to the winner. Hugs!

  8. You are so clever! This is such a gorgeous way to catalog techniques. Wish I lived closer..that sounds like a fabulous class! xoxo

  9. Love this colourful, jam packed with loveliness, album ! Marjie you’re a star !! X

  10. Love your gorgeous ATC album, wonderful colours and designs and how great that you can make it any size too! Great video too. Hugs, Anne x

  11. That would be such a fun class to do, the little album is gorgeous. Congrats to Barbara.

  12. Ooh!!! How I wish I lived nearer Marjie! That project looks scrummy! xx

  13. Looks like a fabulous class Marjie ! Wish I was closer would look to come along ! Sue C x

  14. Barbara K says:

    Oh how I wish I were somewhere close to New Hampshire. What fun everyone will have! Thank you for the stencil (I’ve emailed the information you need). But more importantly, thanks for the blog. I always find something wonderful, and get inspired by it. I really appreciate you taking the time to create it. You make all of us winners everytime you share with us!

    Have fun in the workshops, wish I could be there. I’m off to check out the video class that you have on the class page!

    Barbara K

  15. Looks like another fun workshop! Valerie

  16. Ooo Marjie, this is flippin awesome, I love all those colours and all the great stamping. I really wish I could come over for one of your classes too. This is wonderful. Off to pin it too! 🙂 Michelle xxxx

  17. Beautiful!!! Gorgeous color! What a fun album!

  18. Love the video and the ATCs! Looks like a great project.

  19. This actually works so much better for me than Hampton Falls, Marjie! Will see you there!

  20. You are soooooooo amazing!!! Just gorgeous!! LOVING the colors!! And CONGRATS to Barbara!!

  21. Great class Marjie, love it…It will be a hit. xox

  22. Oh Marjie, you are such a temptress, this booklet is wonderful, full of fabulous colour and ideas. Oh to have unlimited money lol. I would be there in a shot. Love your video too.
    hugs (brenda) x0x

  23. oh beautiful, I received my first set of stencil girl stencils today and must start playing your art is inspiring
    It may take me for ever to learn all you have to teach though
    loads of love and hugs

  24. Gorgeous little album. Love all the color and stencilling.