ONLINE Paper Embossing: Lettering for Christmas - Thurs 23rd November 2023 at 2pm
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Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, we would encourage students to participate live and work along with the tutor, if possible.
A video playback service will still be provided to all students for 60 days.
Thurs 23rd November 2pm - 4pm
This LivePlus™ online workshop is suitable for students of all levels. This is a work-along workshop and so we would encourage students to have their materials to hand, ready to participate live during the class.
Mark's first workshop proved so popular that we've added an additional beginner's class to the calendar. Still learning the gentle and glorious art of paper embossing, but this time with a festive twist.
Using his years of experience as a calligrapher, this class will focus on embossed lettering for Christmas cards and gifts. You will be introduced to some of the basic techniques required to create beautifully crisp letters, working along in real time to create a piece you'll love.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- Designing and preparing a template for embossing
- Embossing letters onto watercolour paper
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- A few sheets of A4 Light coloured papers 160gsm for embossing (Papers for Pastels or Watercolour)
- 2 or 3 x A4 Card at 300-350 gsm (for your template)
- Embossing stylus - Ball-ended (small 1-1.5mm)
- Craft Knife (round handled)
- Swann Morton Number 11 blades
- Cutting Mat A3 or larger is better – A4 may be a bit small
- Light Box (Mark uses an ‘old school’ box – Glass with a light behind it) but a digital ‘light pad’ can also be used
- A sheet of A4 tracing paper
- A bone folder (or tool to smooth the edges of the card down)
Links to suppliers
Mark has provided links to some of his recommended products:
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Mark will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.