February Recap Scrap Diva Retreats 2014 Wind Down

Since we are winding down 2014 I thought it would be fun to do a monthly photo recap for the year. If you want to get an email with these updates please click here to sign up. 

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January 2014 Recap

February was another fabulous month for crafting. We had Shonna Bucaroff teach a mixed media workshop weekend. Shonna taught us how to make exciting background pages using acrylics and stencils. This was the first time most of the students had used a Gelli plate and it was a huge success making pages for our gorgeous winged art journal.

Winged Art Journal

I created an awesome day planner and started following Documented Life Project on Facebook. It was so much fun to keep notes and create bits of artwork throughout the year in the planner. I plan on posting a short video sometime in the next month on this.


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January 2014 Recap

January was a very busy month!

I kicked off the year celebrating and ringing in the new year at “Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala” with my hubby.

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I remember watching Suzi Blu’s awesome Live New Year’s Eve painting on Google Hang out as I was getting ready in the hotel room 🙂

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Mini Album Taught by Shonna July 19th

I’m so excited to announce a very talented mixed media art teacher will be coming back to Scrap Diva Retreats in July! Shonna Bucaroff is an amazing local artist and teacher from San Diego. Check out her gorgeous art journal pages on her blog here: http://twistedfigures.blogspot.com


Shonna's Mini Album Class


Class: Art Journal Mini Album (18 pages)

Date: Saturday July 19th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost : $45

RSVP:  http://www.meetup.com/ScrapDivaRetreats/events/169581482/

We will create our own papers by painting, doodling and using the Gelli Plate and then we will create a mini 18 page journal with the backgrounds all ready to add photos or more mixed media. We will also learn how to make mixed media stamps out of foam sheets!

Shonna's Mini Album Class 3

**All supplies are included! No prior experience necessary!***

Here’s the Supply List we will be using:

Microsoft Word – Mini Mixed Media Art Journal

  • Various paint colors (including black)
  • Paint pens (Sharpies or Painters by Elmer’s is good)
  • White gesso
  • Paint brushes
  • Stamps
  • Ink pads (various colors including black)
  • Black Gel Pen
  • White-Out Pen
  • Bling
  • Small flowers
  • Various collage items (book pages, scrapbook paper, rub-ons, Washitape, ledger paper, stickers etc.)
  • Tiny Text Quote sheet by Cosmo Cricket (I used ”Dear Dreams”)
  • Black thin ribbon or brown Jute
  • Manila File Folders
  • Newsprint paper (18X24)-They come in a huge 50 sheet Pad.
  • Thin fun foam sheets (like little kids use)

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