This year I took a class called Flips, Flops, Pockets and Cut-outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. It is always inspiring to meet and get direct instruction from someone you have been following and learning from online. Julie has been a big inspiration for me in so many ways.
Always the rebel, I tried making paisley shaped pages. We will see how they work out in the end. Currently they remind me that I am adventurous.
Here are some of the flaps I made. On the first few you can see how the flaps were integrated by painting the background.
And a paisley flap! Imagine that! When the background is done it will look quite a bit different.
Julie is an amazing instructor. Her class is packed full of techniques and ideas. She has humor, energy and is quick to encourage. If you have a chance to take her class, do it!
Cool idea from another participant of the class. Store washi tape on embroidery floss holders.
Taking classes provides information, inspiration and the company of others – all things that push us forward. This was a wonderful experience for me.
Julie posted about the class on her website. If you like a better look at the class look here: