Club 52 is a brand new technique club we recently launched here on Paper Crafter’s Library – which we are opening up as an online class for non-members. The cost of the class is $60 CAN (about the same in US funds). Anyone from around the world can sign up.
This class is going to last for 52 weeks – and you are guaranteed to learn at least one new technique each week – so by the end of a one year period, you are guaranteed to learn at least 52 different techniques – many of which will be original techniques created by members of the Paper Crafter’s Library team! Also included in the price of this class is a number of bonus techniques. You will have access to the classroom for 1 year and 3 months from the date that you join so that you have plenty of time to view all the videos and download the printed instructions.
Here’s how the club is going to work: we are going to explore 1 medium/product at a time – and teach you a number of different techniques using that medium/product. That way, you know that when you buy a particular product or medium you’ll have lots of different options for using it – so you know that you’ll really be getting your money’s worth out of that product.
In many cases the products/mediums used will not be brand-specific – in other words, as long as you have a similar product, even if it’s from a different manufacturer, you’ll be able to substitute it. So for example – for the first four weeks of the club we are going to be exploring techniques using dye-based inks. ANY brand of dye-ink can be used – whether it’s Stampin’ Up! Classic ink, Adirondack Dye-Inks, Hero Arts shadow inks, Jenni Bowlin Dye inks, Tim Holtz Distress Inks etc.
Each technique (and any variations on that technique) will include a video tutorial. We will also provide you with some brief written instructions for that technique that you can print out. We are demonstrating all of our techniques on tags that are about 3 1/8″ x 6 1/4″ – all the tags will be finished and decoraged. The technique will be shown on one side of the tag and the printed instructions can be placed on the back of the tag. That way, as the club progresses, you will essentially be creating your own technique “booklet”.
If you are a paper crafting instructor or store owner you are welcome to use these techniques and our printed instructions in your own classes.
We’ve already posted the week 1 techniques, and Week 2’s will be posted on Friday, so as soon as you join, you can launch right in! In fact, you can see a sneak peek below.
For Weeks 1 -4 we are going to be exploring background techniques with dye-based inks. The Week 1 technique is one we came up with which we call the Swiped Background Technique – and we will be showing you three different variations – 1 color, 2 colors, and 3 colors. So already, week 1 is going to give you three different techniques!
Sound fun? You can sign up by clicking here. Make sure that you select the online class option. I should also mention that this online class, and all future online classes are free to Paper Crafter’s Library members as part of the benefits of their membership.
So, now for information about our give-away! Leave us a comment in the comments section of this blog and tell us your favourite technique or one you’d like to learn and you’ll be entered to win a free registration for the Club 52 Online Class. On Monday, Sept. 19th, we’ll be announcing 5 lucky winners!