Painting your own Art Journal cover

Painting your own Art Journal cover

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CLASS LIVE 2pm EST 27th JUNE 2020

Join Niamh Baly for a “LIVE” class, hosted in a private Facebook group to decorate your own art journal cover. In class I will be using a Blank Dyalog cover (available from Bev’s Cross Crafts), but I will also show you how to use the same techniques on a number of different surfaces so that you can decorate your own journal of any size.

This class is a mixed media class, so by its nature will always lead to being a unique piece of art. It is not possible to replicate the sample piece exactly but I will give you all the tips and tricks to create something similar with the supplies you have on hand.

How it works:

Niamh will go LIVE in the class private group at the specified class time. You can gather your supplies and create right along with Niamh as she teaches. You can comment, ask questions, and interact with other students. You can also share your work in the group. If you happen to miss the live broadcast, or if you want to re-watch it, it will be permanently saved in the group Video section.

How long you have access:


How to sign up:

Go to

Click on “Online Classes.”

Select the class you want to attend and put it in your cart.

Go through the purchase process. During Checkout please provide your Facebook name as

a comment so we can invite you to the class group.

We will send you a confirmation email.

• Request to join the private group and I will manually get you verified and added within 24 hours

Supply List:

All the supplies listed below are available from , however please substitute what you have at home as well.


Blank Dyalog canvas cover (I will be working on this) or

Collage tissue paper/deli paper/greaseproof paper – or a thin printer paper/sticker paper


Your favorite stencils (simple smaller patterns are good, dots, squares, text)

Your favorite mark making stamps (I will be using Paper Artsy: ETS41 from Tracy Scott, but

Tim Hotlz mini marks stamps or the mark making set from darkroom door will work as well)

Tool kit like scissors, paint brushes, wipes

Black and white journaling pens

Posca paint pens – assorted colours

Archival ink, black and assorted colours if you have them

Paints & Mediums: Any acrylic paints will work for this – these are what I will be using

Dina Wakley gesso or SUB the gesso you have

Dina Wakley Acrylic paints in your favorite colors, or SUB the acrylics you have

Black and white journaling pens

Stabilo All pencil (if you don’t have one, you can do without)

Black permanent drawing ink, sub watered down black paint

Additional products: These aren’t necessary but add to the finished piece

Focal image stamps (I used Dylusions Follage Fillers)

Dina Wakley Collage faces and collage words (first pack)

Tim Hotlz quote chips from Ideology

Distress crayons


Q: I don’t have Facebook. How can I join the class?
A: Because we are using Facebook’s platform to host the class, you must have a Facebook account to join.

Q: I don’t have all the supplies listed.
A: You can always substitute for similar items, or leave something out.

Q: Your class is at 2pm EST(Aus), but I live in England. What time will your class air?
A: Go to: World Clock and personalize the clocks at the top with Australian Eastern Standard time (Hobart) time and your local time.

Q: I never got the confirmation email.
A: Simply email us ( and we check that for you.

Q: I took one Facebook live class. Will your next class go in the same group?
A: No, each class with have its own unique Facebook group. You must sign up for each class separately.

Q: Where do I find the video?
A: On the day of class, pull the group up on your phone, tablet, or computer. When class starts, you will see a post that I am going Live in the group. Click on that to watch. After class is over, you can watch the video by clicking on the “Video” section of the group.

Q: What payment options do you offer?
A: We accept PayPal. You can link your PayPal up to your bank account or a credit card.

Q: I have technical problems!
A: Email me and we'll do our best to help. Note that the classes will work well on your computer with a high-speed internet connection. They are not guaranteed to work on tablets, but we have tested them on our iPad and they worked well. Most technical issues come down to having patchy internet connection. If something freezes, log out of the class and come back in again. If you miss something, the class will be recorded in full and you can re-watch the video later.

Q: In what language are the classes?
A: The classes are in English. There is no written transcript of the videos.

Q: My question didn’t get answered in the class?

A: I will try really hard to answer questions as I go, but if I miss any, as soon as the class is over, I will go back in and answer all the questions. I will also be monitoring the group so that any posts, questions or queries after the live class will be responded to as well.
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