Whimsical Art Muse Dolls with Niamh Baly

Whimsical Art Muse Dolls with Niamh Baly

Join Niamh Baly for a “LIVE” class, hosted in a private Facebook group to make your own 3D Art doll sculptures to decorate and inspire you

in your art space. These fabulous dolls create a personality all of their own and can be customised in so many different ways. You can choose to make a figure or a bird shape.

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:

Indefinitely How to sign up:

  • Go to www.bevscrosscrafts.com.au

  • 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. If you are from overseas – make sure you choose ‘pick up’ when you get to the shipping information.

  • We will send you a confirmation email and a link to join the private Facebook group from my email (niamhhenshaw@yahoo.com). This may take up to 48 hrs. Please check your junk/spam account if you don’t receive an email within that time or email me directly.

Supply List:

Substrates:

  • Thick card (like chipboard/mount board). A shipping box would work as well – just make sure you can cut out shapes easily enough.

  • Sticker paper is very handy to have but not necessary

  • Small gift box and some magic eraser/floral oasis (will show examples, sizes and reason

    why in private group before the class starts)

  • Assorted collage papers (vintage text, old gel prints, collage tissues, maps etc)

    Tools:

  • Tool kit like scissors (sharp enough to cut through thick card), paint brushes, wipes

  • Watercolour paints

  • Black and white journaling pens

  • Posca paint pens – assorted colours

  • Archival ink, black and assorted colours if you have them

  • Any stamps or stencils you like (not necessary)

  • Soft gel medium (I use Dina Wakley)

  • Extra sticky double sided tape (this usually has a red liner on it)

  • Black permanent marker

  • 2 wooden skewers

  • Washi tape (glitter and metallics look great)

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

  • Beaded trims or lace

  • Old zips, buttons or broken jewellery

  • Chipboard shapes (wings, crowns, decorative flourishes etc)

  • Stamped words or phrases on tissue paper (or the Dina Wakley collage tissue words) or

    the Tim Holtz/Dylusions backchat stickers

  • Hot glue gun or ultra thick gel medium to glue heavier items on dolls

    FAQ:

    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 (niamhhenshaw@yahoo.com) 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: 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: 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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