Total Time: 6 hours 53 mins 15 secs
Check out some of the most popular classes taught by Creativebug instructor Courtney Cerruti.
How to Make Watercolor CardsCourtney Cerruti
Learn how to make simple watercolor cards that you’ll enjoy making just as much as your friends and family will enjoy receiving. Courtney Cerruti demonstrates how to create elegant motifs using watercolor and simple brushstrokes or how to use a stencil to apply watercolor if you feel intimidated by the medium. Learn how to personalize your cards with a family photo and make photocopies to create an entire set of handmade cards. Finally, add that same personal touch to your envelopes by making an envelope liner using the same photocopied watercolor technique.
DIY Room Décor: Painted Fabric Wall ArtCourtney Cerruti
Learn how to transform painted cotton fabric into bold, abstract wall décor. Using expressive brush strokes in a color palette of your choice, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to paint abstractly on fabric, then “frame” your painted fabric in embroidery hoops. The finished pieces are lightweight and super easy to hang – perfect for sprucing up a bedroom or making any space your own.
Stamped and Embossed Christmas Gift TagsCourtney Cerruti
The wrapping of a present should be as special as the gift inside. Courtney Cerruti shows how to create custom paper gift tags using rubber stamps, ink and embossing powder – perfect for topping off your gifts. This quick embossing technique is ideal for working in large batches. (Maybe you’ll even have some tags for next year, too!)
Color Image Transfers on WoodCourtney Cerruti
Turn those small, intimate moments from life into a permanent treasure by transferring them onto wood. Working with photos printed out on laser copies, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to create the transfers, offering a few different finishing techniques to customize your miniature works of art. The wood adds luminosity and brings out the beautiful, muted colors in your photograph. Learn more about laser copies here.
DIY Room Décor: Decoupaged Jewelry HolderCourtney Cerruti
If your jewelry collection is in need of some organization, this class will help set you straight. Courtney Cerruti shares a quick and easy idea for a jewelry hanger that utilizes decoupage and a little bit of hardware. Courtney shows you how to properly apply Mod Podge to adhere pretty paper to a wooden placard, and how to paint the beveled edges with a foam brush. After that, install some simple hanging hardware and you’ll be ready to display your necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.
DIY Yarn BannersCourtney Cerruti
Add color and texture to any space with these simple, decorative yarn banners. Courtney will show you two ways to make these vibrant banners: with knots for a textured look or with glue for a seamless look. This class is a perfect way for anyone to get crafty with yarn, both knitters and non-knitters alike.
Image TransfersCourtney Cerruti
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, learning how to create image transfers will introduce you to a whole new world of using creative imagery in your work. Courtney will show you the best methods for a range of techniques using inexpensive materials, including how to create transparent layers. The resulting images are beautiful for adding dimension and depth to various art projects, from paper arts and collage, to fiber arts and more.
How to Make a Shadowbox CollageCourtney Cerruti
Shadowboxes are a beautiful way to create a three-dimensional collage, displaying favorite memories or thematically capturing a moment in time. In this class, Courtney walks you through her system for creating a shadowbox using any objects or bits of ephemera you like. You will learn helpful tips on gathering objects, editing down the selection, creating a composition, and choosing the perfect glues and adhesives to keep everything in place. At the end of the process, you will have a thoughtful, signature masterpiece, ready to hang on your wall or give as a special gift.
Colorful Abstract PaintingCourtney Cerruti
You don’t need to consider yourself a painter to create this colorful work of art. Courtney introduces you to a bold way of applying color to a canvas that results in this bright, abstract field of color. Courtney talks you through how to create a cohesive palette, then evaluate and build your work of art until you determine that it’s ready to grace your walls with its confident swaths of color.
Cricut Crafts: Make Decorative Painted PlatesCourtney Cerruti
Transform old, boring dishes into bold, geometric decorative plates with your Cricut Explore. Courtney demonstrates how to use the Cricut machine to cut stencils out of contact paper. Then she shows how to apply stencils to plates and spray paint them to create a variety of fun shapes and patterns.
Beginning CollageCourtney Cerruti
Learn the basics of collage from multi-media artist, Courtney. From gathering your materials to building a base layer to adding decorative elements, Courtney walks you through the entire creative process of assembling a collage so that you can make a signature masterpiece of your own. This is a perfect class for beginners and those who want to tap into their creativity—in fact, the hardest part about collage is learning how to narrow down your materials and use your “editing eye” to make sure all of the elements work together. Courtney provides lots of advice for how to make these decisions along the way. And if you make a mistake? No problem! Just collage over it and move on.
Glitter 101Courtney Cerruti
Learn everything there is to know about glitter in this quick (and sparkly) class. Courtney Cerruti demonstrates the proper way to apply glitter to glue, and best practices for getting the excess back in the jar. All types of glitter are covered here, from kids craft glitters, to specialty crushed glass, and spray paint.
How to Make an EnvelopeCourtney Cerruti
Learn how to make customized paper envelopes with Courtney. You'll begin by making a cardstock template so you can create multiple envelopes in various sizes. Courtney explains which types of papers work best for envelopes and shares how to make a decorative liner. With a few folds and a couple swipes of glue stick, you'll have a perfect envelope for birthdays, thank you cards, and holidays.
Glue 101Courtney Cerruti
Mixed media artist Courtney explains the basics of glue, including: Elmer's Glue, PVA (Poly Vinyl Acetate), Glue sticks, Mod Podge & gel medium, Tacky Glue, specialty glues, wood glue, heavy duty glues, hot glue guns, and glue dots. This class is perfect for anyone interested in collage, mixed media, image transfers, and using glue in general. Courtney explains how each type of glue works, as well as its ideal crafting use. You don't need every type of glue that exists, so watch this video to see which ones you'll want to include in your craft kit.
DIY Painted Gift WrapCourtney Cerruti
In one afternoon, you can create enough painted paper to wrap gifts for any occasion. Courtney Cerruti teaches several quick and easy dry-brush techniques, from sophisticated crosshatch designs to loose geometric squiggles – no prior painting experience required. At the very end, Courtney shares unique ideas for mixing and matching papers to wrap any gift.
DIY Christmas Tree String ArtCourtney Cerruti
Spruce up your blank walls with this fun and fast Christmas tree string art. With just map tacks and yarn, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to create a gorgeous geometric design in any size you please. This project is the perfect way to add a big splash of holiday cheer to any room, and it’s perfect for large parties when you don’t have room to fit a full Christmas tree.
Make Paper Clay Christmas OrnamentsCourtney Cerruti
In this class, Courtney demonstrates how to work with paper clay to make gorgeous, personalized ornaments. Paper clay is an air-dry medium (no baking required), making this the perfect project for kids and adults alike. Once your ornaments are cut out and have dried, learn how decorate them with gold leaf, watercolor, and little messages. Hang these ornaments on the tree or tie them to gifts for an extra special handmade touch.
Paste PaperCourtney Cerruti
Create original, hand-painted paste paper to use as gift wrap, holiday decorations, or any other use you can imagine. Courtney shows how to create graphic and colorful designs that can be customized in any way. You'll learn how to create patterns and how to layer them for beautiful effect. It's like finger painting for grown-ups!
Artist Trading CardsCourtney Cerruti
Artist trading cards are miniature works of arts, created on standard-sized cards and exchanged among artists all over the world. They can be collaged, stamped, stitched, painted or doodled. Explore the possibilities of the small canvas with Courtney, who will teach you a range of techniques for different effects. This workshop is for anyone who needs a little help starting their creative flow, or for the seasoned artist who wants to trade and collect one of a kind art from around the world.
Hand-Stitched Deer OrnamentCourtney Cerruti
Adding a new ornament to the tree every year is a wonderful Christmas tradition, and it is even better when an ornament is made by hand. Courtney Cerruti demonstrates how to create a rustic fawn ornament using felt, simple embroidery and hand stitching. You will want to make this sweet project for all of your loved ones.
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