CAS Design: Preclass

Welcome to the preclass lesson!

The first portion of this lesson is about supplies;

The second portion is about how this class works – with a sample lesson later on this page that you’re welcome to try out.

Before we start…a little housekeeping

I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…

  1. Do not sell or give away the concepts from my classes – you may not re-teach my instruction contained or created within these lessons.
  2. Do not post a video tutorial or step by step photo tutorial of your own redraw of class content.
  3. Do not repost any handouts you receive in class.

However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.

  1. DO make your own designs and develop your own style! I love that!
  2. DO gift your creations made with these techniques, of course!

At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.

Video: A Short Overview

NO supplies are required for this class, but you’ll want to have your own craft stash at hand. You can use any image, any die, any sentiment, paper, coloring medium – this course is focused on design, not technique!

Supplies list

Copic colors (there’s no instruction in these lessons to “use this color to shade this”) but the colors in my palette were: W2 W5 C2 C5 C7 C0 T3 E42 E43 E47 E49 B91 B24 BG18 R81 E23 YG91 G05 R37

Other items used: Eclipse tape | Detail scissors | small Tsquare  

I’m including this list below only because you may see crafty items htat are new to you – lessons are colored in Copics (with the exception of Lesson 1) but you can use anything you want! Most of these are affiliate links, and that means I receive a small percentage of the price at no cost to you.


General Crafting

  1. Sweet Petunia: MISTIMini MISTI 
  2. Stamping inks
    1. waterproof: Versafine Onyx Black
    2. Copic friendly: Memento, Lawn Fawn Jet Black
    3. Ink on 3 Fadeout No Line Ink3(for all media)
    4. Versamark (clear) Ink Pad for embossing
  3. Adhesives:
    1. Dimensional roll
    2. ATG tape gun
    3. Glossy Accents
    4. Glue Dots (high profile 1/8″ thick)
    5. Scor Tape 1/2” 
  4. Cutting:
    1. EK Success Detail Scissors
    2. Crafters Companion Gemini Junior 
  5. Masking: Judikins Eclipse Tape
  6.  Snow:
    1. White Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
    2. Winsor and Newton White Gouache
    3. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White
    4. Toothbrush
    5. Presto Jumbo White 

    Colored Pencils

    1. Prismacolor pencils  / Hex Chart
    2. Polychromos Pencils / Hex Chart
    3. Stonehenge Drawing Paper:  AMZ /BLICK
    4. BlendingGamsol Blending solution / Blending stumps
    5. Sharpeners:
      1. Afmat Long Point Pencil Sharpener
      2. Dahle Chubby Sharpener
      3. Quietsharp Electric Sharpener:  BLICK  / AMZ 


      1. Schmincke Palette  / Half pans
      2. Daniel Smith Watercolors:
      3. Artist tape 3/4″ 
      4. Ampersand Hardbord
      5. Spray bottle

      Watercolor brushes:

      Silver Brush Black Velvet synthetic brushes

        1. Round #4  BLICKAMZ
        2. Round #6  BLICKAMZ
        3. Round #8:  BLICKAMZ
        4. Round #12 BLICK / AMZ

      Watercolor Papers

      1. for water based markers: Canson XL Pad  BLICKAMZ
      2. for traditional watercolor: Arches Cold Press Pad

      Watercolor markers

      1. Sketchmarker Aqua Animals set
      2. Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor Markers  BlickAMZ
      3. Tombow Markers /  108 set 
      4. Zig Clean Color Pens

      Watercolor pencils

      1. Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils
      2. Caran d’Ache Supracolor Watercolor pencils 
      3. Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor pencils 
      4. Derwent Inktense pencils



      1. Signo White Uni-ball Gel Pen AMZ/ BLICK 
      2. Copic-friendly: Copic Multiliner
      3. Watercolor-friendly: Sharpie Ultra Fine / Micron
      4. TWSBI Eco Fountain Pens Extra Fine  / FineMedium / Platinum Carbon Ink:

      Sample Lesson

      Download the sketches and try making a card with your own crafty stash. Use any stamp, any medium, any dies – and share your work using one of the options at the bottom of this lesson!


      Quick links to share your work wherever you like:

      Artventure Community

      Where you’ll be right in Sandy’s pocket for quick feedback and answers to questions

      Student Facebook Group

      Our closed group is a safe place to share for those in all our classes who love the ‘book!

      Social media & blogs

      Post wherever you like to share, and let your friends know which class you’re taking. They might like it too!