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A scrapbooking and papercrafter's creative dream come true
Oriental Blossom, Michelle Grant, Studio M Designs, Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2015, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Art, Craft, Scrapbooking, Papercraft, Mixed Media
Oriental Blossom by Michelle Grant, Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2015, Image courtesy of the artist and event organisers

As an art, craft and scrapbooking enthusiast, I am super excited about the upcoming Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo.

Over the June long weekend, you can get along to this premier event to pick up new ideas, be inspired or take a class with a creative entrepreneur.

This year's expo is set to be an inspiring testament to the enduring sentimental and tangible power of physical photos, keepsakes and paper creations.

Whether you are an artist, an aesthete, craftivist, novice, profilic papercrafter or a keen scrapbooker you will find something to inspire you.

This year's Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo will be inspire you to collate you own original and handmade memories, photos, journals, art and content in new ways.

2015 is a special year as it is the Expo's 10th Anniversary and it's going to be a cracker event.

papercraft and scrapbook goodies
the latest in paper trends and techniques
stunning displays of work by hand-picked experts
classes and handy stage presentations by the top tutors in the country
demonstrations and even a selfie opportunity with a jumbo wall-heart!

How cool is that?

Check out the amazing creatives and exhibitors who will be at the Expo this year:

Beck Beattie (AKA 'BeckBT') will be sharing her scrapbooking success secrets during daily classes jam-packed with inspiring ideas including how to create a watercolour mixed media page, mixed media techniques and layout and how to incorporate gelato colours on a reverse canvas.

Beck Beattie, BeckBT, Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2015, Papercraft, Scrapbook, Art, Watercolour, Mixed Media
Scrapbooking success with Beck Beattie, Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2015, image courtesy of the artist and event organisers

As a special treat, the effervescent and enthusiastic popular international workshop instructor and author, Jane Davenport will showcase her mixed media techniques from her very own book, Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces.

If you have a keen interest in learning how to draw the face, develop harmonious features, create smooth skin tones, develop stunning and effective artworks with the use of shading and highlighting, then I recommend that you get along to Jane Davenport's demonstrations. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the foundation of her techniques.

Alyce Keegan will be directing daily classes featuring how to use Alcohol Markers to blend and create colour combinations, as well as mixed media techniques to create beautiful journal covers. Alyce is an award winning YouTube, Facebook and blogging crafting sensation who believes that craft stimulates the imagination and relieves stress.

Kerrie Gurney will reveal how anyone can create an original and personalised two-page layout to preserve precious travel memories. This crafty mother of three and blogger attests to the stress busting qualities of paper craft. Her personal philosophy is "there are no mistakes in paper craft, just unique creations made with love."

Michelle Grant (Studio M Designs) will not only teach how to create an altered book cover using new mixed media products, but will also exhibit a range of kits and new products.

Bella Paperie will offer a gorgeous collection of project kits.

If you are a paper craft lover, you are invited to get Insta-famous, at the Art with Heart jumbo wall-heart this year. Make your own paper flower at home to pin onto the giant heart, take a selfie with the hashtag, #lovepaper and share on social media. Awesome!

Animal lovers have an opportunity to create a portrait of their beloved pet and see their work displayed at the Expo. So, if you're a creative and are interested, get in quick because entries close on May 17th, 2015 and more details can be found on the website.

Animal Lovers Portrait categories include:
collage and mixed media
layout/scrapbooking, or
painting and drawing

Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2015, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Art, Craft, Papercraft, Scrapbooking, Mixed Media, Art classes, Creative Entrepreneurs
Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2015, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Image courtesy of the event organisers.

Come along and have a great day out. Enjoy yourself, get super creative and check out the latest papercraft and scrapbook supplies and tools at the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo.
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Why? Scrapbooking, Papercraft, Art and Creativity are your thing
When: 6-8 June 2015, Saturday to Monday, 9am - 5pm
Phone: 02 9452 7575
Where: Hall 2, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
Cost: Adults: $16; Family (2A 2C) $40; Children (from 5 to 16 years) $9; Age & Disability Pensioners $14; Seniors Card holders $15; Children under 5 years are FREE
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