** Note: The LIVE portion has already taken place. Class resources are available. A replay of the class videos, group participation, coloring guides, and handouts **
Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that you have taken Jenn’s Distress Ink Techniques class which went over many things including the differences between Distress Ink and Distress Oxide, we will be using this information learned and building on that in this class.

Distress Inks came into the papercrafting world in 2004. I started using them immediately, I still even have some of my original ink pads. The world of Distress has grown over the years with new and inspiring supplies. My goal with these technique classes is to teach you the fundamentals about the medium and inspire you to use them in your creative projects. I use some form of Distress on approx 80% of my creations. I guess you can say I am addicted to Distress! 

This class is sharing with you things I have learned, and my experiences with Distress Spray Stains and Distress Oxide Sprays. We will also be exploring some of the mediums in the Distress line. What I hope you will get from this class is a better understanding of these supplies. I hope you will be inspired to play more, and be happy with your results!

I have taken many classes with Tim Holtz, and Ranger Ink over the years resulting in a lot of learning. I am also a Tim Holtz Maker and create projects with his various products resulting in a lot of experimenting. I hope you will find my knowledge helpful, informative, and inspiring.

This class is for anyone who would like to learn more about Distress Spray Stains, Distress Oxide Sprays and Distress Mediums.

All of the class videos will be available in the private Facebook group. If you can’t attend the class LIVE you can watch the videos whenever it is convenient for you.

Please note it may take time to be approved into the Facebook group as this is a manual process that is done by Jenn.

Also included in the class:

  • downloadable supply list See the class supply list below, and supplies are linked at the bottom of this page
  • class prep information
  • extensive handout with images of many examples of what you will be learning
  • bonus card designs

Some feedback from previous class attendees:

Order class supplies

Jenn does not ship kits for this class, so there are some supplies you should have on hand. Jenn will also provide details of a few items that should be prepped before class. If you are looking to purchase ANY of these supplies Jenn provides a list of stores and links where you can find these products. You can find this list of stores and links to their shops and online shops here.

If you are going to shop online, check out my affiliate links here: https://shurkus.com/jennabler-alert

if you have questions please email Jenn

Supply List:

Once you sign up for the class you have access to the class resource page, there is a downloadable handout for the supply list on that page.

Required Supplies- Even though I list these are required, in reality, anything can be substituted in class, and you can experiment with the supplies you have. All supplies linked at the bottom

  • At least 3 Distress Spray Stains and/or 3 Distress Oxide Sprays. See the specific colors Jenn will be using below, but use the colors YOU love. You can get away with just one kind of Distress spray, Jenn will be comparing and showing techniques with both, you can always purchase some after class and practice the techniques if you like what is shown in class.
  • Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and Distress Kraft Heavystock – you can use different surfaces, but you will get different results. Jenn highly recommends these and will go over their advantages in class. She recommends having at least 40- 4.25″ X 5.5″ sheets of BOTH- we are going to be playing and making A LOT of backgrounds. Purchasing one package of each will work.
  • Distress Mediums. See the specific mediums Jenn will be using below, but you do not need to have all of these, use what you have, and see which ones intrigue/inspire you after class.
  • Variety of stencils. See the specific stencils Jenn will be using below, but use the stencils YOU love.
  • Water Mister Spray Bottle – Jenn recommends the Distress Sprayer
  • Mister Bottle filled with Isopropyl alcohol for a quick clean up of inky stencils
  • Heat Tool – Jenn recommends the Ranger Heat Tool and not an embossing gun
  • Flour Sack Cloth
  • paper towels
  • A sheet of acetate/transparency – you can use plastic from stamp packaging
  • A non-porous surface to work on – Jenn recommends the Tim Holtz/Tonic Glass Mat so you have glass, and a craft sheet to work on, but just a craft sheet will work as well.
  • container for water that will hold your stencils
  • apron, and wear your “paint” clothes

Optional Supplies- These items are not required to complete the class

  • Distress Foundry
  • SPLAT box, or contained area to spray in
  • gloves if you don’t want to get inky

How this will work:

Once you have purchased this online class, you will want to join the private Facebook group and access the class resource page. Please note it may take time to be approved into the Facebook group as this is a manual process that is done by Jenn.

To find the class Facebook page and class resource page:

  • goto https://shurkus.com/my-account
  • log in to your account
  • then under “my orders” find the order for the particular class, click that
  • down towards the bottom, you will see “NEXT STEP”
  • There is a link to the class Facebook group, and under that, you will find the link/password to the class resource page
  • This is a different password than you used to log into your account.

When requesting to join the private Facebook group, please be sure to answer the 3 questions, this will help me verify that you are signed up.

On the class resource page, you will find the downloadable class supply list and class prep handout. This will include the details of what to have stamped, die-cut, and pre-cut ahead of time before you watch the class videos.

With the supplies you have gathered ahead of time you will be able to watch the videos and to create right along with Jenn as she teaches. You will be able to comment, ask questions, and interact with other students. You can also share your projects in the group. If you happen to miss the live broadcast, or if you want to rewatch it, it will be permanently saved in the group video section. You will still be able to ask questions in the group or reach out to Jenn.

All important announcements and the replays of the videos will be kept in the “Announcements” section of the Facebook group, so they will be easy to find.

FAQ

Q: What if I want to take the class with a friend, should we both register?
A: As many of us are starting to get together with friends again, to hang out and hopefully create together. I wanted to remind you that the policy for my online classes is that everyone who is taking the class should register for the class. It is not fair for a group of friends to get together under one registration. The class fee is very affordable and a lot of hours go into designing and hosting the classes, I hope you will understand and support me.

Q: How long will you have access to the class
A: Indefinitely (as long as Facebook is around)

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. Email Jenn if you have questions

Q: Your class is at 11 am Eastern time, but I live in England. What time will your class air?
A: Go to World Clock and personalize the clocks at the top with New York time and your local time.

Q: I took one online live class. Will your next class go to the same group?
A: No, each class will 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 Jenn is 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: All major credit cards Venmo and PayPal

Q: Can I have a refund for the class
A: Unfortunately, since you have already gained access to the class resource page, and were provided the website and password there are no refunds.

Q: I have technical problems!
A: Email Jenn and she will do her best to help. However, if she is in the middle of the LIVE she obviously will not be able to get back to you until after. 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.

Q: In what language are the classes?
A: The classes are in English. There is no written transcript of the videos. However, people from all over the world have been taking Jenn’s online classes.

Q: When will the class handout be available?
A: All handouts are posted on the password-protected class resource page.

  • The downloadable supply list and class prep handout is available when registration opens for the class
  • The class handout with full images of the cards, coloring guides etc is available a few days before the LIVE class is hosted.

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8 reviews for Distress Techniques: Sprays & Mediums – Online Class

  1. Linda Hardy (verified owner)

    What a fun class! Just when you think you can’t have more fun with ink and paper you take this class. Literally enabling you to colour outside the lines, get inky, let the magic happen. You never get the same effect twice. On top of that you are using stencils in a whole new way. There is something zen like watching the distress oxide and stain sprays flow with the water and then transform when they dry. Do this class!!!! Distress all the things!

  2. Sandra Scott (verified owner)

    Jenn’s class is full of information and paced so the student can watch the technique then do it with her never feeling left behind. Of curse they are recorded s you can pause or rewind whenever needed as well. S,he encourages using your own supplies when possible but gives all the right tips for the best results. Most of all she encourages us to have fun,which we all need in today’s world.

  3. Rachel (verified owner)

    Another great class. Jenn does a great job explaining techniques and having a variety of things to try. I also love how she keeps “required” supplies low and even says the required items aren’t all needed. Classes can be taken live or you can do them on your own time (which is great as I can’t always attend the live) and Jenn encourages you to explore and have fun.

  4. Linda McCormick (verified owner)

    This was my first class with Jenn (not my last), and it was so much fun – I learned a lot. I love the mixed media look but hadn’t done a whole lot until this weekend and I used some of my stash that has been languishing in boxes and on shelves. Jenn is a wonderful teacher and because she demonstrated the technique first, then did it again, I was able to keep up and now I have a nice selection of backgrounds to use in my cards. Take the class, you’ll have a blast!

  5. Krysten Campbell (verified owner)

    So much fun!! I was a little nervous since I didn’t have exactly the same supplies Jenn was using, but I’m so glad I took the class. I just watched it live and now I’m rewatching and creating with Jenn. I’m having fun just creating without thinking too much about the finished result. Every background I create I love and want to make more!

  6. Elisabete Balcavage (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved this class! And all of Jenn’s classes! This class allowed you to be creative and experiment with your supplies. I made so many backgrounds and already used some in My DT cards. Jenn is an amazing teacher and makes the class so fun!

  7. Vanessa Rysavy (verified owner)

    I love Jenn’s classes! So fun, informative, and inspiring! I can’t wait to play more with my inks and sprays now that I have learned some new techniques. If you’re considering taking one of her classes, GO FOR IT! You won’t regret it.

  8. marisa_huang (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this class, actually I recommend all of Jenn Shurkus’ classes. If you’ve never played with the Mixed Media concept, you’ll be hooked once you learn all the techniques Jenn teaches in this fabulous class. I got my hands inky, played with sprays, stencils and pastes and it was so liberating and FUN!

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