Travel in time to Trinidad as Paul Antonio shares with you how his childhood on this beautiful island, his family, and nature inspired his love of lettering. Paul found himself naturally drawn to botanical illustrations and maps, where he first discovered the art of calligraphy. His talent has taken him from the Pyramids of Egypt to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and now to London where his titles include Scribe to the Queen of England. Calligraphy is not as hard as you think, and you don't need to spend a lot of money on tools--you just need to start simple! Allow Paul to empower you to fall in love with your own writing and to use your talents to embellish your Glimmer Foil System designs in such a way that everyone may just think you work for the Queen, too!
Prepare to fall in love with all the ways that the Glimmer Hot Foil System can light up your life! Accompany Paul as he jovially joins Josie for a laughter-filled demonstration of this cutting-edge tool that brings Paul's incredible designs to life! You will love learning the various techniques and insider tips for using this versatile machine, and will soon learn why Paul encourages you to allow your own creativity to shine, creating a symbiotic relationship between his designs and your style. Create stunning cards and home decor items with unique features--you won't be able to wait to get your hands on this hot number!
Watch and learn as Paul and Josie demonstrate just how easy it is to use the Glimmer Hot Foil System right out of the box! You will be creating beautiful cards and projects for your friends and family in no time at all. Paul shares his techniques with you so that you can embellish his stunning plate designs, allowing you the freedom to release your creativity. You will discover how to properly use the foil every time, and then to further build on your designs to give your projects depth and dimension. You will leave this lesson mesmerized by Paul's talent and inspired to begin your own journey with foil design and calligraphy!
Explore the beauty of Copperplate Script and how Paul was inspired by this to design his line of Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. Get an inside look at Paul's process and workflow, and glean tips and tricks for how he hones his craft. You will see his vision come to life, and be given the opportunity to see how it is Paul's gift that has been given to the world in the form of the Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. Everyone can design and capture this elegant beauty while still truly reflecting your inner artist. You will learn how small yet bold additions to your cards and projects can make a big impact, and you will have fun with all the ways you can experiment with your new-found skills!
Move beyond the basics of cardmaking with the Glimmer Hot Foil System, and allow yourself to be spellbound by this versatile Spellbinders system. Watch as this incredible machine deftly handles leather, watercolor paper, ribbon, wood veneer, and chipboard, easily transforming them from plain to positively phenomenal. This will be just the beginning of your world of creative possibilities, and you will love the tips learned that can help you achieve a variety of looks and styles for fantastic pieces of art!
Esteemed Calligrapher Paul Antonio will cast a spell on you as he reveals his innovative new line of designer plates to accompany the Glimmer Hot Foil system. Be mesmerized as Paul applies his experience as Scribe to the Queen to crafting, lending fresh, creative inspiration to the die cutting community. Paul has a passion for empowering others to fall in love with their own writing and personal style, and with the flourish of a pen, he imparts useful tips and invaluable advice so you will be decoratively designing in no time!