Scrap Addicts
17206 106 

Edmonton Alberta
A Ave

Scrap Addicts

587-523-1713            17206 106A Ave Edmonton  

Allison Orthner - SoulART

Allison's passion is helping women journey through life using various art forms. With over 15 years working for Creative Scrapbooker magazine as well as hosting countless events and retreats around the world, Allison loves to connect women to laugh, cry and create together while digging deep in matters of the heart and soul. You can learn more about Allison and her events at

Friday, April 3 - 7 - 9:30pm - Soul Canvas

Create your own unique Soul Canvas filled with beauty, art and deeper meaning in each technique and layer. We process some areas of our life that could use some attention while we create and incorporate inspiration into your unique mixed media canvas. Canvas, napkins, paints and supplies are all provided, but please bring Mod Podge/Gel Medium, 3-4 paint brushes. 


Saturday, April 4 - 10am - 5pm - Soul Booking Class

Dig DEEP into matters of the heart through sessions and mixed media pages on a variety of soul topics. In this class, Allison will present 4 sessions on topics tending to and protecting our souls and then guide you through 4 pages corresponding to those sessions. Each page will be customized by you and contain life lessons you choose that will help you on your soul journey. Book bases will be provided along with some certain supplies. Extra supplies to bring along will be forwarded after registration.


Seth Apter - May 8 - 10, 2020

We are delighted to share that Seth will be joining us at Scrap Addicts from May 8 - 10. 

Seth is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. His artwork has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books and national magazines. He has published two books, The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed-Media Artist, and eight mixed-media workshop videos/DVDs with North Light Media. Seth is an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC and  his live workshops have been held throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. Seth designs product lines with Impression Obsession, StencilGirl Products, PaperArtsy, Emerald Creek, and - my newest companies WOW! and Aladine Izink.

Friday, May 8 - 52 Card Pick Up

A deck...52 cards. A year...52 weeks. Make the most of this synchronicity by creating a one-of-a-kind, mixed media journal that you can use to document a year in your life, week by week. In this workshop we will start by taking an ordinary deck of playing cards and, by using paint and paper, end up with a unique and personal journal small in size but large in impact. Along the way you will learn the secrets of creating textured and layered backgrounds, the basics of collage composition, and tricks of the trade to tie it all together. The workshop will focus on “creating without thinking” to help you create freely and organically. The uses for your creation are limited only by your imagination and can include a place to hold your weekly journaling, goals, documentation, affirmations, drawings, photographs, thoughts, love notes, or anything else. In this workshop, you will always be dealt a winning hand.


Saturday, May 9 - 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer

Okay. Maybe not 50. But a lot. In this workshop, you will be putting your paint playlist on repeat as we go through a series of paint layering techniques that you can apply to all your creative projects. Everybody will be provided with a journal to work in that we will fill up, page after page, with layered backgrounds. Additive and subtractive paint techniques, properties of acrylic paint, mark making, application strategies, and much more will be included. In the end, you will leave with a new journal that you can keep as a technique reference manual or continue to work in to complete your journal pages in your own personal style.

Sunday, May 10 - Mixed Media Magic

Want to take your mixed media skills to the next level? Then this workshop is perfect for you. Layer by layer, I will guide you through the process of creating dynamic art with depth, dimension and detail. Using gesso, acrylic paint and mediums, ink, and collage, we will be building up a surface with techniques that create both actual and visual texture. Both traditional and alternate ways to use these materials will be discussed. This class is designed to help you learn to embrace an approach to creativity that is all about freedom, embracing “mistakes” and working without a plan. We will discuss strategies to help you start a piece, make choices along the way, and know when you are done. In the end, you will leave with a finished artwork and a variety of techniques that you can use in all facets of your art practice.