Upskill and Shop ‘Til You Drop at the Annual Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo
The Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo is coming to Brisbane on Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12, 2016, bringing a league of accomplished papercraft tutors and the latest gadgets and supplies.
According to Craft Consultant, Judy Newman, the expo provides visitors with the opportunity to implement the latest papercraft trends, mingle with like-minded paper art enthusiasts and be inspired by the array of displays which showcase the beauty of papercraft.
“The Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo promises to deliver a weekend of papercraft paradise that will make the long journey for those travelling from New Zealand, remote parts of Australia and Asia well worth it,” says Ms Newman.
On top of providing Queenslanders with the leading papercraft retailers and experts from across Australia and overseas, the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo is making a conscious effort to showcase local talent.
“It’s our intention to bring the best local talent together with the best ‘imports’ so we can present an exciting program to devotees and inspire and introduce newcomers,” Ms Newman says.
The 16 tutors will collectively host 72 two-hour classes over the three-day expo, with 24 different class types. These
classes cater to all levels of crafters, and beginners will be given the guidance and support they need to produce something they otherwise wouldn’t have known they could.
“According to class registration numbers, this year watercolour and art techniques are trending in the papercraft community. Card making, adding gold foil highlights to cards and using stencils to create amazing artwork are also proving to be sought after skills.
“Those looking to learn new skills, but aren’t ready to commit to a two-hour class, are welcome to participate in a make and take or educational demonstration, that will be recurring throughout the day at various stands,” says Ms Newman.
The tutors gallery and competition displays, consisting of cards and layouts created by crafters all around the country, will no doubt be a source of inspiration for many papercrafters. Visitors have the chance to be interactive and have their say by voting for their favourite entries.
“The Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo prides itself on its extensive educational and inspirational offerings and realises that papercraft lovers want more than just a day of retail therapy.
“We create destination events that are the ideal weekend away for devotees and for people interested in acquiring some skills to get creative. Those in the craft community know this expo is the place to go to indulge in their passion for all things papercraft,” Ms Newman says.
To find out more about the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo or to grab your tickets, head to www.craftevents.com.au and click on the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo logo.