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Pink Ink Trunk Show and Class Event with Peggy Jo Ackley

Written by Michelle Mccosh

We have another celebrity teacher on her way to ESS!

Designer and guest teacher Peggy Jo Ackley will be coming to ESS on Sunday, May 4th for a Trunk Show and will be teaching two classes!

We will have a trunk full of Pink Ink Stamp Company stamps for sale that day. If you love to make cards and color whimsical stamps this will be for you. She will teach you that art of coloring with colored pencils and doodling to take your skills up to the next level. Even our art journalers will benefit from these techniques.


About Peggy Jo Ackley:


Peggy Jo Ackley

Peggy Jo Ackley


Peggy Jo Ackley is the new owner of Lockhart Stamp Company, now called Pink Ink Stamps.  Peggy has been a rubber stamp fan for many years and in the past has drawn stamps for All Night Media and Nature Impressions Stamp Company.

She has been a product designer in the gift and paper industry for over 20 years, but is probably best known as the illustrator of over 200 “Bitty Bear” books for the American Girl Company.  Peggy has also authored two card making books for Lark Publishing and has several years of experience teaching paper crafting classes. Peggy has a BA degree in Fine Art from the University of California, Davis.

She is thrilled to both continue the Lockhart Stamp line and add her own charmingly whimsical designs to her new company, Pink Ink!


Intro to Pencils – Sunday, May 4th – 12:00-2:00 pm


Pink Ink Intro to Pencils

Pink Ink Intro to Pencils


Peggy Jo Ackley of Pink Ink Stamp Company will teach her step-by-step process of using colored pencils to produce results that you will love.  Learn color blending, shading techniques and range of values with colored pencils. By using Peggy’s layering techniques you will see just how easy it can be.  Bring a friend and sign up soon for a fun class with great results!


Oodles of Doodles – Sunday, May 4th – 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Doodle Art by Pink Ink

Doodle Art by Pink Ink

If you want to learn more about colored pencils and decorative stamps, this is the class for you!  Take your coloring work to the next level by adding patterns and designs to your stamped images.  Peggy has been a designer in the paper and textile market and will share many tips for great borders and patterns.  You will leave the class buzzing with ideas!


Pink InkPeggy Jo Ackley will provide everything needed for the classes, over 1,000 colored pencils, worksheets and materials for 3 cards or 12 colored images depending on the class. You will need to bring with you your basic class kit including adhesives, pop dots, paper trimmer and scissors.


    • Sondra, it depends on what you want to do with the pencils. If you are looking for a watercolor pencil we recommend the Inktense line of pencils, if you are looking for coloring pencil we like the Derwent coloursoft pencils. They both have different uses and are wonderful products.
      Hope that helps, Michelle

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