Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Here are the new Dreamweaver Stencils, along with a few others, that arrived at the store the other day . . .

Elaine Woodhouse will be teaching one of her 'fantasmo' classes this Sunday afternoon at Art 'n Soul; there are a couple of spots left if you want to be one of the lucky students who will make this charming pin:

Come into the store or call us at 360.357.6820
to see if you can still sign up. The fee is $30 per student.

From the May Arts blog . . .

I’ve made a quick frame using their Once Upon a Springtime line- easy to make it look great with little work, since there is such detail in the paper! Here’s what we’ll end up with:

Starting with a frame from Michaels or Joanns- I stained it & let it dry overnight.

Get out the mod podge & pour it on!

I use a foam brush to get a smooth layer.

Attach your paper, smooth out any air bubbles & let it dry (with a paper that has a clear top/bottom, make sure you’ve got the dowel hole in the right spot!) Next grab your exacto knife & trim the excess.

You’ll end up with this:

Now grab a sanding block or paper & smooth the edges!

Here’s the hardest part - which gorgeous May Arts ribbon will you embellish it with?

I went with the 5/8” faux suede with ruffle edge, the 7/8” crochet, & the 1.5” silky crush.

I cut a few pieces of the ruffle, a piece of crochet & border punched some of the Graphic 45 & layered them with hot glue.

I tied a pretty bow & hot glued it on.  I added die cut & punched butterflies as well.

And here’s the final product again!

I also made some quick cards:

More of that pretty paper border punched & layered with ivory satin pleats, crochet & velvet ric rac.  The big bow is the ½”solid/wrinkled ribbon that’s been tea stained!

And one last card - this one couldn’t have been easier - the focal image is a die cut image! More patterned paper, same crochet & ½” wrinkled ribbon!

Stay warm and enjoy the snowflakes falling from the sky . . .

Your life is the way it is not because of what comes your way, but because of how you respond to it all. -- Anonymous

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