Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Following Lynell's three Dreamweaver Stencil classes at Art 'n Soul yesterday, there are new stencil designs for you to admire and purchase. The dry embossing technique and working with acetate certainly gives us even more reason to pick up some of these new designs and work with those fabulous stencils. Lynell says she has a primer sheet on sandwich recipes we can refer to when using the various embossing machines so your Dreamweaver Stencil design will be seen at its best when using it for dry embossing. She'll be sending it to the store and we'll post it on the blog then.
Come and get 'em!
Laura Pervier showing the cards she
made in the morning class, and Lynell Harlow, Dreamweaver Stencils.
I have more pics of the beautiful sample cards Lynell brought with her; I'll have to post them later because I'm running out of time!

From Impression Obsession . . . click on the
e link from Millsrepco, one of the vendors we purchase stamp and art supplies from:  IO Cover-A-Card Recipe Book. I think you'll like it! -- Post note:  if you're having trouble downloading the file, it may be the file is too large for your computer. It's quite large; the book is some 90 pages . . . A terrific alternative is to call the store and ask to order this Recipe Book . . . I know I'm going to!

From Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko's FB posting . . .

'Wow! It's true, sometimes a little 'dauber will do ya'... Elizabeth, we LOVE your Memento color blending techniques - and the way you've added GooseBumps to the Social Butterflies by Penny Black Inc.'

Butterfly Congrats

"More new designs from Penny Black today!

"These are just two of the beautiful butterflies that are included in Penny Black’s “Social Butterfly” which are fluttering above  “Divine Pattern”.

Only one colored cardstock was used in this design!  After creating a card base from a Labels Fifteen die cut from Coral Reef, it was time to transform white cardstock with sponge daubers and inks for the remaining elements. 

Another Labels Fifteen, this time die cut from white cardstock, was stamped with Divine Pattern in Pistachio Memento ink.  Starting from the center and working out, Cantaloupe, Pistachio, and Olive Grove Memento inks were added with sponge daubers.  Additional shading added to the stamped design was done with New Sprout and Pistachio Memento Markers.  This patterned piece was attached to the front of the prepared card with dimensional foam tape.

The butterflies were stamped on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  All shading and coloring was done with sponge daubers and Cantaloupe, Love Letter and Elderberry Memento inks.

GooseBumps clear texture spray was applied with a toothpick to the dots and patterns on the butterflies and then sprinkled with black glitter.  After the glue dried, the elements were dusted with a soft brush to remove any remaining loose glitter.

The banner was stamped with “Congrats” from Round and Round and embellished with antique silver brads.

"Social Butterfly" is also being featured on the Penny Black blog "here" along with more design team card ideas!

Have a happy day,"

Penny Black Stamps: Social Butterfly 30-116, Round and Round 30-112, Divine Pattern 40-133
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Coral Reef 15-001
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Martha Stewart: Onyx Black Glitter
Spellbinders: Labels Fifteen (S4-291)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Cantaloupe Memento, Pistachio Memento, Olive Grove Memento, Love Letter Memento, Elderberry Memento, New Sprout Memento Marker, Pistachio Memento Marker, GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers

Art 'n Soul's latest class schedule as of June 15 . . . as soon as we have a couple more of the samples and/or photos, I will repost this schedule with pics.

Saturday, June 23, 1-3 p.m. Sandy of Some Assembly Required LACEY BOXES $25

Sandy, owner of Some Assembly Required, will be making a return appearance at Art ‘n Soul to teach a unique class, featuring her gorgeous paper piercing technique.  It’s fun, and much easier than it looks!  Turn a simple masu box into something spectacular when you make the lid with translucent vellum, tissue paper, and Hasty Lace templates.  The process is just as easy as it is lovely to look at!  The folding is a simple origami pattern, and it’s a handy one to know.  There will be take-home patterns so that you can make boxes in several different sizes.  This is a great way to use the Hasty Lace templates!  Please bring eyewear if you need it for detailed close-up work!  A good light source, such as an Ott Light, would also be handy, if you have one.
Sunday, June 24, TWO SESSIONS, YOUR CHOICE OF 10:00-1:00 OR 2:00-5:00 p.m.,  John Petersen – “BOOK IN A BOX”, $35
John will be back for another super fun class filled with innovative techniques.  You will learn to make a book bound with beautiful fibers, and a cozy box that will fit your book perfectly.  You will also learn to make stunning covers for your book and box.  Included in the class, you will make a custom Kaleidacolor pad that you can keep!  Don’t miss this fun-filled, technique packed class that will rock as only John can do!
JULY 7, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. , AND SUNDAY JULY 8, 12:00 A.M. – 4 P.M.
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 10:30 A.M.- 5 P.M.

Saturday, July 21, 1-3 p.m., Sandy of Some Assembly RequiredSPECTACULAR SNOWFLAKE CHRISTMAS $25
Sandy, owner of Some Assembly Required, will be making a return appearance at Art ‘n Soul to teach a unique class, featuring her gorgeous paper piercing technique.  It’s fun, and much easier than it looks!  You don’t have to be on Sandy’s Christmas card list to own this lovely card.  You can make one for yourself!   We will start with a quick review for those who aren’t familiar with using the Hasty Lace  templates from SAR.  Then we will make the snowflake with the template for the snowflake and instructions for where to use each tool to give it depth and interest.  Sandy will supply the parts to make the card and top it off with glitter.  This class requires the use of all three tools – 1 mm embossing took, Single Needle tool, and the Arrow tool.  If you have any of these, please bring them, especially the Arrow tool.  Please bring eyewear if you need it for detailed close-up work!  A good light source, such as an Ott Light, would also be handy, if you have one.

Sunday, July 22 1:00-4:00  Birthday Party! ART N’ SOUL IS TURNING 9!!!  Please join us for festivities, demos, prizes, fun and food to celebrate another year!  Details to follow.

Friday, July 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Karen Lockhart, owner of Lockhart Stamp Company – “INTRO/REFRESHER TO COLORED PENCILS”, $35
It’s always fun when Karen Lockhart of the Lockhart Stamp Company comes to Art n’ Soul.  Her fun-filled classes are filled with helpful tips and techniques for using colored pencils with her images.  Whether you are new to colored pencils or want a refresher, this is the class for you.  Seating is limited so sign up soon.  (Note:  This class is a pre-requisite for her other classes, so if you have never taken Karen’s Intro class, you will need this before signing up for the next class)
Friday, July 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Karen Lockhart, owner of Lockhart Stamp Company – “OODLES OF DOODLES AND COLORED PENCILS”, $35
So, you have taken one or more of Karen Lockhart’s classes and you want to learn more…This is the class for you.  With a fine line black pen, you will learn to add patterns to stamped images, followed by color that develop into amazing creations.  In class you will create a worksheet of designs, and a large collection of images to experiment with.  Oodles of Doodles will take you to new levels of colored pencil work.
Tuesday, August 7, 5:30-8 p.m., Susie “COLORED WOODEN BOARD BOOK, $31
What happens when you mix a thin piece of wood, some alcohol inks, some beautiful Magenta rubber stamps, and lots of colored pencils?  You have created a charming little book, held together with rings and fibers and ribbons.  It’s easy and fun and would even make an impressive gift!  In class you will complete staining the boards, stamping the images you choose, and coloring as many pages as you can.  Some pages you will have to finish coloring at home.  Everything will be provided, including a big assortment of Prismacolor pencils.  If you want to bring your own pencils, that’s fine too.
Upcoming classes to look for this summer and Fall!! (And you can sign up now even though we don’t have all the detailed descriptions! These will fill up fast!)
Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, August 11: John Petersen is returning with more zany, fun-filled, cool techniques.  Experience has told us that John is one of the few teachers who comes to ANS who doesn’t even need samples to fill a class.  Sign up early to ensure your spot in his classes.
August 12th:  Lisa Lang, owner of and designer for Local King Rubber Stamps, from Vancouver, B.C., will teach two fantastic classes.  Many of her stamps now have dies to exactly match them, and she will be bringing those, as well as a lot of her stamps for your purchasing pleasure.  The Local King catalog is currently an “open catalog” at the store, so come make your personal choices.  We will grant the same discount Lisa does at stamp shows – buy 4 and get the 5th one free.
Saturday, August 25,   Lisa Lee of Inchie Arts, KALEIDOSCOPE CARDS WITH INCHIE SQUARES $30.00  1:00-3:00 p.m.
Lisa has scheduled a two hour class with us to make cards using a Kaleidoscope technique with Inchies! New amazing images emerge when taking the concept of the kaleidoscope and combining it with Inchie Squares.  Whether we ae stamping and coloring or using photos, learn the tricks of creating these cards and determining which kinds of images work the best for this fun technique.  Please bring small paper trimmer.
Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts will be back for some fun and interesting classes this Summer, so watch for more details!
September 29: Linda of Lost Coast Designs will be coming to do an all day Journal class and Trunk Show.  Excitement is building for this class.  The cost is $75, but we are offering a layaway program. $25 secures your spot in class, and we just ask that you finish paying for it before the class date.  Here is what she says about the class:  “Want to do a Visual Journal, but that white sheet of paper is too intimidating?  We have the class for you!!  First we’ll start with a journal with no, yup, NO white pages.  Everyone gets this very durable cool journal of walls.  And then we’ll spend the day being creative together  this is not a class geared toward inner thoughts – we’re really focusing on the visual aspect – but if you want to be a muse in your journal, that’s fine with me…it’s just not what I do.  I’ll have a bunch of my favorite quotes, my favorite coloring tools and glues, sheets of faces and words and my own outrageous collection of ephemera for everyone to use.  We’ll play with alphabet stamps pockets to hold ephemera, tip-ins to add pages to your journal, different ways to apply color, some ideas about making your handwriting look like art, and some fun exercises to get your creative juices going.  Don’t know how to do any of this??  No worries!  I’ll show you!!  Bring:  The usual class kit, exacto knife, scissors, pencil, black fine-line marker.  Also, bring some of your favorite stamps and stamp pads, ephemera, coloring tools, and glue of choice.  I’ll bring some stuff too, so don’t worry if you don’t have something.  Bring along some of your own artwork that we can incorporate into your journal.
Also in September, a date to be announced:  Mary Jo McGraw will be here to teach another all day Journal class! 
Schedule Revised 6/15/12

If you didn't make note while reading through the class schedule, this is fair warning so you have plenty of time to make your Inchie Art for Inchies Club next Wednesday, June 27, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Art 'n Soul.

Sue's back working the store for another two days this week. Please stop in and say 'hi' . . . she'd love to see you!

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