Friday, May 31, 2013

Recycled Rubber is this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 & 2. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday . . . early 'birds' get the best selection (just sayin'!).

The updated class schedule came out today; you should have received an email from the store. If not, please email the store at or call the store at 360.357.6820 and asked to be added to the customer email list. Here's the schedule . . .

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 10:00am – 4:00pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 12:00-4:00pm, MIXED MEDIA Play Time - Free!
Bring your Magenta Mixed Media boards (optional, or you can purchase more at the store), stencils (lots of new ones at the store), your stamps, Imagine Crafts Craft Medium, watercolor brushes (small and medium size), papers, your craft sheet, etc. Dianne is going to bring her Silk Acrylic paints, Debbie will bring StazOn and Memento Inks as well as GooseBumps, the store has colored pencils . . . and we'll get some LiquiTex for you to use. Who thought mature adults(!) would enjoy an afternoon of adult finger-painting as a group! and for free! That's what Art 'n Soul will do to you! Please come and play with us . . . you'll like it!
Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm, Marj & Dianne - Wild Ways with Washi Tape $32
We’re back with more fun with Washi Tape, by popular demand! For all of you Washi tape addicts out there, we have new tips and techniques. You’ll use commercial tapes and stamp, emboss and die cut. You’ll also make your own tapes with napkins, plus make a master sheet to make tapes from with Japanese rice paper. Come enjoy making more beautiful cards with wonderful Washi tape.  Please bring your basic kit, a roll of ½” Scor-Tape, long blade scissors, and a small paper trimmer. Also, if you have them: a brayer and a Mega-Mount rocker block (the last two items will be provided, but if you have them, bring them, and there will be less wait time).
Friday, June 14, 4:00-6:00pm.
Come share what you’ve been working on in your journal,
or just come to get inspired by other artists!
It’s free and everyone is welcome!
ww We will be CLOSED Sunday, June 16 ww
for Father’s Day.
(Previously “Inchies Club”)
NEW MEETING TIME: Monday, June 17, 4:00-5:00pm
After unanimous agreement by folks involved in Inchies Club, we're now called Art 'n Soul's Art Squares Club to recognize new Inchie Arts products that now include Art Boards of various sizes (from inchie squares to ATC card size). We will now meet the 3rd Monday of each month beginning next month… Monday, June 17, 4-5pm. Everyone who loves working on Art Boards from Inchie Arts is welcome to join us each month, and if you have artwork to share and leave with everyone, that's great! If you aren't able to share because of time constraints, we want you to join us anyway to share your enthusiasm for the art. The purpose of the club meeting is to 'Show & (maybe) Share' what we created. There will be no more class instruction or playtime unless we decide in advance to schedule them, which might extend the meeting time. Spring is a time for renewal, and we hope you'll enjoy the new breath of fresh creativity being given to Art 'n Soul's Art Squares Club!
Thursday, June 20, 1:30-3:30pm, Debbie Gaetz – “ Washi Ways” $30
Using beautiful Washi papers, create 4 beautiful cards using ‘Simple’ weaving and ‘Super Simple’ weaving, bargello, and one other fun technique. Please bring basic class kit to include small paper trimmer, craft knife, & small detail cutting scissors.
Friday, May 17, 10:30am-5:00pm
Bring your own projects, enjoy our big tables, and chat with other artists.
It’s free and everyone is welcome!
Get your friends together for a day of crafting!


Mark your calendar for our annual celebration
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1-4pm
featuring demos, sales, and refreshments!
We enjoy any reason to party, and this is definitely a wonderful reason!
Let’s celebrate our amazing store’s existence – a place known for its beauty, inspiration, and meaningful relationships. We need your help celebrating so we can look forward to many more birthday parties in years to come!
We hope to see YOU!!!

Saturday, June 29, 11am-4pm, John Petersen – “Beaded Bezel” $40

Create your own, one of a kind bezel from Elizabeth Craft Design's Shimmer Sheetz that are colored with StazOn inks. You'll then learn how to bead around the bezel for a stunning, finished piece that can be worn as jewelry or added to the front of a journal or scrapbook page. Previous beading experience required for attendance in this class. Other supplies: beading tray/felt mat to keep your beads from wondering around, sharp scissors, magnifying device (reading glasses or similar) for beading. Glass (faux crystal) will be provided in class - if you would like to upgrade/substitute Swarvoski (or similar) crystals please contact John for more information (
Sat., August 31, 10am-3pm, MaryJo McGraw – Bring on the Gelli!” $40
Monoprint techniques are so much fun and now with the Gelli Plate you can take it anywhere! This lush printing surface is perfect . . . easy to use for beginners and flexible to create incredibly intricate prints for more advanced students. We will use natural elements, textural surfaces, cutouts, as well as stencils and stamps. Join MaryJo and create multiple layered prints with your favorite imagery that you can use in journals, books arts, cards, or on larger pieces of art. Bring your Gelli Plate (any size), brushes, a pad of drawing paper, your favorite design oriented stamps, and your favorite acrylic colors. MaryJo will bring special paint, some unusual papers, stamps, stencils and more!

by Maryjo McGraw for "Bring on the Gelli" class on August 31

by Maryjo McGraw for "Bring on the Gelli" class on August 31

by Maryjo McGraw for "Bring on the Gelli" class on August 31
SPECIAL NOTE:  Art 'n Soul will take paid pre-orders for the Gelli Plates for the class (plate cost is not included in the class fee). We encourage you to please purchase the Gelli Plates from Art 'n Soul.
Sunday, September 1, 10am-3pm, MaryJo McGraw –Enhance your STYLE Journal Class” $40
Explore, enhance and create your personal journals with a style of your own! Learn how to use your favorite imagery and mediums to invent a personal look in your artwork, and also how to refine and design your intimate icons and build concepts throughout your artwork! For those of you that took the class last time, we will be looking at different technique but will use the same supplies.
In this class MaryJo will show you a wide range of fun techniques including Copic and Sharpie pen methods, oil pastels, Pan Pastels, graphite and charcoal ideas, how to draw even if you think you can't, acrylic and watercolor concepts, gel mediums, stencils, and loads of spontaneous fun! Bring along a mixed media style journal (Strathmore makes a great one), scissors and any paper ephemera or collage material you would like to use, Copic markers and a variety of paint brushes if you have them, and anything else you normally journal with. MaryJo will bring paint, Pan Pastels, and a variety of other items to play with. You are asked to bring your basic class kit to include scissors, 10 (ten) large collage (magazine or on thin copy paper) images, and 5 design-oriented rubber-stamps.

by Maryjo McGraw for "Enhance Your Style" journalclass on September 1
by Maryjo McGraw for "Enhance Your Style" journalclass on September 1
by Maryjo McGraw for "Enhance Your Style" journalclass on September 1
Including the above, we have a lot more fabulous classes planned for Summer and Fall, with renowned instructors.  We are arranging for dates and times with Judikins; Art Impressions (classes and trunk show); Some Assembly Required (Hasty Lace - classes and trunk show), and Marah Johnson of Splash of Color (think Silks acrylic glazes). 
Save the dates: 
August 17 – Local King classes and trunk show
September 4 & 5 – Fred Mullett will be back!

Marj made these terrific card samples using a new stamp set from Hero Arts! She says she needed an 'art fix' after all of their travels, furniture hunting, household stuff, etc. If this is an art fix, let's get going!

by Marj Marion
Brown shades: Hero Arts LP 283, Texture and Shape Set
Quote Stamp from Peddler’s Pack
Memento inks
by Marj Marion
Red shades: Hero Arts LP283, Texture and Shape set
Memento Inks, Miscellaneous words from my stash
black candies

by Marj Marion
Green Shades: Hero Arts LP 283 Texture & Shape Set
Misc. words from my stash
Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder
Memento Inks

I love this bridge die shown on the Memory Box blog . . .

"Marvelous Bridge and more...

by Pam Sparks for Memory Box
I had fun creating this step card for one of my upcoming classes in Ottumwa, Iowa!  Click the class page, link under the header, scroll down to Iowa for the class info.
The Marvelous Bridge die is so cool!  I teamed it up with the new Dancing Butterflies die, Balloon die, Puffy Clouds and the Grand Old Oak tree.  Then from Poppystamps dies, I used the Picket Fence and Grassland dies.
Memory Box Dill, Granny Smith, Water, Licorice, Vanilla Bean, Dove Gray, Kraft, Raspberry and White card-stock.  Currant Distressed Dots paper. 
Happy creating!  Thanks for stopping by!"

Here's some humor for your day  . . .

Wouldn't it be wonderful if 'anger management' was this simple! I love those puppies!

We'll see you tomorrow.

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