Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tomorrow morning, paper from SEI, Bazzill and one more vendor will be delivered that includes whatever Prismatic papers I could find to order. So Pam, that means the white Prismatic card stock will be on the back shelves by Saturday morning. Authentique's standing order came in this afternoon . . .

Authentique 6x6 paper pads --
one in nice spring/summer colors --
one in patriotic colors for Flag Day & Fourth of July!

If you haven't signed up for Helene Metivier's 3 classes at Art 'n Soul on May 16, run . . . don't walk! to sign up as soon as possible because she is always a 'sell out'! She is going to walk us through 3 different techniques, one of which is a new medium to Art 'n Soul, including working with a new Magenta stamp design.

  • Thursday, May 16 (morning class) 10am-12:30pm, Helene from Magenta –Mixed Media on Wood $30 -- Join this class for a fun and easy way to create little but gorgeous and innovative pieces of art. Use mixed media techniques together with decorative papers, acrylic paints, and stamps to create your own art treasures. Students will practice first on thick cardboard and will ultimately make a small wooden framed creation.   Four to five pieces of art will ultimately be created, all different, and all at a student’s own pace. Please check the inspiring examples at the store to get an idea of what you can accomplish.
  • Thursday, May 16 (afternoon class) 1:30-4pm, Helene from Magenta –Make More With Your Stamps $30 -- Look what you can do with one stamp! In this class Helene helps you see what you can do with one stamp – and see it many different ways!  She will incorporate a new product (surprise for now), but you will be amazed at how it shimmers and is transparent all at the same time…..without covering up what is underneath. If you can’t quite believe it, see the beautiful samples at the store! You will make 4 cards . . . the examples at the store are for inspiration of what you can accomplish.
  • Thursday, May 16 (evening class) 5-8pm, Helene from Magenta – Funky Flower $30 -- What an incredible class! Students will learn several unusual techniques but will basically use a new Magenta stamp in the process. Inks, masques, acrylic paints, embossing powders, you name it!  Please bring a flat ½ - ¾” brush, a Ranger foam applicator (not felt), and a Mini-Mister or something equivalent to it. Helene will supply the rest. Please see the samples at the store to get an idea of what you can accomplish in this session. You will make 4 cards.

NOTE: There will be a repeat of one of Helene’s classes Monday, May 20, in the evening. Please watch for more information!

While we're talking about papers, I don't know if you've seen the sneak peeks of Graphic 45's next collection, Bohemian Bazaar. Graphic 45 hasn't announced when they'll be taking orders or shipping, but I'll be in line! The colors are very vivid! Here's a partial sampling of what you can look for . . .

Another sneak peek is due out tomorrow!

Dianne and Marj have scheduled another Washi Tape class that you don't want to miss. Another delivery or two of washi tapes will be at the store before the class. Call soon because the class is about 2/3 full already!

by Marj Marion for Wild Ways with Washi Tape Class on June 9

by Dianne Johnson for Wild Ways with Washi Tape Class on June 9

From Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko®, a quick tutorial on blending their Brilliance ink colors for a beautiful background paper . . .
Make subtly glistening backgrounds with this Brilliance marbling technique.

News about Art 'n Soul's Art Boards Club announcement (formerly Inchies Club) . . .

After unanimous agreement by folks involved in Inchies Club, we're now called the Art 'n Soul's Art Squares Club to recognize the new product name from Inchie Arts that now includes Art Boards of various sizes, from inchie squares to ATC card size. Art 'n Soul's Art Squares Club will now meet the 3rd Monday of each month beginning next month . . . Monday, June 17, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Everyone who loves working on Art Boards from Inchie Arts is welcome to join in 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 as well to share your enthusiasm for the art. The purpose of the club meeting is to 'show and (maybe) share' what we created. No more class instruction unless we decide in advance to schedule that kind of activity, or a play time, 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.


Monday, June 17, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Let's do it!

That's it for tonight. Don't let the few clouds tomorrow spoil your enthusiasm for the sunny and warm Saturday and Sunday. Come on over to Art 'n Soul because our 'cloud cover' at the store is full of art, creativity and fun. Dianne is at the store tomorrow and will welcome you!

Don't forget . . .

by Emily Cates, Millsrepco, for
Hero Arts Catalog Party
at Art 'n Soul on May 25 from 1:30 to 3:30

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