Sunday, June 16, 2013

Art 'n Soul's updated Art Squares Club (formerly known as Inchies Club) meets tomorrow, Monday, June 16, at 4:00 p.m. Join us, please! Share what you've been doing or thinking about doing with Art Squares from Inchie Arts, or learn about the Art Squares Club. It's free and fun!

by Lisa Lee for Inchie Arts
Idea for taking 'left over' Inchie Squares and make quick bookmarks! A perfect last-minute gift! or something special to tuck inside their new book!

Let's get serious folks! The Art 'n Soul 10th Birthday Party is really shaping up to be an afternoon of artsy celebration. We're so proud that we continue to be a part of the art community after 10 years, and we're excited that we still have lots to share with you.

So please make sure the afternoon of Sunday, June 23, is on your "can't miss this event" calendar! We're going to be demo'ing lots of goodies . . . Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko's new Memento Luxe Mixed Media Pigment Ink on Real Wood sheets that are printable, embossable, die-cuttable, stamp able and paintable . . . Gelli Art Plates . . . Judikins' Mica Gloss . . . Luminarte's Silks Acrylic Glaze Paints . . . and more! And Graphic 45's Bohemian Bazaar paper collection will be at the store for the birthday party!

Sound exciting? We know so!

Two classes later this month at Art 'n Soul . . .

This is the last of the 4 sample cards for my Washi Ways class this coming week . . .

by Debbie Gaetz for Washi Ways Class on June 20
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.

In John Petersen's June 29 Beaded Bezel class, you will make a two-sided pendant using Shimmer Sheetz!, StazOn ink and beautiful beads. Be sure to sign up for this class . . . we don't offer bead classes but every once in a great while. When we saw John's pendant last year, we insisted that he schedule a class at Art 'n Soul  and teach us how to make this stunning pendant.

by John Creighton Petersen for June 29 Beaded Bezel Class at Art 'n Soul

Please call the store at 360.357.6820 or stop in soon to sign up for either of these classes.

From Penny Black's blog . . .

Hip, hip, hooray for Penny!
'Deep rich colors and unique layouts are a hallmark of Penny’s stamped art! You can find lots of eye-candy on Penny’s fantastic blog, Penny Ward Ink. Here’s what Penny had to say about Penny Black:
“I started making cards a little over two years ago…by accident. Not a scrapper, just wanted to make a few personalized thank you cards. Little did I know what a love I would find for card making. My first ever stamp purchase was Penny Black (probably had something to do with that being my first name). The adorable mouse hanging upside down from a flower branch in the Tiny Wishes set was too adorable to pass up. Such cuteness in a tiny stamp. Many stamp purchases later, Penny Black has been and always will be my go to stamp company. “
Hey, Penny, we’re honored to share your name!  And we love what you’ve cooked up for us today:'
by Penny Ward Ink for Penny Black
Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:
  • 30-162 Eloquence  
  • 40-199 Tiger Lily  
  • 40-202 Indian Wheel  
  • 30-163 Love Chapter 
  • "And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!"

From Cheery Lynn Designs . . .

Tissue Anyone?
"Hi Everyone,  Hope you are having a wonderful week : )

Today I wanted to share something I have not done before.  I purchased a wooden box from my local dollar store and decorated it.   This was just so much fun and I was surprised how easy it was.  There are so many ways to decorate with all of your gorgeous Cheery Lynn dies. The sky's the limit!

This is what I stated with

here is a closeup of the finished project:

I hope you feel inspired to give this a try.

Here's a list of the dies used for this project:

B137 - Tiffany Border
B174 - Lace Corner Deco I
B310 - Shasta Daisy Strip
B315 - Ivy Corner Flourish
SF-1 - Leaf

Have a Cheery Day!"

Looking for something 'last minute' to share with family and friends for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration? From Bazzill Papers, here are some 6x6 paper paks and washi tapes that will be at Art 'n Soul tomorrow (Monday).

From Magenta's blog . . .


To Inspire you, I'm presenting a card that meets the requirements of a challenge of my Art du scrapbooking DT, created using Magenta products.
by Manon Couture for Magenta
Magenta Products Used :
Dream Flight Paper - ME240
Corrugated Stock
Spooky Cats  -  CB668
Manon Couture - DT Magenta"

and . . .

A skinny with a wasp!

"Hi you all! 
Beautiful weather here in the Netherlands, we are really enjoying it, after all the grey and cold days. Wasps have shown up already, also in my craftroom!

by Ellie Knol for Magenta
 I had to make a skinny with these colors for a Yahoo group, so I decided to use these stamps!"


Any one of the Art 'n Soul staff will be happy to help you order any of these stamps from Magenta.

And from Helene Metivier's blog . . . this particular posting is especially helpful to our customers who have wanted to learn what we've been doing at Art 'n Soul on these mixed media boards from Magenta. During the last two play times, we've enjoyed meeting new people anxious to learn about it. There are other small steps in this technique that we can help you with at Art 'n Soul.

Mixed media

"Recently I discovered the pleasure of creating art pieces with mixed media techniques. Quite easy to realize, I [tear] little pieces of decorative paper, glue them with medium acrylic, paint with gesso and acrylic paints. I let dry and in the meantime, I stamp on tissue paper, color the stamped image with colored pencils, cut and glue it down...  All [of] these little pieces of art were done on the new Magenta Mixed media cardboard...  Here [are] several ideas..."
by Helene Metivier for Magenta
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by Helene Metivier for Magenta
by Helene Metivier for Magenta

You can view Helene's blog at . . . .

Wishing everyone in your family a Happy Father's Day to the dads and single moms that live the dual role of mom and dad . . . there is nothing better than celebrating family!

Art 'n Soul will re-open tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Start your week out on the right artsy side at Art 'n Soul. Thank you for understanding all of our wonderful family of employees wanted to celebrate Father's Day with their loved ones today.

See you soon!

Art Squares Club . . . tomorrow at 4:00!

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