Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Meet our Artist of the Month for August . . . Jane Townsend!

Jane Townsend
Art 'n Soul's Artist of the Month
August 2013
Jane has brought in several of her cards to display at the store. Today, I am going to show you her favorite card and her signature 'chop' that is always stamped on the back of her cards.

by Jane Townsend

When Jane was traveling in the Far
East, she had her 'chop' made into
a stamp. Isn't that cool? I really
wish Susie and I had done that when we
were in Japan a few years ago.

Tomorrow, I'll show you more of Jane's beautiful cards here on the blog. I encourage you, however, to make every effort to come into Art 'n Soul to personally view them and see the extra effort she puts into each of her cards.

Marj provided a wonderful demonstration of Dreamweaver Stencils using the glitter techniques. And during her demo, our customers were selling each other on what stencil designs should be purchased. Don't you love it? We want to thank everyone who stopped by today to enjoy Marj's demo.

Marj is applying the Hawaiian soap to the backside of the
Dreamweaver Stencil so that the adhesive will not stick
to the stencil when layered onto the exposed
side of the Be Creative Tape sheet (special 2-sided adhesive).

Marj is centering and laying the Dreamweaver
Stencil to the exposed side of the
Be Creative Tape, soap-side down. Marj rubs over the stencil
surface to make sure the stencil is evenly laid on the Be Creative
Tape. She is careful not to touch the open design sections
where the adhesive is exposed.

This is after the Ultra Fine Glitter from
Elizabeth Craft Designs has been applied and burnished
to the exposed adhesive areas.

Marj will be back at Art 'n Soul on Thursday, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., to demonstrate Stencil Paste techniques with the Dreamweaver Stencils. And she'll have drawings for door prizes from Dreamweaver Stencils at the end of her demo.

The Dreamweaver Stencil Trunk Show continues; you are invited to look at all of the products sent to us that are displayed on the back table.

Today, Dianne will be at the store to demonstrate zentangling techniques with the Dreamweaver Stencils. Please come on in and let Dianne show you how fun and creative these two art techniques can be when combined togther.

  • Wednesday, August 7 All Day -- Dianne will continue to demonstrate how easy and fun it is to zentangle with Dreamweaver Stencils.

  • Thursday, August 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. --  Marj will highlight some of the artistic and fun techniques using Stencil Pastes. Bring any questions you have, and have a chance at the drawings for door prizes.

  • Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- Lynell Harlow, owner and designer of Dreamweaver Stencils will be at Art 'n Soul to demonstrate the various techniques she uses with Dreamweaver Stencils. An extra bonus is that she also is bringing her husband, Wayne! He's the one who started zentangling inside the Dreamweaver Stencils and Wayne will be at Art 'n Soul to demonstrate how he zentangles his way with Dreamweaver! And I know both will be more than happy to answer questions you might have about the stencils, dies and techniques!

The journal books that we loved when we took Linda Long's journaling class using her Lost Coast stamp designs arrived on my doorstep this evening. I'm hoping to have them at Art 'n Soul by Thursday.

These are the BEST journal books! The paper quality is great, the paper designs inside allow you to use part or all of them or gesso over them to make your own design, and they lie flat!

A fun Christmas card from Impression Obsession's blog that I think several of you will like!

I Couldn't Wait For T&T

"When I saw our new dies I had to have the Snow Globe Die and couldn't wait to show you the fun I had with it! What really got me excited about the globe die is it fits perfectly with the Large Shake-It Pouch. I tried it out and below is what I did.

  1. Stamped Cover-A-Card Snowflakes 3 times for 3 different looks:
    • First with Memento Summer Sky on white cardstock (background behind snow globe).
    • Second and third time with VersaMark (Emboss Resist) on white cardstock, clear embossing powder, heat embossed, then brayered with Summer Sky (first well inked and the second much lighter for the snow globe).
  2. Cut white cardstock 5.25X5.25" for base, 5.0X5.0" of darker emboss resist cardstock, cut 4.5"X4.5" of blue snowflake on white background.

  1. Mounted the dark snowflake emboss resist on the white cardstock.
  2. Did the die cut for the Snow Globe from the lighter Emboss Resist and the base from some leftover Bazzill Dotted Swiss brown cardstock.
  3. Lined up the "globe" on the lighter Emboss Resist with the die cut and the die and traced around it.  Die cut the hole for the Shake-It Pouch on the lighter Emboss Resist.

  1. Did the following die cuts from:
    • Sm Deer - Spica At You Chocolate pen added to antlers and hooves.
    • Fir Tree (smallest tree) - from green remnant cardstock.
    • Sm Snowflake Set - used the two smallest with Sticky Paper and Glitter.  One was used as "the Christmas star"and yellow glitter.
    • the Snow Globe set - the label - from the Summer Sky snowflakes on white cardstock.  The sentiment "Merry Christmas" is from clear set Sentiments II stamped with Momento Rich Cocoa.
  2. All but the label were mounted to the lighter Emboss Resist with Glossy Accents and a  needle-nose applicator.

  1. Lined up the blue snowflake on white cardstock (with the hole cut out) and traced the circle where the pouch would be mounted.
  2. Mounted light emboss resist with your die cut images over the traced circle.
  3. Placed some beads, but Flower Soft, etc. can also be used inside.
  4. Removed the adhesive protector from around the Shake-It Pouch and placed it over the images and beads.
  5. Mounted the blue snowflake on white cardstock over the pouch, followed by the globe base.
  6. Mounted the sentiment, the bow, a little more glitter here and there and the heart stickers.
Fun, fun, fun!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  See you back here for DT Thursday.   In the meantime, DT member, Jeanne Streiff will be posting on the blog too!!  Welcome to the IO blog, Jeanne!!  You will all love what she has planned for all of you!!"

There's a lot going on at Art 'n Soul this week. We invite you to be a part of an exciting week by stopping in!

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