Thursday, February 28, 2013

Delightful Dimension!

Join us Tuesday, March 5, for the next in our series of Demos with Dee!  Dee has been inspired lately by some of the work being done on the Penny Black blog, and wants to share some of the tips and techniques she's discovered in working with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder!  It's hard to see the dimension in this tag, but it's breathtaking in person!  Stop in between 12-2 on Tuesday, and let her show you some fun new methods for working with UTEE!  No reservation is required.

Then, if you're enjoying the look of extra dimension, why not come back Tuesday evening for the class with Guest Artist Cheryl Boglioli?  She has created an amazing canvas using Beeswax and Encaustic wax for a fabulous collage look!  There are still a few spaces available for this workshop, so reserve yours today!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

From our house to yours!

If you were able to join us for our Open House in January, you were likely WOWED by Marilynn's brayer demo.  She is still "on a roll" (I crack myself up) and has pre-brayered glossy paper for you to enjoy!  Stamp the house (by Hero Arts) and then highlight the decorative elements with the White Signo pen.  It really makes things POP, and it dries beautifully on the glossy card stock!  Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8, and make one for yourself. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Collage Bird

I love the look of collage, but can never seem to get the balance right when I try to create one "from scratch".  So, I love the LaBlanche stamps, because the hard work is done for me!  These silicone stamps create crisp impressions (you've got to try them if you never have - I guarantee you'll be impressed)!  We colored the image using a Watercolor Technique with Memento ink pads!!!!  I love it when I can use one item in multiple ways, and Mementos are my "go to" stamping pad for working with Copics.  Imagine how delighted I was with Marilynn's use of them as the actual coloring medium as well!!!

Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 and make one for yourself.  It will put a little "spring" in your step!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  If you need a last minute card, let us help you out!  Stop by Thursday between 10 & 8 and make this card for FREE!  The card features the Great Impression Stamp of the Month (which means it's available for purchase at 50% off - WOW!  Did you know we do this every month????)  This stamp is wonderfully versatile.  Use it "as is" for a wonderful spring card - or punch out hearts (or other seasonal icons) and place them over the flowers.  Simple and cute!!!  And, if you don't need a Valentine's Card, use your own sentiment when you get home.  This card works well for birthdays, thank yous or any other occasion!

Also, don't forget that anything you purchase tomorrow (Thursday, February 14) that is RED is 25% off.  How SWEET is that?????  Stop in, make a FREE card and save a little bit of cash.  SWEET deal you are sure to LOVE! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Claudine Hellmuth Stencils

Claudine Hellmuth released a new line of stencils at CHA, and we have them all at the store. If you haven't ever worked with stencils, or if you are interested in increasing your stencil technique repertoire, you are going to love this video. It is a bit long, but it is also like getting a free stencil class by a leading multimedia artist.

Here are some of the topics covered in the video:

  • Direct stenciling using tissue paper
  • Reverse stenciling
  • Gesso texture technique
  • Metal embossing using stencils and Ranger foil tape
  • Cleaning stencils

The video also shows you how to use many of Claudine's awesome products:

  • Claudine's acrylic paints
  • Matte Medium
  • Extra Time/Slow Dry Medium
  • Gesso
  • Black Gesso

Of course, we have all the goodies to help you play!



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fun With Strawberries

Thursday's free card features yummy berries and Valentine colors.  This is one of the new clear sets from Hero Arts, so it makes "strawberry placement" a breeze!  No stamp positioner necessary!  The strawberries are colored with Copic markers, and you'll notice there is a simple "highlighting" technique to give them dimension.  This sweet card will have you thinking "spring"!  What's not to enjoy?????  Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 and relax with some FREE coloring! 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Impromptu Demo

Hi everyone,
It is Saturday, and Paula and I are at the store.  We were just talking about Inky Antics and their Honeypop cards (which we both love).  Paula has a ton supplies and samples with her, so we are going to have an impromptu Honeypop demo today at the store (10am-5pm).  If you missed the Open House, and are curious about Honeypops, stop in for a lesson.  Paula said she will also be showing people color pencils and Gamsol if you are also curious about those materials as well.

We hope to see you today!