Thursday, April 30, 2015

Weekend Guest Artist and Free Demo

Greeting friends.  There is a lot happening at the Happy Stamper this weekend, and we hope you can join us.

First, there is a bookbinding retreat with a guest artist.  We are so excited to welcome Jan Worms for the first time to the Happy Stamper.  Jan has been teaching bookbinding and Zentangle all over the United States.  She has taught at the huge Stampaway convention in Ohio last summer and she'll be teaching in April at Artiscape.

 Her first class is Friday evening

Gardner's Journal
Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Fee: $40.00
This sweet journal will delight your favorite gardener. Perhaps that favorite gardener is you! The cover paper is a delightful British paper and the book is bound with Italian book cloth. We used an interesting lattice stitch created by Keith Smith to sew the journal and accented it with charming antique gold colored beads. This lattice stitch might remind you of an old fashioned trellis with a butterfly perched between two flowers. This 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" journal has 48 pages divided into two sections.



On Saturday, Jan will be teaching two classes:

Stunning Starburst Journal
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $40.00
This chunky little book is stunning! Choose one of several colors of handmade paper with a gorgeous mum pattern to create the cover. The open back features a striking "starburst" binding which coordinates perfectly with the cover paper. This journal is 4 3/4"x 5 3/4" and contains 84 heavy weight, unlined cream color pages bound with Irish wax linen



Woven Ribbon Spine Journal
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Fee: $40.00
Join Jan to create this elegant hardbound book! The woven ribbon accent in the spine also serves as a bookmark. This journal makes an excellent gift if you can bare to part with it




Free Demo:
Finally, I (Laura) will be hosting a free demo at the store on Saturday, May 2nd from 1:30-3:00pm.  I will be using some of the latest dies from Memory Box to show you how to do inlaid die cutting.  Here is a sample of what an inlaid diecut card looks like:


The trick is to learn the correct order of diecutting so that all your pieces nest together to create a flat card.  I hope you can stop by to let me show you how to do this great technique.

1 comment:

Bren + Lucy said...

This is a great resource to share with friends and family as well as artisan makers. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.