Saturday, March 20, 2010

Copper Bracelet Class

We have had an overwhelming response to the Copper Bracelet class that Joni is teaching in April. So we have added a Sunday class to the schedule. This class starts at 3:00pm and runs til 7:00pm. Call the store to sign up (972 596)-1224.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Artful Illusion Classes in April


9:30am - 1:30pm Fashionista Book
3:00pm - 6:00pm Domino "The Bone Pile"


10:00am - 2:00pm Copper Bracelet
2:30pm - 3:30pm Cold Connection Tools Demonstration (FREE OF CHARGE)
4:00pm - 8:00pm Fashionista Book


10:00am - 2:00pm Hang Ups "A Mobile Piece of Art"
3:00pm - 7:00pm Copper Bracelet

Make 4 large and 2 small dominos. Stamp and color with Adirondack markers. Drill and wire wrap to finish your pieces. Bring to class: X-acto knife, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flush cutters. Class level: Beginner

Copper Tile Bracelet
Cut, file and form copper tiles and apply image transfers. Combine with etched copper squares and connect with chunky jump rings. Finish out your bracelet with a doomed penny and wire wrap attaching charms and beads. If time allows, copper etching will be demonstrated.
Bring: scissors, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers (2 pair if you have them), flush cutters. If you do not have these tools, we will have them for sale. Class level: Beginner

Fashionista Book
This chubby little book is 31/2" X 3 1/2" X 51/2" tall. It may be small in size, but it is 36 pages, stamped and packed with cut outs, charms, envelopes, tags, etc.. Learn to make this simple book cover using black chipboard and book cloth. Each signature of pages will be tied with lush ribbons pf rayon and duponi silk. Charms will include the "Vintaj" closure and a red quartz dangle. We will share our tips for attaching trims for a finely finished book. Bring: scissors, 1/8" hole punch, glue stick, red liner tape (or similar adhesive). We will be using a Japanese Hole punch and will have several for classroom use, but if you have your own with your name marked on it, please bring it so you will not have to share. Class level: Beginner

Hang Ups "A Mobile Piece of Art"
Vintage style hangers make the frame for this artful mobile. Eight attic stained tags display the artwork of mini themed collages. Stamped images, ribbons, charms, tags, papers, glitters, vintage pictures and beads combine to create your very own work of art. Bring: scissors, glue stick, red liner tape or similar, X-acto knife, awl, and chain nose pliers. Class level: Beginner

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Class Schedule For March & April 2010

Magic of Embossing
Saturday March 20th 11:00 am - 1:00pm

Learn how to make texture with thermal embossing. You will learn techniques that you will use in every phase of your development of rubberstamping. Create cards to take home and impress your friends. All supplies provided.

Monica Smith $25.00

Quirky Puppets
Saturday March 27th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We only have one opening for this class left, however, we always take names for a waiting list - you never know!

We are creating a puppet collage with paint and pattern papers. You will need to think human form and join the body pieces together with joints and spaces. You will leave with a finished masterpiece. Bring to class acrylic paint you may want to work with, brush for glue, scissors, permanent black marker, and if you have a favorite stamp of a face for the face of the puppet.

Dianne Hicks $55.00

April 3rd - Easter Weekend

We will not have classes on this weekend, however, we will have demonstration techniques. Come join us - it is free!!

Wednesdays April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
OR Thursdays April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The ruling pen is a tool with two metal leaves that can be manipulated to create various widths. It can be turned on it's side to make thick and thin lines and lower and upper case alphabets. In this class we will learn how to manipulate the tool and work on various alphabets and how to create interesting and different looks for several calligraphy hands. We will also see the variety of looks that this tool can make by writing on different types of paper. A small book will be made as a sample of of the lettering styles, inks and papers used in the class. Bring a ruling pen and ink of your choice. All other supplies will be provided.

Donna Sabolovic $100.00

Oh Happy Day Master Sheet Class
Saturday April 10th 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In this class you will create six cards and a tote for holding the cards. From one sheet of stamped cardstock, you will have the components to use on the cards and tote. Using these components, ribbon, flowers, ink and extra cardstock, you will make a wonderful gift for someone special or just for yourself. Have a card ready for when you need it quickly and the tote can also be used to hold a small gift. All supplies are provided.

Donna Goss $55.00

Beginner Copic Marker Class
Saturday April 17th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Have you always wondered about the vibrant colors on so many card samples? Now you can learn how to do the same thing on your cards! You will learn techniques on the use of Copic markers. You will receive written instructions to start your own library on Copic markers. All supplies provided.
Melody Winston $50.00
Friday April 23rd
Saturday April 24th
Sunday April 25th
Joni Russell with Artful Illusions will be at the store demoing and teaching classes. As soon as we know times and pricing it will be posted here on the blog.