Tuesday, October 19, 2010

November 6th Class

November 6th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lisa Renner

This class is designed for those who love the process of artistic book-making, while learning some techniques that allows you the freedom to explore the joy of working with color, paper and wax.

In this all day workshop you will make an artist book with wax-collage covers. With its fabric spine and crisp blank pages, it makes a perfect book to take to all your workshops for recording your class notes, gluing samples, memos, photos etc., or to use as your personal sketchbook or journal.

The first part of class will be devoted to creating collage renderings to be used for the book covers. You will dye your own papers in class and depending on your color palate, your covers can be painterly and abstract, or collaged with a focal image - you're in charge. You will then take it to the next level using wax, metallic powders and other materials to make a rich and artsy statement for your book covers.

The second part of class will be devoted to book construction. It will be built from ground-level up, yet in a simple format. Signatures comprised of text-weight paper and Bristol cover stock (great weight for mixed media) will be sewn into the spine using an easy stitch.

If you enjoy a lively, fast paced workshop tat is technique-based and results in a completed project, please join me for this very creative process!

At the time you sign up for class, please let us know if you want to use the Relinquary face ( the first picture); the Fornisitti face (second picture) or the Victorian child half face. Bring tool kit, 1 lb beeswax block (will be for sale at Stamp Asylum), apron, and sack lunch. ($110.00)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Christmas Party & Class Schedule For End Of Year

Our annual Christmas Party is October 30th at 7:00pm.. We will be debuting all the new Christmas stamps and have make and takes, refreshments, and finger foods. There will be a discount of in stock merchandise with the exception of the new Tim Holtz merchandise, which includes but is not limited to die cuts, embossing folders, paper stacks, tape etc.. You do not need to sign up just please come and enjoy yourselves.

The schedule of classes for the rest of October, November and December will be posted just as soon as we get it finalized. So keep checking back here at the blog. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Artful Illusions Is Coming This Weekend

Joni from Artful Illusions is teaching at the store this weekend. Below are the classes and descriptions with pricing. Call the store to sign up ASAP before they fill up! 972 596-1224

Right now though, there is a huge trunk show of unmounted stamps at the store. They will be here all week and through the weekend while Joni is teaching. Stop by to see the fabulous images she carries and there are some NEW stamps also!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Demonstration on how to stain and color manila tags to make them look vintage and elegant. Joni will also demonstrate her technique on coloring dominoes that is easy and the end result is amazing. There is always a conversation about what is the best adhesive. Joni will share with you information about adhesives of all types. The demonstration is free of charge.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9th 10:00am - 3:00pm
In this class, you will be using Graphic 45 Alice and Halloween papers, trims, die cuts, charms, ribbons and Artful Illusion stamps to make this fun filled Halloween book. It will be great for adding pictures of your own to the pages. Learn to work with Glitter pens, Smooch and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to accent your pages. Bring scissors, glue stick or adhesive of your choice for adding trims and papers. ($55.00)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9th 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Start with some copper and silver sheets and wire; and finish with a one of a kind heart necklace. Learn to cut, file, shape and wire wrap, rivet, letter stamp and make a closure. You don't need any experience or knowledge of metals to make this project, but you will leave comfortable with your abilities. Bring round nose and chain nose pliers and flush cutters. We will have them available for purchase if you don't already have a set. ($35.00)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th 11:00am - 3:00pm
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 and chain nose pliers (2 pair if you have them), flush cutters. If you do not have these tools, we will have them for sale. This is a beginner level class. ($40.00)