This past weekend was such a great one here at Palette & Paper. The sun was shining and Jen Starr was in town to share her knowledge in four classes hosted in our Studio. The classes held were Vintage Photo Transfer Canvas, Artistic Layers Art Journaling, Inka-Gold Canvas and Artistic Layers Mini Book. Jen's step-by-step instructions guided all of the attendees through the process, and everyone made some truly beautiful creations.
Here is a look at some of the creations in progress and once completed (click on the image below for more details):
The stand out products of the weekend were Viva Decor's 3D Stamp Paint and Inka-Gold. Everyone that used them said they needed to buy the products ASAP! Both the 3D Stamp Paint and Inka-Gold have a gorgeous metallic finish and are both so easy to use. Palette & Paper has a large selection of Viva Decor Products in stock. Also, we have saved some great inspiration and tutorials on our Pinterest Board for these products. Stop in today so you can see the gorgeousness in person.
Did you create something great this past weekend at a class? We would love to see it! Please post on Facebook and/or Instagram with the hashtag #paletteandpaperclasscreation.
Have you been bitten by the washi tape bug? We certainly have and can't help ourselves from stocking the Shoppe with lots of colors and patterns of washi tape.
So, what is washi tape? Washi tape has its origins in Japan and refers to tapes made from Japanese rice paper. Over the past few years the term has expanded to include decorative paper tape that comes in a wide variety of manufacturers, widths, colors and patterns.
So , what can you do with washi tape? Washi tape can be used in a variety of ways - from the simple envelope embellishment on a birthday card to a friend to more complex mixed media projects.
Above are just a couple of the pins that we have on our "Wonderful Washi" Pinterest Board. Click here for more inspiration.
At CHA this past January, Little B displayed a wide assortment of solid colored paper tape. What a great way to do paper mosaic crafts, especially with kids. By using paper tape it eliminates the need for messy glue. Check out our Paper Mosaic Pinterest Board for more inspiration. Once you are inspired, stop by P&P to pick up some supplies. We just got a ton of colors of the solid tape in stock and it's priced at only $2 a roll. Plus, don't forget to share with us what creative project you made!
Originally emailed via the newsletter distribution list on 4/19/16.
A class or workshop for everyone!!
So many amazing instructors are popping in to teach at P&P in the next several months and we also look forward to our upcoming local classes and weekend crops, National Scrapbook Day and two weeks of Kids Craft Camp!! Whew!!
Jen Starr is up first beginning on Saturdaywith 5 different classes, all listed below.
Check out our calendar and register for these special classes here.
Vintage Photo Transfer Canvas
This one of a kind family keepsake would make a great personalized gift! While creating this 8x8” canvas (in your choice of paint colors) you will learn how to effectively achieve a photo transfer with that rich vintage tintype photo look. If you have had problems with photo transfers in the past, Jen will walk you through all of her best tips and tricks for getting a perfect transfer almost every time! In addition, you will learn some fun techniques using acrylic paints. metal and a variety of mediums.
Artistic Layers-Art Journaling Pages
Using the beautiful and vibrant Dylusions Paints you will create 4 unique pages in your art journal. We will focus on painting techniques for layering color and images, color theory and blending (without getting mud!), washes and glazes, a variety of ways to use stencils and masks, working with gesso and so much more… These pages will be a stunning addition to your art journal and you will learn some great techniques that you will be able to translate in to all of your future projects!
Inka Gold Card Bonanza Saturday 6pm
Inka Gold is one of those unique products that lends itself to ANY style you want it to...all you need to do is learn how to unlock its potential! This TECHNIQUE BONANZA workshop is heavily focused on over a dozen different ways to use Inka Gold while working on a variety if cards. Whether your personal tastes are elegant, distressed, artistic or cutesy and bright, we will be covering it during the class while we work with new stamps and stencils as well. You will have the opportunity to work with ALL of the beautiful colors that Inka Gold has to offer to create cards that compliment your style.
Artistic Layers Mini Book Sunday 10 am
Using the beautiful and vibrant Dylusions line you will create this colorful and artistic chunky 6x6 mini-book which can be used as a scrapbook or mini art journal. We will focus on mixed media techniques for layering color and images, color theory and blending (without getting mud!), washes and glazes, a variety of ways to use stencils, stamps and masks, working with gesso and so much more… This class is all about technique while we create this book from scratch using watercolor paper and chipboard with a fun and sturdy binding method. You will be able to translate everything you learn in to future projects whether you are a scrapbooker or art journaler. I will also show you some bonus techniques for adding additional pages and some fun ideas for photos and images within the book.
The Beauty of Inka Gold Canvas
Using a combination of some of Viva Décor’s most popular product lines you will create this 6x12 canvas in your choice of colors. We will focus on multiple techniques using Inka Gold, 3D Stamp Paint, Modeling Cream and Glitter Pens and incorporate some of the brand new Layered Dies from Tim Holtz (these are embossed and beyond fabulous!!) as well as some of the newest stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.
Bible Journaling with Jann Gray
Registration is now open for the Illuminated Journaling Workshop weekend with Jann Gray. This 3 Session workshop begins on Friday, May 13 at 6:30 and ends at4pm on Saturday, May 14.
Jann will be teaching how to incorporate creative journaling into your personal Bible Study, devotional or quiet time.
She will be leading 3 sessions – with each session including creative techniques, Bible Study, time for reflection and practical instruction that will equip you begin your own Illuminated Journaling journey.
Jann has assured us that everyone can participate, regardless of skill level – all that she asks is that you bring your heart for God and a little bit of trust that she can help you with the rest!
Lunch on Saturday is included in the registration fee.
The Gesso'd Journal with Carolyn Dube
Carolyn Dube will be here June 4 with two different classes.
Master gesso and all that it can do for you as you create a stand up cardboard art journal! After this technique packed workshop you’ll wonder how you ever survived without gesso before now!
Registration is open!
The Playful Collage
We’re making collages from the ground up. We’ll start by playing with stencils to create papers for the base of the collage. I’ll share techniques covering how to use a stencil as a tool, how to let the stencil do the hard work, how to get any stencil to fill any size paper, how to layer stencils, how to use the rainbow without making mud, and more!
Sandy Allnock June 16-19
6 Different Colorful Classes! Read all about Sandy's classes and secure your spot here!
Originally emailed via the newsletter distribution list on 3/31/16.
It's Almost Here!
Cindy and I took a step of faith in changing our bible journaling format in order to grow a community of ‘regulars' who get to know each other, share ideas and experiences, become friends in Christ, all while being in His Word.
Thank you for the overwhelming response we have had from you in your commitment to helping grow this community!
If you have been undecided or haven't registered yet, you still have through Friday, April 1 to sign up. This allows Cindy and me the necessary time to make sure the kits are ready to go at the first quarterly group on Tuesday, April 26.
You can either register for the April-June Quarter for $30 or the remainder of 2016 for $90. Those choosing the latter option, receive the new Illustrated Faith Praise Book as a thank you!
Full details of the new format can be read on our webpage. If you have questions or thoughts please contact Cindy or me.
Also feel free to forward this message to anyone that you think might be interested!
Link to register!
Originally emailed via the newsletter distribution list on 3/16/16.
means lots of new items that debuted at CHA in January are now in stock. Paper collections from Simple Stories, Carta Bella (Echo Park), Photoplay, Graphic 45 and Bella Blvd are here! Distress Crayons from Ranger and beautiful dimensional paints from Art Anthology too. We now carry a small selection of alphabet stamps and embossing folders. And the stencil selection keeps expanding!
Sign up here for any of the following events!
Friday March 18 Noon-Saturday March 19 9pm
Juli's Card Class Sunday March 20 2-4 pm $20
Bible Journaling Tuesday March 22 10am & 6pm
Worthy is The Lamb Wednesday March 23 11:30
or 6pm $25
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