If you follow Palette & Paper on Instagram and/or Facebook you saw that the new Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Ink Pads are in stock!
So, what is a Distress Oxide? How does it differ from Tim’s other distress products?
Distress Oxide Ink Pads are a water-reactive dye and pigment fusion. They create an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. They come in 12 colors including Tim’s gorgeous colors of “Worn Lipstick”, “Cracked Pistachio”, “Vintage Photo” and more.
Since they have pigment in them they work well on darker paper also. Check out the various colors on white, kraft and black paper.
When it comes to stamping, Distress Oxides work better for stamping giving an opaquer look vs. Distress Inks that tend to be “blotchy” when stamping.
You can check out Tim demoing the Distress Oxide Ink Pads while at Creativation here:
Want to be inspired on how to use the new Distress Oxide Ink Pads? Check these projects out:
You need all 12 colors, rights? Be sure to tag us on Instagram and/or Facebook if you share what you have created with Distress Oxide Inks!
If you follow Palette & Paper on Instagram and/or Facebook, you may have seen yesterday that Mare is in Phoenix, AZ. Mare headed to Phoenix for Creativation (formerly known as Craft & Hobby Association or CHA).
Creativation is an annual trade show hosted by the Craft & Hobby Association that brings buyers, suppliers, designers and more together for events and a trade show celebrating a variety of "crafts" and "hobbies". The event is a great way to discover new products, inspiration, ideas and innovations.
Exciting manufacturers including My Mind's Eye, Kaisercraft, Faber-Castell, American Crafts, Heidi Swapp, Ken Oliver, Pebbles, Ranger Industries, Jillibean Soup and SO MANY MORE will be there demonstrating and exhibiting their new products and lines at the trade show portion of Creativation that kicks off on Saturday.
Prior to that there are many classes and workshops being hosted by manufacturers. Mare is out there getting her craft on and checking out all of the upcoming products to "shop" for the Shoppe.
Be sure to follow Palette & Paper on social media for the insider scoop of what Mare is up to and the #creativation and #creativation2017 hashtags to see all sorts of fun pictures from the five day event. Oh and even though Mare is in Phoenix, the Shoppe is still open 11 am - 5 pm Thursday - Saturday. Stop in and say hi to Charlie who is running things back here in Indy!
A couple of the sights from Creativation so far!
Ranger is hauling in products and their booth display by the crates. Can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve, including the new Distress Oxide products and Scribble Sticks.
Eileen Hull has taken her Paper Trail right to the trade show floor and parked Scotty (her vintage trailer) there for the week. We have been fortunate to have Eileen teach at Palette & Paper a couple of times this past year. Eileen, a designer for Sizzix and Clearsnap, shares great live videos on her Facebook and fun snaps on her Instagram. Be sure to follow along.
Originally emailed via the newsletter distribution list on /25/16.
February 5 & 6
Bible Journaling and Creative Planning
Tai Bender brings her bright and bold approach to bible journaling and creative planning to P& P on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. Her bible journaling class will be offered on both Friday evening and Saturday morning. Creative Planning class is scheduled for Saturday at 2pm.
See our website for more details and to register. Class times and options are listed and linked to the online store where you can purchase to reserve your spot.
Tai has her own Etsy shop full of her original stamp designs and she'll have all those goodies available to purchase in person that weekend.
Every Wednesday Night 5pm-9pm -No Charge
Join us on Wednesday evenings to work on a project of your choice where you'll enjoy table space, access to a great workroom full of tools from punches to stencils and lots of inspiration in the Studio. Whether you use a pencil, a paintbrush or a planner to create, you are welcome!
Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27
We've been having so much fun with our all day Saturday crops that we've decided to expand the experience to include Friday. Attending Friday is completely optional but just imagine getting a jump start on your project, having your work table already set up to go on Saturday morning and a little more time with friends. We'll start at Noon on Friday and the Studio will be open til Midnight. We'll have pizza Friday evening. On Saturday we'll resume at 8amfor a full day of creativity.
$30/weekend $25/Saturday only
Overnight accommodations available for additional fee.
Email to register or with any questions!
Be sure to check the website often for calendar updates...more classes will be scheduled for February. The studio (pic above in warmer weather!) is available for use by your art group, sorority, club, mom's group, etc. and is a great place to host your gathering. Contact Marefor more info.
Also, I'll continue to post videos on the site of relevant information and new products as they arrive.
Christmas was a month ago! Or... Christmas is eleven months away!
Whichever attitude you subscribe to, you can find great deals on all Christmas merchandise to document the 2015 holidays or get a jump start on cards and gifts for 2016. All Christmas (Halloween too!) paper is $0.25. All other packaged Christmas and Halloween stickers, ephemera, flowers etc are 50% off.
(Papers shown are not necessarily still in stock!)
Below are just a few more images from CHA.
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