When we have exciting news like “Eileen Hull is coming to Palette & Paper on September 10” we like to share it in our newsletter, on Facebook and Instagram (so be sure to sign up for the newsletter and follow us on social media). Eileen Hull is a designer for Sizzix, has created various products with manufacturers, travels the USA and Canada in her amazing camper named Scotty and more!
When Eileen heads to P&P in less than two weeks she will be sharing and teaching two classes that utilize her revolutionary Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die –Journal. This die allows you to cut the pieces to make your very own Traveler’s Notebook cover, and Eileen will guide you through how to create one out of fabric or paper. Click here to read more about the two classes and get registered today!
One of the reasons having Eileen here along with her awesome Journal Die is so exciting is because Traveler’s Notebooks are, in a word, awesome! You can do so much with them! To expand a little more, the Traveler’s Notebook, in simplest terms, it is a “notebook system” consisting of a cover with elastic bands inside that enable the user to connect to it notebooks (aka refills or inserts) and other accessories (card holder, dashboard, etc.). This enables the user to customize the Traveler’s Notebook based on their needs with just switching the contents/refills.
As we have shared before in this blog post, Traveler’s Notebooks can be used in daily organization for a plethora of things.
They can also be used to make amazing journals and albums for trips, prayer/faith journal, experiences and so much more.
By using the die set you can cut the pieces to make the TN cover like you see below.
Using this as the base you can create amazing journals. The creations that have been made with this die are stunning! Just look at some of these!
Amazing, right? It is so awesome see how this one die can create so many gorgeous journals that are as creative as their makers. So, be sure to join us and Eileen on September 10 to learn more about these journals and how to create one from the master herself!
We are only 10 days away from Mother’s Day. Do you have gifts for the moms, aunts, mother-in-laws, mommies-to-be and more ready to go? If not, no worries . . . We have compiled a little round-up of fun gifts to buy and make for those special ladies in your life.
Is the “mom” in your life crafty? Or do they aspire to get crafty? Bring her to Palette & Paper so she can explore her craftiness. You could get her a gift certificate or sign-up her up for one of our classes (she would probably like it if you were there too!). We have a bunch of great things coming up!
Give her an early gift and celebrate Mother’s Day with one of our National Scrapbook Day classes featuring Graphic 45 this weekend.
Jann Gray is coming back to P&P later this month with bible journaling and other craft classes. Jann is still finalizing details and we will have details posted soon.
Barbara is leading another Coffee & Canvas later this month and you will be amazed at what you can create on canvas with watercolors and napkins (yes, napkins!).
We are going “global” with Beth Kingston in June. You might recognize Beth from when she was at P&P at the end of 2015 or from her many appearances on HSN.
Ken Oliver will be here for three classes in June also, and it is amazing what you can create with his ColorBursts. Click here for the rundown on all his classes.
Want to pick out a great crafty gift for your “moms”? Here are some of our current favs!
Help her get organized and record memories by setting her up with a Carpe Diem Planner and some amazing Prima Marketing stickers and more (starting at $4).
Is your “mom” a card maker? Help her expand her craft with some embossing folders and die sets to create some unique and unusual cards.
Is your “mom” into mixed media? We have some fun new items she can use in her art work, including these fun oversized “thickboard” oversized tags and new waxes from Finnabair.
Even if crafts aren’t your “mom’s” thing you can still share your hobby with her by giving her a handmade card or gift. Below is some inspiration.
The key to a gorgeous piece of mixed media art work is having a strong background. The background serves as the foundation of the art piece. Do you want in on a little secret to making awesome backgrounds? Try gelli printing!
What is gelli printing? Gelli printing uses a “gelatin printing plate” (store bought plates don’t use gelatin and remain stable at room temperature) in which to apply paint to, create textures on, layer stencils on and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the steps used in gelli printing:
Gather your supplies to get started including a gel plate, brayer and acrylic pants.
Squirt some paint dollops on your gelli plate.
Use your brayer to spread the paint.
Place a piece of paper on top and lightly press/rub to transfer the paint to the paper and “lift off the design”.
Add more paint and keep going or clean off your gel plate and start fresh.
The steps above are only the foundation of gelli printing. You can incorporate many more tools and techniques to obtain many stunning designs. You can incorporate your gelli prints in tag making, card making, scrapbook layouts, art journaling, ATCs and so many more fun projects!
To learn a lot more about Gelli Printing, join Dina Wakley at P&P on Saturday, September 24 at 6 pm for the Joy of Gelli Printing Class! To read all about the class and register, click here.
Just check out some of the amazing images Dina made using a gelli plate:
New Product Alert!
Palette & Paper will have a variety of Gel Press printing plates in stock this week! Definitely stop in and check out these great new products.
We are excited to welcome Ken Oliver to Palette & Paper a little later this month. He will be teaching three workshops focusing on using Color Bursts and other products in the Ken Oliver Crafts family.
Color Bursts are “an amazing powder watercolor medium that lets you create beautiful watercolor techniques like you’ve never created before”. They come in 20 colors (including the newly released “Caribbean Brights Collection”), and are great for watercolor painting, fine art and mixed media. You can make artwork suitable for framing quickly and easily with Color Bursts (take Ken’s Stencil Magic Class and walk away with a framed 12x12” piece of artwork!). It’s easy to “sprinkle and spritz” to create watercolor backgrounds like an expert also. Palette & Paper has an assortment of colors in the Shoppe that can be purchased for $6 each or in 6-packs.
Color Bursts also come in Liquid Metals (12 colors). The Liquid Metals add an eye-catching metallic luster to your artwork and can be mixed with other Color Bursts colors. Finely granulated metallic powder along with colorant is suspended in a dispensing liquid in a handy dropper bottle to make this unique product.
It is so awesome to see the colorants react to water and spread over your artwork. Once you “sprinkle and spritz” you will be hooked!
Just look at the Gallery below showcasing items made with Color Bursts and Liquid Metals by Ken and his Creative Team. As you can see, you can add Color Bursts and Liquid Metals to almost every kind of craft type and project.
Another great product that is hot on the market are Ken’s Cut n’ Color stamp and die sets. Ken says they were designed with versatility in mind. Cut n’ Color lets you “color” stamped images, then cut them out with matching die sets making it quick and easy to cut multiple images. You can use these sets for a multitude of projects including: card making, party décor, mixed media artwork and art journaling.
Attendees of Ken’s Watercolor Cards class on Friday, July 29 will have the chance to use these great new Cut n’ Color stamp and die sets (there are still a few spots left so register today!).
If you haven’t signed up for one (or all three) of Ken’s classes yet we know you will want to. His products are so fun to use and can be used in a multitude of ways with various crafts and projects. This is a great opportunity to learn from the King of Color Bursts himself!
Don't forget that Eileen is back in Indy and going to be leading two workshops tomorrow morning. A couple of spaces are still available, so sign-up today! You can read more details on the class here.
A couple of weeks ago we asked on Facebook the kind of classes you all wanted to see. A reoccurring response was to have another Canvas Tote Decorating Workshop. Ask and you shall receive! On Saturday, June 4 from 9 am - noon, join Cindy in decorating your own Canvas Tote. The tote is handy for keeping arts and crafts supplies in, and you can never have too many bags! Click here for more details on the class and here to register.
Palette & Paper's blog is written by creative team member, Kimberly.
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