Have you discovered Christine, of Scrap Time yet? She has her finger on the pulse of our industry and always knows what’s new and innovative. Here are some wonderful pieces she’s done using Faber-Castell Craft Gelatos and our stencils.
Spilled Hearts TCW306
And the best part is that it’s all on video! Check out the tutorial below and then scroll through her past videos. Enjoy!
Shirley Rufener did a quick how-to stencil on the am North West morning show. She made the above black T-shirt as well as a Frida Kahlo one (below) using our friend “Edith” TCW231 from the Edith and Maude stencil.
Shirley also showed how to make matching earrings and pendants using shrink plastic:
Below is the video, and here is the link to her page showing step-by-step instructions (very, very detailed with lots of photos of product and techniques.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer got us hooked on Pinterest. If you’ve never been on it, please go. If you didn’t know that we have a few boards, please look here!! Julie is particularly good at “pinning” stuff that features her designs. It’s quite the feast for the eyes. Yum!
These pieces of work are by Camilla Olsson. I think she’s from Sweden (Camilla, please correct me if I’m wrong!!). She has some wonderful posts on her blog and tries to challenge her creativity daily. Take a look:
Can you tell that she’s a real fan of Chevron and Chunky Chevrons?
Ahhh. For all layout artists who love pretty layouts and want to incorporate mixed media and stencils, HERE YA’ GO! Cristin Grönnslett leads the way (from Norway!!) to show us how “less can be more”.
“Messy” can be subtle. It can be color coordinated. It can be harmonious. Don’t be afraid to reach beyond your comfort zone. You can layer, one soft layer after another soft layer. You don’t need to scream “I’m a mixed media artist”, you can whisper it.
When we had a Paperarts store, we had many requests for childrens’ classes. Plus we had two kiddies of our own to keep occupied. Here are some great ideas for our fellow shop-owners AND parents looking for something to do for a birthday party or just a rainy day at home. Enjoy!!