Thursday, August 22, 2013


Guess what day it is....come on, guess what day it is!  Yep, it's DOUBLE PUNCH THURSDAY!!!  Just show this blog post to Cat, Valerie or Morgan and receive DOUBLE PUNCHES.  Pick up some of the fabulous new product and get double punches too.  Great way to fill up your punch card for $10 off of your next purchase.

Lots of people were interested in the mixed media art journal that Ann Laughlin was working on at the mini-retreat.  I know I am really excited that I have the opportunity to learn about mixed media from:
Jen Starr who will be teaching classes at the store on September 17th.  Jen is a fantastic instructor and her classes are lots of fun, so you don't want to miss out on the fun while you are learning lots of fabulous techniques.  It's a great way to kick off your retreat week with some wonderful classes.
  Look at these amazing tags from the first class of the day, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  You will discover techniques and textures galore with this Viva décor workshop!  Join certified instructor, Jen Starr as she guides you through a wealth of information and layers of dazzling color using Viva’s most popular products including 3D Stamp Paint, Ferro, Inka Gold, Crackle, Glitter Pens, Pearl Pens, Glass Effects Gel, and the brand new Maya Gold paints!  If you own these products, you won't want to miss this class teaching you how to use them.  You will receive instructions for each technique which we will attach to the backs of our finished tags to create a reference guide full of techniques to use in all of your future projects.  The cost of this class is $45.
**please bring to class – paint brushes and a container for water;  palette knife or scraping tool; a roll of paper towels and/or baby wipes;  and a heat gun if you have one.
 In this Creative workshop (from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) you will explore stunning mixed media techniques to create effects that sparkle and shimmer while you make a one of a kind 1x3 ft butterfly themed pennant for your wall!  You will be working with mists and Jen's line of Dimensional Crystal paints from Art Anthology plus a variety of goodies from Viva Décor to add details.  Your finished project will be so full of dimension and texture that the butterflies will seem to come to life!(Note: the word “create” can be changed in class if you have a different word that you would prefer instead)
**Please bring to class – a PAINTABLE ADHESIVE such as gel medium, Ranger’s Multi medium or Mod Podge ; a container for water and a variety of paint brushes; a palette knife if you have one; scissors for detail cutting and/or X-Acto Knife & cutting mat; ½” red tape (or something similar) and a roll of paper towels and/or baby wipes.    **You may also want to bring a shirt box or something to contain your project to bring home in case your Butterflies need additional drying time.
From 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. is the Memory Journaling Class.  If you are a scrapbooker at heart but are interested in mixed media and art journaling then this is the perfect workshop to get your creativity started! We will construct the base of your art journal 
in class and focus on techniques using a variety of mediums from Art Anthology, Viva Décor and Ranger to create some stunning backgrounds and effects while we work in your own photos.  The cost of this class is $50.
To keep those creative juices flowing, Jen will also be offering future on-line classes throughout the year to continue this theme and build your book further with additional techniques and pages!  
**Please bring to class a paintable adhesive such as gel medium, Ranger’s Multi-Medium or Mod Podge,

I am so excited to be taking some of these classes and I hope that you will join me in this learning adventure as Jen teaches us loads of techniques.  Remember to call the store and reserve your spot in these amazing classes while there is still room.  

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