Friday, October 10, 2008

Me Me Did I Memtion Me?

This class was a sell out at CKU! Now it is being offered to you and we hope you come and join the class.
"Me, Me and Did I Mention Me?"
Wednesday, October 15th, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Invent a wonderful masterpiece all about you! A 6 x 10 spiral album full of interactive components, creative journaling, hidden pokets and tags.
Come learn about YOU the Rusty Pickle way.
Bring to class: scissors, distress ink, dry and wet adhesives, sandpaper (emery board will do), xacto knife, and paper cutter. Optional: crop-a-dile. ($45)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Rustic Journey Altered Tag

Thursday, October 16th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rustic Journey Altered Tag Accordion Envelope Album taught by LANCE

Experience the greatest way to create a one of a kind completely interative and highly useful accordion tag album. In this class you will distress, embellish, and design numerous tags with no two alike. You will learn the techniques to design your own album and interactive components using chipboard and envelopes to help you create more interactive albums to follow. Bring to class: scissors, mounting adhesive, pencil, quick drying adhesive (like Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents), binding glue (PVA or Tacky glue) glue dots, hammer and mat, 1/8" hole punch, ruler, stapler, black inkpad, and piercing tool. ($45)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

October Card Challenge

Here is the sketch and sample card for the October card challenge. For a 15% discount on in-stock items, bring in a card you made based on the sketch. Please be sure to use supplies purchased from the store.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

October Class Schedule

Saturday,October 4th 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
With the help of solder you will incorporate collage, stamps and ink under glass with dangling beads for whimsical ornaments to give as gifts. You will complete two projects in class with one hanging from a metal key and the other ribbon. Create dimension using several pieces of glass and cut out images for an usual look. Bring tool kit, solder iron with 1/8" flat head screwdriver type tip, vise or clamp to hold hot pieces and safety glasses. ($65)

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m
or 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
One of the beautiful manuscript hands used between the third and eighth centuries. A classic hand that has found much favor in modern day use. Uncial combines the capitals and lower case together to form one dramatic alphabet. The thickness and roundness of the alphabet create letters that are wonderful for use in scrapbooks, cards or journals. Bring 3.8 Parallel pen, a package of 6 cartridges (can be bought at Stamp Asylum) or a Speedball C-2 nib, pen staff and Higgins ink or Walnut ink. THIS A FOUR WEEK CLASS SESSION. ($90)

The Art of Rubberstamping - Monica Smith
Saturday, October 11th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Introduction To Rubber StampingLearn the basics of rubber stamping by creating three different cards using various techniques and supplies. You will learn about the variety of inks, paper and rubberstamps that are available. All supplies included.Monica Smith [$25]

Monday, October 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Need a centerpiece for your holiday table? Come make three Christmas trees using buttons, pattern cardstock, string and ribbon to add a homespun look to your holidays. Bring to class several glue sticks, detail scissors, brayer, ruler, bone folder, one box each mini and craft glue dots. ($35)

Saturday, October 18th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Get read for all those holiday photos you are going to take. In class, you will make a Christmas album complete with frosted covers and pattern transparencies for depth. Using rub ons, ribbons, cardstock and rhinestones for glitz you will complete this wonderful keepsake. Bring to class mini glue dots, vintage photos distress pad, scissors and a crop-a-dile if you have one ($55)

Saturday, October 18th, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Make these easy coasters out of tiles for a great holiday gift. We will stamp, paint with H2O’s water colors (yes, water colors) and pastel chalks (yes chalks) to make these wonderful coasters. You can tie them up with a beautiful bow and WOW you have a great gift to give family and friends. Bring tool kit. ($25)

Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In this class, you will learn how to use and blend Copic markers to get a great look. The Copic markers you use in class will be part of your personal set. Bring tool kit which includes an adhesive. All other supplies will be provided. ($50)

Saturday, October 25th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Need some ideas for your holiday cards? Come to class and complete six different cards with a Thanksgiving to Christmas theme. All supplies included. ($55)

Thursday, October 30th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
You will do two cards. This is a class specifically designed for the artist who has a limited time to learn new techniques and get better acquainted with different products. All supplies provided. ($10)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Card Challenge

We are keeping the same card challenge for the month of September that we had in August.
Make a card based on the sketch using items you have purchased from Stamp Asylum. Then bring it to the store within the month for us to display and you receive a 15% discount on in-stock items. It's that easy!! So get busy designing.

Cricut Classes at the Asylum

Bibi Morris is coming to teach us how to use our Cricut machines on Saturday, September 20th. Call the store to sign up for any or all the classes listed below.

GLASS ETCHING 10:00am - 12:00pm
Is your Cricut or other die cutting machine collecting dust? This class is for everyone who needs an easy, fun way to create gifts for everyone on your list. By cutting sheet vinyl and using etching cream, we can make some fantastic etchings that look like you spent all day but actually finished in less than half and hour! Bring your die cutting machine and two clear {not frosted} glass pieces to etch. These can be as simple as a picture frame with a glass in it, or a wine glass, beer steins, glass plates. Avoid globe shapes and blown glass.

Do you have a die cutting machine that you are using to its full potential? these machines are great for not only scrapbookers, but card makers alike. If you have a machine or you are considering purchasing one, this is the class for you! This class will introduce you to all the wonderful ways you can use these machines for all kinds of projects you never dreamed of. This is an overview class and while topics will be touched on, they cannot all be taught in detail in one class. Techniques that will be covered will be word title with mat, overlays, frames, paper piecing and vinyl decals. bring your die cutting machine.

Inkscape is an open source program used to create files that can be cut using Sure Cuts Alot on the Cricut or Craft Robo, Wishblade or Silhouette. It can be used with dingbats to make connected titles with mats, borders, overlays and any type of die cut necessary for your cardmaking or scrapbooking or more. Bring your die cutting machine.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

August Card Challenge

This is our first card sketch challenge! We hope to add a NEW card sketch each month. Here is a sample card using the August sketch. Make a card based on the sketch using items you have purchased from Stamp Asylum. Then bring it to the store within it's month for us to display and you receive a 15% discount on in-stock items. It's that easy!! So get busy designing.

We will have our annual Christmas party at the store on Friday, September 5th at 6:30pm. Bring your stamping and scrapbooking friends to see all the NEW stamps for the holiday season. There will be FREE make and takes, refreshments and DISCOUNTS! So do not miss it!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Banner

We added a new banner to the top and we have to give credit where it's due...the tags were made using Tim Holtz's Distress Inks and one of his stamps from Stampers Anonymous. If you have never tried the technique used on the tags please come by the store and we will give you a demo. It's a fun and easy one to do. Lots of texture but smooth to stamp on.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Upcoming Classes

AUGUST 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Letters painted with a flat brush and then enhanced with micron markers and iridescent watercolors make sparkling words for additions to your scrapbooks, cards, journals or everyday writing. The letters are based on the Neuland calligraphy hand but knowledge of calligraphy is not needed to take this class. Also hand drawn capitals in a very free form style. Add color with paint or pencil and a border and WAHLAG! A masterpiece is created. Supplies needed: ½ inch and/or ¼ inch flat brush, #2 pointed brush; set of watercolors paints (Prang pan set is fine), pencil, ruler, a permanent fine point marker (micron, millennium or your personal favorite). Optional: watercolor pencils, iridescent watercolors. ($90).

Fred Mullett is coming to the Asylum in August!! His Friday and Saturday (August 22nd & 23rd) classes filled so fast he has decided to open up classes on Sunday the 24th. So listed below are descriptions and photos of the two classes on that day. Call the store to sign up before they are filled too! (972) 596-1224

AUGUST 24th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Expanding the methods of multi-color printing with multi-color embossing and watercolor additions, this class is geared toward the experienced student, though could be considered a "sink or swim" lesson for beginners. (There will also be a short demonstration on how to make colored transparent powders using alcohol inks.) Bring tool kit. Optional: if you want to bring some favorite medium to big stamps and embossing powders. Otherwise all materials will be provided. ($55)

AUGUST 24th 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Finding merit in the "less is more" concept and the power of imprecision, this class focuses on the soluble properties of markers and other water-based media to achieve watercolor effect using rubber stamps. Bleaching out imagery on black paper, then reintroducing color with high contrast accents is also tackled to achieve startling effects. Bring tool kit, apron, and broad-tipped water-based markers (light, medium and dark). Optional: if you want to try some of your favorite medium to large stamps. you will be using Clorox and if wish, bring gloves and eye protection. ($55)

Welcome July 26th, 2008

Welcome to Stamp Asylum's new blog. We hope to keep you updated on the happenings of the store through this medium. You can post comments to us and let us know what you would like to see posted as well as any info you think we need to know to help us make the store, this site and our web site better. Thanks for stopping by and come back often to see what's new.