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.