Monday, January 23, 2012


Saturday, February 4th
10:00am - 12:30pm

Creative Cards
Donna Goss

In this class you will make six cards. Learn a few new techniques or be reminded of one long forgotten. At the end of class you will have a stack of cards to be used for any occasion.  There will be a few Valentines cards in this class. All supplies provided. $55.00

Thursday, March 1st
10:00am - 6:00pm

Copper Book Necklace "Looking In"
Joni Russell

This tiny 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" mini book starts off with a surprise cover that lets you see into the images that lie beneath. A window of Ice Resin slightly magnifies the image below. Pages are made from metal mesh, mica, distressed canvas, resin paper, and filmstrips. The kit comes packed with mini photos, paper trimmings and embellishments for you to fill the pages. A variety of attachment techniques will be shown including eyelets, staples, sewing and wire. Learn metal fabrication and texturing. Torching will be demonstrated. Your kit will also include several Artful Illusions mini rubber stamps - yours to keep. Chain will be available for purchase.
Skill Level: beginner to intermediate
You will learn metal fabrication, transfers, stamping, trim and embellishment techniques. Bring: scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice, - suggested 1/4"red line tape. Basic wire working tools: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, hole punches, 1/8" inch hole punch, Xacto knife, awl, coarse black acrylic nail. $60.00
Friday, March 2nd
6:30pm -9:30pm
Make 8 large tags to use as book pages, greeting cards, bookmarks or jewelry presentation cards. Each will be stamped and decorated with an assortment of vintage stile, ribbons, lace, buttons and trims. Samples of 20 plus tags will be shown. You can either replicate our examples or let them be the inspiration for your own creations. Additional trims and tags will be available for purchase if time allows for you to make more.
Skill level: Beginner.
Need to bring scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice. $40.00

Saturday, March 3rd
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"The Beautiful Women Book"
Crystal and Canvas
Joni Russell

A 6 inch square glass bevel is the cover for this truly different book celebrating women. The base material is painted canvas but materials ranging from chiffon, tulle, silk and natural wool contrast against hammered steel and rust. Cardstock pages form pockets for tucking in our faux vintage cabinet cards, letters and photos you will create. Working with transparencies and TAP transfer paper adds dimension to the pages. Easy to follow templates make this intricate binding system fail proof. A center fabric insert will be collaged with a monotone of textiles that highlight the beauty of light and texture. Swarovski crystal and pearls scattter through adding to the texture. A flag of fabric strips with transferred messages flow from the center page giving interest to what lies inside. Plenty of room for adding your own personal touches and trims. The front crystal is provided, but bring a long a rusty key or found object if you want to give it the added grunge. This "Beautiful Woman Book" is a tactile experience that will delight the senses as you peel through its layers. Beautiful images set in a warm white background, the coolness of the glass and the loft of the fabrics to the touch and the aroma of the lavender seed fill the air as the pages are turned.
Skill Level: Intermediate. You will learn basic bookmaking, metal fabrication, transfers, stamping, trim and embellishment techniques.
Bring scissors, glue stick of\r adhesive of choice, 1/4" red liner tape, basic wire working tools: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, Xacto knife, awl, and a coarse black acrylic nail file. $80.00