Friday, March 9, 2012

Mrs. O'Leary's Is Coming Back

Monday March 26th, 10:00am - 6:00pm
The Beautiful Woman Book - Crystal & Canvas
Joni Russell
A 6 inch square glass bevel is the cover for this truly different bookcelebrating 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

Tuesday March 27th, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Copper Transfer Bracelet
Joni Russell
Learn copper etching and image transfer. Link together 1 inch transformed copper square tiles and learn to embellish with charms and beads. Cold connection techniques of riveting, wire wrapping and jump rings will be taught. Several different themes will be available. Class comes with enough copper tiles to make up to 6 transfers and 3 etched tiles. Bring basic jewelry tools, round nose, chain nose, flush cutters and scissors. You can choose which bracelet you will do and Joni has added the steam punk bracelet.  regular bracelet is ($60); steam punk bracelet is ($63)