Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hope to see many of you today at Studio Play! If you have never come to Studio PLAY saturday come by and see what its all about.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

We still have space in Quote Collage studio play this Saturday.Bring your favorite quote,saying, song or just a word and we'll put together a wall worthy piece of art. Only $25 for the day.....bring a few brushes and something to paint on. Call today to reserve a space 509 327 6622

Saturday, March 24, 2012

MY NEW secret blog!

If you check out the sidebar and see a paypal button....yes I am finally doing something online. After realizing that I cannot go out on the road as much due to many factors(including my new grandbaby coming next month) I wanted to do online classes. Starting to work on that I decided I do not have the technical skills or the time since I still work fulltime.
Then I thought about a subscription blog could be the answer for me........ YEAH!
So you will get a full year of (24) projects/techniques and info for $35 such a deal! May will be about bacgrounds for cards and journals. I hope you all will join me.

Friday, March 23, 2012

well here I go background...give me a comment either way....thumbs up ?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

So Tonight....

At Spokane Stampers tonight 5:30 I will have a fun little paper project and  we will be talking about all the stuff going on at our little Idaho Stamp Show.

We have some spots left for our Studio Play Sat NEXT weekend March 31st!

Meanwhile here is a sample from Mariels Pan Pastel class at the show. Check out for more info!

Monday, March 19, 2012

GETTING closer to the North Idaho Rubberstamp &Paper Art show

Still 4 weeks away and I know these next few weeks will feel like a runaway train!
I hope all of you that follow this blog will post it everywhere you can or come over to Facebook and LIKE us.
I know you all can't come so just let us know you are wishing you could.
There will be a Zentangle demo running on Sat!
We are excited to have demos in every booth and some great classes. This year we have added door prizes in every class and show admission is FREE to those who attend classes so if you are in the Coeur d Alene area on April 14th&15th come on by for all the fun!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

TODAY its raining a sign that spring is almost here

I am hoping to get out this weekend maybe in the morning and redo my is coming for Chelsea's Baby Shower....I cannot wait...I am going to be a Grandma soon!
I think I am going to need to do a few baby things very soon maybe a chipboard book!
Looking back into all my photos I found this ....Hope you all like it

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wed Studio Play MArch 14th

Well Studio Play this month will be an assorted affair....  try a few mediums there for the fun only $10
Spokane Art Supply 1303 n Monroe

Friday, March 9, 2012

house 947


This weekend looks like our first true spring one and I am looking forward to getting outside so for something for the rest of you to do I have this
 Crackle Paste is easy to use. Simply spread
it on and let it dry.

There are definitely techniques and other mediums you will want to try with this paste so here are a few tips.
Use a palette knife to spread the paste evenly.
Spreading the paste very thin(1/8 inch or less in thickness) will dry quicker and give a crazed porcelain finish.
Applying it thicker, say to a 1/4 inch thickness will take up to 24 hours to dry and give a much deeper crackle.
Layering over an uneven surface of dry light molding paste or heavy gels will vary the surface leaving uncracked areas.
Add any acrylic paint  at a 10 part paste to 1 part color ratio, too much color can affect the crackle.
Paint over the dry surface with any glaze or acrylic paint let rest for a few seconds then remove the excess with a rag to accentuate the cracks.
Dark paint colors are best to accent the cracks.
Rigid surfaces are best for obvious reasons. Bending the crackle finish could pop off the paste.
Do not use a heat gun or hair dryer to speed the drying time it could impact the final finish. A fan is a good alternative.

On this altered book I started by spreading the Crackle Paste over a surface of uneven light molding paste on the front cover and a thin coat of the Crackle Paste by itself on the back cover. I left a fan on the book overnight so it would be completely dry in the morning. After applying a thin coat of fluid acrylic(Quinacridone Crimson) I rubbed away the excess paint to reveal the fine cracks then added a coat of navy blue shoe polish paying special attention to the spine. Add a bit of pale green spray paint to the edges of the book and splotches to the front and back covers. Glue on a few embellishments to the front cover to finish the cover of this house book. Now the real work begins inside!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

viva las vegastamps journal page

Check out this image from Wayne Steampunk stuff and Foiled Tissue Tape made from his one inch miracle tape

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spokane Art Supply Wed March 7 2012

Join us at 5:30 pm for Visual journaling at Spokane Art Supply on Monroe we will be talking about our March Studio Play Day and creating pennants & more in our journals...bring along what you have been working on to share!

little house journal page

Join us In Coeur d Alene TODAY 4:30pm

see you today at Creative Element for Studio Play only $10 check out my FaceBook Page for a photo!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

OH my this week at Spokane Art and Creative Element

OK all.... Tuesday is March 6th 2012 and we will be working at Creative Element on a Studio Play project Coarse molding paste covered in gesso and copper paint $10 we start at 4:30pm be there with bells on! On Wed March 7th Visual Journaling at Spokane Art on Monroe creating pennants and using charcoal to liven up your journal. Its FREE so bring your journal and join us!