Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Meeting Time!

This month we will be doing hand-made beads. The above picture shows the three different types that we will be making.
The supply list is:
1. Metallic acrylic paints
2. Paper Towels
3. Gel Medium
4. Metal Knitting Needle
5. Plastic Sheet protectors
6. Plastic Drinking Straws
7. Fabric Scraps
8. Metal Wire or Fibers
9. Heat Gun
I will have extras of everything on hand so don't worry if you don't have something.

Meeting time is 1pm at Bianca's house!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


We had so much fun this week, learning to do monoprinting. Many thanks to Ariane!!!
Here are the step by step instructions for monoprinting:
1. Cut open a sheet protector on two sides so it opens like a book.
2. Using re-inkers or acrylic paint put dabs of color onto the inside of the sheet protector.

3. close and brayer. Be careful, if you use too much paint/ink it will spill out of the sides. It's a good idea to cover your work surface.
4. When you like the look of the colors, open it back-up and stick a piece of paper in the middle. Close and re-brayer.
5. Open-up and viola! You have a gorgeous piece that is identical on both sides.

Monday, March 26, 2007

meeting time!

We are meeting this saturday at 1pm, to do easy acrylic techniques.
Here is the supply list:
2 or 3 colors of acrylic paint. (I often use inexpensive paints from Michael's. The small bottles, that run about .60-.90 a piece.)
1 or two paintbrushes. Here again, I buy the least expensive. A good place to look is in the "student" supplies aisle or in the crafts aisle.
Your book, or several sheets of blank heavy weight paper, to practice on.
A throw away plastic cup for rinsing and washing.
A few paper towels.
A heat gun (if you have it. This is not necessary, but will help with drying time.)

Please feel free to click the "contact" button for location and directions!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Our Last Meeting

We had a ton of fun at our last meeting where Beverly kindly taught us all how to make spirellas! Here are some photos of the meeting.

Here we are cutting out and designing our spirellas. You can see some of the examples that Beverly brought next to her arm on the table.

And here are some photos of our finished products.
A BIG thank you to Beverly for teaching us this amazing technique.
We will see you all next month!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Our Next Meeting

Hi All:
We will be meeting this Saturday, to learn how to make spirellas, which Bev Crawford has graciously offered to teach. Please let me know if you will be attending or not so I don’t hold-up the meeting.
Please feel free to contact me for location and directions!

Here is the supply list:

Adhesive tape

Card stock

Pearl cotton and/or embroidery thread of contrasting colors that will coordinate

with color of card stock.

And the ever popular glue stick.

Lastly, if you like a coordinated book page.

See you all on Saturday.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Our Last Meeting

So we are back after a hiatus for the holiday seasons. This month we did pop-ups. Here are two examples from the meeting. With close-ups on each pop-up. You can click on the image to see a larger version.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Our last Meeting

Here are a couple of photos of the triptych technique we tried out at our last meeting! The first one is with the doors closed and the second with them open. you can click on the photos to get a larger view. We had a ton of fun--everybody did one that was slightly different and they all turned out beautifully! Looking forward to seeing everyone next month.