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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CLASS: Steampunk a la Girl Canvas Class

CLASS Announcement
Fabulous Steampunk a la Girl Canvas Class
Tuesday May 19, 7pm-10pm
Fee $50 includes supplies except tools

Join me, Dawn, Tuesday evening in my new classroom space in my home 5 min north of St Albert for this FABULOUS Prima Steampunk a la Girl Canvas Class, 10x20 inches, very cool shape to work on. Classes are limited to 10 people, so nice and small for lots of attention, and a good giggle as well! You will be learning how to make an AMAZING sky background that I promise you will recreate over and over again; play with Glazing, chalk paints and the gorgeous new PRIMA VELLUM BUTTERFLIES! All supplies will be included in this class, you just need to bring your tool kit. Please note frame is not included in fee, canvas, paint, and material are though.
To register please send an email to with a contact phone number.  I'll call or email you payment and house direction. OR if you are on my FB page, just PM me.   You can send an etransfer to secure your spot.
Supply List
Scissor's, Craft Sheet, Spongex2 (or 1 cut in half), palette, paint brushes, pallet knife, gel medium, heavy gel medium, modeling paste ( I used whipped spackle); heat tool, baby wipes/paper towels ** If possible bring some Prima small background stamps, font's, splatters, and the Prima Anchor stencil 572240

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Having fun with a whole lot of PRIMA!

 Hi All!
After doing lots of rearranging and changing my whole house up, I finally have a fabulous office...aka AMAZING CRAFT ROOM! So this week I have been creating like a made woman! It feels SO good to be cranking out some crafy goodness again! Today I am sharing with you the Prima Projects that I made.  I had such an amazing time creating them all, not even sure if I can pick a favorite! Everything was made with 100% Prima! The only thing I added was the goggles on the Quentin Stamp,  and a scroll wood frame from Micheal's, that's it...all the rest is Prima! Can you believe that?? This company really does carry EVERYTHING...from traditional paper crafting all the way to mixed media! It's fabulous!
Anyhoo...on to the projects

Project 1 (above): Is a 10x20 Altered Mixed Media Canvas Board.  Wood veneer stickers were randomly place down first, then I used Chalk Board Paint to paint down a sky. Once dry, I used a stencil ( it's the one with the anchors on it, but I just used the line) and modelling paste to add some texture. Once dry I made a glaze with Bloom Spray and dry brushed on. Then added Finn stamps for more texture and assembled! All the balloon were hand cut out of 1 sheet of Cartographer paper.

Project 2: Altered Prima 12x12 Frame. I loved making this frame, heat embossing this Bloom Girl Stamp, Quentin is so much fun! I used a piece of lace pattern paper from one of Finn's books and he just looks awesome! I heat embossed the same image on the black Cartographer sheet as well and just hand cut the light image without the gears, and popped it up on the black.  One of my favorite things to do is alter pattern paper with more patterns that look like they were already on the page.  All the white I added but had drawing the line with a white poster pen and then used Prima white Gesso on one of Finn's script Stamps. (same stamp I used in project 1, I LOVE this little stamp, $2.50 is all it cost!).  I also took one of the embellishment packaging trays that the resin gears came in and painted it up with black gesso and used heavy gel medium to attach it directly on to the frame...then it was just time to cluster and embellish with fabulous hardware, resin and flowers!

Project 3: Altered Wine Caddy.  This wine caddy was originally gold and pretty dang shabby (not in a good way) but it was too hand to get rid of, so I just had to make it pretty! I used Prima's chalk paints again, I painted 3 coats of the egg blue, once dry added the black (made a stencil from a die). I painted the black on carefully and with a dry brush. I let it dry over night then sanded it like crazy, and with gold as a base color, it totally looks Shabby Chic awesome now! As you can tell, I'm in love with Prima's new Vellum Butterflies! Used 2 boxes already! LOL! I used a good mix of wood and flowers to complete the look.  Also made a quick tag to put over one of the wine bottles.  I know you can "pimp" this out much more, but to me, this was just a perfect altered Shabby Chic Wine Caddy! I already have people begging me for it! LOL!
Last few projects are just ones I made a while ago, that were Prima so I thought I'd throw them in as well.  As Always THANK YOU for stopping by today! Hope you saw something inspiring to make you want to create as well! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Have YOU EMBOSSED lately? Have you registered in Prima Art Venture yet, 50% SOLD OUT!

Hi All
You figure with the store being closed, I'd have more time to "play"...alas, it's not how it's working out! I've had so much to organize with the closure, like fitting a store into my house and garage!   The main thing has been to time date organize ALL my store display layouts! I'm not anal or type A about many things EXCEPT my scrapbooks MUST be in date order! Like obsessively!  It drives me BATTY~ I can't tell you how many hours, cause it's embarrassing, but I'm almost DONE!
Right now we are renovating our house, and I just sold our pool table in order to set my classroom back up down stairs!! SUPER happy about that and can't wait! Right now I've got 2 Monthly Clubs that meet up to Art Journal (last Tuesday of the month has 4 spaces if you want to jump in!)  I would like to add in one "open" class a month too, aka, you don't have to join the club, just jump in on a class! 
Anyway, TODAY's project are the cards I made for my twins 11 birthday on Tuesday. 11, yes I said that, my kids are 11, SCARY how fast it's going!  I decided I HAD to play with the AWESOME NEW BLOOM GIRL (boy) stamp Quentin, I just LOVE him! And must say, Heat Embossing him is my new FAV thing to do! ( I have another fab project to post with the same technique). For the cards, I used all my favorites from Prima! Color Bloom Spray, Paper and Embellishments, all from Prima!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some Prima! 

Have you heard about Canadian Prima Art Venture? This year it is in EDMONTON! Yes, EDMONTON!!!!! WAhooo!!!!!! Last year, Courteney and I had to fly to Montreal and then drive to Cornwall, Ontario to go! Even with the travel, it was BEYOND worth it!!! 6 CLASSES, massive kits in each class PLUS a MASSIVE MASSIVE Goodie BAG packed full with PRIMA PRODUCTS for only $599 (USA). Last year we went home with over $600 worth of products, so basically, the classes were FREE! LOL! It really is the BEST PAPER CRAFTING EVENT EVER! It's 50% SOLD OUT, so DO NOT MISS OUT! They even set up payment plans to make it easier for you to pay as well! REGISTER TODAY, can't wait to see you!!! Click HERE to register