Monday, December 28, 2009

Porcelain Rose Tea Shop

Hot of the press! I am now selling at the tea shop. Located at 2022 10th Ave in Longview WA. Come in and have a spot of tea. Enjoy a shopping experience with all things Victorian. You can call at 360-425-1437 for hours and directions. We are working out details for a tea and a quilling session soon.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Creating Movement

Have you ever looked closely at your coils? If you control the direction of your coils, you can create movement in your piece. These coils are exaggerated so you can see that the inner coils are rolled one way and then the next layer is coiled in the other direction. Even in simple five petal flowers you can create this. Next time you are putting your coils together, take note and use the lines. Add extra drama by inking the edges with a contracting color to really accentuate your coil direction. With a little care and attention to detail, you can make a pretty piece extraordinary.

Paper Retreat

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Scrap Happy is having a paper arts retreat in Longview WA February 19 and 20 2010. I will be teaching a couple classes but there is so much more to see and do with tons of prizes too. Check out the project above for my master class on quilling. Great food, fun and space to spread out. It is limited to 60 so sign up early. (See side panel)

Merry Christmas

Here is my latest Christmas ornament. I used jewel tone sheet papers to match my jewel tone strips and mixed punched elements with my quilling. (check side panel for ordering) I added seed beads and Swarovski crystals (check the side panel for ordering) for a bit more drama. This color palette is a first for me. I go to an ornament exchange every year and last year a lady handed me the one she got and said, "Here I'd like to see it next year done up the way you do them." I usually buy a dozen from my local glass blower for custom orders and this exchange. I use Crafter's Pick Ultimate glue to adhere the elements. This product has never failed me. It goes on like Elemer's washable (white and liquidy) and dries like rubber cement (clear and a bit rubbery) When working with glass that is transparent, you don't want to see glue on the back of the design.