Thursday, May 7, 2015


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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nature Inspired Photo Transfer on Glass

Courtney Prahl showed us a new way to photo transfer last night at our craft party!  We transferred images onto glass!  What a world of possibility this opens up...

After learning the basics, we chose our images and began the process.  You need to be patient and trial and error makes this transfer work!

The end results! As you can see, it was fun to learn how to transfer onto glass.  My mind is already thinking of how to use this technique to personalize all sorts of glass pieces!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Encaustics; Photo Transfer on Glass Craft Party

Yesterday Margaret Hluch taught her very popular class, Encaustics and Photo Transfer to a sold out group! We started the day with prepping our encaustic boards with heat and a few layers of wax.

Next was the difficult task of choosing our collage materials to create our composition. Too many pretty choices!

We chose our pictures and photo transferred them onto various papers or fabrics.  It's always magical to lift back the paper and see the transferred image!
And here are the beautiful finished results!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Arm Knitting Craft Party

 Last night was our last arm knitting class of the season and we had a full house! Liz Matheny, our arm knitting teacher had brought a rainbow of beautiful yarn colors to choose from!  After the demo, everyone quickly caught on and were soon well on their way to creating their double knit infinity scarves!

 Check out the finished results!  They look great!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Needle Felted Painting Craft Party

Last night Margaret Hluch taught the Needle Felted Painting Craft Party! Everyone brought in pictures to choose from.  There were selfies, dog pictures, and even a gnome! Margaret helped us see value and block off the various values in our pictures to give us a road map to felt!  The we transferred our pictures to felt...

Here is a finished picture of the stages from picture to value blocking to a felt piece ready for felt painting!

So many colors to choose from!  It was fun to see if people went with realistic colors- I liked the finished pieces that used crazy & fun colors!
Here are the end results and works in progress!  It was a really fun class & I loved watching the paintings take shape!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bookmaking Craft Party

Last evening was a great class with Kim Grinev!  Kim is a jack of all trades when it comes to crafting! She taught our wet felted soaps this past summer but this class was all about the books!

Kim showed us how to create our book pages and determine the size of our book.  After we made all of our pages we bound them together with a special adhesive. Next it was time for the cover.

The hardest part was picking out the gorgeous paper to use for our cover! Kim had a great stash of handmade papers and printed papers. Here are the results!