Sunday, September 27, 2009

Art Retreat Info.

The supply list for the Monoprint Watercolor Class:
a) paper towels
b) blow dryer
c) paint brushes (ranging from large -small)
d) large spoon (metal)
e) small spritzing bottle for water
f) Dawn liquid dish soap
g) small containers for water
i) various materials for mark making (foil, plastic wrap, string, stencils, toothbrush, tooth picks,
etc...........) Whatever you can make a mark or design with.
j) inexpensive watercolor paints - (brand) Color & Co. - watercolors/aquarelle from
Michaels Craft Store)

Optional items: bring if you have them but not necessary to purchase:
1)watersoluble crayons (Carandache - Neocolor II Aquarelle)
2) brayer or roller
3) Arches Paper paper - hotpress (90lb) I will provide enough paper for two
small prints, but if you want to experiment, feel free to bring other paper .
Items I will provide: newspaper print sheets, printing plates, paper, some water soluble crayons.

Altere Block Art Dolls
Additional items to bring :
a) cordless drill with small drill bits
b) hammer
c) small pliers
d) If you can't find any doll parts, I will have extras with me to share
e) Heat gun
f) polymer clay
g) any type of found objects you would like to adhere to the doll

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at:

September 14th-Fused fibers and more!

Posting pictures from the Sept. meeting:  the project for the evening:  fused fibers,  the final summer 6x6 art exchanged, a few ATC's.

We discussed the October meeting which will be on Sat. Oct 17th from 9am-6pm and NOT on the Monday before as usual.  Sandy and Carla are providing several projects and I will be posting additional supplies to bring for those projects when I hear from them. Sandy is bringing everyone a small paperbag book to alter as you like and wood blocks for the block doll that Carla brought for show and tell this month.  Carla gave everyone copies of supply lists for 2 of her projects:  wired wrapped beads and the wood block doll.  More info on the water color monoprint project sometime soon! Special thanks to Carla and Sandi for all the work on the projects for October!  We will order out food for lunch unless you want to bring your own.  

Congratulations to Sandi  for her charm being published in the last Crop Paper Scissors!  

We had quite a lot of show and tell at the Sept meeting--Barb and Jean brought art from an Amy Flowers' class they took, Cindy brought her Halloween wood pieces, and Kendall brought some fused glass jewelry she made recently.  

We will be doing the metal tape project in Bernie Berlin's book pages 80-83 for the Nov. meeting.   

Sunday, September 6, 2009

September 14th meeting

Here's a couple of fusible web projects I found on flickr to get you inspired--the pink inchies by grrl+dog and the ATC's by csgebhart.

First of all I want to say welcome to possible new member Angie!  Hope you will join us!

Hope to see everyone at the next meeting Monday Sept. 14th at the new Creative Stamper in Florence at 6:30pm.  

Please bring your finished laminate chip from last month's project for show and tell!  You can bring an ATC using any technique from the past for trade.  And this month will be the final summer 6x6 art to exchange.  

We will be doing the Fused Fibers project on pages 68-71 in Bernie Berlin's book.  Please bring fusible webbing(roll or sheet form), yarn or decorative fibers, assorted embossing powders, silicone craft sheet, iron, and scissors to the meeting.  Did you all watch Susan Pickering Rothamel's demo at Stampaway?  She was using dicrofibers from USArtQuest and  making some very beautiful art pieces with it.  Her website is:
Or you can watch her using them on a webisode here:

Please decide if you want to order out food or bring something to share for the October 17th retreat-we will finalize plans for the retreat at the Sept. meeting.

Please send me supply lists for any projects you might be planning to teach for the October retreat so I can get them posted here!  Carla will be teaching wrapped wire fiber jewelry and monoprint/watercolor on plexiglass using stencil type stamps.  Sandy will bring a small paperbag book for everyone at the retreat, and Beth will bring supplies for boiled babies. Maybe you all could bring some samples to the Sept meeting so we have some idea of what we will be doing at the retreat.