Saturday, January 30, 2010

Update on Paste Paper Projects Class

I spoke with one of the individuals in charge of the class and she said it would be okay to pay for the class when we arrive on Feb.13. I will need a head count of those wishing to take the class by our next group meeting Feb. 8.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Cinti Calligraphers presents paste paper projects

Please RSVP to Carla (email/phone listed on your email) ASAP (Sunday/Monday) if you are interested in attending this workshop.  

*For the Framable Art project ...bring a mat and/or frame of your choice. You will want 

the opening to be 8 X10 or larger! (I buy CLEARANCE framed art at HomeGoods, but 

make sure you disassemble it & remove the old art so it is ready to go that day!) 

*Calligraphers: addition bring your favorite pens, black & white gouache, mixing 

brushes, water bottle, pencils, eraser, ruler, paper towels & any other calligraphic tools 

that you wish. 

*Non-CalligraDhers will be given some instructions/guidance on how to add text to your 

project in an easy way. You may want to print out your text ahead of time on nice paper, in 

segments which can then be cut apart and added to the page, although not necessary. If 

you wish to try some writing of text, please bring pencils & gel pens in white and/or black. 

*ALL levels of skill and enthusiasm are welcomed. 

*PLEASE be prompt as there is a lot to cover in 6 short hours. 

*Bring your own lunch to eat as you wish (there is a small refrigerator but no microwave) 

*Parking is FREE at Dunham Recreation Center 

For those who would like to take this class, but do not have Paste Paper or some of the 

other listed materials, DO NOT let that stop vou! We will have Paste Paper for sale and 

sharable supplies aplenty. Arches Text Wove and other decorative papers will also be 

available for sale by the sheet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ASOM January meeting notes and news

Pictures above are the boxes some of us worked on at the January meeting and Carla's crackle technique sample.  The crackle technique is from Claudine Hellmuth's 2nd book: Collage Discovery Workshop--Unexpected Techniques  (

We discussed new meeting places and came up with several suggestions.  Jean has offered to let us meet in her heated garage but will be out of town in February.  Angie was able to reserve the Erlanger library meeting room:
(859) 962-4000
MON-FRI 9:00-9:00
SAT 10:00-6:00
SUN 1:00-5:00
 for us for the February meeting.  Sandi checked out the Boone county library on 25 in Florence and they do have a meeting room also but it was booked for February.  Barb Bruder also checked with Lana at Scraps--Lana has offered to let us meet at her store for a fee of $20 for the group(per meeting).  Thanks to all for checking those out!

So for the February meeting we will meet at the Erlanger library (free) and see how that works out.  There should be plenty of room there so if Kendall and Jean want to get in touch with their friends (Carol and Pam) and let them know about the changes  I think we will have room for additional members now and can open the group to more new members.  

We will continue to work on altering boxes at the next 2 meetings.  If anyone has a technique related to altering boxes that they would like to teach at the next meeting please email me with details(supply list) and I will post them on the blog.  Angie--would you teach the image transfer technique you used on your Christmas ornament block for us at one of the next 2 meetings?  I think it could work on a box too!  And I really want to try it!

Jean passed out maps to her house at the January meeting and I will email her address for everyone before we meet there.  Thanks to Angie for sharing cards from American Greetings!  

Also there is a short 2 page layout on crackle paint in the Altered Surfaces book in case you have it and want to check that out(pages 36-37).    

For the February meeting please see last months post for a list of supplies you might want to bring to work on your box.  Please bring some kind of paper or mat to cover your work surface, a cup or plastic dish for water, and some paper towels since we are working at the library.  We must leave the library as clean as we find it before the meeting.  

Barb Bruder--thanks so much for hosting our meetings at Creative Stamper for the past several years!  We are sorry to see the store close.  Best of luck for the future.  

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Meeting Monday Jan 11th still on!

Just wanted to assure everyone that we are still meeting Mon. January 11th at Creative Stamper.  Sadly, it will be the last meeting there before the store closes.  We hope to find a new meeting place soon which we can discuss at the Jan. meeting.  Jean has kindly offered her heated garage where we are also planning to meet for the April jewelry retreat.  Hope to see everyone at the meeting --I'm looking forward to altering a box!  The above pictures are 2  boxes my cousin altered for me.  If  you want to add rust/patina to your box it would probably be a good idea to do that before the meeting to save time.