Saturday, February 18, 2012

Demo Day Recap

Demo  Day
A Fine Make-It-Take-It

We had a really fun day today.  Our Demo Day is a monthly treat for Lisa and me.  Lisa creates a really great Make-It-Take-It and there is usually a whole lot of new merchandise for you to see.  Here's a picture of the Make-it-Take-it Lisa created for us today.....

Today we featured PanPastels and one of our Crafter's Workshop templates.  We've been so inspired ever since Donna Downey taught her PanPastel Heart Canvas.  Lisa has been playing with PanPastel techniques and she taught us a really fun one today.  First you stamp your favorite image in a watermark ink or embossing ink (we used a really large swirl stamp from Hero Arts).  Then you gently apply PanPastels any way you like.  Add a few "background" stamps (we used Tim Holtz's new Mixed Media stamp set on the yellow & brown tag) OR take a stencil/template and apply more PanPastel (we used the Crafter's Workshop Punchinella template on  the turquoise/purple/magenta tag).  After using a workable fixative spray you add a saying and emboss it in black.  (We used one of the sayings from Tim Holtz's new "Words for Thought" set on the yellow/brown tag and one of the sayings from one of Wendy Vecchi's new Studio 490 sets).  Finish with a clear sealer to set the pastels.   It was so much fun to see all the different ways our artists applied the PanPastels.  If you couldn't make it by today, drop by and I'll show how it's done.  It's really a fun technique.

Valentine Tag Swaps

If you'd like to have a look at all the wonderful tags our artists created, you can go straight to our Facebook page.  Click HERE

That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Stampin'!


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