Monday, March 31, 2008

Monkey JITB and Paper Doll Class

There's still time to sign up for my Expressive Paper Doll class this Saturday, April 5 at Tinsel Trading Company. You can register on their website at or by giving them a call. These classes are always so much fun with a friend, so spread the word!

I've finished my Masquerade Monkey Jack-in-the-box and he'll be there to greet you at the class. He's a little shy now but he just wanted to sneak in a quiet 'Hello' before he's introduced at the class.

I hope you can make it!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Expressive Paper Dolls Class

There are so many great art classes coming up this month and next at Tinsel Trading Company. And one of them will be my "Expressive Paper Dolls" class! Join the class and you'll learn how to make a charming paper doll using different collage techniques. You'll leave this class with your own unique version based on my pattern for a poseable paper doll. We'll use various scrapbook papers, 3-Dimensional paints, fibers, glitter, stamps and other fun Tinsel Trading embellishments. The class is on Saturday April 5th 12pm-3pm and the fee is $65.00 plus a $5.00 materials fee (to cover a prepared instruction sheet with template to bring home, paper, glue, paint, etc.) If you have a Crop-a-dile or other eyelet tool, please bring them otherwise they will be provided.

The class schedule for April should be posted at Tinsel Trading soon and when it is, you'll be able to sign up and pay through their website. Or you can send me an email to let me know you'd like to attend. But hurry as class sizes are kept small!
If you can't make it to my class be sure to look into the other classes offered by some of the best artists found on the East Coast. Below is a picture with some of the pieces I made at Tinsel Trading classes including a Cigar Box class, an Altered Book class and the Vintage Style Bracelet class all with Terri Ventura and then an Oatmeal Box House class with Charlotte Lyons. So much fun!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Green Polka Dot Hot Air Balloon

This will look so cute hanging in the corner of a baby's room!

Made using paper mache, acrylic paints, ribbon, mulberry paper, buttons and it hangs from an adjustable heavy duty clear line (not the chain as pictured). Measures 13"h x 8"w. - $110

The little chick in the basket is made using one of Jennifer Murphy's patterns. I added some of my own touches (gloves, a scarf and an aviators hat) to keep him warm from the chilly air while he floats above the rolling hills in his hot-air-balloon ride. The chick is not for sale but if you are interested in similar creatures, please check out Jennifer Murphy's website. She makes the most cutest soft sculpture "bears and other silly things". Her licensed pieces are inexpensive and are available through her website and other stores. However, for excellent quality and craftmanship, I suggest getting an orginal piece to add to your collection; or to start one!

Check back tomorrow for my Paper Doll class announcement!