Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Expressive Paper Doll Class


If you didn't get a chance to take my Expressive Paper Doll class in April, you can try again for this Saturday on May 3rd!

Using different collage techniques, you'll leave this workshop with your own unique design based on my pattern for poseable paper dolls. We'll use scrapbook papers, paints, fibers, glitter,stamps and other fun Tinsel Trading trims. The paper doll will be sturdily made with layers and layers of paper and trimings. She will last years displayed on a bulletin board, refrigerator or office cubicle wall.

Saturday May 3rd
Class fee: 65.00 + 5.00 material fee
All materials will be provided, although if you have a Crop-a-dile or other eyelet tool, please bring them.

Sign up at the Tinsel Trading Company website or call them at 212-730-1030.

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Class at Castle in the Air


I just came back from a wonderful trip to sunny California where I had the priviledge to take a class at a fabulous little shop called Castle in the Air. It's located on a quiet, shop filled street in Berkeley; just over the bridge from San Francisco. The store is filled with new and vintage treasures and samples from classes to purchase. It has a wide selection of pretty papers, notecards, stamps and dresden. In the rear is an under sea backdrop with a huge clam shell big enough to seat an adult.

The classes are held in the "balcony"space upstairs across from some manequins who are ready to party at a maquerade ball.

John B. McRae, the instructor from the Mermaid Castle Lamp class was very helpful and super creative. Samples of his work and class offerings are throughout the store for you to be in awe at. Here is a picture of John with a fellow classmate and their mermaid castles.

John's mermaid castle looks like it was taken right out of a fairytale and it's also on display at the shop. You must visit the Castle in the Air if you are in the San Francisco area!


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Monkey JITB and Another Class Announcement!

Ten little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Well this little monkey won't be jumping on any beds but he will be jumping from his box with his big grin, fancy hat and jingling cymbals in tow!

Materials used include: vintage musical movement that plays Masquerade, a cardboard box, wooden balls (box feet), vintage sheet music, beeswax, ribbon, metal hinges, shredded paper (for filling), papermache, cardboard, acrylic paints, mulberry paper, a spring, pipe cleaners and embellished with vintage gold rick-rack ribbon and thread. The cymbals are made using paper with bells hidden inside for a little jingle.
Box measures 5 3/4" x 6 1/2". - $180 SOLD

Expressive Paper Dolls Class Announcement!
If you were unable to register for the class on April 5th, I have been scheduled again for the 3rd of May. Mark your calendars! More details will be posted.