Upcoming Class Schedule

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Upcoming Class Schedule:

Saturday April 20 - All About Mica at Stamp Antonio 10:30-12:30
Saturday April 20 - Bookbinding: Ribbon Bound Book at Stamp Antonio 2:00-5:00pm
Saturday April 27 - Ribbon Tied Book at Stamp Salado
Saturday April 27 - Sewing Over Tapes at Stamp Salado
Saturday May 4 - All About Image Transfer at Stamp Antonio 10:30-12:30
Saturday May 4 - Bookbinding: Mini Book Necklace at Stamp Antonio 2:00-5:00pm
Saturday May 11 - Recipe Book at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard 9:30-1:00
June 6-8 Classes at Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX

All About Mica-

This month features mica and how to use it. Mica is smooth, flat pieces of transparent organic rock formed in many layers. Mica tiles easily delaminates and can be re-adhered with adhesives or various hardware components. Every mica tile is distinctly different from one another and packages contain several different sizes and colorations. Tear, die-cut, or trim with scissors, heat resistant Mica tiles can be embossed, stamped, painted, collaged, used as photo transfer canvas, and adhered to virtually any surface.  We will be making several cards showing different ways to use mica.  

Bookbinding- Ribbon Binding
This month we will bind a book that has hard covers and a gorgeous ribbon binding that is pulled to the outside of the cover so that it is seen.  A fun and unique binding.  Please bring a craft knife with new blades, cutting surface, awl, bone folder, sewing needle, pencil, and ruler if you have them.

Sewing Over Tapes-
Learn the art of making books. In this workshop, you will create custom covers and learn how to sew paper pages together to create a unique, one of a kind handmade book.  This class is great for both beginners and seasoned paper artists.

Ribbon Bound Book- 
This book is the simplest form of bookbinding, perfect for beginners.  In this workshop, you will create a one of a kind custom book that starts with a used book and is transformed into a new blank book.  We will create a custom cover using stamps from Paper Wings Productions.  

All About Image Transfer-
This month we will be featuring several image transfer techniques including packing tape, Trans-It, Iron on, and Gel Medium Transfers.   We will be making several cards & tags to explore all of the techniques

Bookbinding- Mini Book Necklace-
This month we will be creating several small, wearable leather books with sewn bindings.  

Background Bonanza-
In this fun, fast faced workshop you will learn how to create vibrant, colorful, fun backgrounds with a variety of mediums found on the market today.  We will cover ink pads, sprays, stains, paints and more.  In class we will be creating tags as a way of experimenting with the products.  Your tags can then be used as a reference guide later or used in your scrapbooks, art journal or other mixed media projects.  You will create at least 10 tags in class.

Mixed Media Mini Book-
We will construct a mini book that has 7 gypsies covers and metal rings.  The inside pages will be filled with printed paper, cardstock, canvas, and more.  We will cover a wide range of mixed media techniques during the construction and decorating process of making the book.  

Artful Stamping-
Learn the art of rubber stamping with Carrie Avery, the owner of Paper Wings Productions, a new rubber stamp company from Texas.  Carrie has been teaching rubber stamping for 15 years, come and let her show you how to get professional looking results with your rubber stamps.  In class, we will be creating unique tags and cards so beautiful you won't want to give them away!

April Blog Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy Friday & WELCOME to the “We’re Going Retro” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Shay's Blog, then you're in the right place.  If you just happened to stumble into the hop, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we’re packing up our PWP stamp sets and traveling back in time to bring you some “Retro” inspiration.  We’re also giving away a gift certificate to the Paper Wings Production’s online store to one lucky follower. 

For a chance to win, all you need to do is: be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary.  Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them a comment.  Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop.  To increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Then just come back and let us know!  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Without further ado, here is my project for the month. Yes, another art journal page. I can't help it, I love making them.

I started off spraying the pages with the new pink color of Dylusions sprays. Then I adhered paper from the Secret Admirer collection and sprayed over everything with the white Dylusions spray. I used several pieces from the April Mixed Media kit including the stencil, cloud rub-ons, gesso, and the eiffel tower clip art.

I stamped all over the background with stamps from Art Textures, Flower Power, Royal Melange (included in the April Mixed Media Kit), and Scallop Border stamp sets.

Close up of the clip art and cloud rub-ons in the April Mixed Media Kit.

The final touch was a white pencil. I used my white pencil all over this spread. The tip was a nub when I was finished.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thanks for completing the hop with us!

Make sure to head back to the Paper Wings Productions Blog and let them know you completed the hop!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Lori Johnson Apgar - http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/

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