Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spring, Yes I did say Spring!

Close to My Heart's Spring/Summer 2011 idea book is here...well to preview that is.  On Feb 5th 3-5 p.m., I will be hosting a idea book unveiling.  Come and see new product that is fresh, fun, and fancy!  Be inspired with the artwork you can create in upcoming workshops and create a valentine card using the new Sweet Heart Paper. Drawings for product and Mystery Hostess will be held!

Put the date on your calendar.
Invite a friend.
RSVP! 

That's all you have to do!  Looking forward to seeing you!
Michele

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Product Instructions: Spray Pen Tutorial

The Wings Workshop on the Go and Spring/Summer Idea book contain a new tool, the spray pen, that adds a different texture to your artwork and is easy to use!  Below is the "how to video".  Following is some artwork I have done using the spray pen and some tips.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Soar with Wings and January Stamp of the Month

I used the bulk butterfly paper from wings and did the "puddle pad" technique as described by Kim Lohberg.
"For the multi colored images:

I used the baby wipe & re-inker technique – took a folded baby wipe and used Vineyardberry, Bamboo & Black re-inker squirted onto the wipe. There’s lots of ways to ink the baby wipe but I like to have a main line of a light color – I started with the bamboo – then added vineyard berry to one side towards the top and then the other side towards the bottom – then filled the rest in with the black. I LOVE the effect you get with this technique."

I place the baby wipe on my 4 x 6 block so I have a large, flat surface to work with. You can also see the "puddle pad" technique in the April 13th 2010 Art & Soul webisode "Live Your Dreams".

Give it a try...so much fun!

Monday, January 3, 2011

January Stamp of the Month: Find Your Style

I love, love, love this set, especially with the Wings paper packet but I can't wait to use it with other paper as well.  And this month, you have two different ways to earn it free.

1.  Place an order of $100 in product from the current idea book or Inspirations Brochure (Don't have one?  Email me and I can send you one or you can see it HERE.)

    OR

2.  Purchase the WingsWorkshop On the Go from the Inspirations brochure and plus 4 different items from the brochure and get if for free.  You can see the "best deal" HERE

Inspired by Vicki Wizniuk.
You can shop on my website HERE or contact me to place an order.