My Cheat Day, part 2

In yesterday’s post I showed you most of the projects I made in late August at the Paperific Expo. Here are the final 2:
So there’s actually no paper involved in this project – it’s a pour-over paint project on a 5″ x 7″ stretched canvas.  
We layered 3 colours of paint plus a bit of white into a plastic cup, I did minimal stirring with a popsicle stick because I wanted the colours to stay pretty distinct. Then I placed the canvas upside-down on top of the cup, and upended it into the aluminium tray.  I tilted the tray and used the popsicle stick to help nudge the paint into coating the entire canvas, including the sides.  This is just after I finished pouring. The vendor had a place behind the scenes to store all the trays until customers were ready to take them home.  I got some interesting looks on the tram that afternoon!

I’d love to get a chance to just play with different amounts paints in layers, different amounts of mixing, etc. and see what effects I get.  But I’m not investing in the supplies, and I’m not doing it in this apartment!  May have to wait until next year’s Paperific.

I was really excited to take this mini-class, run by a Kaszazz consultant.  Kaszazz is an Australia-based paper crafting company that is structured similarly to Stampin’ Up!.  I was particularly interested in the Australian images on the papers and stamps.

The way we folded the 12″ x 12″ paper made pockets to tuck notes, photos and/or gift cards into.  This front pocket has a die-cut envelope with a rubber-stamped postage stamp.

There are actually 4 small pockets inside.  
And in the back pocket we have a tag with a cockatoo.  My U.S. friends may not know that these fly around in the wild here…even in central Melbourne!  The red flowers are native waratah blossoms.

I enjoyed these Aussie-themed stamps so much I bought them and a few more…with no guilt because except for a few cartoon animals SU!’s lineup is lacking in this department.  (Yes, I do have a few non-SU! saguaro, cholla, roadrunner and quail stamps from my time in AZ, too!)

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack   
Saturday, 2 November 1:00 – 5:00 PM 
RSVP deadline Tuesday, 29 October
Attendees will literally stamp a stack of cards!  5 each of 5 designs for a total of 25 cards, all ready to send out for the holidays!  Note: this session may run long (or short) depending on how quickly each individual completes her cards.  Suitable for novice and experienced crafters, though most will feel more comfortable having attended one of my previous sessions.  All supplies and afternoon tea included. $50.

Night Before Christmas Cards
Tuesday-Friday, 5-8 November 1:00 – 4:00 PM or 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, 9 November 1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP & prepayment deadline Tuesday, 29 October 
Make 20 quick-and-easy cards using the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card  Pack and coordinating cards & envelopes.  Additional stamps, die-cuts, papers and embellishments will be supplied to complete the designs.  Attendees will have extra Memories & More cards to take home for additional projects.  $70.00 – all supplies and refreshments provided.

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
Tuesday-Friday, 26-29 November 1:00 – 4:00 PM or 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, 30 November 1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP & prepayment deadline Tuesday, 19 November
Participants will make this cute Advent calendar project kit, which will then be ready to fill with small treats or activities.  Cost of $65 includes project kit, and use of my stamps, inks, adhesive, additional embellishments and refreshments.

Joy of Giving Gift Tags
Tuesday-Friday, 3-6 December 1:00 – 4:00 PM or 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, 7 December 1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP & prepayment deadline Tuesday, 19 November
Your choice:

  • 30 tags (includes storage box & stamp set) $65
  • 15 tags (includes either the storage box or the stamp set) $35


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