I don't use it as much as I once did as you can see from posts.
I don't use it as much as I once did as you can see from posts.
I showed some samples of what I was working on last week on FB. Got them done and here we have some new surfaces to play with either with metal embossing as shown on the shrines, Verday Paints, spray paint and all things mixed media. (This doll would look really cool in it's own metal house that we are teaching as an online class. See previous posts.)
Love this Steampunk Santos Doll Kit. I used my VerDay Paints of course, some spray paint on the wings, and wrapped the body in ribbon. This kit is perfect for adding all sorts of other "stuff you have hanging around the house and comes in two sizes 8.75" (small) and 11" (medium). Love these.
If you know me, you know how I love shrines. I've got two designs to choose from and it will be hard to decide which one to do first. This one I spray painted the base with silver paint and then embossed the front with our metal and one of our Big Daddy molds (Bingo/Pow). What a great opening for mementos.
This is probably one of my favorites of the shrines. I sprayed the base and back with black paint, then embossed metal and painted it with a creamy white paint for a cool two color look. Both shrines stand about 11" tall and are perfect for using all your ephemera and treasures. We have a limited quantity and they are up on our site right now.
But not just any house, we are making plaster houses.
We have lots of techniques and samples to show in our videos and you will be amazed at the possibilities these materials can make.
As you can see on the sample, we have our house attached to the top of antique spool.
You will learn how to write with wire, make shapes with wire, emboss on a wood heart with a design or words, wrap the house in plaster (wait till you see all the other samples of plaster wrap), paint with our VerDay Paints and Patina and come up with lots of other ideas for shrines, frames and boxes.
Order your kit now as there is a limited supply. We also have an Add-On Kit that can be ordered with your House Kit. When you get your kit there will be a link to the online videos that will be ready Feb 28, 2016. We have done up the pricing to include shipping for the kits and there is a discount if you purchase the Add-On Kit. For international orders we will ship the best and least expensive way.
I can't wait for you to join me in the studio to make one of my favorite projects.
Thank you to all the fabulous comments on our recent blog hop with Stencil Girls. That was a lot of fun and I love seeing what other designers do with products. Great Job Girls! You can still see what everyone created and I hope everyone checks out their sites.
Oh wow - I need to do the outside of my leather sketch pad this way - it's just blank!! So exciting. Thanks bunches for this fabulous inspiration and tutorial Cheryl. j.
Contact me Joi, and we will get your paint set to you pronto. You also get a free set of coasters!
Hey, if you still want a set of VerDay paints and try our your own creativity, order now, to get in on the free coaster deal. This offer is good until Monday Night (31st).
We have had so much interest in our leather coaster sets we decided to have a special. All orders received today through August 31st on our 2oz. VerDay Paint Sets will receive a free 4pc leather coaster set. If you order online simply add in the comment section "coaster set." If you already placed an order on Monday August 17th - August 20th you will automatically receive the coaster set. Click here to order online. These coasters are not on our online order but can be ordered by adding a comment of how many you would like to have. They are $2.50ea if you want more than 4. We will adjust the order to show the correct amount when we ship.
Watch this video for more tips and techniques on the use of these fabulous paints.
Take an average frame and turn it into a rusty, crusty fab frame.
Check out leather coaster ideas on the blog from Monday August 17th.
I have always loved stencils. I use to stencil rooms back in the day when everyone was stenciling walls. I've done it on rugs, doors, signs, fabric, purses, well I guess you get the idea.
I was so happy to provide our VerDay Paints to Stencil Girls when they contacted me for their blog hop. I can't wait to see what everyone creates and love getting new inspiration from other artists. The idea is to use our VerDay Paints on whatever you choose and of course, incorporate stencils from Stencil Girls. I've been in their "stencil club" for almost a year and love getting new stencils every month.
For my project I thought I would do leather coasters. Yes, you can paint Leather! To see how to create with our VerDay Paints you can check out the video here. This video we use our VerDay Cloth but our paints go on the same way with leather.
I used one color on each coaster and then sprayed the VerDay Patina on all of them. I got a little of the iron paint on the top right one which is copper then iron, the second row is bronze and brass.
I used these stencils on all the coasters.
Taking a sponge and a little black acrylic paint I simply held down the stencil on top of the leather and then patted the paint on top. Use more of a dry "brush" pat on the stencil as you don't really need a lot of paint.
Carefully lift off the stencil and you've got a really cool design. Each stencil will showcase the pattern differently. As the lower right brass coaster shows more of the VerDay paint than the others. But, I think the Iron (upper right) looks really cool and graphic.
This one shows the giant floral stencil. I love the bits of color coming through from the VerDay Paints.
What a great way to get your creative juices flowing and jump start the gift giving season. Please join us on the blog hop, leave comments and you just may be lucky enough to win a set of paints and stencils.
4-piece VerDay Kit of Reactive Metal Paint & Patina and a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!
All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered.
One comment per blog.
Comments close on August 21st @ 11:59PM Central.
(In addition, Cheryl will be giving away a set of paints and leather coasters.)
Check out the classes and costs here.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to have Brenda in our mist and teaching all her tips and techniques with her jig. This is not just for making jewelry, this jig can help you create all sorts of cool objects for all your "mixed media" projects.
I'm signed up for this class and can't wait to play with wire and incorporate these techniques into my own work with metal and leather. Hope you can join us as this is just next week. Sign up online or you can email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
See ya at the Studio!
Have you ever met someone and after talking with him or her for 15 minutes you wanted to learn everything they know? Brenda Schweder is that person for me. I met Brenda a couple of years ago at the Philly BeadFest—she had a table near ours—and I went over to see what she had and couldn't leave. Brenda is the innovator behind "Now That's a Jig!" This tool is everything if you want to do all types of wirework.
You may be thinking, “Who wants to do anything with wire?” Well, if you want to make any of the following, you’ll want the "Now That's a Jig!":
*Kick-ass jewelry, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pins, earrings, etc.
*Wire elements for journals, scrapbooks and cards
*Small assemblages, armatures and frames for mixed media
*Textures for Gelli Art Plates
*Embossing leather (insert image of me getting excited)
*De-mystifying the workings of wire for that special "aah" moment
Brenda is coming to the Studio January 16th-18th. She will be teaching three different classes—take an individual class or all three. Check out what she's doing in the classes here. Each workshop is $75ea or all three for $200 (savings of $25). Lunch is included each day. Email me if you need more info or have questions. email@example.com
It's not often that I get excited about a product and the teacher behind it, but I have to say Brenda is that person. I've wanted to take these classes forever and if any of you know me, you know that if I get excited, you will too.
Let's kick off the New Year with a really creative workshop, learn some new techniques, have some fun, and make new friends. Oh, and if you are flying in, we have pricing so you can stay at my Lake House!
Join me Sunday November 30th for a cool Leather Journal Class at The Crafty Scrapper. Get in the grove of the holidays and create your very own unique customized journal for you or someone you love. Don't forget your favorite teachers, friends or lover this holiday season and surprise them with something you handcrafted.
I will have some extra kits for sale so you can just do all your holiday gifts in Leather!
If you haven't already checked out Carolyn's new location in the town square of Waxihatchi this would be a great time to do so.
Hope to see all of you there.
We are having a huge warehouse sale May 16 and 17 (this Friday and Saturday) from 9am to 3pm. If you want to get great deals on tons of stuff, this is the sale to be at. We are selling all sorts of cool things including the beds we had at the country retreat house. We have a few of those with memory mattresses. This picture below is just 1/10 of everything.
This mailbox is pure metal and is kickass cool. I don't have a spot for this type of mailbox but I bet someone does. It's huge and impressive.
We are located at 4170 Willman Ave
N. Richland Hills, TX
Join us and pick up cool stuff for cool people.