May's kit: She's a Dreamer is here and it's beautiful. Our design team member Ginger put this kit together and she did a great job selecting and coordinating the product for you. The colors are bright & fun and the embellishments are fantastic.
These kits are popular and fly out of the store. We keep increasing the quantity assembled and we keep selling out. We are super excited that you love them just as much as we do! If you miss out on May's kit be sure to sign up to have a kit reserved for you each month! Never miss out again!
Today we feature a quick and easy project with lots of color punch! It’s Dooreen’s, she took on a project by Katy Leitch.
The canvas was given a smooth coat of gesso, then all sorts of flowers were glued on. If multi colored flowers are used then apply a coat of gesso to the arrangement. Choose two or three vibrant spray colors. Spray quite close to the flowers, and allow the color to soak in, tilting the canvas will allow the spray to run and “bloom” around the arrangement, making a halo effect. Use a baby wipe to clear away any unwanted spray particles, keeping the majority of the canvas white. When the arrangement is dry, lightly apply gesso with your finger over the top of the raised areas of the flower arrangement and follow with a bit of metallic paint (Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper was used). Finish off the project with a die cut word of your choosing, and add some clear gems from the kit to embellish.
Kit products used in this canvas: Flowers, Violet spray, clear bling
Congratulations to Tricia Schaelow, winner of the Silhouette Curio, including both platforms, glitter pen set and metal etching and stippling tool set, all courtesy of Silhouette America.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Silhouette Day, it was a fun & informative event for all who attended.
Treasured Memories would also like to thank Silhouette America for being so generous with all the door prizes and hand outs and I know I speak for everyone who attended in especially thanking Jesse Leue from Silhouette America. Jesse did a beautiful job of demoing Silhouette's products, entertaining & informing us all and being such a good sport with a great sense of humor.
Jesse, from Silhouette America, has brought a brand new Curio he'll be demonstrating with tomorrow (Saturday). At the end of the day that Curio will be given away as the Grand Door Prize! You have to be in one of the demos to get a ticket, the demos are free and there are 5 spots left in both the Curio Demo & Mint Demo. Call the store to reserve a spot 780-414-1540
Fairies have played an important part in designing projects for the April kit (Sold Out). There are three projects featured today – a Fairy-airium, fairy night light, and fairy wings.
To create a fairy-airium, choose a jar and remove the lid. Use a piece of floral foam, or half a Styrofoam ball to create a base and glue it to the inside of the lid. Keep checking that the jar will still screw onto the lid as you keep adding things. Moss is glued on and then you can add whatever you like to build the fairy garden. The fairy was stamped from the Santoro ‘Poppy Wood’ stamp, colored and given wings. A piece of floral wire was attached to the back of the fairy and then inserted into position. To finish off the fairy-airum, cut a piece of designer paper to size and insert into the jar. No need to glue in place as it will stay where you put it. Screw the jar onto the lid and adjust the position of the paper so it acts as a backdrop to the fairy. Mixed Media Kit products used in this project: Designer paper, Santoro Poppy Wood stamp, acetate wings.
The fairy night light is easy to do!
Choose an empty pickle jar and glue the fairy die cut to the inside of the jar. A piece of wrapping tissue was cut to size to wrap around the jar. Apply gel medium to the jar, and lay on the tissue paper, avoiding as many wrinkles as you can. Continue til the jar is covered and let dry. Glitter was added to the top shoulders of the jar and also along the bottom end. Wrap the top of the jar with string, then add an embellishment. Add a battery tealight to the bottom of the jar and turn on when you need a night light. Mixed Media Kit products used in this project: Fairy die cut, flowers.
Linda has stamped the Santoro Poppy Wood girl several times on watercolor paper, and then colored them in a variety of shades. Cut out the acetate wings and adhere them to the back of the image.