Sunday, February 22, 2009

February 22, 2009

We had a wonderful class today by Sandy W. She taught us how she covers tins and used Pearl Ex and texture sheets. Mine actually turned out not too bad! I still have to bake the bottom part of the tin and then I'll post a picture of the finished tin.

We also had a newbie join us today - welcome to Lee!

As part of the challenge last month to make a real effort to produce Bottles of Hope we really did ourselves proud this month! Jacey and I had a marathon last weekend, producing 36 BOH between the 2 of us. Barbara C. showed up with 34 or so that she produced last week and Wendy did 21! One of our relative newbies, Patti had 3 done for her donation. Well done ladies!!! We are well on our way to reaching the goal of 365 - should we double that number? Yay or nay? The picture posted is all of the BOH that were handed in today.

Barbara B.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Materials list for February Meeting

Hi Everyone,

We'll be learning how to cover dollar store tins with scrap clay and Pearlex powders at the February tutorial. To do this you'll need:

- A tin - I'll be using the Dollarama McKeever and Danlee Mixed Fruit Drops candy tin found in the candy section of the store, but any tin will do
- Scrap clay - a goodly amount, enough to cover a tin
- A small bit (a ball the size of a quarter) of clay that you might like as a background
- Texture sheets, I will have some and Wendy will be bringing in some from Bev's collection
- Pearlex or Perfect Pearls powders (use a 40% off coupon for Michaeals found at if you don't already have some)
- A makeup brush or sponge (also a dollar store item)
- Any other embellishments you may want
- Circle or other shape cutters if you want to get creative
general clay kit (pasta machine, tile, blade, etc)
- If you'd like to bring old canes I'll show how to do those as well, but the focus will be on scrap clay.

See everyone on Sunday,


Saturday, February 14, 2009

upcoming "I Spy" workshop

Here are 2 examples of the "I Spy" pendants we will be creating at an upcoming workshop. (there are 2 front views and 2 back views) You will need to go to Dollarama and purchase the magnifing glass pictured here. Other than that you only need a small amount of clay, pearlex powders or pulvers and some little trinkets like charms or beads or decorative brads from the scrapbooking section.