Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Protest Poster Palooza

Protest Poster Palooza, March 23rd

Put your best foot forward to March for Our Lives.

Join us on Friday, March 23rd when our NE Alberta St store and our SE Division St store will be hosting FREE protest poster-making events!

We've ordered over a thousand sheets of NEON posterboard and HUGE markers for you to make AWESOME signs for the upcoming March for Our Lives protest, scheduled for Saturday March 24th

The FREE protest sign-making events will be happening outside of our Alberta Street location and  outside of our SE division St location, and all poster-making supplies will be FREE.

The Portland March for Our Lives is scheduled for the following day, March 24th, beginning at 10am at the North Park Blocks in Portland.  Click HERE for the Portland info.

Click here to read more about the International March for our Lives Movement.


Friday, March 23rd 4-7pm
in front of collage's Alberta St & Division St supply stores
1639 NE Alberta St 
3701 SE Division St

Drop in any time between 4-7pm 
This is a FREE event!


Friday, February 16, 2018

DIY: Jewelry Feature

Whether you're looking to make a belated Valentine's gift, or you have a birthday or wedding coming up and want to give a handmade gift to some friends, collage has some awesome, simple options for making jewelry.

We wanted to write a post that is all things jewelry!

A collection of rings from our jewelry section.

collage carries essential jewelry items, like jump rings, clasps, chains, charms, pendants, ribbon, resin, and more. You can easily make a cute piece of jewelry for under $10!

We also have a lot of inexpensive, prefabricated jewelry (see a small selection of our rings, above).

Click the jump below to learn some basics about jewelry making, specifically about necklaces; all supplies are available at collage. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

DIY Roundup: Valentines for the Classroom

Valentine's Day is right around the corner (Wednesday the 14th)! Whether you need to make valentines for an entire school class, or just for your favorite person, collage has so many goodies for you to make that special gift.

For links to all of these crafts, hit the jump button below!

We've rounded up some easy valentine DIYs from around the web this week, click the jump below to learn more!

All supplies are available at collage!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

NEW LOVE-ly Goods Have Arrived!

Our Supply stores are teeming with LOADS of FRESH new goods to help with your Valentine/Galentine making.  

We also have some amazing creative ideas for making a classroom's worth of Valentines quickly, easily and on a budget.  Our next blog post will feature some of our favorites.
We hope to see you soon.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Product Feature: Discounts at the outlet!

Have you visited collage's new store, the outlet? It's located in Sellwood (7907 SE 13th Avenue), where are former supply store used to be. (Our Sellwood supply store moved a few blocks away, and is now located on Bybee Blvd.)

The outlet is devoted entirely to discounted merchandise! You can find some awesome deals on last-chance merchandise, with deals up to 90% off. The hours of the outlet are 12-5pm, every day.

We wanted to include some pictures of some merchandise available at the outlet right now! Also, if you are curious about discounted holiday merchandise, all holiday items on sale are located at our supply stores currently and is marked at 50% off! Discounted holiday merchandise will move from the supply stores to the outlet on Monday, January 8th.

LOADS of awesome how-to books (regular price $15.95-$29.95)  all priced at $5 each!!!

We scored the last of these Strathmore Skills series mixed-media sketchbooks from one of our distributors--Strathmore is discontinuing this line.  We have 9x12 and 11x14 sizes available priced at 50% off!!!
On left: Our complete line of Winsor Newton Watercolor markers are priced at 25% off! On the right: Several styles of markers priced to move at 40-50% off !

Star Wars Wind-Ups regularly $12, NOW JUST $6 each! In-stock styles may vary

Click the jump to see more discounted merchandise available at the outlet!

Friday, December 22, 2017

DIY Roundup: 10 Holiday Craft Supplies for Kids

Portland schools are officially out this week, and we have LOTS of crafts and activities available at collage to keep the little ones occupied and entertained! We thought we'd put together a list of ten of our favorite supplies and projects for kid crafting. A number of these projects could make for some great last minute gifts for adults, too!

On the left, peg people we created for our window display at collage on Alberta. We also love the DIY for this felt yeti (top right), which you'll find below in this blog post, plus info for making these paper snowflakes (bottom right) we made at collage!

All supplies are available at collage. 

Click the jump below to see our list and links to some great DIYs!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Product Feature: POSCA Paint Pens

We are thrilled to now stock POSCA paint pens! We carry these deliciously colorful pens at all of our supply locations. The biggest selection is available at our Alberta and Division store, and we have select colors at our SE Bybee location. We are also able to special order these pens, if desired. We wanted to dedicate a blog post to them, to share how amazing they are.

POSCA pens are a matte, opaque, water-based paint pen, and you can use them on almost any surface. This includes paper, canvas, fabric, ceramic, wood, metal, plastic, and more!

Illustrations created by Tom Haugomat, using POSCA paint pens, click here for more of his work.  

Click the jump to see more samples of art created with these great pens, and to learn more about how they work!