Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DIY - Felt Avocados

These felt avocados are so easy to make and can be stuffed to make into a plushie.

Click on the jump below to learn how to make these sweet avocados.  

Friday, September 14, 2018


This weekend, September 15 and 16, collage will be having a SUPER SIDEWALK SALE at all of our locations, including the annex and the outlet Here's a sneak peek at some items we'll have on sale!

Chameleon markers, marker sets, and colored pencil sets will be on sale!

Select cross stitch kits will be on sale, that include everything you need to complete a project from start to finish.

Select Gamblin oil paint medium and varnishes will be discounted.

 Click on the jump below for more sneak peeks!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Product Feature: Junebug and Darling Cross Stitch Kits

We are so excited to continue to carry cross stitch kits by Junebug and DarlinThese kits are created solely by Portland-based artist and graphic designer, Zoe Frost.  We love that her kits combine a timeless craft with a political agenda.

Each of the kits are 100% handmade and include everything that you need to create a beautiful finished cross stitch that is ready to hang in your home or gift.  Included in each kit are: an embroidery hoop, a printed cross stitch pattern, cross stitch cloth, tapestry needles, pre-cut floss, batting for framing, felt for backing, and hand drawn instructions.

A cross stitch in progress.

Finished products!  Image courtesy of junebuganddarlin.com.

A few of the kits we carry at our supply stores.

Handmade and beautiful!  Image courtesy of junebuganddarlin.com.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

DIY: Liquitex Acrylic Inks

Liquitex Acrylic Ink can be a mysterious medium to many.  They are a range of highly fluid acrylic paints that use super-fine pigments in an acrylic emulsion.  The inks carry the same pigment load as a heavier-bodied acrylic.  They have a quick drying time, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging.  Read on for a DIY on utilizing their watercolor effects and layering properties!

All supplies available at collage.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

New Product Feature: Back To School Goodies!

It's back to school time and we are excited for cooler temperatures, seeing our old friends, and a fresh start.  

All of our supply stores have tons of new Moleskines in stock, and select Moleskine planners are 20% off!

We have a fun variety of pencil pouches to organize all of your writing and drawing supplies.

We have a sweet selection of new planners and notebooks to make things prettier and more fun.

As always, we have the classic basic art supplies for your new art classes!

Friday, August 17, 2018

DIY - Watercolor on Yupo Paper

It's no secret that we've been having a lot of fun playing with Legion Yupo Paper, a non-porus paper-like surface that repels water.  We tried it with a staff favorite, Angora Watercolors, to see how it would react.  Read on to see how you can do this at home!

All supplies available at collage.

Friday, August 10, 2018

DIY - Peerless Watercolor Travel Palette

Peerless Watercolors originated in 1885 and the watercolors were first used for tinting slides and photographs.   They continue to be hand made using the same process, and are perfect for creating a travel palette for plein air painting!  Read on to see how we assembled ours.

All supplies available at collage.