Friday, January 18, 2019

DIY - Easy Embossed Valentines!

Valentine's day is less than one month away!  We love any excuse to celebrate the ones that we love the most - whether it be romantic, friendship, or familial.  This year, we've decided to take our Valentine's to the next level using sparkling tinsel embossing powder!  Embossing is easy, fun, addictive, and great for all ages!  Read on to learn how you can harness the power of embossing.

Friday, January 11, 2019

DIY - Felt Plush Sparkling Yeti

There's a magical creature that roams the forest on Mt. Hood.  This creature is very shy, likes naps and ice cream, and is ready to be your new best friend!  If you missed us last month for our free craft at our FAVORITE holiday craft event, Crafty Wonderland, read on to learn how you can make an adorable plush felt yeti!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

DIY - Magic Stamps

We love magic stamps!  These fun foam blocks can be re-heated over and over to create new stamps.  It's a super fun craft to do with kids!

Here's what you'll need (all supplies available at collage)

Heat Gun (a hairdryer will work fine too)
Hard objects to press into your stamp
Magic Stamp
Ink Pad (we used Versafine Clair)
Paper to stamp on

Heat the surface of the magic stamp evenly with your heating tool for thirty seconds.

Press the items firmly into the magic stamp, and hold for 30 seconds to create an indentation.

Ink your stamp, and stamp away!  

Wash your stamp fully after using, and re-heat to use again and again!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Last - Minute Gifts and Holiday Hours!

If you waited until the last minute to go shopping this holiday season, don't fret!  We've got you covered with fabulous gifts.

Stuff their stockings with tiny journals, washi tape, pen sets, and highlighters!

Brush lettering is SO HOT and super fun to get into.  Our how-to books and pen sets give you everything you need to get going!

Shopping for kiddos?  We have been obsessed with these color - in posters!

Our favorite Posca paint markers come in sets that make the perfect gift.  Try them on the fabulous Fabriano Black Black and White White paper pads.

Do you know an avid travel sketcher?  Treat them right this holiday with fabulous travel sets of watercolor and watercolor card sets to create with!

Acryla gouache makes a great gift, and comes in fabulous sets!  We love pairing it with black paper for some ethereal goodness.

Give them the gift of a creative holiday break with blank bags and paints and pens to make them truly unique!

Our glass painting kits are super fun for every age!

All of our stores will be open limited hours for the holidays.  We will close early, at 5pm, on December 24 and December 31.  Our stores will be closed on December 25!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hot New LEUCHTTURM Notebooks and Upcoming Leuchtturm Demos!

collage is very excited to have the Leuchtturm 1917 journals in all of our supply stores!  Leuchtturm is a coveted journal for bullet journalers.  

The notebooks have numbered pages, a built in index, two distinct ribbons, and a back pocket. The paper is high quality and bleed-proof.  We carry both lined and dot-grid notebooks in a variety of sizes.

We are also in love with the pen holders, which come in coordinating colors and stick right into your notebook!

We will be hosting free bullet journaling demos at each of our supply stores with bullet-journaling goddess Cindy from Plan Another Day!

The Plan Another Day Leuchtturm demos are the following dates/times/locations:

Monday December 10 - Bybee Blvd Supply Store, 1634 SE Bybee Blvd, 5pm-7pm
Wednesday December 12 - Division Supply Store, 3701 SE Division, 5pm-7pm
Monday December 17 - Alberta Supply Store, 1639 NE Alberta St, 5pm-7pm

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lia Griffith: book signing and demo, paper flowers, and more!

collage is excited to host Portland's own paper flower goddess, Lia Griffith, for a demo this coming Saturday, December 1, from 12-2pm at our Alberta supply store located at 1639 NE Alberta Street.

Lia Griffith is an internationally renowned DIY designer, educator, photographer, stylist, creative director, and author. Lia is a leader in the craft industry and has her own line of crepe papers, frosted tissue papers, DIY kits, and craft tools with Fiskars. From her studio here in Portland, OR, she teaches crafters at every level how to tap into their creative spirit by sharing patterns and tutorials on 

 collage is excited to carry an array of Lia's crepe paper as well as her fabulous new crepe paper flowers book.  

We tried some of the projects from Lia's new book and had a lot of fun!  Click on the jump below to see some progress shots.