Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The FULL line of Martha Stewart's Craft Paints & Stencils have arrived at BOTH Stores!

Martha's in the House!  
We've received our shipments of her Craft Paints & Stencils in at BOTH of our Stores! 
These paints come in several different finishes:

We love the stencils!  Look at these beautiful designs and modern alphabet fonts!  

 Using the NEW paints and beautiful stencils, 
Darcy made some lovely examples of how versatile these paints are...  
One paint, all surfaces!
Shown here on paper, glass, metal, fabric and wood!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Have you heard about Portland Made???

"Portland Made is a collective of Portland based designers, local goods retailers, and manufacturers. They connect consumers to unique, local, and high quality goods and help reconnect designers to the manufacturing process."  We recently attended their official launch party at ADX which was chock full of local makers, movers and shakers.

We encourage you to check out Portland Made's website which features local makers, manufacturers and retailers including collage founder and owner Maria Raleigh.

We applaud Portland Made and love their message and mission of strengthening the local economy through the support of local artists and craftspeople.  

Cheers to you Portland Made may you live long, grow big and prosper! 

                                                                                 this photo is from Portland Made's facebook page

Sunday, April 14, 2013

NEW full lines of Liquitex Basics Acrylics in at BOTH Stores!

We are happy to announce that our NEW display racks of Liquitex Basics 
have arrived at BOTH of our stores.  
These Acrylic Paints come in over 50 vibrant colors!
What will you paint with them???

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Customer Appreciation Day is this Saturday at BOTH of our Stores!

This Saturday April 13th is our AWESOME Customer Appreciation Day at BOTH of our stores! We will be raffling off dozens of fantastic prizes (over 50 at EACH Store), offering special discounts, and will have FREE donuts while they last! 

We are celebrating our Alberta St Store's 9th Anniversary and our SE Portland Store's 5th Anniversary--we hope you will join us for one of our biggest events of the year!

Scroll down for a look at some of the wonderful raffle prizes we will be giving away at BOTH of our stores!

We hope to see you Saturday!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Come Discover the Wonders of Working with Beeswax at collage!

 mmmm....  Beeswax 
The mere thought of it evokes a sensorial response.
If you've heard the "Buzz" about working with beeswax 
we have some wonderful classes coming up for you this month in our
Alberta St Store's spacious Classroom!

Experimenting with Encaustic Wax and Paper - Wednesday, April 10th
In this workshop students will have the opportunity to experiment with Encaustic Wax, Pan Pastels, Collage, Transfer Techniques, Stamping and other Mixed Media on Paper. 
Instructor: Jodie Cord
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Alberta Store
Cost: $35

Basic Encaustic 
Come learn the ancient art of Encaustic Painting using Beeswax and Damar Resin. Learn the following techniques: Collage, Assemblage, Work with Stencils and Masks, Intarsia and many other Mixed Media techniques. Leave with artwork ready to frame and enjoy.
Instructor: Jodie Cord
Location: Alberta Store
Cost: $60  

Saturday, April 13th 1-5pm  ***5 Spots left***

 Sunday, April 14th 1-5pm  ***FULL***

***Please note:  these are 2 separate sessions of the SAME class***
We've added the Saturday session because the originally scheduled 
Sunday session is full.

Collaged Tags Dipped in Beeswax - Friday, April 19th

Have fun collaging onto manilla shipping tags and then dip them into molten beeswax to create a vintage look. 
Time: 6-7pm

Location: Alberta Store

Cost: $5

You may register for our classes in person in either of our stores or over the phone.  
Alberta St Store:  503.249.2190  

Check our CLASSES tab to see all the other classes we offer as well.

Monday, April 1, 2013

NEW Creative Titles in at BOTH Stores!

We have a load of NEW creative books in at both stores.
Including titles from Pacific Northwest artists Judy Wise, Stephanie Lee, and Katie Kendrick

We've also received titles in from artists Traci BautistaThomas Mann & Jenny Doh

We've also received a re-order of Seth Apter's popular book:  "The Pulse of Mixed Media" .
Our first shipment sold out quickly!  Seth will be teaching 3 Full-Day Workshops in our spacious Alberta St Store's classroom in May.

Other new staff favorites include these wonderful books on Encaustic.  Come check out all the lovely new titles in at BOTH collage stores.