Saturday, May 23, 2015

Living in Rainbows

This week at collage we're feeling rainbows! It's no secret that we love color so here are some of our favorite products that come in the full rainbow.
100% Real Wool Felt
Since this super soft felt is real wool it can be used for flat needle felting. It is also great for hair bows, hand sewn creatures, and little coin purses.    

Glass Glitter
This glitter looks more like tiny gem stones than glitter. Glass glitter has dimension and sparkle that plastic glitter just can't compete with. Use it with resin to fill a bezel and you'll end up with a mesmerizing piece of jewelry!
Glob All Natural Paints
These paints are made from fruits, veggies, and herbs! Just add water and you're ready to have some truly non-toxic fun. The kit comes with all the colors plus plastic cups and two brushes.
 Glitter Letters
What can we say? We love glitter. Put these 1/2" tall letters on everything from binders to bobby pins.

 Angora Watercolors
Not only do these sets come with gorgeous colors, but they also perform well! These watercolors have a large range of opacities and rich depth of color.  The top of the palette gives you plenty of room for mixing colors. 

Mini Paper Doilies
These litter 3" doilies come in packs of 75. They are food safe (meaning you can serve cute mini cookies on them). They are an eye catching addition to cards and collages!
This concludes our rainbow round up. Until next time.

xoxo collage

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Product Spotlight: Peerless Watercolors

Peerless Transparent Watercolors have been around since 1902.While they have quite a following, some people are just getting to know them! The sets come in a staple bound booklet and is very transportable. The watercolor pigment is actually on the page! In order to use it, "cut small pieces from the colored films. Place each of these in small saucers and add water sufficient to dissolve the color from the film. Remove the film clippings and dilute with more water if necessary."

Our sets come with 15 colors. Each color comes with a delightful description, including advice on proper subject matter.

Here's an example: 

Geranium Pink
A very useful color for flower work, and one of the most brilliant of all reds. In figure pieces where a bright effect is wanted it is particularly valuable. In its diluted gradations it is a beautiful pink, producing carnation pink, rose pink, and apple blossom pink.

The narration in the booklet is written in a style that channels a quaint blend of Bob Ross and the early 1900's. It's very sweet and inspiring! The set even includes some light instruction on traditional watercoloring.

This watercolor paint set is perfect to capture your summer adventures. Come today and check them out!

Happy painting.

xoxo collage

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tropical Love Affair

While Portland is deciding if it's winter, spring, or summer we're feeling summery at collage! If you want to up your summer craft vibes, emboss with our sea themed stamps, make bunting with our decorative paper, or use our flamingo post-its! We have just what you need to forget about the rain and summon the sun. See you soon!

xoxo collage

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

We are Hiring!

We are hiring! 
We are looking for art-minded retail-experienced people to join our team. 

We have sales associate positions open at our NE Alberta St store and we are beginning to look for folks for all positions at our NEW store on SE Division, including management.  Our new store will be located at 3701 SE Division and is scheduled to open this summer.
Interested in living the dream? We'd love it if you'd share with friends who are looking for retail work.

Click on this link to our Craig's list ad for more info:

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Product Spotlight: EncaustiKolors

EncaustiKolors are changing the face of encaustic painting! You can use these sticks directly on to paper or wood to create wax paintings! Unlike traditional wax pigments, EnkaustiKolors already have medium in them so no mixing is required. Draw with them as you would pastels and add heat using a heat gun or griddle to melt the wax! You can also use them on a griddle with aluminum plates to make monoprints (as shown above) . Click here for further instruction on wax painting and printmaking! 


We currently have all these colors in stock at both stores. Each set is only $13, making EncaustiKolors an affordable way to begin your love affair with wax painting!

New Extended Hours in Sellwood!

Attention late night SE crafters: collage has your back! We will now be open from 10AM-8PM Monday through Friday at our Sellwood location. When school projects go awry or when inspiration strikes after dinner you know where to come. See you tonight!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FREE Make & Take at Crafty Wonderland

The Spring Crafty Wonderland sale is upon us! Join collage and over 225 vendors on Saturday, May 9th from 11AM-6PM for shopping and crafting! We will be hosting a Make & Take from 11:45AM-4:45PM! You get to make tassel key chains for FREE.

We are also offering a $10 cloche craft. Build a sweet terrarium-esque scene with a cloche, a gnome, and a mushroom! You have the option to add other items for additional cost.

Come join us for the fun! See you Saturday.

xoxo collage