Friday, October 23, 2015

DIY Roundup

There are so many inspiring DIY's out there this week! Here's a couple of our favorites:

Supplies we suggest: Wool Felt in a variety of fall colors + black, Cellophane Bags, 
Black and brown embroidery floss, Scissors, Sewing Needle, Straight Pins, Sewing machine (optional) with brown thread (all materials available at all stores)

 Supplies we suggest: 1/16" Holepunch, Decorative Paper, Twine, Googly Eye (or make your own out of paper!), PVA Glue
(all supplies available at all stores)

Supplies we suggest: Fabriano Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 8,  6, and 2/0 Round Brushes, Palette, and Cotman Watercolors in Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red, and Cadmium Yellow (individual tubes of water color available at Alberta and Division)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pumpkin Decorating

Carving pumpkins is definitely fun, but very messy! Painting is just as fun, but there is no pumpkin goo to deal with.

We had to get in on the Donald Trumpkin trend, so our first pumpkin is in the likeness of Trump himself.
Supplies: Pencil, Acrylic Paint, Thin Round Brush, Raffia, Hot Glue

With a pencil, lightly sketch out a face. 

Start adding paint over your sketch lines. We just used black, but you could definitely add more color!

Gather your rafia and hot glue it to the top of the pumpkin, in comb over Trump style.

Enjoy your very own Trumpkin!

If free handing isn't your thing, stenciling pumpkins (or squash!) is also an option. You may remember we posted a DIY stencil treat bag a couple weeks back. Well here's another chance to use that Halloween stencil!

Supplies: tape, stencil, stencil brush and acrylic paint

Secure the stencil with tape. If you stencil is very detailed you may want to use repositionable spray mount for a more stable bond. 

Using a dabbing motion, apply the paint.

When you're finished painting, immediately remove the stencil (and wash it!). 

If you want to a more graphic option, you can use Permapaque Pens to outline your stencil.

If you want to decorate a pumpkin, but don't feel like carving or painting we have stick on rhinestones available!

Have fun decorating!

xoxo collage

DIY Roundup: Day of the Dead

It's no secret that we love Day of the Dead. Here are our favorite DIY's to incorporate flowers into your loved one's altar!

Supplies we suggest: Tissue or Crepe, Floral Wire, Scissors 

Supplies we suggest: Foam Skull, Flowers or make your own  Paper Flowers
Foam Skulls in currently in stock at all stores!

Enjoy making your altars!


Product Haul: Fall

We are so relieved that fall is here! Some of our favorite cozy products include:

*Autumn Scenes Stencil Book: full of reusable stencils!
*Gold Acorn Place Cards
*You are Invited Stamp
*Beeswax Candle
*Butter to Orange Ombre Ink Pad
*Knit Purl Stamp
*Golden Leaves Washi Tape
*Yellow Owl Workshop Fall Stamps
*Fox Folder
*Cork Instagram Album

Enjoy the cooler weather!

See you soon.

xoxo collage

Stock varies by store and is in constant flux. Please call before you come if you're looking for something specific!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Copic Marker Special!

Now at all 3 collage locations: Buy 12 or more COPICS and get 20% off + a free case.
Essentially, this is $96 worth of markers for  $76.80 and is like getting 2+ markers free! 
---Limited to stock on hand---

A little about Copics: Copic makes the highest quality alcohol markers in the world. Developed for—and widely adopted by—the Japanese manga industry, Copic markers are ideal for all styles of art, design, illustration, and crafts. Durable, refillable, and featuring replaceable nibs, you only need to buy a Copic marker once.