Thursday, April 12, 2018

New Product Feature: VersaFine Clair Stamp Pads

We are so excited about VersaFine's new line of stamp pads! They are called VersaFine Clair, and they are truly impressive. They are great at capturing fine detail, while still offering really solid coverage: check out how rich the blacks look in the stamped image below!

Image courtesy of Imagine Crafts blog

VersaFine Clair stamp pads come in a variety of bright colors, as well as some more vintage-looking colors, with a total of 24 rich colors to choose from.

As a quick-drying pigment ink, once the ink is dry, it's waterproof and won't smear, so you are free to use watercolors or water-based markers with your stamping to do some beautiful mixed media work. We stamped the inks on some drawing paper, and within a couple minutes, the ink was dry and ready for watercolor. The ink is also lightfast and fade resistant. Versafine has also come out with a new lid for these stamp pads, which is firm and air-tight, so you don't have to worry about your inks drying out.

Image courtesy of @szczepanskaewa_

VersaFine Clair stamp pads are now available at all 3 of our collage supply store locations!  To see more photos of these stamp pads in action, and to learn more about the world of stamp pads, click the jump below!

Monday, April 2, 2018

New Product Feature: annex edition!

Have you stopped by our gift shop the collage annex recently? We are excited to share some of the beautiful new merchandise that we have in stock, including new soy wax candles (hand-poured in Portland!), some adorable forever-plants, great new books, and much more!

The annex is currently stocked with gifts in a variety of themes, including: cats, dogs, succulents, cute office supplies, celestial, witchy, garden, Pacific Northwest, men, women, & non-binary. These include loads of goodies that are great for all occasions–weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, and Mother's Day!

Delicious-smelling candles at the annex.

Lovely office supplies and organizational tools to help get your life in line.
Adorable succulents that look oh-so real!

Cute tote bags and great cookbooks available at the annex.

Click the jump below to see more new merchandise!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

New Product Feature: Supply Stores Edition

We have loads of great new products in at our supply stores, including new decorative papers, journals, brush pens, books, and more! Keep scrolling to check out some of the new goods (supplies may vary by location).
New decorative paper with bright, fun papers! These are great for collaging, wrapping gifts, using as photo backdrops, and lots more.
Gel pens, extra large paper clips, sweet washi tape, and a guidebook for organizing.

We love POSCA paint pens! They work great on many surfaces, including on the cover of these sketchbooks. 

New tape dispensers for all of the washi!
Fun kawaii journals and pouches.

Beautiful new metallic brush pens by Kelly Creates. 

Loads of Pacific Northwest themed goods, like this cute coloring book, die-cut postcards, and pencil pouches.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Protest Poster Palooza

Protest Poster Palooza, March 23rd

Put your best foot forward to March for Our Lives.

Join us on Friday, March 23rd when our NE Alberta St store and our SE Division St store will be hosting FREE protest poster-making events!

We've ordered over a thousand sheets of NEON posterboard and HUGE markers for you to make AWESOME signs for the upcoming March for Our Lives protest, scheduled for Saturday March 24th

The FREE protest sign-making events will be happening outside of our Alberta Street location and  outside of our SE division St location, and all poster-making supplies will be FREE.

The Portland March for Our Lives is scheduled for the following day, March 24th, beginning at 10am at the North Park Blocks in Portland.  Click HERE for the Portland info.

Click here to read more about the International March for our Lives Movement.


Friday, March 23rd 4-7pm
in front of collage's Alberta St & Division St supply stores
1639 NE Alberta St 
3701 SE Division St

Drop in any time between 4-7pm 
This is a FREE event!


Friday, February 16, 2018

DIY: Jewelry Feature

Whether you're looking to make a belated Valentine's gift, or you have a birthday or wedding coming up and want to give a handmade gift to some friends, collage has some awesome, simple options for making jewelry.

We wanted to write a post that is all things jewelry!

A collection of rings from our jewelry section.

collage carries essential jewelry items, like jump rings, clasps, chains, charms, pendants, ribbon, resin, and more. You can easily make a cute piece of jewelry for under $10!

We also have a lot of inexpensive, prefabricated jewelry (see a small selection of our rings, above).

Click the jump below to learn some basics about jewelry making, specifically about necklaces; all supplies are available at collage. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

DIY Roundup: Valentines for the Classroom

Valentine's Day is right around the corner (Wednesday the 14th)! Whether you need to make valentines for an entire school class, or just for your favorite person, collage has so many goodies for you to make that special gift.

For links to all of these crafts, hit the jump button below!

We've rounded up some easy valentine DIYs from around the web this week, click the jump below to learn more!

All supplies are available at collage!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

NEW LOVE-ly Goods Have Arrived!

Our Supply stores are teeming with LOADS of FRESH new goods to help with your Valentine/Galentine making.  

We also have some amazing creative ideas for making a classroom's worth of Valentines quickly, easily and on a budget.  Our next blog post will feature some of our favorites.
We hope to see you soon.