Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Punch Needles - A Fun and Easy New Embroidery Option!

Needle punching is a craft or art technique of looping yarn, floss or ribbon in the format of a pattern through fabric. The looping gives the pattern a rug like appearance. The origins of needle punching are debatable. Some claim it has been in existence since the ancient Egyptians began making needles out of hollow bird bones, others claim needle punching originated from the Old Believers in Russia, while others trace its origins back to Germany or England. Needle punching is used to embroider items, create wall hanging, ornaments, pillows, rugs and other décor and crafts. 

Supplies you'll need for Needle Punching include fabric, embroidery floss, a punch needle (with threaders), and an embroidery hoop.  All supplies are available at collage.

The punch needle comes with a threader, and the floss goes through both sides of the needle.  Follow the instructions on the package to get it right!

 Punch needling yields beautiful results!  Work in progress by collage's own, @hournoon.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Score 50% during Week 3 of our outlet's MOVING SALE!!!

Week 3 of the collage outlet MOVING SALE Begins
Monday March 18th at 10am

Hustle on down to score some BIG savings!
10-6 every day
7907 se 13th avenue
portland, or  97202

Sunday, March 10, 2019

collage outlet MOVING SALE--Week 2--Entire store is NOW 30% off!!!

collage outlet 
Our HUGE MOVING SALE continues...
+++Week 2+++
Monday March 11 thru Sunday March 17 
Hustle on down to our outlet and score an 
additional 30% your entire purchase!!!
7907 se 13th avenue

Saturday, March 9, 2019

FREE DEMO with Niki Green from Crafter's Workshop


collage is excited to have Niki from Crafter's Workshop showcasing mixed media techniques at our NE Alberta Street art + craft supply Store!

Wednesday, March 13th 
11am to 1pm
1639 ne alberta st
portland, or  97211

Niki is a Canadian Artist from Victoria, BC. Her art reflects her love of nature and She believes in the power of quietly listening to one's inner Artist and nurturing the organic artistic process. and sells her finished work Internationally.

She will show how to add color and texture into your artwork by incorporating these tools in both subtle and surprising ways.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to see how just a few new tools 
can change the trajectory of your art! 

Niki will be using The Crafter's Workshop's stencils, heavy body acrylic paints, and 
acrylic mediums products in her demonstration.


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Our Outlet MOVING SALE Starts Monday March 4th!!!

collage is pleased as punch to announce :
Our outlet location is MOVING at the end of March! 

So.... You know what that means???
We are having a BIG SALE, and we mean a 
REALLY Big sale!

So, head on down to our outlet because
...Our MOVING SALE starts Monday March 4th!!

Shop EARLY in the month for the BEST Selection!
Shop LATER in the month for the BEST Deals!

collage outlet
open 10-6 every day
7907 se 13th avenue
portland, or  97202

Scroll down for some pics of just some of the awesome merchandise you will find 

currently at the outlet:

Get a move on because these items will be gone in a FLASH!

Please note:  we cannot guarantee that the above pictured items will remain in stock for long, so hustle on down to ensure you get what you want.

The MOVING SALE will continue until all of our merchandise is gone, 
or through the end of March, whichever comes first ;)

We suggest you follow our Instagram page for real time updates:
We will be posting any/all additional discounts and the official "last day" we will open.

After the MOVING SALE is over we will be packing up and sending any/all remnant merchandise to the outlet's new digs:
1607 ne alberta
portland, or 97211

 Yes, it's true, the collage outlet is moving in with her little sister store: 
and both will re-open on April 1st with the NEW every day hours of 12-5pm

We thank you for 7 GREAT years on SE 13th avenue!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Product Spotlight: Travelers Journals!

For folks on the go, traveler's notebooks are a collage staff favorite!  Made from beautiful high - quality simulated leather, the notebooks come with four interior pockets, two side pockets, one secretarial pocket, four elastic bands, an elastic band closure, and elastic pen loop.  

The accessible size of the traveler's notebook makes it easy to carry them in a purse, backpack or large hip pack.

Traveler's notebooks have business card-sized pockets in the front pocket that can easily function as a wallet.  The multiple rubber bands can hold multiple notebooks, like a planner and a notebook, a notebook and a sketchbook, it's completely customizable!  

Plan out your bullet journal, keep track of your to-do lists, and sketch away!  

The handy pen holder means you'll never have to fish around in your bag.  The back pocket is perfect for postcards and flyers that you accumulate in your travels.  

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Black Paper - a fun experiment in HIGH CONTRAST

collage has numerous black paper pads in stock for experimenting with different media.  The instant high-contrast is very satisfying.  
Read on for some of our favorite pens to use on black paper.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

DIY: Super Fun and Easy Valentine's Decorations

We are so inspired by this loving season, and made some sweet decorations to spruce up our space.  These are very easy for all ages to work on together!  Read on for a how-to.

Friday, January 25, 2019

DIY: fun and funky classroom Valentines ideas as low as 25 cents each!

Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away, and it can be intimidating to provide an entire classroom's worth of Valentines on a budget.  Here are some super easy Valentines that are fun and inexpensive!  Click on the jump below to learn about fun and inexpensive Valentine projects!  

All supplies available at collage.

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!