Friday, February 24
Artful Illusions
Trunk Show and Mixed Media Classes
with
Joni Russell
FREE Demonstration
4 - 6 
A great introduction to stamping and mixed media!
Joni will introduce you to her wonderful line of unmounted stamps.
Learn how to mount them and what you can create with them. 

The Bone Pile-
Artful Dominos
6 - 9:30 
Learn to prepare your dominos, stamp, color, drill and wire wrap.  Find the just right images to take this project up a notch.  Coloring techniques will show how to shade, blend and set up a color palate that will make the finished piece really pop.   Make 6 dominos. 
3+ hours  $35
Supplies for class:
X-acto knife
If you want to wire wrap, bring round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flush cutters (Supplies will be available for purchase at Stamp Antonio Arts)
Saturday, February 25
Artful Tags
9 - 12 
Make 8 large tags to use as book pages, greeting cards, bookmarks or jewelry presentation cards.  Each will be stamped and decorated with an assortment of vintage style ribbons, lace, buttons and trims.  Samples of 20 plus tags will be shown.  You can either replicate our examples or let them be the inspiration for your own creations.  Additional trims & tags will be available for purchase if time allows for you to make more.
3 hours $35
Supplies for Class:
Scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice
(Supplies will be available for purchase at Stamp Antonio Arts)

Crystal & Canvas
"the Beautiful Women Book"
1 - 9
with a 30 min dinner break
Lite dinner provided 
A 6 inch square glass bevel is the cover for this truly different book celebrating women. 

The base material is painted canvas but materials ranging from chiffon, tulle, silk and natural wool contrast against hammered steel and rust.  Cardstock pages form pockets for tucking in our faux vintage cabinet cards, letters and photos that you will create.  Working with transparencies and TAP transfer paper adds dimension to the pages. 

Easy to follow templates make this intricate binding system fail proof.  A center fabric insert will be collaged with a monotone of textiles that highlight the beauty of light and texture. 

Swarovski crystal and pearls scatter through adding to the texture.  A flag of fabric strips with transferred messages flow from the center page giving interest to what lies inside.  Plenty of room for adding your own personal touches and trims.  The front crystal is provided, but bring along a rusty key or found object if you want to give it the added grunge.

This “Beautiful Woman Book” is a tactile experience that will delight the senses as you peel through its layers.  Beautiful images set in a warm white background, the coolness of the glass and the loft of the fabrics to the touch and the aroma of the lavender seeds fill the air as the pages are turned.
7 hours class time – may require additional embellishment time beyond class  $85

Supplies for class:
Scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice, ¼ inch red liner tape, basic wire working tools i.e. round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, craft (X-acto type) knife, awl, coarse black acrylic nail file.  (Supplies will be available for purchase at Stamp Antonio Arts)
Sunday, February 26
Copper Book Necklace
11 - 6

This tiny 1¼ x2½ mini book starts off with a surprise cover that lets you see into the images that lie beneath.  A window of  Ice Resin slightly magnifies the image below.  Pages are made from metal mesh, mica, distressed canvas, resin paper, and filmstrips.  The kit comes packed with mini photos, paper trimmings and embellishments for you to fill the pages.  A variety of attachment techniques will be shown including eyelets, staples, sewing and wire.  Learn metal fabrication and texturing.  Torching will be demonstrated.  Your kit will also include several Artful Illusions mini rubber stamps – yours to keep.  Chain will be available for purchase.
5½ hours- may require additional trim time beyond class  $65
Supplies for class:
Scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice, suggested ¼ inch red line tape, basic wire working tools i.e. round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, hole punches, 1/8 inch hole punch, craft (X-acto type) knife, awl, coarse black acrylic nail file.  (Supplies will be available for purchase at Stamp Antonio Arts)
Monday, February 27
Bottle
Transformation
10:30 - 3:30

Tell a story or share a memory with a story bottle.  Adorn a solder-trimmed bottle with waxed lace, vintage ribbons, vintage jewelry, watch parts, keys, hardware and anything else you may have. With your kit you will get the solder-trimmed bottle, doily, ribbon, vintage book shred, lavender seed, a few trims, wire and use of images, wax, wire and rusty screen.  You can also choose to solder-trim an additional bottle to take home.  Vintage knobs, jewelry and found objects will be available for sale, but you are welcome to bring your own.  A list of item ideas is available upon request –just ask us!
Example, make a bottle memory of Grandma:
Print off an image that we can suspend in the bottle, bring any items of jewelry, fabric or small memorabilia that can make your bottle personal.
5 hours    $55
Supplies for class:
Scissors, glue stick or adhesive of choice, basic wire working tools i.e., round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter
(Supplies will be available for purchase at Stamp Antonio Arts)