Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale at the Studio!!

Tis that time of year :)
The Art House Studio is having our Biggest Sale of the Year to Celebrate!

40% Off All Stamps
74% Off All Scrapbooking Papers
40% Off Jewelry and Metal Art Products
25% Off Select Pens and Markers
25% Off All Storage Boxes and Select Gift Sets
25% Off Perfect Pigment Paints
.....and more.....

The Studio is open today until 8pm and tomorrow from 10 -4

Have fun!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NEW CLASS - Resin Coated Magnets

By popular demand, I will be offering the resin coated magnets that I completed on USTREAM a couple of weeks ago as an IN-STUDIO CLASS!  Yay!

We will be stamping and colouring with watercolour paints (Twinking H20s) and then each person will get the opportunity to mix and pour some resin.   Since resin needs the chance to cure overnight, I will have some pre-made resin pieces made up so that every student will be able to "fix" any pouring imperfections, mount and know how to finish your magnets when you're at home.

Class Duration - 2 hours
Class Fee - $25 (supplies included but if you have some watercolours you'd like to use, please bring them with you)

Confirmed Class Date - Saturday December 14 at 10am
If you'd like to do this another time, please let me know.  I am happy to book a time that works for you too! *wink*

Monday, November 25, 2013

Created with "Intent"

Had a wonderful day last week painting with Kathy -- my faces guru.   Kathy and I have been playing in our faces journals together on journal nights for a while now and when she was here last Thursday I decided to get out of the book and onto a canvas -- A BIG Canvas.  This is done on a 30x30 stretched canvas.   Yes, she was done with INTENT

She also looks like she lives life with INTENT so....    you got it, that's why that particular word adorns her canvas.

Love it -- Must do more!   Thanks for the encouragement Ms Kathy!  Love creating with you here.
Hope you all have a creative day!   Go - CREATE WITH INTENT!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Poppy Canvas - USTREAM

I painted poppies on Friday's USTREAM Broadcast.
The broadcast was held a little earlier then usual as I had to be a "mom taxi" last night *smile* but I was so happy to see so many people able to catch the broadcast at a different time.   It was a lot of fun - thank you for being such a fantastic group of viewers!   xo

As mentioned in the broadcast - my inspiration was from Edmonton artist Maria Pace-Wynters
I used a 5x7 Stretched Canvas and a small colour pallette of Heavy Body acrylics.  

I did have a little technical difficulty so the video is in parts.  I hope you enjoy and have a chance to create this weekend as well!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Watercoloured Magnets - USTREAM

I had a great time playing with my art supplies on Friday Night's USTREAM.  LOVE how my stamped magnets turned out!

These are "Twinchie" stamps by Catherine Scanlon that I stamped on 90lb Tiziano Watercolour Paper and then coloured with some TWINKS from LuminArte.  I mounted them on some heavy chipboard and then gave them a nice coat of Resin before letting them set overnight.

Once set, I mounted them on an adhesive Magnet Sheet and then trimmed them with a Black Viva Colour Pearl Pen.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.....

Did you notice the twinchie in the top left corner?  I put a Bail Mount on it and then lined it with some felt --  can you say "perfect pendant?"   I might just be wearing that soon *wink*

Here is the video of me creating these resin-coated magnets on USTREAM.   ENJOY

FYI - for those who wanted to know which Twinkling H20 colours I used...  This is what was in my palette:
Kiwi, Wisteria, Spiced Pumpkin, Ginger Peach, Sunburst, Mystique, Mediterranean Blue, Wine & Roses, Wild Blueberry, Stargazer, Rich Cobalt, Bolivian Blue, Ice, Dreamsicle, Love Struck

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Upcoming Classes at the Studio

You've asked....  here are a couple of confirmed classes happening at the studio this month.  Hope you can join us -- contact the studio 519 267 6620 for more info.

Tuesday November 19 (1pm to 4pm)
Do More of What Makes You Happy
My viral pinned canvas on Pinterest....  always a favourite class will be offered again at 1pm on the 19th.
Click here and scroll to the class description for more information

Saturday November 23 (10am to 2pm)
Painted Canvas Journal Cover with Donna & Sandra
Donna Funnell and Sandra Spagnuolo are joining forces to help you create one great art piece - a painted canvas journal cover and 4 journal tags using paint, gesso, fabric and fibres.  The cost is $40, materials included and of course, coffee, tea and a treat!

Please contact Donna or Sandra directly for more information and to register for this class

Wednesday November 27 (1pm - 3pm)
Introduction to Monoprinting with Gelli Plates
This is probably one of my most popular classes here at the studio.   I will introduce you to the wonderful world of Gelli Printing and you will leave with a fabulous one of a kind journal book for you to take home and enjoy.   CLICK HERE and scroll to the class description for more information

Needle Felted Ornaments

This picture doesn't do these little guys justice!
Learn how to needle felt and create your own little Gnome or Ball Ornament  for this holiday season.   A fabulous gift and perfect for crafters 12yrs +
$20 (plus HST) - two hours of needle felting, all supplies and materials included.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Having a great weekend wIth Dina Wakley

Such fun playing,  learning and experimenting with the fabulous Dina Wakley this weekend.  I hope your weekend is as creative as ours! !!!

Friday, November 08, 2013


What an honour it was to find out that the Art House Studio was awarded a Reader's Choice award for BEST ARTS AND CRAFT RETAIL store.    THANK YOU

Relocating to Cambridge last year was a wonderful decision.   THANK YOU for a fantastic year.  We are looking forward to many more as we grow and create in your community!

THANKS AGAIN CAMBRIDGE - See you in the studio soon!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This is it!

Dina Wakley will be at the Art House Studio this weekend and we are super excited!

I'll be sure to post some pictures here and on our Facebook Page.

Have a Creative Weekend everyone!