Thank You Finnabair!

We want to thank Finnabair for the AMAZING classes!

Here are the group pictures showing off the students masterpieces!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It was an AMAZING week of art at The Crafty Scrapper last week! Thank you Anna aka Finnabair for sharing you time and talent with us!

We have had some NEW arrivals this week…

Halloween goodness from Tim Holtz and Sizzix!

Here are the classes we have coming up this week….

On Tuesday and Saturday, Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Apron…

On Saturday, Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Daisy Canvas….

On Saturday, Gena is teaching her Disney Brag book, if you cannot make the class kits will are available for purchase.

Saturday afternoon, Gena is teaching an any Faith Journal Makeup class….

You can find all the details on the EVENTS page… just give us a call 972-923-3151 to reserve your space!

 

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

It is  EXCITING week at The Crafty Scrapper! Finnabair will be here sharing her art with us!
We have a just a couple of openings if you would like to join the fun.
The SUPPLY LIST has also been added below each class.
We have ordered tons of FINNABAIR products, if there is something you know you want you are welcome to call ahead of time and we will hold it for you.

If you haven’t signed up, we still have a couple spot in two of the classes, just call the store 972-923-3151.

ART CELEBRATION 2 SPOTS
MOONLIGHT 2 SPOTS
SPARKY JOURNAL 3 SPOTS
POETRY PF PATINA SOLD OUT

Art Celebration ~ collage on canvas $120
Wednesday August 9th 9am-1pm

Real mixed-media feast of transparency, textures, eye-catching elements and beautiful, rich metallic colours! This project is a great way to try working with gesso and different kinds of gels from our Art Basics range, building a dimensional, baroque composition including an altered object and tons of intriguing details and finally painting and rubbing on the colours of your choice from my Art Alchemy line to create one-of-a kind, breathtaking collage. Many ideas, tips and techniques combined with a lot of creative freedom – all that and more is included in this fantastic Art Celebration! All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: 
apron, heating tool/gun, scissors, favorite flat and fine tipped, soft hair paintbrushes, water cup, paper trimmer – optional
Moonlight – almost unreal, beautiful double canvas collage based on textures, clusters of elements, dark background and non-conventional painting! 
$125
Wednesday August 9th 2:30~7:30pm
Have you ever dreamed about making your own mixed-media landscape collage? During this class you can try it – step-by-step we will build all the layers and textures to build our small towns and villages out of chipboard elements, create the look of moonlight and stars on the night sky… all that getting a lot of useful tips and inspirational techniques which you can apply to many future projects! We will be using a range of products from my Art Basics, Art Extravagance and Art alchemy lines including gesso, pastes, gels and wax – our main colour substrate in this project! This project is not only a great way to jump into world of mixed-media but also create a blog, breathtaking statement piece for your home or studio. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
apron, heating tool/gun, scissors, favorite brushes (flat and pointed, soft hair, various sizes), favorite palette knife, small wax brush or bigger old brushes with thicker natural hair, water cup.

Sparky Journal – Altered denim folder with a lot of amazing shine, texture and detail. $135
Thursday August 10th 9am-1pm


This class is a great way to get familiar with a wide range of mixed-media products including Clear Gesso, gels, and all the beautiful mediums which give you this eye-catching, beautiful shine: Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paints and Metallique Waxes. Together we will build all the composition explaining all the products used, giving a lot of useful tips and ideas and working with a range of colour choices to make each person in the room happy. All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
– apron, heating tool/gun, scissors, water cup, favorite flat and fine tipped soft hair paintbrushes – selection  od sizes, favorite palette knife

Poetry of Patina  collage on canva$120
Thursday August 10th 2:30-6:30pm


There is not a single touch of paint on this project – this large, beautiful collage on canvas is all about the rust, paint and metallic look! What a great way to try many techniques at once: building some truly dimensional, intriguing composition, using two amazing and unique Art Extravagance sets: Rust Paste and Patina Paste and finally finish it all with really beautiful (and user-friendly!) Metallique Waxes.Poetry of Patina is an amazing, statement canvas with a great range of innovative products on basis of some good mixed-media techniques – which can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
apron, heating gun,, scissors, favorite palette knife, favorite brushes (flat and pointed, soft hair, various sizes) empty spray bottle
older brushes with thicker natural hair (for applying pastes) – various sizes

Memories with Ginger

Hello everyone!  I was given these glorious papers which reminds me of my dad.  I so miss him for he passed away 7 years ago.  This is his navy photo.  He joined when they bombed Pearl Harbor which was his birthday – December 7th.  So at the age of 17 he enlisted.  He rather lied about his age.  Anyway this layout is dedicated to him and all veterans.

I tore several pieces of paper and glued them together.  I always love the look that it gives.  I wanted this to be simple but a very elegant feel.  I cut out the leaves in red, white, and blue.

Please see the close-ups!

 

Thank you so much for looking.  Please go to The Crafty Scrapper and on the back of this layout you will find all the items that I used.  

Hugs – Ginger

Color Fun with Lori

Hello Everyone!

Today I want to share with you a cute watercolor coloring book project that is perfect for the Red, White & Blue holidays!

Using the ADORNit pre-printed watercolor paper, I cut all of the images out and attached them to a red base.  Using a blue base of 12 x 12, I cut 3 strips that are 9.75 X 4.5 and scored at 3.25 increments.  I attached each strip to the other until I had one long piece.

I used score tape to attach each watercolor image in between the scored areas of the cardstock.  Using a cute red and white striped ribbon, I tied the book together.

This is a simple, cute and fun project to make!  The Adorn-It watercolor paper and images are fun to work with to create this fold out coloring book.

On your next visit to the store, we would be happy to show you these fun papers!

See you next time!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It’s hard to believe it is August! Come and escape the heat and join us in some fun classes at The Crafty Scrapper….

Remember, if you can’t make a class most will have a kit that will include written and colored instructions.

Here is what we have coming up this week!

On Tuesday, Gena is teaching Lawn Fawn Adventure Cards

On Thursday, Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Floral Canvas..

On Saturday, Gena is teaching Lawn Fawn Friendship Card class…

Just give the store a call at 972-923-3151 to sign up!

Finnabair Classes

We are so excited to have Anna coming to teach classes! We have a couple of spots in each class… don’t miss out on this opportunity!
You can reserve your space by calling the store at 972-923-3151
Here’s a little about Anna………..


My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair. I was born in Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland with my husband, Andrzej and my pets.

I’m a full time designer and artist and as an experienced traveling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, artistic scrapbooking, art journaling and more. I truly enjoy teaching and during my classes I focus not only on showing techniques, ideas and tricks but also I try to spread my love and enthusiasm for arts and crafts as I believe in therapeutic and liberating power of creativity.

I work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (design team member since 2011 and product designer since 2013) and 7 Dots Studio ( product designer since 2011). I run my own Creative Team who supports my creative Blog and I design for international mixed-media and scrapbooking magazines. My biggest pride and adventure of the last years is my own mixed-media line of products released with Prima Marketing which happen to be source of inspiration for a large group of creative people.

Art Celebration ~ collage on canvas $120
Wednesday August 9th 9am-1pm

Real mixed-media feast of transparency, textures, eye-catching elements and beautiful, rich metallic colours! This project is a great way to try working with gesso and different kinds of gels from our Art Basics range, building a dimensional, baroque composition including an altered object and tons of intriguing details and finally painting and rubbing on the colours of your choice from my Art Alchemy line to create one-of-a kind, breathtaking collage. Many ideas, tips and techniques combined with a lot of creative freedom – all that and more is included in this fantastic Art Celebration! All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Moonlight – almost unreal, beautiful double canvas collage based on textures, clusters of elements, dark background and non-conventional painting! 
$125
Wednesday August 9th 2:30~7:30pm

Have you ever dreamed about making your own mixed-media landscape collage? During this class you can try it – step-by-step we will build all the layers and textures to build our small towns and villages out of chipboard elements, create the look of moonlight and stars on the night sky… all that getting a lot of useful tips and inspirational techniques which you can apply to many future projects! We will be using a range of products from my Art Basics, Art Extravagance and Art alchemy lines including gesso, pastes, gels and wax – our main colour substrate in this project! This project is not only a great way to jump into world of mixed-media but also create a blog, breathtaking statement piece for your home or studio. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Sparky Journal – Altered denim folder with a lot of amazing shine, texture and detail. $135
Thursday August 10th 9am-1pm

This class is a great way to get familiar with a wide range of mixed-media products including Clear Gesso, gels, and all the beautiful mediums which give you this eye-catching, beautiful shine: Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paints and Metallique Waxes. Together we will build all the composition explaining all the products used, giving a lot of useful tips and ideas and working with a range of colour choices to make each person in the room happy. All the techniques presented in thisclass can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Poetry of Patina  collage on canva$120
Thursday August 10th 2:30-6:30pm

There is not a single touch of paint on this project – this large, beautiful collage on canvas is all about the rust, paint and metallic look! What a great way to try many techniques at once: building some truly dimensional, intriguing composition, using two amazing and unique Art Extravagance sets: Rust Paste and Patina Paste and finally finish it all with really beautiful (and user-friendly!) Metallique Waxes.Poetry of Patina is an amazing, statement canvas with a great range of innovative products on basis of some good mixed-media techniques – which can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Life Is One Big Adventure with Ginger

I did this canvas layout about fishing.  This is my sweet grandson Logan many years ago.  He is now 16 and almost a senior!  How time flies.  I was asked to create anything I wanted so I created this little canvas.  

I coated the canvas with clear Gesso.  Then I used watercolors to create the blue background.  Once dried I used a stencil.  I love this paper and I tore it and white corrugated cardstock.  I had a fish sticker and added string to the photo which Logan is showing off the fish he caught.  I asked my hubby to please bring me two fishing hooks so I could place them as if to catch a fish and found a picture of the worm.  This was a lot of fun to create!

Please see the close-ups!

Thank you for looking and please go to The Crafty Scrapper and on the back of this canvas you will find all the items that I used.

Hugs – Ginger

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

We have another week of AMAZING classes to get you out of the Texas heat!

Check out these classes…

On Tuesday, Gena is teaching IO Take flight and the July Faith Journaling…

On Wednesday and Saturday, Tina has Got Cake…

Thursday, Carolyn has her Mixed Media Bag…

Saturday, is a full day!

Carolyn starts the day with her Mixed Media Floral Canvas…

Gena has her July Faith Journaling, Tina has her Got Cake class and Angela  will be teaching her Life In Color Box…

Sunday, Angela is teaching Seafarer Beach Chair…

Come and join us! You can reserve your space by calling the store at 972-923-3151

Hope to see you soon at the Crafty Scraper!!

 

 

 

Angela Medina Classes

We are so excited to have Angela coming to teach two AMAZING classes for us this month!

There are still a couple of openings in the class… give the store a call to reserve your spot!

Details can be found on our EVENTS page!

 

Stars and Stripes with Erica

Hello and happy summer! It’s Erica, and I’m back today to share a fun little canvas project I made for the July 4th holiday.

Growing up, July 4th was one of my favorite holidays because we’d get together with family, eat too much, and then watch the fireworks. I still enjoy the festivities and the celebration of America.

For this project, I started with a linen covered canvas to which I applied a background of stars using a stencil and modeling paste. Once the paste dried, I added clear Wink of Stella to most of them, and platinum Stickles to a few.

I made paper rosettes from the new Authentique United collection. A Tim Holtz paper doll, mirrored star, cabinet card frame, and mini numeral embellish it. I cut the denim star from a Tim Holtz textile surface using the Tim Holtz die. Tinsel trim and more Stickles on the rosettes give it just the right touch of sparkle.

A gorgeous May Arts ribbon acts as a hanger.

I hope you had a festive 4th!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

First, we want to say a BIG thank you to Wendy Vecchi for sharing her art with us this last weekend!

This week we have some great classes scheduled. You can find all the details on the EVENTS page,

On Tuesday Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Daisy Canvas…

On Thursday Lori is teaching her Home of the Brave chipboard book…

On Saturday Carolyn is teaching Artful Assemblage and Adventure USA…

   

On Saturday Gena is also teaching the Lawn Fawn Friendship Class,..

Give us a call to reserve your space!!  972-923-3151