Our Craft Club member Denise from North Carolina is going to share her mixed-media project with us next Monday, March 1st, at 11 am MST!
To make this colorful, and fun collage paper, you will need to gather a few supplies.
See you Monday, 3/1 at 11 am MST!
You can register for this fun event by clicking right here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We are finishing February's Fold-It Friday with one more heart-inspired paper fold! This heart letter fold is a beautiful way to send a message to a loved one or a friend. It's super easy to make! We fold it from a sheet of standard size 8 1/2" x 11" paper or a sheet of decorative paper cut to that size.
You can write or print your message on the paper before folding, and the heart locks itself closed until the receiver opens it.
Plain or decorative paper cut to 8" x 11" (that's it!)
See you Friday, 2/26 at 2 pm MST!
You only need to register once to participate in all Fold-it Friday crafting events. Click here to register. If you can't attend a live class, you can always find the recorded events here by clicking on the On Demand link at the top of this page. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can be updated on details of all crafty events!
Prepare to have some fun learning how to marble paper for this coming Monday's live class! We will explore traditional marbling, as well as Suminigashi, a Japanese style of marbling.
Marbled papers are great to use in collages, papercrafts, greeting cards, origami, and bookbinding.
You will need to gather some supplies, and some of them may come from the kitchen or the laundry room!
Live Class Monday, 2/22 at 11 am MST
Before class, thicken some water with starch. We will be using methylcellulose to thicken the water, and will pour it into a glass baking dish so the paints will float on top. Watch the inspiring video below to learn a little about the process!
We continue to celebrate love for our February live Fold-it Friday events with an adorable heart-shaped message holder that serves as a chopstick or brush rest. To make these fun-loving paper messages, you will need a sheet of paper cut 3" x 6". Double-sided paper is preferable, but not necessary. You can always color your paper on one side with markers, inks, stamps, sprays, or paints. You will also need plain white paper, and a pen or rubber stamps to write your messages.
Join the Fun!
Register for our ongoing Fold-it Friday event only once by clicking here. Once you register, you can attend all the events. If you aren't able to attend, you can always watch our past events at any time on the Arts and Crafts Club On-Demand page. Join us for folding fun, and friendship!
The Japanese art of dying fabric is known as Shibori. The process we will explore in class is a similar fold and die technique that can be used to make beautiful decorative papers. Shibori is traditionally done with fabric, and indigo dye, but wer're going to use rice or tissue paper, and colored inks or acrylics. Prepare to have some folding fun too!
Join us Monday, 2/15 at 11 am MST!
Our live class is Monday, February 15th starting at 11 am MST. We hope to see you there, but if you can't join us for any class, you can always watch it later on our On-Demand page.
The heart is a universal symbol of love any time of the year! For this coming Friday's folding event, we will make paper heart jewelry to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Supplies, and preparation
To fold some fabulous;y fun jewelry, you will need a few supplies.
Join us Friday, February 12th at 2 pm MST!
Fold-t Friday's are an ongoing event where we create origami inspired craft projects every week. You only need to register once to join us every Friday for folding fun!
We will be making paste paper using supplies you may already have around the house for our live mixed media class on Monday 2/08 at 11 am MST! Paste paper is beautiful, and easy to make. It can be used for all kinds of papercrafts, origami, and bookbinding. Prepare to get messy and have some paste paper fun!
Paste paper recipe:
Prepare the paste the night before if you want to create it in class.
Mix ¼ cup cornstarch with ¼ cup water until well blended. Heat over medium heat while adding an additional cup of water until it resembles custard. Add ½ cup of water to thin.
Let it cool before using.
Mixed Media Monday is for those who want to continue working in journals and wishing to try innovative and crafty techniques using various tools and supplies will enjoy our fun, nurturing, creative get-togethers. Be sure to register, and join in the creative fun!
Join us every Tuesday afternoon to share your weekly completed crafting projects, and art journal spreads. Pour yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy some crafty conversation and creative ideas to keep you creating all week long.
Register now by clicking right here!
The Arts and Crafts
Club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creative skills, and share your passion for creativity in a fun and supportive virtual environment.
Karen Elaine Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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