Monthly Archives: January 2011

Birds and Paint Chips=ATCs

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Paint chip Artist Trading CardNot long ago a friend (who had recently remodeled her bathroom) gave me a large supply of paint chips, mostly in my least favorite color. So I decided to use them to experiment making ATCs. If I liked how they turned out, I could keep them and if not, it wouldn’t hurt to toss them. It all worked out so well. I made a series of Artist Trading Cards with papers from my scrap basket, glued them card stock and made them into a set of greeting cards which I gave a friend for Christmas. Then I got to thinking: What if I used paint chips in colors that I actually like? The result is this month’s ATC Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A., (call 310-391-0466 for directions). Cost is $10. All materials supplied by Los Angeles-based paper and book artist Jessica Hollowell. Reminder: We start on time at 6:30 and go till 8 p.m. If you wish to trade cards of your own design, please make at least 10, including one for me and one for Karen’s collection that is kept at the store. What’s an ATC? See the page on this site for the answer. Hope to see you there.

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Paint-Chip Postcards

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Paint-chip postcardI can’t remember when I discovered paint chips. They come in so many wonderful colors and sizes and best of all they are so stamp-able. I have often used them in altered books, for tags, tickets or other embellishments. Once I made one into a bookmark. Oh, yeah, and they are nice to have around if you are painting your house. Recently I found the perfect size multicolored paint chips to use for  postcards, and my imagination went wild. These Paint-Chip Postcards include gold doilies, gold embossed decorative papers, and a choice of lovely collage images in flowers, butterflies, birds and vintage ladies from Magenta. We also will be using my new favorite play-toy: washi masking tape. I hope you’ll join me  for Postcard Night, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A. (Call (310) 391-0466 for directions). Cost is $10. All materials supplied by Los Angeles-based paper artist and instructor Jessica Hollowell. Reminder: We start on time at 6:30 p.m. and go till 8 or so. You will get the makings for 2 cards, and this month you will be making a lot of the design decisions. Hope to see you there.