Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rainbow of Colors

Top Shelf: Glimmer Mist's by Tattered Angels
Second Shelf: Glitz Spritz and Moon Shadow Mist's by Lyndy's Stamp Gang
Third Shelf: Fun Flock by Stampendous
Fourth Shelf: Twinkling H2O's by LuminArte


This is our "Rainbow of Color" wall at Stamp Antonio Arts. In the previous listing I told you about the different types of spray colors that you can spritz on your paper to add color to your work. We also have flocking and glitters that can be added with glues on top of the colors. Then there are the twinkling H2O's, which are watercolors that you paint on with water and a paintbrush. Twinkling H2O's come in solid form in a little pot with a lid, and you add just a bit of water to moisten them. Then you paint them on your papers with a brush, or you can paint them directly on a rubber stamp, and allow them to dry. With this technique, you can get many beautiful colored stampings on glossy card stock with just one paint application. For more information on this technique, or to see it demonstrated, come by Stamp Antonio Arts. We will be happy to show you how it's done.

Mindy and The Team at Stamp Antonio Arts
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Autumn at Stamp Antonio

This is the view I caught in my lens outside Stamp Antonio one evening this week. The beautiful pinks and lavendars were so beautiful, I just couldn't pass up taking a picture of the fall sky... The temperatures are starting to cool a bit, and if you are like me, I become more creative when I can get outside and get some fresh air.

Not only are there beautiful sunsets to inspire you, there are also new products and classes happening, that will inspire also. We have started stocking up for the holidays and have received shipments of Lydny's Stamp Gang Spritzers, both the Moon Shadow Mists and the Glitz Spritz. For those who are unfamiliar with these products, they are a colored glitz pigment mixed with walnut ink in the Moon Shadow Mists, and the Glitz Spritz is just the glitzy pigments mixed with a binder in a spray bottle in many, many awesome colors that you just mix with tap water and spray on your papers until your hearts content. They may be added to stamped works, patterned scrapbook papers, handmade papers, shipping tags and any type of papers you might be using in your projects. The glitz and glimmer they add are like nothing you have ever seen before.

We have also started receiving some Christmas papers and do-dads that you can add to greeting cards and gifts. More details and pictures of those to follow, soon. Many orders have been placed this week, preparing for Geeta's card classes and Copic marker classes scheduled for October, and I am putting the finishing touches on the Poinsettia and Pine Cone Wreath in the Flowers So Real. . . . classes scheduled for October. There are also more Calligraphy classes, demos, and Make-N-Takes coming up in October also, so be sure to check the class calendar on the web site,, to get a sneak peek and what is coming up and what classes you want to sign up for.

So, until next time, enjoy the cool mornings and evenings, and keep on crafting!

Mindy, and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Punch Bunch Flower Punches have arrived!

The Flower Punches for this month's Flowers So Real Classes have arrived! There is a change in the flowers advertised for the September classes, due to punches not being available at this time. The flowers we will make in this month's classes will be the Zinnia, and the Sunflower. If you haven't had the opportunity to join us in this exciting series of classes where each month we will be making two or more different types of flowers, you may sign up today by calling us at the store, 210-342-6217, or coming by to sign up in person. Mindy is having such a wonderful time teaching these classes, of making a beautiful Flower So Real. . . . . . out of typical cardstock, that you can hardly tell if it is real or not. We have a weekday class, and a weekend class scheduled for this month, and have the dates available on our class calendar on our web site.

Mindy is also starting a "Flower of the Month" program, where you can come in during her Make-N-Take, and try a sample flower to see if it is something you might enjoy working with. Her first "Flower of the Month" make-N-take is this coming Saturday, September 13, 2008 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. There are only 6 seats available per seating, and we hope to have at least 4 seatings during the 2 hour period. So please be patient if all seats are taken when you arrive. We will try to hurry the sessions along.

The "Flower of the Month" for September is the Purple Aster.

The Team at Stamp Antonio Arts
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Classes with Fred Mullett

Stamp Antonio Arts wishes to thank Fred Mullett for the superb classes he held at our store, during his recent teaching tour! His classes were well received, and a good time was had by all. We hope Fred will consider teaching again at Stamp Antonio, the next time his teaching tour brings him through Texas.

We also wish to thank all the students that signed up for his classes, the two days he was here with us. We hope you all took wonderful ideas home with you, and will share them with us in the upcoming weeks, either by email through this blog or dropping by the store.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Restock of Glimmer Mist

We just got in our restock of the Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angel. These are the liquid glimmer/glitter that you can spritz on to patterned paper, shipping tags, gift cards and the like to give them just a hint of twinkle..
They come in such beautiful colors, it's hard to decide which colors you need to buy.
Come by the store and check out the selection of colors we received, and also the new colors of
LuminArte Twinkling H2O watercolors that came in today.
This weekend is our classes with nationally known artist, Fred Mullett. If you were lucky enough to sign up early and get into one of his classes, congratulations!
If not, we do have some of his stamps and products available for sale that you may want to come by and check out!
We will also be having a demonstration of the new "Get Rollin" stamp roller by ClearSnap between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Saturday. If you have seen this New Item in the magazines, and can't figure out how to use it, be sure to stop by and try one out for yourself.
Until we see you again, Keep on Stampin'.
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