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Just completed this art journal page. It was purely having fun playing with different supplies to see what would happen.     Incase this inspires you, here is what I used: Started with Tim Holtz collage paper Botanical
https://windwardhosting.com/152145056687/wecs.php… Next I coloured in the designs on the collage paper using Mineral Burst, which you can find here: https://windwardhosting.com/152145056687/wecs.php… Also did some colouring with Wink of Stella brushes, there are very glittery and lovely! https://windwardhosting.com/152145056687/wecs.php… Since I thought the colours were too vibrant, I used Tim Holtz Stain dauber in Brushed Corduroy (a brown colour) over the entire project. That took some bravery! The butterflies were stamped onto mixed media paper, using this stamp: https://windwardhosting.com/152145056687/wecs.php… The butterflies were coloured with copic markers. Then topped up with Wink Of Stella to get that sparkle going. The quote was done with an alphabet stamp set. I LOVE, love, love the font on this stamp set: https://windwardhosting.com/152145056687/wecs.php… The letters are embossed with gold. The gold embossing was repeated as a border around the whole project making a border. And done! I hope this inspires you to try new things in your art journals.

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This Steampunk project is a real working clock!  Join our guest instructor: Karen Beaupre   Class: May 11, 2019 Saturday 1:30 - 5:30pm Karen Beaupre, Canadian Artist is coming to Scrap & Bean sharing her talent and showing you how to create this 3D working steampunk clock. This project measures 12 x 12" and is an actual working clock! in this class you will learn Rust Technique with the help of Artist Mediums and layering paint. once this technique is complete we then layer the clock creating an amazing 3D Steampunk Time piece! This project is on display at Scrap & Bean, be sure to see it in person. Any level of maker can do this class. All paints and other mediums are supplied with this class, along with all chipboard, clock parts, etc.  

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  Drop in to Scrap & Bean Sunday, March 31st for an oracle reading with Denise. An Expressive Art Practitioner and Intuitive Artist, Denise has been offering readings for 20 years. Using a deck created from her own art work, her readings are geared towards the recipient's connection with their authentic self, and the unfolding of personal and spiritual empowerment. Her readings are compassionate, loving, and often sprinkled with gentle humour. Denise is offering 3-card 15/minute readings for $20. Payment is direct to Denise via cash or etransfer at the time of your reading.

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This is a sparkling and fun technique to use on your cards.           Click this link to watch the video on how we created these.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlBM9P7LWAs   We have a variety of dies suitable for obtaining this stained glass look on your projects.             Click here to shop this selection of dies now.     Enjoy!

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Special Event Coming...
January 13th, Sunday, 12-3:30pm
Creativity With Intention
With Creative Coach and Oracle Denise VanDomselaar
Bring a playful sense of curiosity, and two questions you would like to explore.
Everything else is provided for you!
Most of us are aware that we have a sense of "intuition," but many of us have trouble accessing it or trusting it.   Our art-making afternoon is a time for you! It's an opportunity to experience and explore/deepen your inborn, natural heart-wisdom and have fun doing it.
Here is an idea of how this relaxing and creative afternoon will unfold:
Introductions:
We briefly introduce ourselves to each other.
Denise provides an introduction to the Expressive Arts process and to the buffet of art materials that are provided. She provides instruction on how to manipulate the art media for those not familiar with them. There is no artistic experience or skill required.
Centering process:
Denise leads participants through a relaxing and centering exercise, using breath-work and visualization to provide the grounding which is the basis for your intuitive art exploration.
Art-making:
Participants are invited to choose from an array of art materials to create two images that will be approximately 5"x10" each. A buffet of materials are provided.  The end result may or may not be something decorative that you'd chose to hang on your wall, but it will be something that is rich with meaning for you.
Processing:
During the writing component of this experience, Denise provides guiding questions that you privately write your answers to, journal-style on paper provided.  Everything you write is confidential and you needn't share it with anyone. This is the part where you allow your images to speak to you, using the guiding questions provided, to glean insight from your images as they relate to the questions you are exploring. Denise offers insights and guidance.
Wear comfortable clothes which you are ok with getting a little paint on.
Event is just $40 and includes one of our specialty lattes,
or other comforting beverages of your choice.
A note from Kathy...
While recently attending a similar event, I was amazed by Denise ability to bring each of our own inner wisdom to the surface as a group of us were exploring our personal questions.  She brought together this group that started out as strangers who, by the end of the session had connected with this bond of exploring and expressing through art.  At the end of those few hours I knew that not only did I want to experience this again, but I just had to bring Denise to Scrap & Bean so that many of you could share in this experience.   So thrilled that Denise has agreed to host this event for us.  There is not an accurate description for this event, you really need to experience it.   If any of the information in this email peeks your interest or curiosity, I encourage you to join us for this unique experience.

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It is so exciting when new colours are available.  We now have in store the newest colours!   Also in store is the perfect solution for organising and storing your Distress Oxide as well as the regular Distress Ink Pads.  It is perfect!