Micro-Bead Mash-Up . . .

I love using Prima Marketing Micro-Beads.

They are available in an array of gorgeous colors.

I mix Micro-Bead colors to create my own mash-up:

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My go-to colors are bronze, copper and silver.

Using an empty prescription bottle, I mix my own color combination:

about 1/3 of each color.

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Put the child-proof (insert smiley face) lid on the prescription bottle,

shake up and you have your own beautiful combination of

Prima Marketing Micro-Beads

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These micro-beads are part of Finnabair's Art Ingredients collection.

You can see how she uses micro-beads here:

Finnabair and Micro Beads on You Tube


Prima ArtVenture 2017 . . .

This was my 2nd year to attend Prima ArtVenture and it did not disappoint. Each workshop was filled with new products and amazing techniques. 

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Here's the class taught by Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair). Finn is a wonderful instructor who allows you to create as you wish while still giving you concise direction on how to use her mixed media product. 

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The detail in the cover of this book is full of technique and new mixed media product from her 2017 product line


Prima @ Creativation . . .

Being a Prima Endorsed Educator, you can guess my favorite booth at CHA. Prima Marketing always has innovative designs surrounded by gorgeous samples:

 

The sample below shows one of Frank Garcia's new frames.

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These Wild & Free papers are also designed by Frank Garcia

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Love the feathers. And more gold!

Sharon Laakonen showed us a great way to use

the Prima Planner Glue Pens with Rub-On Foil Sheets

for a beautiful effect.

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We used Frank Garcia's new spoon collections at

Prima ArtVenture.

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More to come soon from

Prima ArtVenture workshops.


Layer, layer and then layer some more . . .

As promised, here's more from Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint Prima Marketing workshops. We took his tag class and wow was it fabulous. Here's what we made:

Look at all those luscious layers. 

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I added silver eyelets to each tag, whitewashed the edges and finished off the backs.

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If you ever have an opportunity to take Frank's classes, don't hesitate. He's a fabulous teacher with beautiful projects! And he has lots of complimentary workshops on his blog. You can find them here: Free Project Sheets.

 


Happy day after turkey day . . .

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A couple of weeks ago, the girls and I took a trip to Ankeny IA and visited Memory Bound where we took classes from the talented Frank Garcia. Frank designs for Prima Marketing and has several gorgeous lines with them including Memory Hardware. I love his style!

We took several classes from Frank over the weekend including this beautiful book you see above. It's using one of Frank's Memory Hardware albums along with many other Frank designed products. The paper and embellishments are from Frank's Sweet Peppermint line.

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I love all the layers and detail he puts into every project. And did I tell you what a good teacher he is? He definitely *knows his stuff* and has patience like no other. 

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Loved every minute of the weekend creating beautiful projects. In the next few days, I'll share more of what we made with the talented Frank Garcia. Details to be shared soon!

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Christmas at Checkered Cottage . . .

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Thank you to those who've signed up sight-unseen for my

Prima Christmas Book.

Saturday, December 10

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Here's a look at the cover.

We'll be using Frank Garcia's products including

Memory Journal 

Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit

Sweet Peppermint Chipboard & More

Sweet Peppermint Flowers

Vintage style chenille candy cane

Sweet Peppermint ATC Cards

and

specialties by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

We'll use Gesso and Snowflakes and Paints and more

to decorate this year's Christmas book.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage ~ Kirkwood MO