There once was a tight CHA deadline
Right after holidays, presents and wine.
Preparations were stressed
By children so blessed
Since schools thought three weeks off was just fine.
They're still home this lovely Monday.
I have a few things about it to say.
My house is a disaster
At least filled with laughter
But I'm not ready for CHA!
Onto the new goodies my friends.
Just Add Watercolors
Watercolor paper, cards, tags and blocks printed with gold and clear foil resist. Like the name says, you just add watercolors and watch the magic happen!
There are five printed block designs and three block blanks for the truly free spirited.
There are two different paper decks.
The 12” watercolor deck is more bold and graphic in style. It contains 12 pages with 6 full patterns and 29 cut-apart designs including three 8 x 10” and four 5 x 7” frameable art pieces.
The 8” deck is more delicate in style with more florals. It features 12 pages with 6 full patterns and 34 cut-apart designs including frameable art in 5 x 7” and 4 x 6” sizes.
There's also card two card sets and a set of tags. All in all, it's super fun!
But, just because I can't seem to pull myself away from the watercolor paper, doesn't mean we don't have some other really great lines. On that note, let me introduce you to String Art.
These fun little boards are 8" square and come with the nails already placed. You just pick out your favorite string, twine or yarn and... that's a wrap!
Last, but definitely not least, we have a line called Gallery Blocks. There's a story behind this... I wanted canvases to paint on that weren't just canvas. I think linen, silk, denim and chambray would all be fun to paint on. With that in mind, I wanted to make my own canvases and Gallery Blocks were born. The original samples came in as an open frame, but when I saw them, I new I wanted a back for added versatility. What we got in the end is a frame that you can do just about a million different things with.
If you want to wrap it in fabric, we have amazingly strong adhesive on all the important edges, plus every block comes with thumb tacks for reinforcing the corners. (I forgot to get a photo of the finished block in the next picture. Sorry!)
But if you're not the fabric type, the addition of the back means you can use it as a painting surface like these examples. I love coating the sticky edges in glitter, ribbon, seam binding, gold foil, copper foil, fabric, paper, etc.! It's awesome because you don't need a frame... it's built right in.
You can't see it, but this one has a sewing tape measure around the outer edge. (All these projects have been shipped to CHA and so I can't take any new photos for a while.)
The sticky edges, can even hold multiple blocks together making your own collage frame. I added copper foil around the remaining exposed edges. I had no idea how messy copper foil could be! I'm going to figure out a better way to do that next time!!
If you will be at CHA, drop by the booth. You can see everything in person and there's a lot more that isn't shown here. Besides, I love catching up and seeing everyone too!
Happy New Year. 2015 is going to be FABULOUS!