Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vintage Fat Book - Kathi Hall


Kathi Hall’s vintage page began with an elegant napkin background that was applied with photo mount spray.

Over that she layered a cork patterned scrapbook paper with faux writing printed onto it and a vintage stamped image of a woman's face on vellum over the top of the same image stamped on a linen paper.  Stamping it twice like this really gave the image depth and dimension.  Kathi tore the edges of her image layers to add even more texture.

Next she applied 1” O'So Sticky Tape  along bottom of her page.  On the O’So Kathi added a bright  fuchsia colored glitter flower tape and then dipped it in to green micro beads.  Lace was draped across a corner and the final touches of flowers, ribbon and pearl halves completed Kathi’s design.VintageFatBook2012KathiHall2

There are so many ways to use this technique!  Think about pretty strips of lace or ribbon you may have.  Border punches and pretty paper can also make fun strips of things to lay onto the O’So Sticky Tape. 

Hugs, Suzanne

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Fat Book – Kelli Green


Kelli Green started her vintage page with a free image she found online from Googling “corset”. (The two women)  The smaller image is part of a collage sheet from

Kelly added micro bead accents with spots of clear drying glue around the edges of the corset.VintageFatBook2012KellyGreen2

This technique is one of my favorite ways of getting just a spot of texture onto a project.

Hugs, Suzanne

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vintage Fat Book – Lisa Perez

Lisa started out her page by putting a 2” strip of O’So Sticky Tape on the right side of the vintage tag.  Then she inked up the rest of the background with a shimmery Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink .VintageFatBook2012LisaPerez

Off to the left of her page, Lisa added a flower she created using her  Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz die.  She used four different fabrics for the flower.

Next she removed the top layer of red liner tape and applied the ribbons in a ruffled fashion.  The pearl bead came next and then she filled the rest of the tape  in with Pennywise Arts clear micro beads. VintageFatBook2012LisaPerez2

The dress form is a stamp from Lost & Found’s 2 Blush “Princess” stamp set.  It’s such a pretty stamp I had to look for it online!

lost and found 2 stamps blush princess 

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, July 23, 2012

French Fleur

I had such a fun day at Art ‘n Soul in Olympia, Washington yesterday!  Meeting so many “beadie buddies” and hearing your feedback about the blog and class lineup really made my day!  The Pennywise make ‘n take was this pretty French fleur die cut artist trading card.French Fleur Demo I prepared for 50 makers and came home with 8 extra makings, that’s sure a lot of fun folks in one small place at the same time! 

I scheduled 4 classes there for September!  Hooray!  The dates to save are September 9th and 23rd! More details coming soon! 

Here’s how we did the above atc:

The short explanation:

Silver base, dark blue layer stamped with Versamark and French script from Stamper’s Anonymous, silver fleur frame and a medallion made with a blue cardstock circle covered in O’So with the silver fleur on top and the micro bead mixture filling in around it.

The longer more detailed and visually pleasing explanation:

The silver cardboard foil is recycled material - would you believe a lid from a takeout container?!  I cut it using the Spellbinders Fleur de lis accents die set (S5-042)fleurdieset and my Vagabond electric die cutter. 

pwavagabond One interesting tidbit I learned when die cutting the detailed frame was shimming it with a piece of bubble wrap behind the paper (not behind the cutting plate).  It gives it a little more koosh I guess and helps the die get all the way through the thicker metallic material. The first time through some of the bubbles will pop which is a fun added bonus!

To conserve the pretty silver paper I put the fleur die in the middle of the frame and cut it at the same time.  Since this gets covered up by the medallion it didn’t matter if it was centered or straight.


The circles were all cut with my Cricut - including the O'So Sticky Tape circles!  I love letting my machines do all the fussy stuff!  The Cricut will cut clean through paperbacked sticky tape.  I set the blade on depth 6 with high pressure.  Your machine may vary.Circut circles

Note: Any red liner tape sheets can be converted to paper by saving the white liner from a used sheet and trading it out for the red.


To make the medallions I put a 1.5” circle of  O’So Sticky Tape over a 1.5” blue cardstock circle.  I removed the top liner from the tape and placed the silver fleur die cut in the middle. 

Then the medallion was pressed into a mixture of colored opaque micro beads. (Royal blue, silver, teal and purple).

The pictures are dark. I was too lazy to put my shoes on and go outside like I usually do for the best lighting.

Here is another one of my other experiments using all of the same materials:


For the above medallion I cut the fleur first.  Then I used a circle punch to cut it from the sheet.  A circle of O’So Sticky was placed behind the cutout and the micro beads fill it in.  If you work with Spellbinders at all you know that layers, layers, layers make the design.  Foam tape lifts the frame piece off of the background for more dimension.

If you’ve read this far you are a true blue Pennywise fan and to reward your loyalty I will send the above atc to the first 8 people to leave a comment on the blog!   Leave a sweet note in the comments section and then click the “contact me” button at the top of the blog page and email your mailing address to me PRIVATELY!  You’ll know if you are in the first 8 just by counting the comments.

Hugs, Suzanne

Miniature Watercolor Gallery

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


samples sm In this simple water color basics class students will discover their inner “Impressionist” while creating a mosaic of miniature “canvas” like pieces. This 3 hour class is divided into 3 sections. The first is free flowing with brushes, color and water. (No experience necessary). Next is hands on color coordinating of paper layers to match each student’s own “gallery” set. The last segment of class is devoted to turning our masterpieces into finished greeting cards, complete with envelopes.

Students can expect to fully complete 3 to 6 cards in class depending on each individual pace. There will be lots of parts and pieces left over to make several additional cards at home.

Price $35  with 5 student minimum

Let your favorite stamp stores know you would like to have me come teach, I’d love to see you! 

If you bring a friend to my North Bend, WA studio for a class the 5 student minimum is waived.  If the weather is nice we can even have class outside!

Hugs, Suzanne

Additional Class Notes:

This class is not available by mail.

Students will need to bring a basic supply kit to include a ruler, stylus and bone folder or a Scor-It board.

Students may wish to bring a heat tool and a water brush or paint brushes of miscellaneous shapes and sizes.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vintage Fat Book – Sherry Schauble

Sherry’s stamp collage page is full of color and texture.VintageFatBook2012SherrySchauble

She used postage stamps purchased from Viva Las Vegas stamps and Modge Podged them on to the Maya Road chipboard shape.  Then she stamped the "stamp" images and colored them with colored pencils and a water pen. 

Sherry put clear glue on different areas of the stamped images and adhered the micro beads that way.


Buttons were used as "pop dots" to get different heights for the stamped images.  (Brilliant Sherry!)  A few colorful buttons finished off the design.

Hugs, Suzanne