Saturday, July 14, 2012

Floral Frenzy

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


Flower Frenzy

There is nothing imitation about these paper roses!

Incredibly durable and easy to make, it’s a given that students will be addicted to this inexpensive technique in a blink of an eye creating a frenzy of colorful and unique paper flowers!

Using a wide variety of inks we will explore learning several different techniques for dyeing the paper. This will be followed up with stamping ideas for turning these colorful blooms into gift bows or even greeting cards.  Of course there will be micro beads embellishments too!

Students can expect to take home at least 5 completed flowers with supplies to make several more at home.  Price $25   with 5 student minimum.  Allow 2 hours.

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.  This class is not available by mail.

Hugs, Suzanne

Friday, July 13, 2012

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


Working from home has fabulous benefits that I don’t take for granted.  Working in my  jammies is definitely a top favorite.  There are also drawbacks though.  #1 drawback is that super social me is spending way too much time alone working at the computer.  It’s high time to get back out in the “field”!  home office

So, with that goal in mind I’ve been pulling together my class write ups and project samples in hopes of getting on a schedule or  two (or ten!) at some of my favorite local stamp stores.  Being in class with creative people feeds my heart and soul and I’ve missed it!

I’ll be posting all of the current classes available here on the blog.   If you see something you like and you’re local to the Pacific Northwest, please let your favorite stores know!  I’m also available for private classes at your place or mine.  If you aren’t local, you can still partake – I will be offering many of the class kits for sale so you won’t feel left out.   :)

Hope to see lots of you real soon!

Hugs, Suzanne

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rainbow Beads

First mobile post attempt..... When I spend a little time getting beneath the surface of my craft room I am always amazed at what I find and it often compels me to go deeper yet for more possibilities and art inspiration.  Just getting my beads organized in baby food jars on a shelf was super satisfying project.  No more digging in bins and sifting for the right colors.  I can easily see everything I need now!  Right now I just need to keep looking at the beauty of the thing.  :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sweeet Friend

Clear micro beads are so doggone difficult to photograph!  If I use a flash they reflect back and all you see is a bright spot and if I don’t flash then sometimes the beads don’t show at all.  Good thing YOU have a great imagination!  For instance, imagine that this cupcake is sparkly and textured with ultra fine clear micro beads.  Actually, it is!

Sweet Friend PWA designer Jean Sunderman created this “sweet” card with lots of pretty paper layers.  To bead an image (like this cupcake) all you need to do is stamp the image onto the paper side of O’So Sticky Tape and cut out.  Then place the O’So sticker directly over the image and dip into clear micro beads.  It’s just that quick and just that easy.

When choosing what size clear beads to use it’s important to take into account how detailed the image being beaded is.  Something with very fine or light lines and features will probably look best with ultra fine beads.  If the image is big and bold you can get more sparkly and distortion with the regular size (.5mm) micro beads.  If you just aren’t sure then go with the mini micro beads, it’s a pretty safe middle of the road size.  :)

Hugs, Suzanne

Sunday, July 8, 2012


It’s time to freshen up the artwork displayed in my craft room so I’ve been going through baskets, boxes and bins and finding so many treasures to share with you and to inspire me!  Here’s a sunny thank you card from my friend Miss Yvonne.


If Yvonne were to have “signature colors” these would definitely be the ones!  And if she were to have a “signature beadnique” this would be it!  First Yvonne covered a piece of Basic Grey “Color Me Silly” swirly paper with O’So Sticky Tape.  Then she printed the text onto acetate and cut it about a half inch smaller than the swirly paper.  The acetate was laid in the middle of the O’So Sticky Tape and clear mini micro beads were pressed into the exposed tape around the edges of the acetate forming a beaded frame.

With the micro beads, Cuttlebug background, scalloped edges, fiber and flowers this card has a lot of fun texture!  Dankeschoen for the Gracias card Miss Yvonne!

Hugs, Suzanne