Good Morning Artful Crafters..the weather here in St Louis was fab yesterday...good enough to think about swimming if we had the nerve to put on our suits! Our gardens are beginning to green up and the tips of the crocus are peeping through...the first signs of spring...love it! Going to cut some forsythia today for forcing. I am only a yellow person in the spring...pinks and greens are the colors that alway seem to pop up in my art. Not to send the message that I have a great garden, before beagles I did, but Ace has been digging to China again, and the yard looks pretty bad. We have been making up a storm..tags and charms..cleaning the store, making Easter Kits, and talking about making some of these. Hope to see you at the store or talk to you on the phone...xo Chris and Sharon
Yesterday we dipped. dapped. spritzed. sprayed. our way to a fabulous fun Junk Drawer Junque Book. It took about 5 minutes for everyone to get into the swing of it...the layers of paint and sprayed color really did end up looking like something you might have discovered at the very bottom of your Aunt Ethel's junk drawer..that is a very good thing! Thanks for coming and we know you had a great time because you all told us so...we did too...and can' t wait until next time...couldn't do it without you! xo Chris and Sharon
Ava has been in town this past week and we are so thankful and grateful for our good fortune...funny how a new baby makes you rethink things. Hope all of you have the best week ever and thanks for shopping with us..xo..Chris and Sharon
Rubber Stamps + Stickers = Nature Cards Nature Cards with Stickers + Rubber Stamps! New kraft stickers today - ovals and rectangles and our favorite 2" circles. We stamped on the kraft stickers with Ranger Archival Ink and our new nature stamps and then EZ PZ added the stamped sticker to a card!
Little Bird Mail Art
Little Bird Mail Art Little Bird Mail Art flying out the door today! Book pages, bird tags, and Bird Embroidery!
New Patina Charms!
New Patina Charms Today! Beautiful butterflies and Victorian Frames for you to make your hand made jewelry or embellish your mixed media art!
Beautiful New Rubber Stamps!
Beautiful New Rubber Stamps Vintage Birds, Mossy Mushrooms, Bird Nests, Vintage Post Marks, A Parisian Dragonfly plus more are in the shop today!
Original Mixed Media Art
Original Mixed Media Art Original mixed media paper art and jewelry. Each piece is hand made one by one in our St. Louis, Mo. studio.
Brave Wings Butterfly Book Kit
Brave Wings Butterfly Book Kit Brave Wings Butterfly Book Kit! Spring has sprung and all of the butterflies are gathering at Red Lead. New Book Kit, stencils, collage sheets, rubber stamps, plus more are in the shop today. Lots of new art, tips, and techniques too. Our hope is that you will be inspired to share our spring has sprung happiness and make something butterfly beautiful today!
Artisan Inks Learn more! Watch the videos demonstrating how to use the 23 beautiful Artisan Inks colors.
Make Spring Pretties
Make Spring Pretties A First Day of Spring Tutorial with tips and techniques on how to crackle acrylic paint, make a Bird Song frame, colorize tags with Artisan Inks plus more!