True Story...A few weeks ago we were loading the car with a few purchases from our favorite antique mall, happy with our finds. We heard a male voice yelling "Hey, are those rosewood chairs?" We walked across the parking lot to assure antique man they were. He said he had a house full of old chairs and we could view them any time so long as the day was sunny and bright. O. K. We took his number and called on the first sunny and bright day, met him at the house, and bought more rosewood chairs to fill out our collection for our workshop tables. Now the fun part...cleaning. maybe painting. for sure reupholstering. In case you haven't heard we are in the middle of spring cleaning at the store...in with the old-out with the old! More to come.
Hello Sunday...Artology 2009 was as our Mom would've said, " A Hit Parade!" Thanks to everyone in town and out of town for workshopping with us Fri. and Sat. in Collinsville. A special Thank You to Becky F. for her happy self and winning ways!
All of you told us how much you liked the round tables...hmmm...we feel a road trip coming on to look for some oldies but goodies! Artology 2010 here we come! Hope to see you at the store or talk to you on the phone...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!