Making Sale! Dear Art Girls, You still have plenty of time to make your Christmas gifts. Ornaments and tags too! The making elves have been in the Red Lead studio coming up with all sorts of new things for you to make! Make Believe Dress Forms, Be Mine Hearts, Ornamental Tags, lots and lots of new Dresses - and all on sale! Brand new and sale too! Plus for the first time ever - tons of collage sheets for $1.50! And your favorite clear charms and wood word tags too! And last but not at all least, a new ticket art kit - FREE - when you purchase $18.00 in product!
We are always on the look out for fabric in small quanities to mix in with our paper for atc's, books, tags, and collage art. The charm packs are perfect for getting coordinated fabrics in small amounts that you can cut and paste just like paper or stitch by hand or machine. Hoping to make some pretties this week - how about you? xo Chris & Sharon
Journey - Change - Today Sometimes you just have to take the leap, cross your fingers, say a prayer, and hope for the best.
We started our journey with 12 tiny word stamps. Words that meant something to us. Words that we loved. Still do. Always will. More new words are here and here. No matter the trends we always go back to our roots - words that mean something to us. Words that we believe in. Tried and true. xo Chris & Sharon
All of the Art Start Stencils are ready to go! You can find them at Red Lead in St. Louis or right here in the web shop. The art bug bit Chris pretty hard these past few days. She has been making ATC's like nobodys business with the new stencils and the new Art Start Papers. Plus I forgot to mention that we have brand new rubber stamps too - take a look here. One more reason we are totally in love with our new stamps and stencils - they all go together like peanut butter & jelly, milk & cookies, paint & brushes, Chris & Sharon - you get the picture. So fly on over and get your art on with our new Art Starts! -be true- Chris & Sharon
Read all about our new Art Start Stencils and get in on the giveaway on our face book fan page. Head over to our fan page and leave a comment, we are picking 6 art girls and we will send them several of our new Art Start Stencils! -be true- Chris & Sharon
Love. Love. Love. this Silent Night Christmas paper pad!! Lots of new Christmas papers are in the racks at the store. Tomorrow is our annual Webster Groves Christmas Walk. There will be carolers on every corner, horse drawn carriage rides, the Webster trolly will be zipping around town, and of course Santa will be there handing out peppermint candy canes to all!
If you are looking for a beautifully simple handmade ornament the Come All Ye Faithful Set might be what you are looking for. I painted the ornaments in the traditional Christmas colors - red & green. For my favorite rustic look I sanded back the wood with 220 grit sandpaper and edged the wood with a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. Attaching the vintage music paper to the opening was easy - just UHU glue the back of the ornament and set the ornament on top of the paper. Let it dry for an hour of so and sand the excess paper off with an emory board. Chris is an expert at wire wrapping and I am not as you can see by the black wire attached to the ornaments. As these ornaments are on the rustic side the rough wire wrapping looks ok to me. Here is the link to the unfinished wood ornaments - Come All Ye Faithful Ornament Set. Remember handmade is always best, especially at Christmas time! -be true- Chris & Sharon
Free Christmas Collage Sheet with purchase - get the details here. We have been looking in every nook and cranny for more vintage Christmas images and when we discovered the Santa Artist we had to have him. Enjoy! -be true- Chris & Sharon
Two of my favorite things - birds & vintage paper. The bird ornament is part of our new Christmas Ornament Art Streamer Kit. The kit has 13 wood ornaments to make a streamer that is about 4' long. The kit comes with jumbo jump rings for attaching the ornaments. I cut the paper wing out of one of our Artisan Collage Sheets. The She Loves Christmas wood ornament is 2" x 3" and the words are engraved. Here is how you get the distressed paint look: Paint the ornament with red paint and let the paint dry. Dry brush pale pink paint over the red paint and lightly sand. Attach black wire for hanging. How easy is that?
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!