Monday, June 9, 2014

Thought I'd Play Catch Up
with You All so Bring Coffee!!

Well it's been busy here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media for
quite some time!
Just finished the 
Wonderful Giveaway
with Joanna Grant 
of her Workshop
at Artful Gatherings 'Gelli-Jam'
and Congrats to the Winner!
And, I still have the
 Giveaway Post of 2 Class Kits
For the Students in her
 Wonderful New Workshop

The Post to Leave a Comment
to be Entered to Win is a 
couple of posts down, so 
make sure you stop by and
Leave that Comment on
that post!!!

So the 2014 Workshop Season
is in full gear over at 
And there is still time for you
to go check out the plethora
of Fabulous Artist Teacher's
Workshops! I believe Session One
has begun, but Session Two is
still Open so please do have a boo!!!

I'm keeping busy recently, 
doing a few projects and collecting
art, one of my favourite things to do :)
I love Artists, and love to surround
myself with their talents.
Recently I purchased a 
Wonderful painting by one
of my Facebook Artist Friends
Who graciously allowed me to
purchase one of her lovely creations.

Maggie's a Fabulous Artist, 
Musician, Photographer, Pet Lover,
All Round Fab Girlie in my Book :)
I just love this painting of 
Frieda and the Monkey.
So do check out Maggie on Facebook
as you never 
know when she'll be offering more
of her wonderful art!!

And the Wonderful

Has her current Kit
'Dreams-Odd Show'
for Sale in Her Shop

Which includes this Fabulous
Background Kit 

And later this Week,
 Marsha's Releasing 
A Brand New Kit!
So you never know what 'buzz'
is happening around here with 
such Fun and Fabulous New Graphics
coming!!! go check it out and stay tuned!

Well there you go!
Oh wait!
Here's a fun little project I've been
working on as I'm a bit of a nerd
for organizing in my art room

If you're a customer of

Then you know about Kristin's Wonderful
Selection of Stencils her Company

Anyway, I was wanting some sort
of organized way of having my
huge assortment of Stencils
from Retro Cafe Art and this is
what I came up with.

Using Chipboard that I covered
with one of my Gelli Plate Prints
I made a Stencil File Book
just for my 

Front of the book
I made it as a 5 x 8 book
and using one of Ranger's 
Tim Holtz idea-ology
3 Ring Binder inserts....

Back of book....
And using 
that I stained with Tim Holtz
Distress Stain and Stamped
to bind the cover together...

I then took the insert file cards
from those great photo boxes
that you can purchase all over
for storing photo's, as I end up
not using the file cards and end up
with tons of them, so putting them
back to back, I ran them through
my sewing machine to make a pocket.
I then punched holes using 
that line up perfectly to the Binder Rings,
and Walla!!

A quick ( ok, it took a while to make :)
solution for storing and using

I think I'll be using much more of
my Gelli Prints

And will be making more of these
binders to store many other

So there you go!
This was a catch up post! LOL!!!

Will see you all later this week
with the Winner's of 
Mary Jane Chadbourne's




Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

WOW, what a brilliant way to store your stencils! AWESOME! xo

Denise J. Phillips said...

It was fun to make!!!