Crafts

Artist Trading Card Workshop and Exchange

by on Dec.17, 2012, under Crafts, Events, Projects, Workshops

Kara Ferguson and Jenny Oldenburg will be explaining Artist Trading Cards and their various uses. Participants will learn what works and best practices when creating ATCs. Participants will create their own ATCs to keep or exchange with other participants.

When: January 20th 1pm
Where: MidsouthMakers
What: Artist Trading Card Workshop
Cost: $10 per person Sign up Here
Class size: Limit of 6 people

Provided Materials:

  • 1- pack of 20 Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol ATC paper
  • 1- assorted pack of 12 Strathmore ATC papers
  • access to paintbrushes (nothing fancy–you may opt to bring your own for applying glue or using paints)
  • access to various crafting supplies including decorative paper (and newsprint ads), acrylic paints, pastels, fabric, color pencils, and more.
  • soft sleeves to hold your finished ATCs
What participants should bring:

mandatory
  • a good pair of scissors

optional

  • tweezers (good for working with small bits of paper)
  • If you have a preferred crafting/art medium that you’re already comfortable working in (watercolor, pen&ink, etc) you should consider bringing some of those supplies for your own use
  • found objects to use and share (you want things that are relatively flat like smashed pennies, wire, string, ads, newsprint, labels, lightweight printed cardboard, watch gears, tissue papers, wrapping paper, etc.)

If this first workshop goes well we will set more dates in the future.

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Learn how to make stained glass

by on Nov.26, 2012, under Crafts, Events, Projects

After the great response we had for the last stained glass class, Rachel has decided to do two more classes in December. We’ll be creating a ~5×7 stained glass project. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Glass cutter ($5 – ebay, amazon, Hobby Lobby, etc) everything else will be provided.

We will be doing one 4 Person class as a make up to those who missed the last class on December 8th. The December 16th class will be on projects that can be done this way and it really can open the path to creativity in working with glass Sign ups are first come, first serve. If we exceed the sign ups we’ll plan another day to do this event again.

Please sign up for the classes via the following links (You do not need to have a WordPress account to sign up)

The cost for the class is $20 per person. There is a button to pay for the class on the events page in the links below.

December 8th – 1pm-5pm – http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/stained-glass-class-dec-8th-1-pm/
December 16th – 1pm-5pm – http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/stained-glass-class-dec-16th-1-pm/

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Finished Pieces From Our First Stained Glass Class

by on Nov.11, 2012, under Crafts, Projects

We had a great time today at our first stained glass class. Here are some of the panels that were completed today.

Rain’s Panel

From left to right: Jerri, Kara and Mary

We hope to have another class if there is interest for those that missed out this weekend. Rachel will come back and host another couple of classes covering the “Copper Foil” method of stained glass crafting hopefully before the end of the year.

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Smelly, Flowery, Bath Salty, Homemade Awesomeness for Your Valentine’s

by on Jan.31, 2012, under Crafts, Events, Meetings, Projects, Workshops

Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts

Hi Folks! Do you struggle with high priced personal hygine products that just slip right off your hands and wash down the drain? Do you know where to find bath salts? Are you wondering what are bath salts? Is your bathtub lined with half empty containers that keep lurking and crowding you in? Ever taken a bath over and over just to still feel shameful and unclean?

Well we have got just the thing for you! Midsouth Makers is proud to introduce our own specialty line of hand-made, personal hygene products! Our first exciting product is our individually made, scented bath salts. These bath salts are guaranteed to help you wash the shame, guilt, dead skin, and mud off all while making you smell like a bed of roses! With our patent-pending, scent-customizing, nano-globuoles you can upgrade your boring baths to soothing and relaxing.

But wait, there’s more. Also available is our Dead Sea Tupperware collection of Sugar Scrubs. These complex, imported creations feature a precariously balanced and highly invigorating body scrub. When applied to your skin, that special someone in your life will hardly be able to recognize you. Want to astound, amaze, and knock them off their feet? You better believe Midsouth Makers Dead Sea Tupperware Sugar Scrubs will get the job and you done!

How much does this excellent deal cost you say? For only $5 you will receive your choice of a 12 oz jar of bath salts or an 8 oz jar of body scrub. For a limited time offer, we will let you take advantage of our price points and include two additional jars of your choice for only $5 more. So for $5 you can walk away with 1 jar or for a mere total of $10 you can walk away with 3 whole jars of bathy goodness just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring your loved ones, your friends, your friends’ friends, etc etc to Republic Coffee this coming Friday on February 3rd around 7PM where a making extravaganza of flowery, bathroom smellables will be available to you if you so desire.

Disclaimer: Midsouth Makers is in no way responsible if romantic endeavours do not transpire exactly as depicted. Midsouth Makers is in no way responsible for withheld affection for lack of receipt of bath salts and body scrubs on Valentine’s Day.

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MidsouthMakers Artist Ghetto Meeting December 14th

by on Dec.13, 2011, under Crafts, Events, Meetings, Projects

We’re having our next Artist Ghetto this Wednesday December 14th at 6:30 p.m. 

We’ll be showing and talking individual projects and discussing future events or collaborations.
Everyone is welcome!
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