(photos credit: Mary Stutz)
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for our July meeting. Daci Overby gave a quick overview on the overhead on navigating Google Drive for everyone, which seemed to have been enjoyed. Nancy Sampson gave a very informative meeting and a nice presentation on the making of the folded pen, Making Marks Decorating. For those who have never used the pastels (chalk colors), Nancy demonstrated scraping them a bit with the exacto blade and then taking a piece of soft fabric (t-shirt) and rubbing it onto the paper. It really made the paper art piece pop with little effort.
(photos credit: Mary Stutz)
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for our June meeting. Mary Stutz demonstrated the Neuland hand and we all worked together on this. Mary Hill provided card making supplies so we could put our new hand to use for our annual Card Project.
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for our May meeting.Mary Chaytor led the group in Drawing Bamboo with a Brush. As you can see from the pictures, there are many options for customization with this.
(photo credits: Yunhee Min)
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for our April meeting. Mary Hill led us in how to make pull tab pop up cards. She demonstrated the process of assembly on the overhead projector and talked us through potential variations. We made an assortment of Easter, get well, and other cards.
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for our March meeting. Tina Stergios led us through how to make origami four-leaf clovers. We played with paper sizes, weights, and designs.
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for our February meeting. Jane Torrance led us through how to make paper beads, as you can see from the pictures, we had quite the variety of beads, and we all had fun experimenting with slight changes for big results.
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for the first meeting and our first marks of 2019. The 2019 theme is Making Marks and we certainly did that!
Nancy Sampson showed us how to make a portfolio to hold our projects for 2019 out of Fabriano Tiziano paper. Nancy even showed us how to utilize bleach to write, decorate, and mark our portfolios using veneer pieces. In addition to the veneer, some members used their pointed and automatic pens dipped in bleach while others used traditional pens and ink.
We will be meeting next on the 16th of February to make paper beads with Jane Torrance.
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes met at Red Rock Harley Davidson for their Holiday Tea. It was a lovely afternoon and everyone contributed to the affair by bringing in apertif's that were tasty and delicious. Accompanying the aperitif's, Tea and Hot Cocoa was provided by the members.
Many members chose to have a card exchange and it was delightful to see the variety of ideas and creativity which flowed from our group. What a fun challenge to make and decorate personally addressed envelopes and to receive one personally.
Additionally there was a resale of wonderful items. Books, supplies, equipment, inks, stamps, magazines, etc. were set out for bids. Some provided a very good deals and some very good deals were made.
All in all, it was a very festive and delightful afternoon enjoying one another with common interests....The Art of Lettering and Making a Mark.
Of course in Las Vegas NV, you have a pretty big chance of having a Sunny day in November, even though in many parts of the country, it is snowy and cold. The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes had a great day building what many of those areas have experienced. We made Snowflakes! Linda ourQuilling Queen, took us through a fabulous demonstration and had kits for each of us to create these lovely little snowflakes. If you recall....there are never two snowflakes alike and we are a testimony to that for proof. They turned out lovely and some had rhinestones adorned on them. The final touch would be to coat these with a light mix of Mod Podge and add a pretty thread or ribbon. Beautiful for a package, decoration or even on the tree! Suzy Snowflake may have liked one of these for her Snow White Gown. Do you remember the song?
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes again had a fabulous time creating and designing to their hearts delights on the beautiful last Saturday in October. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for drying our paste paper outside. A clothesline was strung outside between a palms & structures and it was "so Las Vegas"! We just needed some twinkling lights! There was two different pastes where used and many different tools to design with. In reflection, it is beautiful looking at the results. I am certain that these will go on to become beautiful book covers, box covers and many other original piece works.
Dirty Pour was again a big hit and many enjoyed this with awesome results. With the knowledge learned many will go on creating on their own. Their results were Amazing and fun to see how quickly everyone caught on, experimented and played.
Cindy hosted this event for the Members and she Shined! Even Sampson, her world famous turtle came out t0 sit in the sun for us this day. This is one day the Members all look forward to.
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