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Beautifully Broken

Laura Kirby
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 26

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$ 170  

We will have a blast turning scraps of paper into beautiful, glistening squares that we will use to construct a recessed picture frame to showcase our chosen “broken but still beautiful” centerpiece, which will float on top of exquisite original antique architectural papers. Each finished piece will be unique to you, beautiful artists!!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Wooden boards
Matt board
Antique architecture print
Ball chain
Spray paint (gold or silver)

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Coordinating papers (scrapbook, magazines, art books, etc.)
Embossing folders ( I will have some to use)
Guilders Paste in your choice of gold or silver
Gel medium
Old gift card or hotel key card to smooth papers
2 foam brushes
Black acrylic paint
Black and white patterned Washi tape, 1 inch wide
Blue painters tape, wide
Approximately 10 plastic clamps that open to 1 inch (these are inexpensive at Lowe’s, Home Depot or Menards)
Embellishment for recessed area, (antique hardware, Mica, etc.)
Frozen charlotte doll or broken doll head, must fit nicely inside an area 5 1/2 X 2 3/4 (eBay and Etsy are good resources)
About 6 inches of fine wire, in your choice of color to go with either gold or silver.
A pair of tight fitting latex gloves, if you are concerned about getting the Guilders Paste on bare fingers.
A nonstick craft sheet

Optional items:
A small embossing machine if you already own one. I will bring several to use.

I will have extra kits available for cash purchase, if you work fast and think you’d like to do more than one.

Email me if you have problems finding a frozen charlotte or broken doll head. I can recommend some sources. I will also have a limited supply for purchase.

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