Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 Glitter Retreat- Paper Dolls,Field Trip & Angie's Class

Three years ago when we had our first Glitter Retreat, we just kind of scrounged around in the backroom and cabinets to decorate the Paper Attic. We had so much fun doing it, that we would redecorate for each meal. I must say it has gone a tad bit overboard but we have a blast doing it and love to see our guests reaction to each "scenery change."

We wanted the first look to be focused around Catherine's paperdolls so what better way than to get them enlarged to lifesize. Angie did a great job coloring the dolls and Jackie and I had fun embellishing them. This was one of those ideas that was so much better in life than in my head. I adore these dolls and they will definately have a permanent place in the store.

We colored her the day Prince died so of course she had to have a raspberry beret



Everyone received a paper doll tag

Following lunch and the shoe swap, we set out on the first of two field trips for the afternoon. First stop was Jan's Jewelry Supply for a fun dig to uncover the best treasures. Jan has the most amazing selection of jewelry supplies, both new and vintage, which always seem to make it on at least one Glitter Retreat project. Jan welcomed us with water, snacks and a goodie bag full of goodies for our next project.

Kathy & Becki enjoying the dig

Greg hit one of my favorites, the rhinestone chains

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a bakery in OKC where I could find macaroons and as luck would have it, there was a new French Bakery, Belle's Kitchen, opening the next week. Belle's has macaroons, doughnuts and heavenly ice cream. When I called to order macaroons, Cheryl the owner suggested a mini class where everyone learned the history and the baking process of macaroons and then was able to fill half a dozen macaroons. This was a fun hands on field trip that was also a very tasty treat.

The perfect afternoon snack
Then back to Paper Crown for Angie's Angel class. Many of the embelishments on Angie's project came from Jan's so it was helpful to see the many ways their recent purchases could be incorporated into art projects.

Creating with big smiles!

May Classes- so far

I expect we will have a few more classes in May but here is the lineup so far. It has been busy around here and it's taking a bit to get back in the regular groove. Thank you for your patience!

First, we will practice our watercolor techniques and then...

and then create this fun canvas combining two of our favorite things- crowns and flowers!

Floral Water Color
Thurs., May 12th
Angie, $45

Join us for a night of watercolor fun! You will learn some basics in watercolor and transform your paintings into amazing pieces of artwork. You will take home a small panel and a tag along with the skills to create more at home!  

Mother's Wardrobe
rescheduled date
Tues., May 17th
Jackie, $40
If you had previously signed up please call to confirm the new rescheduled date
Brush Calligraphy
Thurs., May 19th
Krystal, $100
All supplies are included and you will learn the basics for both upper and lowercase alphabet plus digitizing used to create personalized cards.
To sign up for classes, call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.

More, More, More- Washi

I'm going to take a slight detour from the Glitter Retreat postings to show some of the new items that have arrived at the store. Several new lines of paper and embellishments, new coloring books, a huge stash of Character Construction stamps, LOTS of planner goodies, restock of Tim Holtz distress markers and much more.


More pics to come! Have a great day and enjoy this gorgeous weather

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Glitter Retreat- Day Two Catherine's Class

Looking back on what this group did on Friday I am amazed. We definitely lived that day to it's absolute fullest. Our artist of honor, Catherine Moore, started off the Glitter Retreat classes with her beautiful Santos, Lady of the Butterflies. I think everyone was thrilled to take from the creator of Character Construction and I know Catherine was thrilled to see first hand how loved her creations are to so very many.

Catherin's kit and these fun pencil/paintbrush pouches were waiting for everyone when they arrived Friday morning. Thanks to Peggy Brinson for sewing the pouches for everyone- You are the best Peggy ox


Catherine also made this fun paper doll kit for everyone and...

everyone also received a Glitter Retreat paper doll. These dolls were intended for the swap; however someone, me, did a very poor job of explaining the swap to Catherine. Since Catherine created 24 paper dolls, her lucky class each got an extra treat. So sorry Catherine!

A happy girl, completing a happy project at her happy place!