North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Autumn at the Humboldt County Library Kiosk

The library kiosk is ready for autumn with Halloween books and cards as well as books with seasonal colors. Here is a preview (click each photo for a larger view):

Note: the editor is posting these photos from a famous coffee shop in Grand Island, Nebraska, and they make me want to rush back to the cabin to make some books! Thank you Bonnie, Grace, Peggy, and Dolores, for locating and loaning us most of these books for the kiosk.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rubber Stamp Extravaganza

Credits: Zip code stamp is from
Egyptian cat on block is from 1
00 Proof Press.
Come play and learn about the endless variety possible with rubber stamps! We'll cover materials and techniques including masking, heat embossing, and resist methods. Our workshop leader Becky M. has lots of rubber stamps to share from cute to elegant to just, well, odd.

There will be Halloween and holiday stamps galore. You can make your Christmas cards! 

We'll be meeting in BSS 166 at HSU (our usual room) at noon on Sat. Oct 9th. There will be a $.50 materials fee.

Please bring:
Credit: Cat and book press are from Humboldt County's Meer Image.
  • A sense of adventure—we're going to play!
  • Cutting mat or other surface protector.
  • Brown paper or newspaper for additional protection.
  • Craft knife and/or scissors.
  • A variety of papers to stamp on—matte to glossy, and scraps are great.
  • Scratch paper for practice and cleaning ink off stamps.
  • Rags for cleaning.
  • Colored markers (preferably water based) and colored pencils.   
To bring if you already own them (but don't run out and buy them):
  • Favorite rubber stamps.
  • Clear acrylic stamp blocks.
  • Stamp ink pads.Embossing powders.
  • Embossing heat tool.