Laurie Speltz's Blog

This is my place to share creative thoughts, inspirations, nonsense and adventures. Thanks for joining me on my creative journey!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Christmas Fest in Ohio

We were asked to teach at the Cupboard Distributing Christmas Festival this year.  How fun is that?  We came up with a combination of mixed media and painting projects.  I am very pleased with the results and we are looking to have a great time with these.  Some of the classes are close to being full so if you would like to join us, check it out NOW!!!  Better to get in now versus wishing you had. 

Here are 2 of the projects we will be doing:

Go to the website to check out the other ones.  There are also classes from Chris and Kelly Hoernig.  There is even a video showing the projects. 

I am back...

Long time away from the Blog.  Sorry about that.  But I am back for the holidays and we have a great amount of new materials to share for the holidays.

We are busy doing the last shows of the season.  We will be in Dallas October 26 - 28.  Our class has a lot to offer and if you want the chance for a great experience come join us.  The planter box features 2 designs.  One by me and one by Chris Haughey, this is my design for the planter.  We are using the Wave Brush from Black Gold.  Great stuff, you will want to try.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mixed Media Workshop Recap

Hey Bloggers...Had a great day with everyone at Cupboard Distributing.  Everyone seemed to really enjoy stepping outside the box and working with new combinations of materials and techniques.  So much fun to see so many solutions to a simple assignment.  Everyone followed their own path and used the examples as just a starting point versus a final solution.

This is just a taste of lots of good ideas that sprang from the projects.  It is amazing what can be accomplished with stencils, stamps, mediums and some paint.  It was fun!!!!

Seems like this is only the beginning of new things to explore.  Look for more workshops in the future.  We even are looking at doing some online. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hi everyone.  Hope the summer is treating you well.  I am painting new fall and winter projects right now and decided we will start sharing some of these now.  The first new pattern we are releasing is a set of 3 goodie baskets.  If you have followed us for a while you will remember that we have used the base box before.  It was so popular back then we decided to bring it up to date with the times. 

The new version uses layering of texture and color to create some outstanding color effects.  The bases are so much fun and if you don't fill the basket they will be so eye catching all on their own.  We also beefed up the pattern packet with lots of photos to work from.  There is so much here that you will want to see everything that is possible.  The new cutouts are fun with or without the boxes.  Pin kits are so popular and these could be used for that very easily. 

Here is a look at one of the bases.  I absolutely had so much fun doing these.  It uses the stripes stencil and texture mesh.  Each base is different.

We have a special on the kits and it ends today so take advantage.  This is the accessory cut out kit. 

Check out all the possibilities.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Creative Spectacular

Summer is upon us.  We are pleased to announce a great summer creative spectacular.  Plan to join us for this fun event that will highlight mixed media projects.  Mixed media is the hot topic right now.  Painters can take advantage of so many techniques to enhance their projects.  This will be a great opportunity to experience how stamps, stencils, masks, paints and more come together.

Sign up today, class size is limited.  If you can't attend but think your area or group would love to explore some new classes, contact us.  We would love to try to create a workshop to fit your needs. 

I am hitting it hard creating new book projects and more.  Hope your brush is moving too.  Keep a smile in your brush!  Laurie :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Can you believe May is almost over?  I can't believe how fast spring has come and gone.  I wanted to get another video up for everyone.  I have divided using our Basecoat Stencils into a group of small quick "How To" videos.  This is the first and has lots of reminders included for good and successful stenciling.  Hope you enjoy it.  Sit back with a cool beverage and take a quick look. 

Have a good one!
Laurie :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Welcome, today is a new day.  Today we have our first video to share.  It is not perfect but I think you will enjoy the information.  I got a little lengthy and it cut off the very end of the video but you really only miss my farewell.  Live and learn I say.  I hope this will be the first of many...