Ready for Spring?

Runaway is starting to bring in a lot of fun new supplies to get you in the mood for spring projects! From stamps and dies, to paint, coloring media and papers, you can find it all on your next visit!

Ranger Ink Distress Watercolor Pencils by Tim Holtz
Lawn Fawn Spring 2024 Release
Graphic45 The Beach is Calling Collection

New items are arriving weekly from all of your favorite companies. We’d love to see you so we can share all of the good stuff with you!

Gear up for holiday cardmaking!

Runaway has oodles of products in the store to help you spread all kinds of holiday cheer! You can find stamps, dies, patterned papers and stencils that will make your Fall and Winter holiday projects extra special. There are also holiday card making classes on the calendar if you’d like a little extra inspiration.

Shop for inks, papers, stamps, stencils, embellishments of all kinds so you can create elegant or whimsical projects soon! We add new items frequently, so come in and check out what’s waiting for you!

Happy 10th Birthday to Runaway!

We are so excited to celebrate our 10th birthday in business! And we’d like you to help us celebrate, so we have a month-long sale! From August 10th to September 10th, we are offering a variety of discounts on many of our favorite products.

Anniversary Deals from Aug 11 – Sept 10

  • Everyone gets class discount – 15% off regular price merchandise (class attendees will get 20% off)!
  • 40% off PanPastels®
  • 20% off graphite and colored Individual Pencils
  • 25% off 12×12 Printed Cardstock
  • 40% off Halloween & Fall Stamps, Dies, and Paper & Buttons*
  • 40% off Christmas & Winter Stamps, Dies, Paper & Buttons*
  • 40% off Highlighters
  • 60% off Art Impressions® Stamps and Dies
  • Special “Edgar ‘Shiny’” prices throughout the store – more added daily!

Friday, August 11 thru Sunday, August 20

  • 20% off Zebra® midliners
  • 30% off foil dies
  • 25% off Ranger® alcohol inks
  • 20% off DAS® oven-bake clay
  • 25% off Karin® Decobrush® Pigment sets

Tuesday, August 22 thru Sunday, August 27

  • 30% off Sign pens
  • 30% off re-inkers
  • 40% off Karin® Decobrush® metallics
  • Add’l 30% off Studio Floor Easels
  • 30% off foiling plates
  • Add’l 20% off 18×24 drawing pads
  • 20% off Rembrandt® soft chalk pastels

Tuesday, August 29 thru Sunday, September 3

  • 25% off Penny Black® stamps and dies
  • 30% off moulds
  • 30% off Stazon®, Stazon® Pigment, Delicata®, Ink on 3®, Honey Bee®, Brilliance®, & VersaMagic® ink pads
  • 20% off OLO® markers (sets and individual markers)
  • 25% off stencils

Tuesday, September 5 thru Sunday, September 10

  • 25% off Zip-It® bags and pencil holders
  • 30% off Marabu® crayons
  • Add’l 20% off black sketchbooks (tablet, hardcover, or spiral)
  • 25% off Silverbrush® sets (including Black Velvet® sets!)

Plus – normal discounts on Golden® products, Daniel Smith® watercolors, BigShots® and Spellbinders® die-cutting and embossing machines, and more!

*Limited Exclusions Apply

Sale prices limited to merchandise in stock; all discounts taken off regular price unless otherwise indicated.

Very limited exclusions on 15% class discount; class attendees during sale will receive 20% discount.

Light-Blue dots: additional discounts (beyond 15%) do not apply

Megan Quinlan teaching in July!

We are really excited to announce that Megan Quinlan, who is a widely known artist in the mixed media world, will be teaching a fantastic class on Saturday, July 15th! This creative day will include a lot of inspiration, fun techniques and a chance to make a finished mini tag book similar to the one below.

Mini Tag Book

This is a simple book structure that requires no sewing. We will create backgrounds in class and use stencils and stamping techniques to add to our books. Megan will walk you through various elements and ideas to give your books your own personal touch. Kits will be provided full of some fun freebies to use in class while you are creating. 

A bit about Megan

Megan Quinlan is a Mixed Media and Bookbinding artist. She has been creating art for over 25 years. She has been featured in Somerset Studio© and has been a teacher for Fodder School for the last 3 years. She also has her own stencil line and has limited edition stamps with ArtFoamies®. Megan’s style is very laid back and encourages students to stay in the flow while creating. Her approach to art making is all about inspiration and encouragement, themes that she tries to incorporate into her art. She lives in New Jersey with her partner and 4 children. 

Megan will be teaching one class on Saturday, July 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm, with a break for lunch, at a cost of $125. If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to, give us a call at (503) 881-6270, or come by the store during regular business hours.  We’ll get you signed up (please don’t try to sign up in Facebook comments or using Messenger – we just aren’t set up to manage things that way). We do require payment for class in advance. To confirm your registration, we will need to receive payment in full (including the $25 non-refundable fee) no later than the end of the day on Sunday, July 9. We will refund the $100 balance if you cancel before that time – but if you need to cancel after July 9 we will not be able to refund your money (the registration is transferable at any time if you find a replacement student).

Runaway will be sending registrants more details about supplies and other items of interest prior to class. Please let us know if you have any questions–we hope to see you soon!

Learn more about Megan’s work at Megan Quinlan Studio on Instagram

Maybe a class at Runaway is in your future?

Runaway offers a lot of different classes. If you enjoy mixed media, maybe the Altered Book or Art Journaling classes would be of interest. If you are a cardmaker or would like to learn more about papercrafting, one of Runaway’s card classes could fit the bill. Watercolor, alcohol markers, printmaking are other topics covered in classes. Below are some samples from recent classes.

A card from one of Christy’s monthy Christmas card classes
Two cards from Yvonne’s latest Lawn Fawn cardmaking class
A dragonfly art journal page by Christy

Contact the Runaway staff if you have questions or are interested in signing up for a class. Classes are added often and general descriptions can be found here.

It’s really happening! Dina Wakley returns to Runaway Feb. 2-5, 2023

Sure, the holidays are cool and all. But that’s not the only thing that has us excited here at Runaway. We are very pleased to be the first store to host Artist and Designer (and one of our absolute favorite teachers!) Dina Wakley as she returns to travel and teaching. For those of you who were all set to attend her 2020 class, this feels like a sign that the pandemic is really coming to an end. And we know many others have been anxiously awaiting Dina’s next visit as well.

She will be teaching one class each day from 10 am to 5 pm, with a break for lunch, at a cost of $170 per day. And every one of them offers a wonderful opportunity get in touch with your own artistic muse. Interested in attending one or more them? Just send an e-mail to, give us a call at (503) 881-6270, or come by the store during regular business hours.  We’ll get you signed up (please don’t try to sign up in Facebook comments or using Messenger – we just aren’t set up to manage things that way). 

Reserve your spot as quickly as possible! We’ll need full payment (which includes a $25 non-refundable fee for each class) to hold your spot. If you cancel, we will refund your money (except the $25 fee) IF we can fill the seat. So the sooner you let us know the better.

Unless additional supplies are listed in the class description, everything is included except the basic kit (which you’ll need to bring with you to class): 

  • Scissors
  • Craft Sheet
  • Paper Towels or Wipes

If you have paint pens for journaling, those would be helpful as well, but they are not required.

All photos are representations of the class concepts; the actual art you create will vary.

Gloss Spray Glory

Thursday, February 2, 2023 ($170)

What can you do with Gloss Sprays? The answer is YES! Backgrounds, drawing, watercolor effects, resists, the list goes on and on. Join Dina as we explore my favorite ways to use the glosses….you will be amazed at their versatility. They are SO much more than a spray, they are a fluid paint with which you can create stunning effects.

Ethereal Figures on Printed Backgrounds

Friday, February 3, 2023 ($170)

In this class we’ll create unique printed backgrounds, using your gel plate as a painting tool. Then, we’ll create abstract figures on the backgrounds with several different methods—painting, reduction, printing, and more.

Clearly Interesting Mini-Book

Saturday, February 4, 2023 ($170)

Let’s a make a book that is chock full of interesting “clear” elements–transparencies! Dina will show you some of her favorite ways to create with transparencies, and we will turn our efforts into a delicious little handmade book.

Atlas of You

Sunday, February 5, 2023 ($170)

Dina will give you a rolled piece of canvas, and over the hours of class we are going to build up interesting layers that map out parts of YOU. Symbols, imagery, and journaling will combine to create a mixed-media masterpiece showpiece that is both personal and fun.

Extra supplies to bring: three photocopies of a photo of you (selfie, front view), printed to cover the entire 8.5″x11″ page, a small cutting mat and X-acto-type knife.

Happy 9th Birthday to Runaway!

Runaway is celebrating its 9th birthday with 9 days of sales! Our celebration will run from July 6 through July 14. Roll the dice when you check out for discounts between 10-30% off regular priced merchandise. You will find lots of additional sales in store as well.

Come on in and see what’s new and help us celebrate!

Have you been to Runaway lately?

Are you interested in some new supplies? Runaway is now carrying stamps and stencils from Lavinia; stamps, dies and stencils from Polkadoodles; heavy body acrylics from Golden (plus High Flows and Fluid acrylics that we’ve always carried); new items from Lawn Fawn, Paper Artsy, Hero Arts, Sizzix and Ranger; and many more! There are too many new things to list here! Come in and check it out! (And more is on the way, you know it is!)

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is all settled in its new South Salem location: 4675 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301. There is a good-sized parking lot for your convenience. Also, we are now open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We hope that you can come in to see us very soon.