Kaleidoscope Coloring Club & Drawing Night Changes

In consultation with Robin, we have decided to not hold Kaleidoscope Coloring Club or Drawing Night this month. Decisions about what will happen next month are waiting to see how things are going then. Edgar is happy to give Robin a month or two off so she can enjoy her yard and make some cool new drawings.

As for safety and health of our customers, to the degree possible, we are observing the 6 ft personal distancing, as recommended by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority. The counters, tables, chairs, doors, restroom and other surfaces are cleaned regularly with disinfecting spray / wipes. Christy is still holding classes with only one person per table and we are not sharing supplies. Classes are limited to 5 people and disinfecting wipes are available.

We are always happy to see you, but Christy won’t be doing all her hugging and hand shaking. Hand washing has become a regular adventure. Lots of new products continue to go out on the floor from Creativation 2020.

Please let us know if you have any questions or we can help. Thanks Christy

Christy’s Creativation Finds are Filling the Store

Some amazing new stamps, dies and ink pads have made their way into Runaway! Christy ordered many items at Creativation and we’ll show you a some samples of cards and project made with some of the products.

First, we share some florals from Altenew. This company produces some beautiful stamps often featuring floral designs. Some of the stamp sets are designed for ink layering creating very gorgeous results, so you’ll want to check them out! There are also ink cubes that work beautifully with their stamps.

An Altenew stamp/die set now available at Runaway!

Penny Black is another company Christy visited at Creativation, where she purchased some lovely items including stamps, frame dies, watercolor stamps and much more. There are some really handy sentiment stamp sets that include many different sayings. Below is a sample showing the die itself (left) and a card showing this die and several stamps combined.

Penny Black die and a finished card

A cool new company called Stamplistic shared a collection of unusual animal stamps at the show, along with some patterned papers that are fun to stamp those images on. Some of them have landed at Runaway. There are dogs, cats and other domestic and animals on the wild side. You’ll want to check them out.

A horse from Stamplistic

Of course an old favorite company, Lawn Fawn, had a big release of new stamps and dies, and many are available at Runaway. So many cute critters that are great to add to cards that are sure to cheer up the young and old! There are also some new interactive dies that are simple to put together.

Lawn Fawn stamps and dies–the stitched alphabet die set is amazing!
More Lawn Fawn stamps and dies at work

And stencils make the world go ’round, right? The Crafter’s Workshop has a new release and you need to see them! Most are available in both 6″ X 6″ and 12″ X 12″ sizes. These stencils are so wonderful to use in art journals, altered books, for gel printing, or for a beautiful card background.

The Crafter’s Workshop stencil with inks and Ken Oliver Color Bursts
A beautiful piece created with The Crafter’s Workshop stencil and gold modeling paste

Run, don’t walk, into Runaway Art and Craft Studio to see these and many more newly released products! See you soon!

First Wednesday Hands-on Demo: InkTense®

Come in and join us on Wednesday, February 5th between 12 noon and 4pm! Christy will be giving you a chance to see the InkTense® pencils and blocks in action – whether for making cards or illustrating journals! You will take home a finished background to use in your creations. We will have 25 spots for the hands-on event. Everyone participating in the demo will receive a free gift and special discount on the items Christy demos.

Runaway open Dec 23 and Dec 24

Last minute gift needs? We have good news! Your favorite papercraft and art supply store will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Monday, December 23 and from 10 am to noon on Tuesday, December 24.

We won’t be open on Christmas (we aren’t quite that silly). And we will be back on our normal schedule (10 am to 6 pm, Wednesdays thru Saturdays, and 11 am to 5 pm Sundays) — except for New Year’s Day, of course. Because that is INVENTORY DAY!

Small Business Saturday Sales All Weekend!

Small Business Saturday specials all weekend (November 30 and December 1)! We have a big 12×12 printed papers sale. 40% off Authentique and Graphic 45 papers, 50% off all other 12×12 decorated paper.

We also have our “dot” sale going on with 30-70% off selected items — for example, almost all of our Dina Wakley stamps are either 30% or 40% off. Markdowns on stencils — including designs by Dina and by Seth Apter, among many others — stamps, ephemera, flowers, jewelry supplies, oil pastel sets, and more! Great prices on our Foil Quill sets at 40% off regular price.

Come by and support us both Saturday and Sunday — or just come by for a visit. We love our customers! Jessica will be starting to put up Christmas trees in the windows and Christy is playing with products all day long!

Runaway’s Holiday Schedule

Runaway will be open during our regular hours this holiday season — so come by Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm or on Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. We will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays (just like normal).

We also will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Runaway Offers Special “Inktober” Prompts

Robin Bielefeld has given us some great inspiration for Runaway’s Inktober prompts. Runaway team member Kiah helped Christy Wood come up with a fantastic list of prompts. So the idea is to draw or use a stamp to create a card based on the following prompts. Please tag all of your posts #Runawayinktober2019 so we can find you.

Inktober is traditionally a challenge to encourage drawing everyday through October usually with a spooky, Halloween theme. But we are expanding our use of the “ink” to include stamping and coloring. For instance, we use ink to stamp and Copics or other markers to color.

Artwork is drawn by Robin Bielefeld and will also be for the next Kaleidoscope Coloring Club! The pic is for inspiration so don’t think any of the rest of us will be doing drawing like these! 🤣😂😇

Runaway’s Inktober Prompts 2019

  1. Autumn
  2. Hat
  3. Mask
  4. Beverage
  5. Face
  6. Birds
  7. Vintage
  8. Foliage
  9. Mushrooms
  10. Polka Dots
  11. Mice
  12. Stippling
  13. Tape
  14. Ghosts
  15. Buttons
  16. Cat
  17. A Murder
  18. Creature/Monster
  19. Fantasy
  20. Scissors
  21. Creepy
  22. Eye
  23. Witch
  24. Sweet
  25. Bones
  26. Charm
  27. Pumpkin
  28. Hatching/cross-hatching
  29. Nostalgia
  30. Free Draw! (Anything you want)
  31. Edgar and/or Crows

Kiah and Christy will be drawing and we are sure to be be sharing some art from Robin too! The idea is to have fun and try something you have done before.

Seth Apter comes to Runaway Nov 9 and 10!

Runaway is very excited to be hosting yet another nationally known mixed media artist. This time the very talented Seth Apter will be joining us for two workshops on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10.

Take a look at the descriptions below — “50 Ways” on Saturday is full and has a good-sized waiting list. If “Get Baked” on Sunday looks interesting, though, you may want to check to see if we have a slot open up. Right now it’s full — but there is no waiting list.

50 Ways to Leave Your Layer

Saturday, November 9 from 10 am – 5 pm (with a lunch break) Fee: $110

Okay. Maybe not 50. But a lot. In this workshop, you will be putting your paint playlist on repeat as we go through a series of paint layering techniques that you can apply to all your creative projects. Everybody will be provided with a journal to work in that we will fill up, page after page, with layered backgrounds. Additive and subtractive paint techniques, properties of acrylic paint, mark making, application strategies, and much more will be included. In the end, you will leave with a new journal that you can keep as a technique reference manual or continue to work in to complete your journal pages in your own personal style.

Supply List (available at Runaway):
Fluid acrylic paint (both opaque and translucent)
Chip brushes (1/2 and 1 inch brushes work well)
Flat paint palette
Ink Pads (in a variety of colors)
Craft sponges
Black and white journaling pens (Signo Uniball are Seth’s favorite)
Heat tool (optional – each table will have one embossing gun or heat tool to share between two people)
Your current art journal, if you have one (optional)

Seth will provide a journal for each participant, plus a number of mixed media supplies not listed. In addition, he will bring the following to share but you are welcome to bring your own as well: unmounted rubber stamps, stencils, textured material

Get Baked!

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 from 10 am – 5 pm (with a lunch break) Fee: $110

Get Baked! This ain’t your grandma’s embossing powders. Everything old is new again and that refers to art and craft products too. In this full day workshop, we will be bringing embossing powder into the 21 st century. Using my line of embossing powders, we will start by discussing the properties of embossing powders and reviewing traditional uses, such as stamping. Then we turn to the future and work with new ways to use this product.

Examples include faux encaustics, custom blending, and layering. We will also cover alternatives to embossing pads. You will leave with multiple layered, textured, and dimensional artworks.

Supply list (available at Runaway):
Fluid acrylic paint (a few of your favorite colors)
Ink Pads (assorted colors, any type)
Chip brushes (1/2 and 1 inch work well)
Paint palette
Matte Medium
Glue Stick
Embossing Pad
Heat tool (optional – each table will have one embossing gun or heat tool to share between two people)
Craft Sponges
Black and White fine tip journaling pens and any other of your favorite mark makers (pens, pencils, markers, paint pens, etc)

Instructor will provide:
Embossing Powder
Art Panels and/or Paper
Collage Material
Seth will have washi tape, stencils and unmounted background stamps to share, but feel free to bring your favorites