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

Jamie Dougherty coming to teach at Runaway August 10 & 11th

Mixed media artist Jamie Dougherty will be coming this summer to teach two art journaling classes on August 10th and 11th. Jamie is a talented artist from southern California who has designed for Prima Marketing and is currently working closely with Ranger. Jamie’s art journaling classes are suited for students at any skill level. No drawing skills are required.

For detailed information on her upcoming classes, please check out our class desciptions: In a Dream State and Hide and Seek Journal. Please call us at Runaway to reserve your spot soon–space is limited!

Prize Drawings to benefit the American Cancer Society

This past weekend was Stamp Out Cancer! This fun event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and sponsored by the “Just Beat It” Relay For Life team. Participants created stunning art and enjoyed their community all day Saturday and Sunday while donating to help stamp out cancer once and for all.

To continue on the spirit of giving, Runaway Art and Craft Studio is so pleased to host four prize drawings to directly benefit the American Cancer Society. From now through Sunday, June 30th, you may purchase tickets at the store at $1 each.

Raffle 1 & 2 are gently used Cricket Machines and cartridge packages as shown in the pictures below and in our window. Each ticket for these raffles are $1 per ticket. Winners will be contacted by phone or email the first week of July.

Raffles 3 & 4 are very special jewelry combinations donated by Tiffany. Details in the store.

2019 Spring Paper Journey — “Let’s Get Cookin'” — from March 18 thru March 30!

“Let’s get Cookin”

Runaway Art & Craft Studio is joining Paper Parachute, Whimzee’s Scrapbook Studio, Main Street Stamp & Stationery, Impressing Ideas, and Paper Craft Addiction (that’s just the list so far — thanks to the folks at Paper Parachute for getting the ball rolling!). We are launching the new Spring Paper Journey, built around the 2019 theme “Let’s Get Cookin'”!

Join us for 2 Weeks of Paper Crafting Fun! Whether you like Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Art Journaling, Mixed Media, or every one of these Paper inspired crafts, you will find stores that will fit your needs perfectly.  Start at your HOME store or any store on the list. Purchase your Traveler’s Notebook and receive a Swag Bag.  As you visit each store, they will stamp the appropriate space in your notebook and provide you with a “Let’s Get Cookin'” recipe card for you. They also will provide a Photo Opportunity and a chance at a weekly drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate.

At each store where you spend a minimum of  $20.00, you will receive a 20% discount on regular priced merchandise and a 6” x 8” Cookbook page kit designed at that store. Additional kits can be purchased for $3.00.

And here at Runaway you also will receive a 15% off coupon, which can be used for 15% off all regular-priced merchandise (with only limited restrictions) that you purchase on a single day between now and September 1.

Turn in your completed stamped page at the last store you visit for an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a $20.00 Gift Certificate from each participating store.

Contact us here at Runaway at 503-881-6270 or at