Beginning Watercolor with Cynthia

Instructor: Cynthia Dawson

Interested in learning more about watercolor techniques? Of course you are! Cynthia is a recent WOU graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration with water mediums.

She’s offering her “basics” class again, with a few more simple techniques to help you get your feet (and pages) wet with watercolors!

Art Impressions Watercolor Cards with Christy

Instructor: Christy Wood

Join Christy for an afternoon of fun! Make 2 cards and learn a bunch of basic techniques. You will be doing simple practice pieces and then put it all together to make cards. Bonnie has some wonderful new AI watercolor stamp sets and go perfectly with any of the classic you might already own.

Open to everyone!
Supplies include normal card kit – think cutting and sticky supplies for making cards

AlteNew Cards with Teresa

Instructor: Teresa Case

Teresa is teaching with Blooming Bouquet stamps, Everlasting Happiness stamps and Fantasy Floral die set.

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

Drawing Night with Robin – Cancelled until further notice due to Covid 19

Leader: Robin Bielefeld

Feel like spreading your creative wings? Join us for drawing night! Open to all– from people who already love to draw to those have always wanted to give it a try.

Come have a great time drawing with others and picking up a tip or two from Robin on the way! Bring drawing paper or journal, colored pencils, eraser and pencil sharpener. Fee: $6


Runaway to Play – Cancelled until further notice due to Covid 19

Play Night Leader: Christy Wood

Want to steal an idea or two? Or just have a good time as you get started on those projects with your new crafting supplies? Bring a project to work on and enjoy sharing tips and tricks with other paper crafters. Good fun – and great company!


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!

Lawn Fawn® Critter Cards with Yvonne

Instructor: Yvonne Bashor

Join Yvonne in making three cards featuring some of the new critter stamps from the brand new Lawn Fawn® release. Each card will include Copic marker coloring, rainbow colors and a variety of cute, die-cut critters. They’re super cute!