Many of you know how important education is to me. I value it so much and it is so important to me that I share as much information with you as possible in regards to how-to's. So it is with GREAT excitement that I can finally share Dave Brethauer's latest achievement with you all!!! Dave is a colleague of mine who is SO very talented - he is the manufacturer of the Memory Box line of cardstock, papers, and rubber stamps. We carry his beautiful (and yes, I mean beautiful) assortment of papers in our online store. We now have in stock his new book Card Design and it is absolutely stunning. The color photography of the projects he has created are in one word - GORGEOUS!
But here is the cool thing - not only is it beautiful, but it is informative. Each card created in this book features a step-by-step set of directions in the back of the book. These directions include a complete supply list, down to the colors he has used. It features stamps from the following manufacturers:
- Lockhart - woohoo
- Hero Arts,
- Savvy Stamps,
- Rubber Soul,
- and of course Memory Box Ü
Included in the book he teaches colored-pencil basics of fading and blending of colors. He reviews color schemes, the use of color as pattern and experiments with different textural qualities. He then teaches watercolor basics showcasing watercolor markers, watercolor pencils, watercolor paints from a palette, and water-based inks as a palette.
Then he moves in to one of my all time favorite subjects that I hope to share much more with you in the future when I get someone else to manage my webstore for me so that I can finally get back to what I love - education :D This subject is "DESIGN TECHNIQUES"!!! He reviews composition, pattern and color, texture. He works with chalks, transparent surfaces and sponging.
Another fun little feature is that Dave has autographed each of the copies I currently have in stock and if I ask nicely I hope that he will continue to do so as we sell through these - I'm only guessing here, but when word gets out how inspirational this book is they are going to fly off the shelves! So get your copy now if you would like to color more like Dave. I know that I'm going to read my copy as soon as these Nestability orders all get out.
We are still waiting for that Fed Ex truck, but we have been able to ship some of the orders that do not have the Stars or Petite Scallops. The remainder of all the orders is on that trucks so be assured that if you have placed a preorder they will go out as quickly as we can humanly get them out the door. If you find that an item is not showing in our store right now that will mean that we sold out of that particular grouping, but more are on order and we will do our very best to keep up with the demand. I am also going to work this evening to get the tan mats and the magnetic pads up on the site so that this information will be available. As you can probably guess I have had NO time to experiment with the magnetic pads that arrived late yesterday afternoon. Hopefully I'll be back with more information quickly!!!
Thank you again for your amazing support and patience - you have no idea how much I appreciate each and every one of you who has hung in there with me! Hugs to you all!