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13 Days of Halloween….

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Okay… so below is a rough…little video.

But we hope it inspires. 
A quick little video tutorial for 
Day 8 of our 13 days Of Halloween.
Also “Thank You” to all that have purchased Octobers Kit!
We are putting the  last few touches on them… 
They will ship out at the end of the week. 
If you are interested… we still have 20 available.
Closing date for this kit is 
Wednesday Oct. 27th at midnight.
Thanks everyone!
-Lesley & Mike


Special Class this week…

Special Announcement
Special Class being offered this Thursday night.
We have partnered with  
Spread the Weird Studio is located at 906 N. 5th Street.
In the heart of the First Friday Artwalk in Roosevelt Row.
Roosevelt Row is an established entity
in the thriving Downtown arts scene.
We are really excited to be able to put together this class
to be offered in such an intimate setting.
This is the only time this particular class will be offered. 
All supplies will be provided.
Boxed dinners will be for sale for $10 including beverage and dessert.
 Dark Wings Altered Tin Shrine
Thursday, October 21st
906 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost: $50.00
In this class students will create a special one
of a kind mysterious & rustic Altoid tin shrine.
Students will be guided in various techniques for aging
and producing exciting textures out of everyday objects.
Also taught will be how to fashion dimensional embellishments
with the use of polymer clay. UV Resin will also be introduced
in how best to create glazed tops for collage work.
All supplies will be provided.
You can register and pay here with the Paypal button.

  Class Options
Class $50.00 Class w /Boxed Dinner $60.00

Or you can register with us with email 
at jackandcatcurio@gmail.com and pay the night of class.
Boxed dinners will be for sale for $10 including beverage and dessert.
Please let us know in advance if you would like a boxed meal.
If you have any questions please contact Mike or Lesley at jackandcatcurio@gmail.com.

Steampunk Curio Kit

 This is the first of our monthly kits to be unveiled.
Steampunk Curio Kit

Kits are $75, Shipping within the US $18, Total $93
Kits will begin shipping on September 30th.
Number of Kits : 22
Just click on the Buy Now button.

Steampunk: An imaginary blend of fanciful Victorian age wonder and science fiction fantasy.
Clockwork pieces of brass and copper, 
steam powered inventions, flying machines and contraptions,
gears and cogs, corsets and waist coats.
Just a sampling of some of the imagery that will be 
packed in this kit for your creative adventure.

This kit is filled with opportunities for you to create
a rich collage using  layers and textures.

Kit Includes:
10×10 Black Shadowbox w/glass front
1 Sheet of “Time Flies”  Graphic 45 Paper
 1 Sheet of “Victorian Transformers” Graphic 45 Paper 
1 Sheet of “Mechanical Mind” Graphic 45 Paper
1 Sheet of Ephemera Extraordinaire  Graphic 45 Paper

1 “Hot Air Balloon” 8×10 Transparency 
 Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Copper Embossing Powder
Verdigris Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
3-Dimensional Spacers

Metal Findings
 1 Large Octopus
1 Steampunk Porthole w/image
1 Oval Keyhole w /eye image
6 Brass Gears
1 Crown
1Large Pair of Wings

Unique Pages
Chipboard Gear Set 
1 Large Chipboard Ornate Clock
2 Large Chipboard Ornate Corners

Jack & Cat Curio Cuts
1 Large Chipboard Bird
1 Acrylic House

*Plus a full set of directions and techniques for completion.

If you have any questions please

contact Mike or Lesley at jackandcatcurio@gmail.com.

September Events & Classes

Hello all!
The studio has been busy!… Fall plans being made!…New classes!..
Lots of upcoming travel!
Here is a quick list of places where you can find us this month….
Hope everyone is doing fine….

September Events & Classes
Friday, Sept. 10th
Mystic Paper
Mesa’s Second Friday
Mesa, Arizona
Vendor Booth

“She Drinks Steam”canvas print by Jack & Cat Curio

Saturday, Sept. 11th
Paper Vineyard
Chandler, Arizona
Steampunk Curio

Steampunk Curio

Friday, Sept. 24th Mystic Paper Mesa, Arizona
UV Resin Pendants

UV Resin Pendants

Saturday, Sept. 25th Mystic Paper Mesa, Arizona
Dark Wings Shadowbox

Payson Weekend
Saturday, Oct. 2nd
Paper & Metal Scrappers
Payson, Arizona
UTEE Pendants

UTEE Pendants

Saturday, Oct. 2nd
Paper & Metal Scrappers
Payson, Arizona
Shabby Chic Shadowbox

Sunday, Oct. 3rd
Paper & Metal Scrappers
Payson, Arizona
Dark Wings Shadowbox

Class kits and doggie doctor

“Wonderland” Hinged Beeswax class at Frenzy Stamper on Saturday.

So today I’m trying get Lesley & I caught up on things.
Emails, class kits, orders, blogging,
clean house, and “doggie doctor”.
We have a huge foxtail infestation outside.
The dogs are having huge problems…
So in between kit making and all…
I will be “doggie doctor”.
So in between pouring resin…
I will roll on the floor with the dogs..
Check paws for foxtails and then tape up
little baby socks on them.
Its a fun game playing “doggie doctor”…
They like to run, hide, and bite me.

Prepping for class tonight…
Its the last of our Wednesday night technique classes that
we will teach at Frenzy Stamper.

Resins & Glazes.
Tonight we will cover everything from UV resins,
two part resins, glossy accents,
lacquers, enamel resins, and UTEE.
If you have a passion for jewelry making
this class is for you.

Also prepping for this upcoming Saturday’s big class day at Frenzy Stamper.
In the morning we will be teaching a pendant and tag making class.
Here are a few examples…

We will be playing with enamel resin and UV resin
to create two silver overlay pendants- either for wear or artwork.

Then in the afternoon we will be teaching our
last beeswax collage class for the summer.
( Of course we always say that… but I think this time its true)
We are doing an ephemera and hardware filled- hinged beeswax collage piece
inspired by Alice in Wonderland and with a touch of rust and steampunk.
We call it “Wonderland”.
As always all supplies will be provided in both classes.

Feel free to bring your favorite scissors…
Any ephemera and images that you desire..
and a desire to create.

Below is another sample pic of the “Wonderland” piece….
Have a great day all!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

We give thanks to our families & friends.

Here are a few images we put together for ya. Enjoy all!
Have a great weekend.

Be back soon…

A quick post…Paris on the brain..

Me and some of the talented ladies from class at Paper Vineyard. I’m such a nerd!

Hey all!
Had a great weekend.
Hope that you all did as well.
Talked with old friends (thanks Christi), had enjoyable food, made some great gifts,
and celebrated a very special birthday.
Not to mention slept in a bit…. had time to read several books…
I owned the weekend.
The weekend usually owns us.
Had a terrific class on Saturday…
Ranger Ink Technique… Mini Ranger U as some call it.
Fun times. I love teaching this class.
Because every time I teach it I find something new.
Thanks to everyone at Paper Vineyard for a great class.
More class notes are coming soon.
I will be traveling over to the PV this morning to drop off another
sample for our class on November 21st.
Here is a peek at another sample for this class.

Our new “Paris” set is looking damn good.
Tim’s new “French Marketplace” stamps are adding to the cool effects.
I was waiting for someone to create a stunning Paris set.
Leave it to him.
I believe his “I See Paris” stamp set is one of my fav’s of all time.
Each are used in the sample above.
Thanks Tim!

Also a big “Thanks” to everyone that sent us photos
for our repair and restoration boards.
Your pics are great.
Not only did we receive some very challenging photos…..
but some incredible stories to go with them.
We have decided to work on all the photos that have been sent.
So if you have not heard from us yet.
Don’t give up hope.. you will.
We will have them back to ya as soon as we can.
Keep your eyes posted.
Some are a bit more challenging than others…..
Thanks again everyone.

More later….
Have a great Tuesday!