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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.


Back in town….back on the grid…

So Lesley and I are back in town…
We have been in Seattle for my brother’s wedding. 
Just got back in town… 
Have started sorting and responding to emails,
comments, and goodies.
During the last week we shut down… clocked out… off the grid.
No Facebook…no blogging, no emails,
no Etsy, shut the phones down..
Some people hate that….
Me? I lived without all that for the first 25 years of my life…
I love social media and tech …
but some times a person needs to unhook…
But we are back…lots to share.
A day of napping…
Took a day for resting and unloading…
The Wedding was fantastic!
Halloween is around the corner.
Tomorrow we start our “13 Days of Halloween” on the blog.
Kits are still being made… classes this week…and pics of the wedding and more coming soon.
Good to be back home…
Talk with you all soon…

October’s Curio Kit

October’s Curio Kit
Curio Board & Metal Tape Effects Kit
Kits are $60, Shipping within the US $18, Total $78
Kits will begin shipping on October 30th.
Number of Kits Available: 35
Just click on the Buy Now button.
In this kit you will learn how to combine several intriguing techniques to create
a metallic masterpiece using metal tape and many of 
Tim Holtz’s Ranger Ink products and goodies.
You will complete a 5 X 7 curio board that 
will tell a rich story using metal tape, chipboard,

Picture of the kit materials.

 Example #2 of Curio Board & Metal Tape Effects

Class update….

Hello Bloggers!
Wow! What a week!
Things are moving fast.
The studio (the entire house) is flled with October goodies, 
crafts, kits, and antique bits of curio.
Beeswax pots and collage going in the studio.
Soldering jewlery and resin in the kitchen.
Kit building and prepping in the guest room,
Photo shoot and filming demos- happening in the living room.
Plus plans and special projects being created for my brother’s 
October “Day of The Dead /Punk Rock Wedding” 
being fashioned wherever we have extra storage or space.
The paper eaters ( the dogs ) are in heaven. 
They love to eat paper…
They wait and watch for your back to be turned…
They lurk and scuttle between it all.
Waiting for us to drop a  piece of scrapbook paper,
a button, a wooden spool, a doll part…etc
Anywho….Class updates…
We had mentioned in the last post
our “Halloween Spooktacular” for next month.
Happening on October 9th at Paper Vineyard.
Here is a peek at the two projects:
Halloween Beeswax Collage 2010

 Halloween Curio Shadowbox
The day will be filled with cool projects, 
trunks of spooky curio, and ghoulish fun.
If you are looking for some creative fun tonight, or this weekend.
We will be teaching a “UV Resin Pendant “class tonight at Mystic Paper
Then on Saturday at Mystic Paper we will 
be teaching our “Dark Wings Shrinebox Class”. 
We also have 15 “Steampunk Curio” kits still available.
The cut off date is tonight at midnight.
Can’t wait to share with you all next month’s kit!
All the best everyone!
Have a great weekend! 

October is going to be Spooktacular!

“The Dealer” by Jack & Cat Curio 
A touch of goth and steampunk.
October is coming quick! We love October!
Favorite month of the year. 
Next month is filled with
different events that we can’t wait to share.
But first we want to say “Thank You!”
For all the support and feedback that we received over our first kit.
Amazing! Thank you everyone.
We have 22 kits left.. 
Ordering will be closed on Friday September 24th at midnight!
Now to events..
We will share more about these events as they approach… 
But we wanted to make sure that people
would have enough time to mark their calendars…
The first weekend of October we will be in Payson, Arizona
at the wonderful Paper & Metal Scrappers. 
Teaching a full weekend of classes ranging from the mild to the wild.
Then we get hit with “Steampunk” fever.
It starts with a class at the majestic Mystic Paper 
on Thursday, October 7th
We will be teaching our “Steampunk Curio Board Class”.
“Steampunk Curio Board
Then on Friday, October 8th. 
We will be set up on Main Street outside Mystric Paper for 
Mesa’s Second Friday event “Steampunk Street”.

Then get ready for……
More pics and info to be forthcoming soon…
Have a great Monday everyone!

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.

Ok…. here we go… you asked for it… now here it is…..

It only took us two years…..LOL
We are putting the final touches on our first kit.
It will be posted tonight…at midnight. 
We hope that you like it… 
The last six months have been a crazy ride for Lesley & I.
You have probably noticed the lack of blogging and tweets.
Almost non existent..
Only so many hours in the day…… 
But we think that we got things figured out.
New website.. putting final touches on it this week. 
Collage sheets will be posted back up. 
Store is being filled…
New designs and classes.
Blogging and posts will commence….
and now this…. 
We want to say “Thank You” to all those that have supported
us with emails and requests for this new venture.
We hope that you enjoy the kits as much 
as we enjoy putting them together.
So be on the lookout….tonight at midnight.

Here is a sneak peek…Hope you like it…