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More Venetian Carnival & A Shaped Book Swap

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More Venetian Carnival &
A Shaped Book Swap

After the success of our mask swap (success in the number of people who have signed up… and I anticipate great success when we see all the artwork, too), we’re having another Carnival-themed swap.

Venetian Fan-Shaped Book Swap!

Here’s a bit of the info from the Swap Specs (that’s a link to the Yahoo Group, where you can also sign up for the swap):

Make 5 original book “leaves/pages” and receive 5 in return, all by different artists! We’re providing a template for the shape (the pages are 8″ tall). Sign up by February 21st; artwork will be due March 20th.

Fan-Shaped Book Sample Gallery

A beautiful Gallery of samples to whet your appetite, by our Design Team and Guest Designer Izabella Pierce (who created the wonderful, paper-doll-like artwork at left). The smaller snippets of masks are by Design Team Member Barbe Saint John and Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) (left and right, respectively). And the large photo, above, showing a finished fan, is by Teri Calia.

More Venice/Carnival Themed Items

Pierrette Collage Sheet
By request: a sheet with a mirror image of the masked lady from The Secret. Plus an Arlecchina jumping jack. And a larger version of masked hussy from the Art Deco Party #2 collage sheet.

2 Gold Metallic Rub-On Sets
8-1/2″ x 11″ metallic rub-on sheets with ornate borders / frames / flourishes that would be beautiful on a collage, even if just using a small portion of one of the designs.

Wavy Fan Handles
Flat, wooden handles meant to add support to paper fans. Use singly (like a church fan) or use a metal binding ring or chicago screw to secure the pivot point. Shown at right on the back of the template for the Fan-Shaped Book Swap.

Scrapbook Papers & Paper Trims

Avignon Set & Paper Tapes
Beautifully distressed set of 5 (double-sided) 12″ x 12″ cardstock sheets with fleur de lys, scrollwork, vintage maps, music and handwriting (and most (all except the maps) are printed with the same pattern on the reverse side in a contrasting color scheme).

There’s also a matching set of printed paper tapes (available to pre-order).

Vintage Wallpaper Scrapbook Paper – Turquoise on Copper
12″ x 12″ sheet, silkscreened on metallic paper. Single-sided (the back is solid copper).

Gold Dresden Diadem
Beautiful, double-sided diadem/crown (9-5/8″ wide). Heavier paper than most of the dresden scraps. Would make nice, little corners & flourishes if cut into smaller pieces.

Blossomwood Die-Cut Borders
Die-cut, self-adhesive cardstock borders with copper foiling (11″ wide; 2 each of 8 designs). Just peel off the backing paper and stick onto your project. Butterflies, bees, paisleys (ies?), poppy and daisy flowers.


3 Self-Adhesive Rhinestone and/or Pearl Designs
Elegant mixes of pearls and rhinestones in swirly cascades. Each design is glued to an adhesive-backed, clear, flexible backing (thin in shape… narrower than the pearls themselves) so that you can easily transfer the designs to your project. You can also cut the pieces apart if you want to rearrange them.

Round Winged Heart Charms
Antiqued silver-plated pewter. 17 x 14.5mm (inner dimension of hole/loop is 2mm)

Mini Heart Charms – 2 Colors
Beautiful (and adorably tiny) antiqued gold- or silver-plated cast pewter heart charms (solid, not hollow).

Blue Porcelain Heart Beads
29x26mm. The colors/patterns of the glaze vary slightly on each bead. I like the color contrast of these beads with the vintage patinaed brass filigrees.

Antiqued 2″ Head Pins
22 gauge, antiqued gold-, copper-, or silver-plated head pins (flat on the bottom for threading through a bead).

Small Silver Cone Bead Caps
Silver plated (over pewter). Lightweight.

Copper Fan Filigree
Copper-plated brass with antique finish. 42x22mm (just under an inch tall).

Large Fleur de Lis Charm
Now in vintage patinaed brass, too.

G-S Hypo Fabric Cement
Has the same fine tip at the “regular” G-S Hypo Cement, but is better for securing tied thread knots, fraying fringe threads or other porous surfaces (fabric, textiles, leather, plastic and foam).

Oval Settings in Antique Brass Patina
18mm x 25mm oval plain-edged settings, now in vintage patinaed brass, too.

Turquoise/Brown Ribbons from French Ribbon Sets
Beautiful, imported French ribbons (taffeta with metallic threads woven into the pattern, or metallic printing for the wider one).

Green & Lavender Floral Fringes
The floral one has pretty, lightweight (plastic) flowers and leaves. 1-7/8″ long (overall), stitched on a 3/8″ satin ribbon. The green one is about 1″ long, also on a 3/8″ wide satin ribbon.

Posted by Leslie, February 13th, 2010

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