Strathmore Drawing Paper



IS a 300 series sketch pad with medium surface and 50(11″x14″)sheets….this heavy paper is good for final artwork with pen, air brushing, or marker….

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It is all about drawing these days. You can get the best supplies on this page with one click  .. Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads.  Cream colored drawing paper for sketching and finished work. The medium surface readily accepts pen and ink pencil charcoal. crayon and markers. The Smooth surface with its non-reflective finish and uniform formation is especially suited for line drawing and technical work. Twenty-four 80lb. acid-free sheets per spiral-bound pad. This drawing paper has been around in Art stores and schools for a very long time and is the favorite for most artist because of its versatility.


Handmade Halloweenie Card

Handmade Halloweenie Card

This card making is an awesome idea. I get updates from www.crafts’ and this was a part of it in the Pumpkin craft ideas and I wanted to share it. I would love to make this for a friend in the hospital. I think it would cheer her right up. Thank you, CnC  and Patty Schaffer

Get ready to pick your perfect pumpkin craft this week, as I’m sharing pumpkin crafts all week long. I worried about rushing the season with the BOO Marquee Lights I featured on Friday, but now that it’s after Labor Day, it’s open season for fall and Halloween crafts. I’m starting with this handmade Halloween card from Patty Schaffer. She’s used wool roving to felt a sweet little jack-‘o-lantern, creating a dimensional, one-of-a-kind Halloween card. Tune in each day this week for more pumpkin crafts from your favorite designers!
DIY this Halloween card with a mini felted pumpkin.

To make a Handmade, Halloween Jack-‘o-Lantern Card, you’ll need:

    • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2” ball

styrofoam  eggs

    • Scrapbook paper, Halloween theme

scrapbooking paper

    • Black cardstock, 2” square

card stock

    • Kraft cardstock, 1” x 3” strip
    • Brown ink

drawing ink

    • Sheet moss, tiny bit

sheet moss

    • Wool roving, orange, small amount

wool roving

    • Mini glue dots

glue dots

    • Low-temp glue gun

glue gun

    • Tools needed: scissors; serrated knife; wooden skewer; needle felting tool*; optional: scallop edge punch

wooden scewers*Note: felting needles are extremely sharp – use with caution.

To make a Handmade, Halloween Jack-‘o-Lantern Card:

1. Fold in half an 8-½” x 5” piece of paper, creating a 4-¼” wide by 5” high card.
2. Cut a 1-½” x 5” paper strip. Cut a scallop edge along one 5” side. (Patty used a paper punch for this, but you can also cut the edge with scissors.) Adhere the scalloped strip to the front of the card, flush with the fold.
3. Cut the 2” foam ball in half with the serrated knife. Use a wooden skewer to carve sections into one half ball; the sections can be uneven, just like on a real pumpkin.
Adorable, felted pumpkin on a handmade card.

4. Place a small amount of wool roving on the pumpkin and using the felting needle, felt the roving to the half ball. Carefully work the roving down into the creases. (Caution: Felting needles are extremely sharp!) Once the roving is attached, move on to another section. Felt the front of the pumpkin only, and leave the back uncovered.
5. Cut two eyes, a nose and a mouth from the black cardstock to make a jack-o-lantern face. Adhere the face pieces to the pumpkin using mini glue dots.
6. Glue a tiny piece of sheet moss to the top of the pumpkin where the stem will go.
7. To make the pumpkin stem, rip a ½” x 2-½” piece of Kraft cardstock. Apply brown ink to the torn edge and then roll up the strip, creating the stem. Use mini glue dots to hold the stem together. Glue the stem to the top of the pumpkin, pressing it into the sheet moss.