Hello again, friends! It’s almost time for The Paperie’s Fall Retreat and I can hardly wait. To help get you started with your packing, Sara and I are sharing our 5 fun favorites – things we just have to take to The Retreat. Last week, Sara shared her 5 and this week I’m sharing my 5.
1. Washi tape.
It’s no surprise that washi tape is on my list. It’s colorful, easy to use, incredibly versatile and repositionable. I rarely make a page without it. Sara and I have both chosen washi as past Paperie Picks and you can read mine here and Sara’s here.
2. Baker’s Twine.
I love twine. It’s another easy way to add color and texture. And for those of you who don’t like to get messy, twine is about as mess-free as it gets! I’m quite happy to tie bows and knots with my twine but you can create lots of different embellishments, too. Check out this list of 25+ ways to use baker’s twine.
3. Spray inks.
I have a vast and varied collection of spray inks. I use them a lot so I’m bringing all of them. They might be messy they’re easy to use and few spritzes and splats makes a big impact. My favorites right now are Studio Calico’s Mister Huey White and Shine.
I know tags have been popular for ages but I’ve only realized their appeal recently. You can do a lot with tags. They are great for adding layers to your pages and for practicing techniques. I like to write my journaling on a tag and tuck it behind my picture. Ranger makes tags of all sizes from different materials but plain manila is my favorite.
5. Dylusions Journal.
I don’t have mine yet but I can hardly wait to get it. It is made by Ranger to work with their Dylusions spray inks. This book is getting rave reviews and I know I’m going to have fun with it. If you’re not into art journaling, you could use the Dylusions Journal like a Smashbook or simply tear out the pages to use on your other projects. The pages alternate between white and manilla, and there is an envelope pocket at the front to hold bits and bobs.
I’ll have my 5 and many other wonderful treasures with me at The Retreat. If you have any questions or want to try something come on over to my table, I’m easy to find. I’m the one with the cup of coffee and inky fingers.
I hope to see you at The Retreat!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cathie is a coffee fiend, work-from-home-mom, blogger, scrapbooker and art journaling enthusiast. She is also a creative team member and guest instructor for The Paperie. Cathie happily neglects the laundry and cleaning to spend time in her “space” creating with her beloved paper, ink and paint. A huge fan of “flopporunities” and “happy accidents”, Cathie is forever inspired to try new techniques, products and projects all of which she shares on her blog, with coffee in hand.
Cathie and our other Designers and Instructors will be hosting quick, fun demos out at the Retreat next weekend. Be sure to stop by the demo’s to learn lots of fun new things!
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