Monday Night at Stamp Asylum

There is a fantastic store at the corner of Coit and Park in Plano, Texas called the Stamp Asylum.
Monica Smith is the curator of the most amazing collection of inks, papers, ephemera, markers and tools you could possibly imagine.

The first Monday night of each month, the "Dallas Stampers" get together for a class in Monica's back room.  Last night, she taught how to make what looks like embossed wood with a simple wooden plaque, gesso, some paint and something called "grunge board." (If the batteries in my camera weren't dead I could show you how mine turned out.)

One of the things that was very exciting to me is that last night I got to meet artist, Debra Kolce.  Debra has been part of all three of my ATC groups, but we had never actually met face-to-face. (Was cool to meet the woman behind the art.)

Each time I have taken a class at the Stamp Asylum, it has been well worth the money. Most any Saturday you can learn a variety of techniques.  If you are in the DFW area, check out their list of classes:

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