Friday, February 12, 2016

Liquitex Paint for Professional Artists

The Liquitex products are great for talented working artists and the weekend hobbyist! We have a great selection to choose from in our Bonney Lake store.

Liquitex inks:
a range of extremely fluid acrylic paints that use super-fine pigments in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion. They dry quickly, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging, which makes them ideal for a variety of techniques from watercolor effects to stamping.



Liquitex paints: Heavy Body Artist Acrylic Paint, previously referred to as High Viscosity, has a thick consistency for traditional art techniques using brushes or knives, as well as ...Heavy Body Artist Acrylic Paint, previously referred to as High Viscosity, has a thick consistency for traditional art techniques using brushes or knives, as well as for experimental, mixed media, collage and printmaking applications. Impasto applications retain crisp brush stroke and knife marks. Good surface drag provides excellent handling and blending characteristics with increased open-working time. High pigment load produces rich, brilliant, permanent color.


The paint you've previously known as Liquitex Medium Viscosity Acrylic Artist Color is now called Liquitex Soft Body Acrylics.

Soft Body Artist Acrylic Paint is an extremely versatile acrylic paint that is creamy and smooth with a concentrated pigment load producing intense, pure color.
The creamy smooth, pre-filtered consistency ensures good coverage, even-leveling and superb results in a variety of applications and techniques.


 

Liquitex Professional Spray Paint is a stunning innovation developed for professional artists. Combining artist grade pigments with revolutionary water-based technology, Liquitex Professional Spray Paint offers:
• Lightfastness
• Unique water-based technology
• Low-odor
• Durability and permanence
• Color brilliance
• Matching with the Liquitex color spectrum
• Professional quality
• Versatility
• Usability on multiple surfaces 

USES AND TECHNIQUES 
• Large-scale artwork
• Intermixing with acrylics
• Outdoor and indoor murals
• Underpainting
• Stenciling
• Mixed media




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253-862-6822

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Special Valentine Sale in Bonney Lake

We are having a Valentine Sale on these items, our favorites, that starts today and runs through Sunday February 14, 2016!


This 16 inch heart pallet board sign is on sale for $16.88, regularly priced $24.99.


Our pink silk carnation stems are on sale for $3.96, regularly priced at $4.99.


These trending arrows are on sale for $7.97, regularly priced at $9.99. All of these items are available while supplies last at our Bonney Lake store.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com



#Valentinesale  #metalarrowsale

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Win It Wednesday Yankee Candle Giveaway

The Win It Wednesday for February 10, 2016 is Valentine's Day themed giveaway. One lucky person will win one silver coated tray, three red mercury glass votive holders, three White Chocolate Apple Yankee Candle votives, and two packages of red acrylic hearts.



This is the Valentine decor giveaway all set up - a perfect festive decoration for this weekend!


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The winner will be announced on Thursday February 11, 2016 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.

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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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#giveaway  #Valentinegift  #Yankeecandle

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Glue Guide - An Adhesive for Every Project

After elementary school we realize there are more types of glue than the glue sticks or bottles of school glue. Do you know which type of glue is best for your project? There are so many choices.


  • Elmer's School Glue: A washable, no-run glue that is easy to use and stays where you put it. It is safe, non-toxic and washable, so accidental messes mean easy clean-up!
  • Elmer's China and Glass Glue: Creates a clear, non-toxic bond for glass, ceramics, pottery and china that is also dishwasher-safe. Sets in one minute, making multi-piece repairs easier, and reaches full strength in two-three days.
  • Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue:  All-purpose crafting glue can be used on everything from florals to foam and wood to ceramics. Its clear gel formula lets you see where you're applying glue for perfect projects every time. Low-odor.
  • Aleene's Super Tack Tacky Glue: This super thick, super tacky glue is a great alternative to the glue gun! Formulated to hold heavy, hard-to-hold projects. Fast tack - not an instant set, but instant hold. 
  • Glue Sticks/Hot Glue Gun: For use with hobby or craft projects such as the assembly or repair of remote control foam model aircraft and artificial floral arrangements, hot-melt sticks and hot-melt glue guns are used in the application of the adhesive.
  • Gorilla Glue: industrial holding power and versatility. Water activated, it expands into materials to form an incredibly strong bond to virtually anything. Gorilla Glue is your solution for almost any project or repair. It’s 100% waterproof, safe for indoor and outdoor use and strong enough to stand up to the elements. Plus, its expansion allows it to penetrate the glued surface for a superior bond. Sand it, paint it, stain it.
  • Beacon  Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive: Bonds fabric, wood, leather, lace, suede, tile, felt, pearls & gems (except for those with a silver coating on back) plaster, glass, trims, canvas, ribbons, hats, & much more. Ideal for creating dolls, pillows, stuffed animals, wreaths, dried floral arrangements, picture frames, ornaments, gift and jewelry boxes, lampshades, upholstery, drapes, handbags, shoes, bridal headpieces, party favors, and many other projects. Won't stain or soak into fabrics. Perfect for hems, seams and other clothing repairs. Prevents fraying and maintains its strength through countless washings. 
  • Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue: crystal clear, instant grab and fast drying. Ideal for floral, wood, cork, glitter beads, trim, foam, cardboard and more. Precision applicator tip makes application easy and precise.
  • Beacon 527 Multi Use Glue: strong adhesive for metal, jewelry, tile, ceramics, china, leather, glass, cork, and wood. Dries clear and is waterproof. Clean with acetone while glue is wet.
  • E6000: high performance adhesive with industrial strength for wood, fabric, leather, glass, metal and ceramic. This is waterproof, dries clear and is paintable. It is washer and dryer safe.

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253-862-6822
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Monday, February 8, 2016

DIY Star Wars Lunch Bag

Donna made this Star Wars lunchbox for a store display using Duct Tape and fabric. This no sew project is perfect for all levels of crafters. Stop by our fabric department, this pattern by Camelot Fabrics is free with purchase of any Star Wars "The Force Awakens" Fabric Collection.





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253-862-6822
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

DIY Hanging Coffee Sign

This coffee sign is an easy afternoon project. All you need is the unfinished wooden hanging sign, paint and vinyl phrases. Just paint the boards in the colors of your choice and apply the vinyl lettering after the paint is dry.



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253-862-6822
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Friday, February 5, 2016

DIY Herb Garden Directional Sign

The garden sign is made from unfinished wood crafting garden stakes, stains and lettering stickers.  You can also use the die cut machine to cut letters out of vinyl, or a stencil and paint the letters on the sign. The easy project steps are to paint the boards in your choice of colors, add lettering, then attach each directional sign with a small screw from the back side.



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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
www.bfranklincrafts.com
253-862-6822

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Yankee Candle Sale in Bonney Lake


Our Yankee candle of the month sale is going right now - receive 20% off Yankee Bakery Air and Red Rasberry candles through February 29th.

Bakery Air -
It's as though you just stepped through the doorway of your local bakery—creamy butter swirled with vanilla, chopped pecans and cinnamon all baking in the oven deliciously.

Red Rasberry -
Tangy sweet and full of nature's goodness, there is nothing quite as delicious as ripe, rosy red raspberries. Always a welcome addition when they are in season, this delightful fragrance lets you enjoy this blissful fruit's freshly-picked aroma, with just a hint of sweetness, any time of year.

The votives, tarts, and jar candles are all 20% off from regular prices.


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253-862-6822
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#Yankeecandlesale  #BonneyLake

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mason Jar Chalkboard Wall Sign Giveaway

Win It Wednesday February 2, 2016


Enter to win our Win It Wednesday Giveaway on our Facebook page today and one lucky person will win a Mason jar chalkboard wall sign and two Bistro chalk markers.
The retail value of this prize is $28.77.

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The winner will be announced on Thursday February 3, 2016 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.

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253-862-6822
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

DIY Mr and Mrs Wedding Directional Sign

This Mr. and Mrs.Wedding sign is perfect for your Spring or Summer wedding. Add as many arrows as you like and personalize it for your special day.



All of the supplies for this project are available in our Bonney Lake store. Stop by for inspiration to create beautiful wedding decor that is unique to your style.





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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
www.bfranklincrafts.com
253-862-6822