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Newsletter September 2006


Oh, my goodness, what a time.

I want to explain the two (2) workshops - the one in Temperance and the one in the Jackson area.

The workshop in Temperance that will start again in September - will be on the second Monday evening of each month. Diane Beers is the lady who opens her house to us so that people in that area (Monroe - Toledo - etc.) have a chance to come to workshops and learn new things, or just to pick up supplies and not have to pay the shipping. I want to thank Diane for doing this. I hope you all appreciate it. So I hope I see a lot of people on the evening of September 11th at 5:30 PM. I will just be back from vacation and I should have been able to re-pack the van to have everything that you might want. It is helpful if you email ( or phone (734-428-1344) to let me know that you will be there and what you would like to pick up. Diane's phone is 734-847-5300 if you need to call for directions.

Normally the workshop in the Jackson area is on the second Saturday of each month. My sister, Sharon, opens up her house for those that want to learn or just wants to pick up supplies. I want to thank Sharon for doing this. I hope those in the area appreciate it.

In September that would make the workshop on the Saturday that I will still be down south. So, next month the workshop will be on September 16th. Email or call to let me know what you need and whether you will be there. If you need directions, Sharon's number is 517-579-8807. I hope to see some new people there in September.

Halleen Fisk is going to be setting up some workshops in the Fenton - Linden area, here in Michigan. I will put those in next month's newsletter.

I am going to put the list of everyone that has gotten me a copy of their tax license -in the December newsletter and on the web site. If you do not want your name, city, state and phone number put out there for people to see - please, let me know. (If you have not gotten me a copy of your tax license - this is the time to do it.) Some of you have web sites and store fronts - I will put them in both places, also.

I'm hoping this will give you some extra sales in your area.

Let's talk about the Kits that are in the Line now. We have 80 paints in the Line including regular paints and Sparkle Paints. There is no one kit that will have all of the paints in it. In order to get all the paints you need to order three (3) DIFFERENT KITS. You need the Super Deluxe Kit (K000), the Add-on Kit (K007) and the Sparkle Kit (K006). This will not only give you all the paints, but it will make sure that you have a place to put them.

The Add-on Kit and the Sparkle Kit come with Mini Toters (C349) and these will fit right down in the bottom of your big paint carrier.

If you add the total cost of these kits together, you come up with $285.50. You will be saving $37.20. As a customer this is saving you money and getting everything in place for your craft. As a Dealer, this gives you a very nice sale and you will be earning over $100.00 in just the one sale.

The more you know - the more you sell. The more your customers know - the more they buy. It's a good situation for everyone.

Monthly Special

Monthly Special for September

The monthly Special for September 2006 is Transfer T4515 - Borders. This transfer is great for pillow cases, tablecloths, shirts, skirts, aprons, you name it and you can probably find a use for some part of this transfer on it.

We'll put the Transfer (T4515) + a set of pillow cases (P1595) + a Primary Kit (K004) in all together to give you a great all around gift or a way to get started on your own. This would be a great class to get a bunch of new folks started painting.

Retail price is $34.10 Sale price is $30.00. You will be saving $4.10. You can order this special, for the month of September 2006, under the number MSSEPT06.

Retail = $34.10 Sale = $30.00

Monthly Quilt Clubs

There are three (3) different sets of quilt blocks. Each set uses a different set of painting techniques.

The Animal Quilt blocks are set up for outline and fill-in. These would be good for beginners. Children would love doing these colorful blocks. I have a couple schools that teach quilting classes to their students (elementary schools). These would be perfect to start a class at your school either during the daytime class times or in the after school latch-key times.

The Flower Face Quilt blocks give you a chance to teach shading and highlighting, how to use the Fiber Blenders to smooth the paints into the material and how to use them to smear the paint together in blending. These have you blending up to 4 or 5 different colors at a time. They, also, let you teach feather stroking as a technique to paint in hair and the fact that using lots of colors in hair actually make it look more real. This is an interesting class for everyone. 4-H groups could use this to make an entry-style project. You could get together with the leaders and teach them to teach, or you could run the classes yourself at their regular monthly meetings.

For those of you that are doing the Flower Face designs, I have a hint on their faces and make-up. Paint the entire face with the base color (105) and then do the lips. When you get done blending the colors of the lips together - use that same blending tool to blush a little of those colors on the cheeks. You don't want too much color and if you use your blending tool while the paint is still damp on it, it has just about the right amount of color to look like her blush. If you get too much on - just go back over it with the 105 to dull it down a little bit.

This is, also, when you put in the shadow color around her chin and on her nose.

The Unicorn Quilt blocks take in even more techniques than the other two. The first thing that you teach is how to do a dry wash. You can use a brush or a small piece of rag. Almost everything in these pictures needs to be shadowed and highlighted. You have to use your Fiber Blenders all the time.

Wait for the base paint to dry before you use your Dual Point pen. These are used on the Flower Faces and the Unicorns. Do the base painting - then make sure the paint is dry before you use your Dual Point Pens. This keeps the Dual Point Pens from bleeding out on the perma press and keeps you from ruining your pen nib by getting wet paint on it.

It has been really interesting to see how these are going over. Every month more and more people are doing them. As they decide on doing another Set - they order all the previous Sets That they need to do the whole quilt. So every month I have people buying #1, #2, #3 and now they will be getting #4. It's very gratifying to see these go out in such large quantities.

I spend a lot of time just being amazed as I am packing orders to go out the door at how wonderful you all are.

I have gotten comments on the little hints that I put in each month. I'll keep trying to come up with new things to teach and things to teach about.

I have to say, again, how happy I am with the Fiber Blenders. As I sit down to paint up the newest transfers each month, I love using them because they are just the right size and shape to smooth and blend the paintings that I am doing.

When you smooth the first layer of paint into the material, you are giving yourself a nice even layer to put on your shading and highlights. Don't forget to do that - it makes everything much simpler.

New for September

Click here to see them All

Transfer #AQ09-Animal Quilt Block Pak

AQ09 Animal Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #FFQ09 Flower Face Quilt Block Pak

FFQ09 Flower Face Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #UQ09 Unicorn Quilt Block Pak

UQ09 Unicorn Quilt Block Pak

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Be sure to visit our accessories page and see all the tools and pens to make fabric painting easier.

With our accessories you to can make professional looking designs and pictures come to life on clothing, table cloths, linens, or most any material.

The Carriers now hold 60 paints. Terri re-did them a little. They look great! You can still use some of the loops for your accessories, but you can now use them for paints, too. You can get 10 paints per row.

Please mark your catalogs to show that the C453 - Black Ultra Fine Line Pen - is no longer in the Line. I have sold out of them. I still have the Green (C456), the Red (C457) and the Blue (C458). When they are gone I will no longer carry them in the catalog. If you or your customers want these pens - be sure to order them soon.

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Paint News

With Over 74 Cameo Paint Colors to choose from your sure to find the right color for your project.

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Transfer News

There are 2 New Transfers this month

Transfer T4692 Fence Scarecrow

T4692 Fence Scarecrow

Transfer T4694 Racoons2

T4694 Racoons2

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Popular Transfers With New Color Pictures

Transfer T4452 Silhouette Deer

T4452 Silhouette Deer

Transfer T4515 Borders

T4515 Borders

Transfer T4519 Baggy Pants Billy

T4519 Baggy Pants Billy

Transfer T4520 Sun Bonnet Sue

T4520 Sun Bonnet Sue

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Fabric News

From Jersey T-Shirts to Purposed Linens and Bulk Fabric, Let your artistic side have some fun decorating your Home, Friends and Family. All here at Ginger's Cameo

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Monthly Class

There will be four (4) workshops in September.

We will be working on different ways to use T4515, so bring what you want to work on, or get it from me at the Workshop.

Be sure to bring your paints and what you want to put your transfer on with you. We should get this class done with no problem in the time frame that we have for these workshops. The workshops usually last three (3) hours or so. You can leave any time that you want to. If you just want to stop by and pick up supplies, that's okay, too. (That way you don't have to pay shipping.)

Be sure to bring your paints and Fiber Blenders. Cost of the class will be $15.00.

Get the Winter Workshop 2006 on your Calenders NOW!

November 4, 2006

Where: At the Ginger's Cameo facility in Manchester, MI

Time: Classes start at 9:00 AM (Continental Breakfast - homemade cinnamon rolls - 8:00 AM)

Door prize drawings on the hour

Registration: $25.00 (includes some supplies)

Bring: A dish to pass (people decided that was the safest thing to do - since I don't cook.)

Ideas and painted items to share.

A complete set of paints - Fiber Blenders - Scissors

Classes: We will be working on a Snowman Tablecloth (P1221). This tablecloth can be used as a center piece on a rectangular table or a regular tablecloth on a round table. This tablecloth can be used all winter.

We will be learning how to layout multiple transfers and painting them into a whole scene.

I'm not sure what else we will be working on - but it will be a full day. I will put out a schedule closer to the workshop.

Online Short Class

Have I told you that you can put a transfer onto canvas and after it is painted you can frame it? You can, also, put your transfer onto Perma Press and after it is painted you can frame it just like any other art work.

Last year Jan Smyth did just that and won a ribbon at her fair.

It looks good and don't forget that you should sign and date your paintings. This does not mean that you have to put your whole name and the complete date - it can be just your initials and the year. I usually sign mine - GW 06 - or something like that. I suggest that you make this signature not intrusive. In other words, sort-of hide it so people have to look for it. It shouldn't jump right out and hit them in the eye.

When you're ironing off transfers, make sure that you don't iron off too many ahead. The transfer ink fades with time and you may have trouble seeing the transfer lines. If you do iron off a few ahead you should keep them covered up so the light doesn't get to them. This does not mean that if you iron a transfer on wrong that you can wait for it to fade away then put it back on. It does not fade all the way away, it just fades to the point that you can't see to paint it.

When you are painting a transfer that has two parts that are the same color right next to each other, try putting a line of a darker color between them to bring out the design. On the new T4689-Cave Nativity, Joseph's robes could use a streak of 111 Wine to delineate where one part stops and the other part ends. If you look on the picture around his shoulders you will see what I mean.

Sometimes, like on T4696 or T4486, you have two sections right next to each other that are charted 116-Black. If you leave a little line of unpainted material show between the sections, it will make them show up as different parts of the transfer. The other thing that you can do is to make a line of a lighter color between the two sections.

When you learn a new technique - remember that you can always go back and use that technique on paintings that you did before. So if you have done a transfer in just outline and fill-in, you can go back and shade and highlight that design many years later if you decide you want to up-grade the look of it.

Most of the time any mistake that you make in this craft can be fixed: You can add shadows to cover up the fact that you got double lines when you ironed a transfer on - or you can add a little flower or leaf to cover up where you went out of the lines or got some paint in the wrong place. I know there are a lot of perfectionists out there - but believe me when I say that you should not throw away something just because you think you made a mistake. You can fix it and it will look fine. It may not look just like what you see in the transfer picture - but you just remember that 'artistic license' means that it is your painting and it will look different than anyone else's. This is a good thing. You don't want your painting to look just like everyone else's, you want to make it your own with your own ideas and personality.

Now get out there and have FUN painting!!!

What Our Friends Are Doing

Show us some of Your Work

We would love to show our readers what you've done with Cameo Paints. Send us or some of your pictures and be sure to tell us about them and yourself.

See some of our past reader submissions in the Gallery

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Final Words

I want to remind everyone that I close down the Company for a week surrounding the Labor Day Holiday. I take that time to go see my Mom and my other relatives down south. Just want to make sure you remember to order ahead at that time, or expect your orders to be late coming back to you. We'll leave early on the first of September and open back up on the 11th of September.

The rest of the year we're just pretty much here. If we leave, it's only for a day or so, so we can get the orders out in a timely fashion.

Well, I guess that's all for this month. Keep that those suggestions coming. I need every one of them. See you at a meeting.

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