With the current trend in mixed media, the paper crafting world and the jewelry world are starting to cross paths. At CHA Winter 2013, Spellbinders introduced one example of this intersection with its new line, Media Mixáge, created in parternship with jewelry mixed media artist Susan Lenart Kazmer. The line expands on Spellbinders’ popular nesting dies by offering nesting dies that coordinate with a line of metal bezels and flat blanks.
Scrapbook totes were not as numerous at CHA Winter 2013 as they were in past years, but at least two manufacturers presented pretty and practical solutions for crafters to store their stashes.
We R Memory Keepers
We R Memory Keepers offered a new “360” spinner wheeled bag and a coordinating shoulder bag. The teal patterned two-piece set makes a beautiful, classically stylish statement for scrapbookers and other crafters on the go.
Fans of Graphic 45′s distinctive vintage style will be happy to see the two new lines introduced at CHA Winter 2013: French Country and Secret Garden. The images in the French Country line are an array of sunflowers, roosters, and petite patterns in reds and blacks and blues and yellows, all evocative of the French countryside.
Materials for mixed media were everywhere at CHA Winter 2013. Faber-Castell, perhaps best known for its fine art materials, offers a line ideal for mixed-media artists under the label Design Memory Craft. Artists who enjoy the popular Gelato colors will want to check out the two new color sets: Tropical and 50’s Diner.