Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Magenta - A Canadian Company with STYLE

Magenta Style Design - Clover
 A beautiful assortment of Magenta Style stamps, stencils and peel offs have arrived.  We have been carrying Magenta since day 1.  13 years later, Magenta is still a staple and there are many reasons why:

  • Beautiful designs
  • Canadian made (in Quebec)
  • High quality prooducts
  • Backed by people who are passionate about the hobby
Have a look at some of the cling mount stamps we have brought in.

Magenta Style - Papyrus

Magenta Style Design - Thistle

Magenta Style Design - Wildflowers

Magenta Style - Umbels
(Pauline used this stamp in her latest card class)

Magenta Style - With Sympathy & Clovers
by Debbie Gaetz (My Artsy View)

Another Magenta product that is creating huge attention in the paper crafting world is Nuance.  There  are 15 water based powdered dies that create gorgeous effects when spritz with water.  I will admit that I have only played a little with these but they are fun!  If you like to "play" when you create, this product is for you.  Maybe we should have a class  using these....what do you think?

Hope all is well and you had a joyous Easter.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring Card Classes

Cards by Debbie
Debbie has created two very versatile floral cards using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous cling stamps.  I love how she has achieved two very different looks using one stamp set.  It is amazing what you can create by altering your approach and technique.  Work with simple white ink and pencil or have some fun colouring with distress inks!  All levels of stampers welcome.

Dates:  Wed. March 23 @ 1pm or Thurs. April 14 @ 6pm
Cost:  $22+hst
Required Supplies:  Adhesive and good scissors

Cards by Pauline
Pauline has created two gorgeous floral cards (yes, we are all ready for spring at The Pickle!). Work with various stamps, inks and more to create a stunning backdrop to Magenta's Queen Ann's Lace. Stunning! You will also learn a little more from the colouring queen as you create the pretty card on the right using a Penny Black favourite.

Dates:  Wed. March 30 @ 6pm or Wed. April 6 @ 6pm
Cost:  $22+hst
Required Supplies:  Adhesive and good scissors
Suggested Supplies:  Various Prismacolor pencils including:  pink, pink rose, pale vermillion, poppy red, carmine red, spanish orange, black grape, limepeel, marine green, kelp green

  • Please call the store (519-351-5220) to register or register in person during store hours
  • We ask that you bring scissors and adhesive to each class but all other supplies are included in your class fee
  • Suggested supplies means bring these items IF you have them.  They are not required but it does help if you bring them if you have them (less sharing and wait time for you)
  • Classes are approximately 2 hours in length
  • All classes come with a delicious Homebaked Kitchen cupcake!

New Product Alert


Honestly, I think we are all ready for spring to arrive!  Stop in and have a look at the great Prima flowers.  I went a little nuts on ordering but there are flowers in all colours and sizes....perfect for your latest project!

PS....Easter is less than 2 weeks away.  Time to get hopping on your Easter cards and treats!


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

May I TEMPT you? Last minute class TONIGHT!

I think it is safe to say that there is ZERO chance for freezing rain or snow today!  I still have a couple of spots in tonight's class with Pauline so why don't you come?  We'd LOVE to see you!

Cards by Pauline
Today from 6-8PM
Cost - $22+hst
All supplies included PLUS you get a delicious Homebaked Kitchen cupcake
Bring adhesive, scissors and any Prismacolor pencils you may have
Call the store to register (519-351-5220)
ALL levels welcome!

This is a great class for those of you who are into the colouring trend these days.  Let the expert show you a thing or two.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Friday, March 4, 2016

Colouring - We KNEW it was HOT!

So check this out.  These beautiful photos were taken by my very talented sister, Krystle VanRoboys in 2011.  See what she was focusing on?  Pencil crayons or coloured pencils if you will.  Huh?  What's that?  Coloured pencils?  Ah ha.  I've got your attention!

So yes, The Paper Pickle has been carrying today's hottest trend since 2011 (and quite possibly before that).

Adult colouring books are all the rage and these soft core Premier Prismacolor pencils are incredible to work with and make blending easy.  We have close to 100 unique colours to choose from with ALL in stock pencils priced competitively at $1.95 each.  Use these on their own or with gamsol and paper stomps to blend these gorgeous colours.  Add some of these beautiful colours to your existing collection and add a little excitement to your projects.

Prima Watercolor Pencils

And for those who want to play a little more and experiment, we carry Prima watercolour pencil sets (4 to choose from).  Use a paint brush or our easy and fun to use water brushes to add a soft watercolor look.  These are best used with water colour paper (in stock as well).
Pencils come in a gorgeous tin with 12 complimentary colours.
The water brush comes as a two pack (two different sized brushes).
 The barrel is filled with water and are so fun to work with!

Adorn-it - 12x12 Colouring Sheets

People have asked if we will be carrying adult colouring books and my answer has to be no.  They are everywhere and I like to stick with unique products in the shop.  I do however carry these 12x12 colouring sheets from Adorn-it.  They are priced at $1.99 per sheet and there is a nice selection to choose from.  They are printed on a heavy watercolor stock so the pencils move nicely on them.  Have a look at the sample I coloured one night after a long work week.  It was so relaxing.  

So there you have it.  Proof that we were on trend LOOOONG ago and I know many of my customers have been cool like that too.  Make sure to tell all your friends that The Pickle is the place to be for colouring needs.  While at 44 Fourth Street, don't forget to check out Homebaked Kitchen's adorable pencil cases and pencil wraps.  I mean nothing is more fun that pulling out a gorgeous pencil case with fresh, vibrant pencils and sitting down for some glorious "me" time.  ♥


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm