Castle in the Air is very fortunate to be welcoming Denise Sharp (of Studio d. Sharp) to our classroom later this month. Denise is an unstoppable collector and re-creator of vintage ephemera, and she'll be teaching three classes: Paper Flutter Tiara, Ephemera Bird Specimen, and Garland of Vintage Stamps.
We're so sure that anyone who tries one of Denise's classes will want more, that we're offering a seat in her Garland of Vintage Stamps class to people who sign up for any of Denise's Castle in the Air classes this summer. Just mention the code "DSHARP241" when you sign up. (Type it in the "Notes" section of the order form in our Online Shoppe, or just mention it if you're signing up over the phone). The class is being held three times on Tuesday, July 27. Let us know if you'd prefer a start time of 11 am, 2 pm, or 4 pm.
The ephemera bird pictured here is made using cutouts of vintage Spencerian flourishing. If you'd like to try some collage with this amazing historical decoration, download our sample sheet (7.64 MB) and print it out to get started. The sheet come from our 1884 copy of The Real Pen-Work Self-Instructor in Penmanship, published by Knowles & Maxim of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.