So my sister suddenly decides to start scrap-booking, and being the perfectionist she is, she looks for crafts stores in Abu Dhabi (Other than Jareer Bookstore) and asks for my artistic help! :) Now if it were anything else, I wouldn’t have been too keen about it, but when it comes to artsy crafty stuff, always count me in.
So we set off on our artventure. See what I did there? ;P No but seriously, we had a tough time going out and about looking for trinkets and supplies, but oh how much it was worth every minute of our time!
Our first destination was Crafts Corner, a place literally built specially for scrap-booking! Look at this piece of work :)
And this is the back room!
Honestly we found so many cute things from mini frames and decorated paper and paint and glitter and those 3D objects/flowers you can use for all your scrap-booking needs! You can also find normal art supplies, I got this really pretty gold acrylic paint and a small bottle of some pearl glue that works like a glitter glue. Squeeze, and you have a pearl! Will blog more about those next time.
And the lady that worked there was so sweet she even gave us a special tip about scrap-booking. How many times have you looked at a decorated piece of tissue and loved it’s design? I have, and I’m not kidding xD Now you can easily put it to use (other than blow your nose in it). Just iron it on a piece of “Freezer Paper” and once it sticks, use it however you like :> Make a card for someone or use it as scrap-booking paper, you come up with the ideas! Neat, eh? They provide classes for such things as well!
*Check the store timings because it closes kinda early :) 8:00 PM on normal days and 2:30 PM in Ramadan*
The next place was L’Atelier des Arts! Name kinda hard to pronounce if you haven’t taken French but trust me, the place makes up for the tongue twists :P Sorry about the low-resolution there, click on the image to view it better!
Much bigger than Crafts corner since its not only specialized in scrap-booking but houses all of your art needs. I hadn’t known this place until a day ago and let me tell you, it’s my sanctuary right now. They provide Copic Markers and Polymer Clay (Which is very hard to find here) and many many beautiful types of paint and varnishes etc. It is however, a little expensive, so unless you can’t find the items for cheaper prices somewhere else, it’s the place for you. Oh and they also provide art classes, so if you’re interested, contact them :D In fact, one was going on in the middle of our fits of excitement, and we might have disturbed them xP
I had such a great time that day and I’m definitely planning on paying both shops many many visits in the future! What other art/crafts stores do you know of? Share them below!
Thanks for reading,