Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Meet the Dover Crafting Ambassadors: Carmen Flores Tanis

Every other Tuesday we'll introduce you to a member of our Dover Crafting Ambassador Program- a group of exceptional artists and crafters known for their dedication to Dover. This post is a continuation of that series.

Today's featured Ambassador is Carmen Flores Tanis! Carmen Flores Tanis is a mixed media artist, crafter and designer from Glendale, CA, who specializes in combining diverse materials in unusual and unexpected ways.

 "I love making things!" gushes Carmen, and it's no wonder- she spent her childhood surrounded by an inordinate amount of pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, glitter and glue!

"I am still pulling pieces out of my hair," she jokes.

A Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association, Carmen has had projects published online and in print. She sells her work at craft shows and online and teaches classes regularly at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach and CBS Glass in Orange.

Let's take a look at some of the crafty things Carmen has made using Dover clip art!

Carmen also has two online craft supply stores which allow her to help others in their crafting adventures. Her secret to crafting happiness is "patience, practice and power tools." You can see Carmen's work at florestanisstudio.com and madcraftskills.com.

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