While in Bratislava visiting some friends, they pointed me to a book store and craft shop located inside. I was curios to see if it really was a store that carried supplies. And it was! Panta Rhei is probably the biggest book store chain in Slovakia. I had been in a couple of their book stores in Bratislava a few years ago, but having a small craft store inside is new.
The section in the book store dedicated to crafts was small, but it was crammed with all kinds of things like beads, paints, colored paper, styrofoam shapes, adhesives, brushes, and all kinds of wood objects like boxes or picture frames for painting.
Since I received a 50 euro bill for my birthday (thanks Uncle P!), I spent a good portion of it there. Here are some pictures of what I got.
I found some chipboard books in interesting shapes, and some chipboard frames I want to use for a Christmas present. I also found mosaic pieces made from acrylic. I really don’t know what I’ll do with these but I thought V and I could glue them on paper in a design.
One thing I found interesting is that there seems to be a lot of interest in decoupage art, particularly from decorative paper napkins. An entire section of wall from top to bottom had shelves of packs of paper napkins. They were being sold individually at 25 cents a piece. I also found glue, made in Slovakia, that is used specifically for using with paper napkins.
Well, “when in Slovakia, do as the Slovaks do”, I say. I bought some napkins, some glue, a wood tray, and some acrylic paints to decorate it. I’ll see how it turns out.