Lucky Star Show + Tell, LLC

Jennifer Perkins

A self-proclaimed ADD crafter, Jennifer Perkins is a Jill of several different crafty trades. One minute she is making candles from crayons the next she is collaging with a 70’s Sears catalog.  The constant theme through those creative endeavors is her love of kitsch, color and all things vintage.  Whether she is crafting or decorating a Kitschmas tree her distinct style shines through.

Jennifer has had as many careers within the creative industry as she has had crafty passions.  She started her creative career as a jewelry designer but has worn many hats through the years including television host, brand ambassador and craft magazine editor. She has done ad campaigns for Michaels, been a guest on the Rachael Ray show multiple times and had her work featured places like Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens and Houzz.  Most recently Jennifer is working on her 4th craft book which will be available in the fall of 2022.

Jennifer has lived in Austin, TX for over 20 years.  She has two kiddlets, 1 husband, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits and 3 cats. If she’s not crafting she’s at the thrift store.

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Lucky Star Classes: Oh, Kitschmas Tree, Artsy Girls Art Journaling Meet-Up, Little Golden Book Kitschmas Journals


: : : Oh, Kitschmas Tree : : :

Class Description:

Remember your grandmother’s jewelry tree? The framed Kitschmas tree made of broken costume jewelry?  In this class we are going to whip up an extra colorful and kitschy version! Instructor Jennifer Perkins is known to have over 100 Christmas trees up at any given time during December and she wants to help you with your own over the top holiday traditions!

Jen will supply everything you need including felt, picture frames, glue, pompoms and of course lot’s of sparkly filler for your Christmas trees!

There will be extra embellishments available for purchase such as higher end vintage costume jewelry for your trees. Also, feel free to bring some of your own pieces of sentimental costume jewelry to add to your tree!

Class Offered: Half Day

Level of Difficulty: All Levels Welcome

Prerequisites:  None

Materials List for Students: Any additional jewelry, buttons, or small trinkets you would like to add to your own tree, though this is not necessary.

Kit Fee: $60

How to Pay Kit Fee: Cash or check on day of class or Venmo to JenniferPerkinsArt


: : : Little Golden Book Kitschmas Journals : : :

Class Description:

If you took Jennifer’s book binding class last year you are going to love this Kitschmas spin on a classic. Students will be turning a vintage Christmas themed Golden Book into a one of a kind junk journal. These special books put any plain holiday photo album to shame! Everyone will leave with their very own book and the skills to make more for everyone on their Christmas list.

Supplies will include a huge selection of new and vintage holiday papers and ephemera to choose from including greeting cards, wrapping paper and more. There will be Christmas themed stickers, stamps, ribbons, pompom trim and washi tape to use.  Plus a selection of Christmas themed Golden Books!

There will be extra embellishments available for purchase. Also, feel free to bring anything you already have at home that you might like to include such as that stack of Christmas cards you’ve been hanging on to, holiday photos or that box of shiny bright ornaments you’ve been waiting to use.

Class Offered: Half Day

Level of Difficulty: All Levels Welcome

Prerequisites:  None

Materials List for Students: Any additional bits of ephemera you would like to include in your journal though this is not necessary and can be done later.

Kit Fee: $40

How to Pay Kit Fee: Cash or check on day of class or Venmo to JenniferPerkinsArt


: : : Artsy Girls Art Journaling Meet-Up : : :

Class Description:  

No more blank pages! You know how Joan Crawford feels about wire hangers? You’re going to feel that way about the blank pages in your art journals after this meet up. Whether you use your art journal daily or have never touched a page in your book this gathering is sure to leave you inspired. Bring your junk journals, art journals, Scrapbooks and Smashbooks to share and show off! Everyone is welcome to join and show off. Jennifer will bring along several of her journals to share and and talk about it.

If you would like to pay the optional class fee Jennifer will bring a suitcase full of art supplies including paint, stamps, stencils and some of her favorite tips and techniques to share and everyone will leave inspired!

Class Offered:  Lucky Extra

Level of Difficulty:  All Levels Welcome

Prerequisites:  None

Materials List for Students:

  • Art Journal (even blank sheets of paper or a spiral notebook will work)

Supply Fee: optional $10 OR just show up and show off (free) OR bring your own supplies and join us (free)

How to Pay Kit Fee: Cash or check on day of class or Venmo to JenniferPerkinsArt

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