Craft Corps Giveaway Day 20: Traci Bautista’s Collage Pauge!


Bree Gordon!

Please e-mail your snail mail address to: contests@vickiehowell.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!

Name: Traci Bautista

Gig(s): Collage Unleashed

Excerpt from Craft Corps (Chapter 12):

VH: You mentioned a former career in Silicon Valley. What did you do?

TB: I started in graphic design, which was my degree, then worked my way through the marketing department. My last job was director of marketing for a software company. I always say that I wouldn’t take it back, because it was great training in the business and marketing world.

VH: How would you say that your marketing experience helped in your current career?

TB: I think, tremendously. Marketing is the difference between not being successful and being successful. A lot of artists don’t take the time to really put their name out there and market themselves. That’s one thing I learned working in Silicon Valley that really helped me: if you want to be successful, it’s all about making your name visible. It’s the same principal in the art world as it is with a Fortune 500 company–you have to be talented and have a good product, but it’s important to market it well.”

Today’s Giveaway: A Set of Traci Bautista’s of Her Signature Collage Medium, Collage Pauge!


How to Win:

POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM CT ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.


Please be sure to include your real, FULL name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.

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Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from Handmade Nation’s, Faythe Levine!

65 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 20: Traci Bautista’s Collage Pauge!”

  1. Bonney

    I love saying the name! Pauge; doesn’t that sound funny? I haven’t seen this product before!

  2. Eleanor

    I met Traci here in New Jersey a few weekends ago she is a very nice lady. I love collage art and I love Traci’s work.

  3. TesoriTrovati

    I have a secret love of collage. But I don’t get to practice it enough. I am intrigued by this prize and would love to win!
    Erin Prais-Hintz

  4. mark

    Collage art is one of my favorite things to do! Traci’s work is so cool 🙂

    -mark garrod

  5. Ruby Sundquist

    Awesome! I’d love to win this!!!

    — Ruby Sundquist

  6. Nanc

    Traci’s collage pauge is the best ever for collaging and all kinds of things. This is one of my favorite mediums to use in my work. Would love to discover all the other items in the gift package. Traci’s classes and artwork really ROCKS. Nancy Lynn

  7. Vidette

    It would be great to try this out. I love the fact it has no real smell. croix1989atgmaildotcom

  8. Kim Mayhew

    this I could definitely use in my studio!!! Yay! great give away!!!!

  9. Eleanor

    Oops I forgot to add my full name on my original post. I guess I shouldn’t type after taking cold meds.
    I hope it is okay to post again.
    Eleanor Gona