Art and Craft News
I found a gorgeous new brand called Magnani 1404 - not quite new, but new to me! Imagine - Round Watercolour Paper - something different to use for painting, making pockets, flip out pages, unique shaped cards and more. Each disc has 20 sheets of superb watercolour paper made in Italy. Choose from 2 sizes and 3 surface textures, smooth, textured and rough.
Another excellent paper for all your needs are the Strathmore Mixed Media and Watercolour papers, both available as Paper Pads and Journals. Strathmore's Bristol Vellum and Smooth are firm favourites with cardmakers and those of us who love to colour in (using the awesome new creamy Posca Pencils (in the 'What's New' collection), which are beautiful and smooth to use, perfect for all occasions (any excuse to colour in).
Make time for art! Why just collect and save your favourite treasures for a rainy day? Get crafty so you too can feel all the wonderful therapeutic benefits that being creative provides. There are no rules and you can't make mistakes, so simply enjoy every arty moment! Its amazing how much art and all creativity can help our hearts and minds :) Enjoy!
FREE Mixed Media Tutorials ... Over at the Art by Jenny blog, where I'm encouraging everyone to create a life less ordinary through art, is a growing collection of easy to follow, step by step tutorials with large clear photos and loads of information. If there's a particular technique you're searching for or you need a hand, I'm always here to help. Click here to visit the blog. Have fun!
Latest Tim News Update ... Snarky Cats Halloween, the gorgeous Specimens (giant butterflies and bugs), amazing Sketch Manor (haunted house and full moon) and beautiful background Renaissance stamps are in stock and looking awesome!
Yes! All Tim's Christmas Stamps, Stencils will be on their way, eventually! I have resisted putting them online as they're so up in the air with their delivery but will get them online this week so you can at least have a look at them all. They're amazing! --- Hoping for delivery mid to late December, maybe January - but these days, availability changes like the wind - be assured that they are able to be delivered, its just a matter on when.
Latest Dylusions News Update ... Dyan's latest showcase was full of fun and unique designs - and even better, the stencils are in stock and the stamps will be back in the next few weeks. So grateful that we are still able to receive deliveries, but like Tim's treasures, its just a matter on when. I made a birthday card for my Mum using Dyan's dog from the Otis Silhouette Stencil with a Snarky Cat and Darkroom Door Carved Flower stencil - not quite a daisy but I coloured it to look like one anyway! lo :) Artistic license is useful most days... and the sausage dog is holding a banner (helping). Check it out in Instagram or Facebook. It was fun to create and Mum loves it too!
More Arty Treasure Shop News! ... Until the new designs arrive, we've plenty to amuse ourselves with, including Darkroom Door's beautiful stamps, Kelly Creates Brush Lettering Workbooks, and what's left of Tim Holtz's beautiful Christmas Idea-Ology treasures.... those Snowglobes and Toadstools aren't going to be available all year round either! Click here for the Christmas shelf in the shop and click here for the Halloween shelf :) Happy choosing!
Quite a bit of Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions range is in stock plus quite a few of Dyan's older stamp sets have been brought out of retirement and have arrived! Best get my skates on and finish updating the shop :)
To keep up to date with behind the scenes, latest product news and fabulous finds, visit the shop's blog at www.shop.artbyjenny.com.au/blogs/art-and-craft-news, Facebook at ArtbyJenny.GGofRB or Instagram at @art.by.jenny.
Stay safe, keep smiling and have a Happy arty crafty day!