Arty News for February 2023

Arty News for February 2023

Hello! Welcome to Art by Jenny Arty News. Here you'll find an overview of new arrivals (Tim, Dyan and Dina), what's on the way (Tim's Idea-ology) and what's still waiting for me to get online (Darkroom Door and Pink Ink Designs) plus a crafty chat about how I had a messy fabulously fun time with Tim's resin rabbits and bouncing bunnies.

Dina Wakley MEdia ...

Almost here are 6 gorgeous bright and neon acrylic paints, 4 fabulously versatile round stencils called Coasters, and new grid designs in the form of Collage Tissue (rice tissue paper). Arrived on 21st Feb and are wonderful to use :)

Dina Wakley MEdia by Ranger showcasing new paints, stencils and collage tissue paper in February 2023

The photo above is borrowed from Dina's Facebook Page :) It shows two of the beautiful samples she created together with the six bright colourful paints (Legit, Tubular, Gnarly, Stoked, Bodacious and Radical), , two of the four round stencils and a few sheets of Grid Collage Tissue.

--- check out all Dina Wakley's art supplies here ---

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Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley ... 

Photos used with thanks to Dyan Reaveley from her Facebook page showing samples of the new designs and her happy portrait

Fresh shimmery goodness in the form of 4 Dylusions Shimmer Paints, fun quirky Dy Cuts (die cuts ready to use at a moment's notice) plus 2 new sets of hilarious Back Chat Stickers in both black and white. Fun for everyone!

Dylusions products by Dyan Reaveley and Ranger released in February 2023

Thanks to Ranger and Dyan for organising the announcements to coincide with shops all around the world, we are receiving products in a timely manner (eg, really fast). Arrived on 22nd Feb :)

... Click this link for all Dylusions arty essentials ...

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Tim Holtz Treasures ...

Lots of new arrivals this month - Tim Holtz Idea-ology resin pieces, Salvaged Rabbits and Mini Eggs, along with the fabulous Distress Sanding Discs to use with the Ink Blending Tool handles, Dura-Lar (crystal clear) and Dura-Bright (black matte) substrates, and fresh sets of Distress Crayons in set 14 colours (Villainous Potion, Saltwater Taffy and Uncharted Mariner). Tim demo'd how to use the bunnies and other essentials on his last video on 21st Jan (

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Update - A fantastically exciting announcement to wake up this morning (16th Feb) ---- Tim is doing a live demo and showcase on 4th March for his new Idea-Ology release with Advantus Corp. Check out for the flip through catalogue and visit our PreOrder shelf to buy in advance or watch their spaces. 

We'll be receiving flocks of birds, beautiful layers, an adorable sized useful hammer, gorgeous metal embellishments, an abundance of wonderful papers and more! Most of the new Idea-Ology treasures will hopefully be delivered early March, then mid April for the very cool trio of Figure Stands.

Looking for the PreOrder category? Here it is - click this link to see what is available to buy in advance . Please ensure you you read the descriptions for delivery timeframes!

Awesome Update - We have more of these delightful bunnies hopping over to us and will be here within a few days of the brand new Idea-Ology release (around the 17th March). If you'd like to add to your current PreOrder, simply use the code "PleaseAddThisToo" in the Check Out. Thank You! Hoppy Arty Day!

New Distress colour no.11, Lost Shadow! Tim announced this new Distress on 28th January and is available in 9 different Distress essentials! It was announced by Tim late on Saturday 28th January 2023 and is a beautiful pale cool grey. Buy Lost Shadow in a bundle to receive a free enamel pin and free postage Australia wide. 

... click here to buy Tim Holtz Distress ...

Sizzix and Tim Holtz ... Chapter One, 2023 - January release! Now inStore and online - check out Tim's demo in YouTube from Saturday 14th Jan and be inspired by this amazing artist and team of clever creators. This new chapter of designs includes tailored pieces that compliment the stamp set "Distinguished", fantastic alphabets, stitched bunnies, abstract textures, box of chocolate hearts and more. Mix and match with old and new faves, to create art for Unbirthdays, Valentines, Spring, Easter, every day!

... visit the Sizzix shelf in the shop for all these crafty treasures ...

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Creativity Corner ...

Bunnies and other resin models are easy to colour using Distress Paints (with a brush, sponge or smoosh with fingers), Distress Embossing Glaze (simply cover with Collage Medium and dip into the powdered glaze, leave to dry then heat to melt the glaze), or colour in with Copics, solvent markers or alcohol inks!

Art by Jenny makes using Idea-Ology Salvaged Rabbits and Mini Eggs, Tim Holtz Texture Fades, Distress Paint and Simon Hurley Lunar Paste

Above photo shows my works in progress using a few of our favourite things. My silver bunny was painted with a brush using Distress Brushed Pewter Paint then dipped in Pink Ink Designs Silver Stardust Powdered Paint. The blue bunny was painted using my fingers to dab Distress Paint Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood and Picket Fence over each other until I was happy with the speckled effect. The blue eggs were rolled with fingers using Distress Paint Tumbled Glass and simply dropped to the little dish to dry, the golden eggs rolled using Simon Hurley Lunar Paste Gold Rush. Love the foiled effect of the gold textured paint.

Bottom trio of photos ... left is a closeup of the jars of Lunar Paste with golden eggs, a raw egg (unpainted resin) and the two embossing folder pieces. In the middle photo you can see how shiny the paste is and how you can smooth it out, just like paint. To do this I've dry embossed using Tim Holtz Texture Fades Entangled and Dotted then blended with my fingers over the raised designs using Simon Hurley Lunar Paste in both Gold Rush and Silver Lining. On the right hand side you can see a closeup of my play with the same two Lunar Pastes, scraped through the small Dylusions Stencil Fishtails using a spatula and left thick, showing its dimension and smooth texture.

Art by Jenny using Tim Holtz and Sizzix Thinlits Die Cutting Templates with Embossing Folders and Distress Inks.

The above photos feature behind the scenes moments making a card using the Tim Holtz Thinlits Bunny Stitch, Wood Slice (the alphabet), Celebrate (spirals, swirls and sparkles) on a background made using the Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Summer Wishes inked with Distress Spray Stains and Oxide Sprays.

This is my card that Tim himself shared on his Instagram stories the other day. I was so excited when he did this! I was over the moon, bouncing about all day just like this bunny! lol :) So grateful.

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A few thoughts, that todo list and other stuff ...

Tim's Free Spirit Fabrics ... As much as I'd love to stock all of Tim's fabrics as well as all his other incredible treasures, my shop isn't large enough or set up to store large quantities of fabric. Therefore it is best to check your local fabric shop and ask them to order it in, then tell us addicts in the FB group where you've found it. My Mum suggested eBay and we found a couple but not many. Outside of eBay I've found (so far), 'Somethings Country' in Kingaroy Qld, 'Fifis Fabricology' in Gold Coast Qld and 'Nay's Place' in Waikerie SA. Keep those fabulous fabric finds rolling in! Thank you everyone for helping with this epic quest :)

Darkroom Door and Other Arty Treasures ... All of Darkroom Door's wonderful texture stamps, sentiments (even the cheeky sweary Sentiments one) and much more are on my desk waiting to be added online - the sets are already there, looking awesome. I've got a huge stack of Pink Ink Designs Stamps and Stencils awaiting me to type faster too... and some amazing Sizzix Embossing Folders I found while shopping for Tim's. Did I mention Finnabair's Wax Pastes, Foil Leaf Flakes or even the large sheets of Sticky Grid Sheets? I will get there, but if you cannot find what you're looking for, simply ask me and I will help :)

Fresh boxes of arty treasures arrive every single week ... Click this link to see them all ...

Sing out if you have questions about anything arty, new releases or simply wish to chat about art (art art and more art, I have a one track mind! lol). 

Hope you have a wonderful arty day and are keeping safe, staying well and doing whatever you love, whatever warms your being.

Thanks for reading my arty news!

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