Arty Treasure News - September 2019

New Arty Treasure Update!

New Arty Treasure Update! ... Most Excitable Announcement (16 Sept 2019)... all the gorgeous Shimmer Sprays, Distress Oxide Sprays and Embossing Powders have just arrived! Once all the preorders are posted (thank you!) I'll update everything ... So Excited! The colours are just as gorgeous as ever. All are online so you can see them too - in the "What's New" collection. Have a fab night :D

FYI ... To keep up to date with behind the scenes, latest product news and fabulous finds, visit the shop's blog at, Facebook at ArtbyJenny.GGofRB or Instagram at

In August 2019, Dyan has announced that she (and Ranger) have made 12 new gorgeous colours of Shimmer Sprays and 6 fabulous large stencils, while Tim announced the creation of 12 more (also gorgeous) Distress Oxide Ink Sprays.
Ranger has also made a multi-coloured Embossing Powder called "Speckles". I had to Google it to see how it melted and it is just so cool, like something you'd put on top of cupcakes!

Sometimes our favourite designers sneak in new treasure without a peep ... I went looking for an alphabet the other day by Sizzix and found a whole new selection of amazing new designs that I hadn't noticed before, including more alphabets and a snowman. We may not have much snow in Australia but I still love to create art with snowmans (snowmen?), snowflakes and snow angels!

art from the past - artist trading card by Jenny circa 2011

Creating with white is great to do as you're creating layers and textures seemingly of the same colour, but different mediums, light and shadows affect how it looks. Above in my ATCs, I've used paper and lace. Use white on white, white with sparkle, white and silver or white texture, white glitter, or clear, shimmery, iridescent, holographic, pearlescent ... anyway, you get the idea, white isn't just white! The same single colour combos can be used for all colours and it always looks amazing. Can't wait for the new Dylusions Shimmer Spray in White Linen to arrive!

- Dylusions stamps and newly arrived treasures
- News about essential crafting tools
- While waiting for the paint to dry
- How to Buy Inks, Sprays and Paints
- Free tutorials in the Creative Corner

Dyan's New Dylusions Stamps!

What are your faves? Mine include that beautiful girl with head of roses (Crown of Roses), the groovy flowers with such fab personality (Glorious Blooms) and the girl with awesome tentacles for hair (Ocean Life). Who am I kidding? I love them all :)

The stamps didn't travel alone either, they had Tim's new stencils, paper stash (Abandoned) and watercolour paint (restocks) to keep them company. I'm always excited about freshly delivered boxes of treasure! lol :)

By the way, Tim's newest Sizzix dies are selling fast... have you seen that what Tim's clever design team are making with "Jolly St Nick"? Easy to use too... simply cut all the pieces out with white using your Sizzix Big Shot (or other fave die cutting machine), colour them however you wish then layer on top of each other following the guidelines. Lots of fun!

Left Handed Scissors and Glass Media Mats

Latest Update : Tim Holtz together with Tonic Studio have reimagined the Great Glass Media Mat, 7" Scissors and Mini Snips for all the Left Handed Artists. Now everyone can be creative, whatever hand you use :) Both sets of scissors are in stock and all being well, the Left Handed Glass Media Mat will be here in 4-6 weeks! Find them here :

Both the original Tim Holtz Tonic Studio Glass Media Mat and the new Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Die Cutting Machines are in stock! The Foldaway is bigger than I imagined (and yes, I did use a tape measure... doesn't help! lol) and thankfully is doubleboxed, same way Tonic Studio do for the Glass Mats. Keeps all the treasures well protected for their journey to you.

Gelli Arts Gel Printing Challenge with Birgit

Are you having a go in Birgit Koopsen-Bernstein's September Gelli Arts challenge? Its never too late to join in... here is the link to Birgit's Gelli Arts blog posts : and her Instagram page :

You don't have to be on Instagram to join in or even post photos of your artwork ... but it is awfully good fun and so inspiring to see everyone's variation of each day's theme. Its all about learning new techniques and trying different ways to use our favourite items. When uploading artwork to Instagram, add the tagline #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge and tag @gelliarts to be in with a chance to win a generous prize from Gelli Arts, just for joining in! I'm always here if you need help and also in Instagram at

Shop Organisation

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide CollectionI've had a cleanup of all the inks, paints, sprays, reinkers, stamp pads and anything else that is sold as sets and as well as individually. Now you can easily see all the bundles that save money along side pre-chosen sets and single (individually) priced treasures.
The webpage showing all of Tim's Oxides is the easiest way to explain what I've done! Click here for Distress Oxide Inks, Reinkers and Sprays.

All inks, paints and sprays by Dylusions, Tim Holtz and Finnabair are having this makeover. With more colours being added to all collections, keeping them together should make it easier to see what you need. I've used featured colours of antique linen, white linen and hickory smoke on purpose too, makes them stand out easier from the sets of pre-chosen colours.

Also, if you like a pre-chosen set of colours but wish to swap a couple colours, go for it! Saves you typing (or copying) out the list of colours. Plus the Tim's Spray Stains and Dyan's Ink Sprays are the same price, so you can mix up your set with any from the two types of spray inks if you wish.

If you need any quantities of supplies other than those in the shop (eg, 4, 5 or 30), I can organise an invoice of a special bundle just for you.

Creative Corner

To help you discover ways to use your treasures or learn new (or old) techniques, my craft blog 'A Life Less Ordinary', also has FREE step-by-step tutorials with easy to follow instructions and large clear photos. Each small picture in the gallery is a link to each project's blog post. I hope they inspire you to have a go! One day I might make friends with the video camera, but till then, I hope you're happy with still photography! I know I find it easier to follow. If you ever need a hand, ask me anytime :) Have fun! Click here for the FREE tutorials

Looking for anything? Can't find someting? Have a questions? Sing out anytime, I'm always happy to help :)

Wishing you a wonderfully arty crafty, Happy Day!