Arty Update - November 2018

What's New?

Tim has announced more treasures that are must have items... fingers crossed we see them before Christmas but something tells me (past experience helps alot) that it might be January before we receive any of them. January will be full of excitement from all the new announcements of Tim and Dyan (and everyone's) new ideas and products... more treasures we all "need" (but definitely will want!).

On order are the new metallic kraft papers, the little bubbles to make shaker cards, die cutting templates of Flurries, that adorable moose everyone in the USA is using lately and so much more. They're not in the shop yet because I'm waiting for my shipping notification to be sure you can receive them... 

But there is good news... Plenty of treasures have arrived instore and not only look amazing but great to use too.

Check out these 2 collections...
What's New - click here for all the latest arrivals
Click here for the PreOrder category

Re Tim Tools... My awesome wholesaler is finally selling out of the old design of Tim's tools and replacing them with the shiny new black style. They'll gradually be added to the shop's shelves once this happens. I haven't rushed to get them all in stock because Tim's products are such a high quality, they won't wear out anytime soon... for me, buying a new one just because it looks nice all black and shiny isn't a high priority - but it might be for you! So please let me know if you want them faster and I'll organise it for you.

The Glitter Duster by Stampers Anonymous will be inStore very soon... hopefully early to mid December. I've have ordered heaps to start with and they're selling fast so will be ordering more. It looks so useful, even if to store all our gorgeous colours of glitter and have them sit on the shelf looking pretty all in a row! lol :)

photo by Tim Holtz showing the Glitter Duster from STampers Anonymous

Tim's Blog has more photos and his video to watch the Glitter Dusters in action ...

Must Have Glitters... Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy and Tim Holtz Distress Dry Glitter - Vintage Platinum

Did you know... that the Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter can be coloured with Distress Inks to be any colour you wish? Its easy :) I use a brush with ink from the Spray Stains bottle and paint the Dry Glitter after it has been glued to my project. Sometimes I've coloured the glitter on the craft mat before gluing down, then after its dry, glue onto my project. Experiment and have a sparkly fun time!

Gift Ideas for Christmas...

Lets face it, anything arty is a perfect gift! Here are a few categories to check out for ideas

Click here to see Miranda's Rainbow Designs Bloom Collection
Click here for all things by Tim Holtz
Click here to visit a very Dylusional collection
Click here to buy Jane Davenport art supplies
Click here to buy stamps by Darkroom Door

Inside Your Parcel...

The artwork featured on the little Thank You card (inside your parcel) is of an octopus's garden I created for an art journal page. The octopus, fish, their friends and the groovy quote are all stamps from Dyan Reaveley and Tim Holtz. Other favourites used were stencils, acrylic paints, watercolours, Distress Inks and Mermaid Markers. Ok, so they’re all my faves! lol :D I've included a sample on some Mixed Media Paper too, so you can have a play. Technically correct would be to call it "Liquitex Acrylic Painting Paper", if you're looking to buy it :)

Click here to see all the Under the Sea themed treasures

More photos with easy to follow, detailed instructions plus a full list of treasures used are on my craft blog, "A Life Less Ordinary" : or Click here to visit my craft blog.
I’m here if you have questions or need a hand :) Have fun!

Arty Newsletter : The latest news has just been sent, filled with the latest news and ideas to make. Click this link to read the newsletter online. I hope it inspires you to get creative and find time to paint, stamp or colour. Enjoy!

Whatever gift you receive in your parcel, I hope you find it useful and makes you smile but if not, give to a friend. Everything is always better shared :)

Places for sharing, encouraging, inspiring, helping...

These 3 links : Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook : are where I love to hang out when I'm not creating art or working in the shop! I hope what I share inspires you to be creative, which as you know, is really good for our heart and soul. Are you there too? Feel free to add @Art.byJenny or #ArtbyJenny or #aLifeLessOrdinary to your posts - I'd love to see what you create! Adding the hashtag before any word (in Facebook or Instagram) turns it into a searchable link.

If you have questions or need a hand, ask me anytime! I'm here to help :)

Happy Creative Day!

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