Happy February

What's been happening at Art by Jenny?

Art by Marlene 5.0 treasures have started to arrive with beautifully printed rice paper collage sheets (perfect for journals, scrapbooking and cardmaking), fabulous stencils and a very pretty pencil case - long enough for paintbrushes, rulers and even phones! Check out the "What's New!" collection for details.

Heaps has happened this month! I've written a new tutorial for creating a fun colourful artwork featuring a wobbly teapot at my craft blog, uploaded new treasures to the shop and tidied up my studio :) I finished "8 Maids a Milking" art journal page too! Only 4 to go in this swap. There's a quick how to below in the arty news' Creative Corner.

eight maids a milking journal page

Arty Treasure Updates... The Dylusions 2oz bottles of paint, new stamps, stencils, collage sheets, postcards, Bigger Back Chat stickers and adhesive canvas will be here soon! edit : all arriving this week!

Darkroom Door stamps have arrived and their amazing stencils will be here in a week or so :) I'll get the stencils online this week.

Tim's first series of fun stamps and stencils are here ... well, they were! Snarky Cats, Tiny Text and Field Notes is sold out again! More arriving shortly :) All are available as PreOrder again so you won't miss out!

The second series is here and is so beautiful, a new favourite! That doesn't help does it? I love it all :) lol. All the stencils are gorgeous! Series 3 will be leaving the USA early March, so all being well they'll arrive as planned 2-3 weeks later.

The awesome new collection of Idea-Ology Findings, Ephemera die cuts, embellishments and more treasures should be travelling in a few weeks too :) 

Tim's groovy new Deckle Trimmer is planned for a June or July release :) My 35+ year old deckle scissors are so blunt, it'll be great to have something to replace them!

Sizzix's next chapter of Tim's designs is due in April, maybe May... more adorable animals to inspire us all to get crafty every day!

Click here for all the latest arrivals!
See what's available for PreOrder here!

So, all I've got left to get online :
- Everything by Tim Holtz Distress (Glazes and all the amazing newly labels mixed media supplies), Idea-Ology treasures, new sizes of Yupo, gorgeous Collage Papers, Abandoned 8x8 Paper Pad (yay!), embossing supplies ... just a "few" more things to do! lol :) Still plenty of time!
- Darkroom Door's new fabulously arty stencils.
- Finnabair (Prima Marketing) new stencils and mechanicals (embellishments and mixed media 3d elements), delayed arrival but will get here eventually. 
- Studio Light's 'Art by Marlene 5.0' die cut packs, stencils, rice paper prints (they're beautiful) and more.
- Ranger's new Stickles Gels (and other cool supplies)
- Pink Ink Designs Stamps... some are finally on their way so they'll be online this week : so many are still unavailable but there's no rush is there? 
- Dina Wakley's gorgeous new Acrylic Gloss Sprays too, all colours. I'll create a bundled pack as well, we all need all the colours!
- and a few other new favourites!

Just Because ... Dylusions Acrylic Paint in 2oz Jars of beautiful colours are still available at the discounted price while we can still get restocks. Buy 10 or more colours to save! Once these gorgeous jars of paint are gone, they're gone so if you love working with jars like I do, grab them while you can! Limited quantities and colours available. Plus FREE delivery for all orders $50+ Australia wide! Click here to visit the shop and save!

While waiting ... Enjoy creating art with what you have or tidy your shelves to make room for more treasures! Open up those packs of Idea-Ology treasures and attach them to journal pages, canvas  art or just enjoy sorting them into storage that shows off their awesomeness.

storage of stamps and Ideaology embellishments

The above photo is of my art studio bookcase. My stamps from Tim are on the left, Dyan's on the right with Idea-ology foam stamps inbetween. Under this shelf are my Idea-Ology treasures in little candle holders, jam jars and a set of Kaisercraft mdf drawers I made a few moons ago :)

Creative Corner

This teapot is from my latest art journal for the Australian Art Journal Swap of 2019. I used Darkroom Door stamps (Time for Tea), Tim Holtz's Idea-Ology Paper Dolls and Botanical Layers, my fave stencils and other arty treasures. Behind the teapot is an Action Wobble, a self-adhesive ready to use spring. The teabags are handrawn with string attached through a slot in the lid. The pretty flowers pouring out of the spout are Tim's beautiful paper flowers, Idea-Ology Bouquet.

a detail of a beautiful teapot from my collage journal page

Click this link to visit my blog for more images and see how the rest of the page was created. I hope it inspires you to have a go with fun arty crafty techniques (old and new). Why not gather your favourite layerable pieces, a kettle or teapot and make some art!

My 12 Days of Christmas, 8 Maids a Milking scene shown above, was created on plain paper. I used Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint and Festive Berries) with an ink blending tool to blend layers of colour through stencils (Tim's Pines, Feather, Poinsettia, Code) for the background.

The tree and swing is an old stamp from Stampendous, stamped then coloured over with pencils. The milkmaids were drawn (a few times!) first onto paper, then traced onto Tim Holtz Paper Stash "Wallpaper Vellum" in a black felt tipped pen. I've trimmed the paper in a curve to represent a hillside. The cow faces are printouts of my Georgiegirl the Cow avatar I drew a couple of moons ago when I joined Redbubble. I didn't take any behind the scenes for this page but you'll be fine, just have a go and enjoy being creative!

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 (you are here!), the Facebook Page at ArtbyJenny.GGofRB or Instagram at @art.by.jenny.

Sing out if you have questions or need a hand. Thanks for visiting, spending time with Art by Jenny.

Have a Happy Creative Day!

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