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Flying Adorables and Arty August News

Flying Adorables and Arty August News

Crafty Corner ... 

What have you been making today? Lately, I've soothed the frazzled mind with journaling, stamping out adorable flying critters and adding layers of collage elements, then while bits are drying (to stop me playing with them), I'd happily smoosh paint about making backgrounds for another day's play.

Hope you're enjoying time making whatever you love to create, whatever makes you smile!

Art by Jenny creates interactive journal page with stamps and embellished layers

My above interactive art journal page was made in a few sessions in a Dina Wakley MEdia 6"x6" size book. This journal has a wonderful brown kraft paper to create on, even though its a thick porous cardstock, its sturdy and durable for many techniques.

The flying adorables are the "Thistlehogs" stamps by Pink Ink Designs from the UK, stamped with Ranger's black Archival ink pad, coloured using Caran D'Ache Neocolour II watercolour crayons and Posca Pencils. Their wings and keys are highlighted with white Posca Pencil and splashed with glitter glue.

The backgound is blended around the stamped images using Caran D'Ache Neocolour II watercolour crayons, coloured in blue and green then blended with water and brush. Once dry, I tore up and glued on Dina Wakley Media Collage Tissue using gel matte medium. 

Next are the collage elements, like the Stamperia Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass die cuts, clear charms and paper pieces. The words "Time is on my side" is made using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Marquee letters on Linen Tape. The interactivity is created using a very cool little device called an Action Wobble, a mini spring. Its attached under the pocket watch (Alice die cut) with a pair of Idea-Ology Transparent Wings to help it fly.

More spots, marks and highlights were added using Dylusions Paint Pens in white and Pure Sunshine (yellow). Extra Transparent Wings flew onto the page along with two tiny clocks with handdrawn wings. All that is left to do is play with the clock... and smile!

Hope it inspires you to have a go, make more time for art and creativity. Its a wonderful feeling :)

Arty News ...

Latest Arty News Update - 27 August 2021 ... During August, Tim Holtz has been showcasing all his Halloween releases each Saturday (our Sunday morning), with a few extras like Wednesday's surprise video announcing the new Distress Crayons and repackaged Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder! Have you used this yet? I haven't (yet, I will now!)... Ranger has had it for years (and yes, we have some original jars in stock) but Tim asked for a larger jar because he uses it so much. I have to say, I like how it melts and doesn't distort the colours underneath and leaves a matte finish. And! The matte finish can easily have shimmer or shine added along with other colours over the top.
Idea-Ology is this weekend and then during September, we'll have a month of Christmas themed videos and demos to explore!

They're all easy to find on his YouTube channel and also his own website. Every video I've ever watched of Tim's are always educational as well as entertaining, even the long ones. Dyan Reaveley's, Rachel Greig's and Dina Wakley's are excellent too, just like in real life but different :) There are so many amazing designers and creators out there!

Tim's Sizzix treasures from the Halloween release ... sold out fast (thank you!) and will be back soon. Love these new designs, some look wicked and frightful but not everything is only for Halloween, especially the beautiful leaves, candles and witches (like holly and poinsettia, witches can fly around in art all year round). Which are your favourites?

Keep informed of Tim's new treasures by bookmarking (favouriting or leaving open in your browser) the "What's New!" and "PreOrder" categories. These are kept up to date with latest news, wishful thinking and excitable arrivals. Did you also see that Tim (and his amazing team of workers) have created an Index... this is going to be very useful indeed. Also, if you need anything in the Index and can't find it in the shop, ask and I will try to get them for you (or find someone who can). Check it out at www.timholtz.com :)

Deliveries with boxes full of arty treasures are arriving every week! Keep an eye on your wishlists and see if what you've saved is back (click the little purple heart on the product pages). Hopefully the wishlists are proving useful :)
I'm yet to find something to automate the emails to notify you when something is back in stock. These are all hand written (typed) by me therefore a tad slow... they're useful though, as it lets me know to order more of something and less or something else, and if they're rare I will let you know and save it for you. Thank You!

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Click this link for the Latest Arrivals ... not all new treasures to the shop are new, just new to us! Like the beautiful shiny gold and silver leaf kits by Mona Lisa (Speedball Art Products) and very adorable stamps by Pink Ink Designs.

Thank you for your time and reading my informative updates. Hope they make you smile! Sing out if you need a hand or have questions, I love to help.

Stay safe, be crafty and have a creative Happy weekend!
:)
Jenny

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Woolly July 2021 Product News

Woolly July 2021 Product News

NEW! Tim Holtz's Sizzix designs have just landed ... take a look to see what might inspire you to collect, stamp, colour, make something to enjoy even more creativity! More arriving in August :)

Talking of Tim and Sizzix!
... there are more Sizzix around the next corner, including new Villages, Halloween designs (very cool witch too), Christmas designs shortly after that.
... Something that might finally almost definitely hopefully going to happen, the new Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Machine! Josh says the release date is planned for November... watch this space :) We'll accept deposits later, when its more definite. Looks like it'll be worth the wait :)
... Sizzix other designers have created a wide variety of die cutting and embossing patterns too. Some I've ordered, but if you see one you like, ask and I shall order them in :)

NEW! Dyan Reaveley Arty Treasures! ... Dylusions Stencils, Collage Sheets, Colouring B&W Sheets, Shimmer Paints and Shimmer Sprays are all in stock. But we need to wait a few more weeks for more of Dyan's new stamps. I'll make them available for PreOrder again shortly, when they get closer. They're fantastic designs (of course they are! lol), so well worth waiting if you've not got your's yet. Lots of fun they are :)

Tim Holtz Treasures ... Tim's latest Stamps paid a short visit with more being delivered in August sometime. Most of Tim's Sizzix designs he announced the other day in the video showing those incredible creations have started arriving with more ordered so nobody need ever miss out! The gorgeous Butterfly Impresslit will be a little while, so watch it's space or ask for one to be saved. I'll open up PreOrders for it when it gets closer.

Tim and Ranger's beautiful new blue Prize Ribbon Distress collection of treasures (anyone else think of icecream?) has arrived and set no.9 and no.10 of the Distress Enamel Pins will be here next week.

Did you see that Tim's Tonic Studio Guillotine Deckle Trimmer is finally back in stock along with quite a few other treasures that we've been waiting eons for! Keep an eye on your wishlists and see if what you've saved is back (click the little purple heart on the product pages). Hopefully the wishlists are proving useful :)

Stamperia has arrived today! Down the rabbit hole I go this weekend, to get it all online :) Visit the Alice collection on Saturday night (24th July). Looks awesome!

Have you seen the handy sized books by Dina Wakley? There's a white watercolour paper book with wonderful cotton paper. The latest is a Kraft Mixed Media Journal, at only 6"x6", its a perfect size for keeping in the handbag when going out or in the lounge room to stamp, draw and colour after dinner! Lately, I've been stamping the kraft brown pages with Ranger's Archival Ink, colouring with Posca Pencils, and the colours show up beautifully :) Its all good fun really, whatever we use!

Looking for the PreOrder category?  ^_^  Here it is - click to Buy in Advance  ^_^

Looking to see what has just been added to our shelves?
Sometimes when I'm wandering around, I discover other arty treasures that are perfect companions to all our Tim and Dyan essentials. Some aren't that new to the crafting world, but they're new to my shop!  Click here to see the New Arrivals ^_*

Still to add to the online shop...
- a "few" Pink Ink Designs Stamps and Stencils ... check out this fabulous new collection of stamps and stencils here!
- Dina Wakley MEdia stamps and stencils ... getting there! Here's Dina's shelf :)
- Stamperia Alice in Wonderland pretties (in anticipation of their new "Alice Through the Looking Glass" arriving in August). I've made progress and created a collection for all of these wonderful wonderland wonders! (hee hee, couldn't resist). Check it out and watch the collection grow! Just like Alice in her first book, this collection with grow and shrink ^_*

Need your order wrapped for Birthdays, Just Because or Valentine's? Ask and it will be done!

While waiting for all those new treasures, why not have a wander through all that is already here. Sometimes inspiration and ideas spring up when you least expect it. 

Don't forget ... there are no mistakes in art so simply enjoy every creative moment as you splash paint and ink around!

Looking for something and can't find it? Sing out anytime, I love to help :) 

All of us at 'Art by Jenny' are still safely squirrelled away in the south of the city (almost in the country we are) thank goodness, so while Australia Post is still open, we're still able to work at getting all your treasures posted to you. 

Hope you're staying safe and keeping warm. Its been wild and woolly outside all week here. I'm so grateful to have a scarf, warm jumper, lots of snuggly thick socks and a heater! Good day to be a duck I reckon :)

Have a creative Happy day!
:)
Jenny

 

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Arty Treasure Update - July 2021

Arty Treasure Update - July 2021

NEW! Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous cling rubber stamps and stencils have just landed ... take a look to see what might inspire you to collect, stamp, colour, make something to enjoy even more creativity!

Click here to see the New Arrivals

Not Far Away! Dylusions new Christmas in July collection of stamps, stencils, collage sheets, black and white image pads (aka colouring sheets), and more are all on the PreOrder Shelf awaiting arrival. Buy in advance and reserve your's today!

Looking for the PreOrder category?  ^_^  Here it is - click to Buy in Advance  ^_^

Waiting for Announcements...
- Sizzix die cutting and embossing designs ... 10th July
- Ranger's Distress colour in 8 treasures and an enamel pin ... 17th July
... visit the PreOrder collection to buy in advance or watch their spaces.

Looking to see what has just been added to our shelves?
Sometimes when I'm wandering around the shop, I discover other arty treasures that are perfect companions to all our Tim and Dyan essentials. Some aren't that new to the crafting world, but they're new to my shop!  Click here to see the New Arrivals ^_*

Still to add to the online shop...
- a "few" Pink Ink Designs Stamps and Stencils
- Pink Ink Designs ready to use preprinted journal kit
- Dina Wakley MEdia stamps and stencils
- Stamperia Alice in Wonderland pretties (in anticipation of their new "Alice Through the Looking Glass" arriving in August).

Have a Happy Arty Crafty Creative Week!
:)
Jenny

 

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June 2021 Newsy Update - Deckle Trimmers and Krafty Journals

Tim has just announced his new designs of Stamps and Stencils plus a Stack of Archival Ink Pads in the original size (same size as Jet Black Archival Ink Pad but in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain)... all being well, they'll all be here in July! --- Dyan will be sharing what she's had up her sleeves for us to play with very soon! Can't wait :) --- While my once a year sale has officially ended, I'll clean up the Amazing Savings collection later this afternoon (so you've got a few more hours). This is still the quick link into the top navigation of the shop (so its easy to find wherever you are in the shop). --- Happy Arty Days! Stay Safe!
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Arty Crafty New Update June Long Weekend 2021

Arty Crafty New Update June Long Weekend 2021

Just arrived inStore are beautiful new metallic lusture pastes from Simon Hurley, a few stencils from Art by Marlene (from Studio Light in the Netherlands), metallic leaf in gold and silver for all occasions, very groovy embossing folders by Open Studio (Memory Box) and fresh batch in gorgeous colours of Heidi Swapp heat reactive foils.

Latest Tim News Update ...
New Sizzix that are instant favourites - Circuit Embossing Folder, Colorize characters, Funky Cactus and Insects, beautiful floral designs, a groovy Retro TV Bigz Die plus Shaping and Diecutting Tools.
Idea-Ology has a huge selection to collect, share and use - Engravings (check out your parcel for a sample of these fab diecuts), velvet trimmings, beautiful papers, Worn Wallpaper Scraps, stickers, Mini Marquee Letters (spell out your name in style), Industrial Gears, Gauge Frames and much much more!
There are a few new Idea-ology treasures still travelling.... Wooden Vignette Adverts, new Stitched Scraps and Lucky Ornaments.
FYI, the new restyled Sizzix Die Cutting Brush Roller Kit is here.

Also, after this week's deliveries, a whole swag of favourites are back in stock including Tim's 3D embossing folder, Intertwine :)

Salvaged Patina, the new blue-green Distress colour from Tim Holtz is here - in stock, on the shelf, looking gorgeous!

Darkroom Door Arty Update ... have fun while creating with jigsaw puzzle stamps, crosswords, beautiful flowers, versatile abstract designs and meaningful sentiments to use for all occasions.

Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Update ... Classic Journal with Kraft and Mixed Media pages in the 9x12 (A4 ish) size for collage, creativity, art therapy, stamping, drawing, doodling patterns, writing thoughts, painting and smooshing ink about - its refreshing with hours of arty goodness to enjoy. Plus beautiful new colours in Shimmer Paints and Shimmer Sprays!

Dina Wakley Media Update ... making a comeback to our shop with selected treasures that compliment Dyan and Tim's shelves - Paint Sprays, Fine Tip Applicators (that fit most of Ranger's sprays), Stamps, Stencils, Collage Tissue Paper, Watercolour Paper and Chipboard Shapes. Anything else Dina designs is available to order anytime by request :)

In Other Arty Product News ... Pink Ink Designs stamps and stencils are slowing being added online so you can see them all - they're all beautiful (and useful). The newest designs feature a goat, flowers and frames.

Gel Press Printing Plates are Online (here) and waiting for new forever homes :) Did you know they have a huge 12"x14" gel plate? What an incredible size, perfect for large scale printing like scrapbook pages, journal spreads, printing your own fabric, customised bags and shoes, canvases and much more.
The most awesome groovylishus fantabulously fun Jigsaw Shape Gel Press Printing Plate is very cool...! Its ins and outs match and interlock to create a continuous print. I love it :) But then, I love jigsaw puzzles! lol

I'd love to spend the weekend uploading all these Pink Ink Stamps on my desk but tomorrow I have a workshop with a friend, Sunday am off to St Agnes (the other side of town) for Fibre Feast (a craft fair featuring wools, yarns and other arty goodness) and Monday I have free, so on Monday I'll upload the stamps. So much to do, so little time!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend doing whatever arty crafty projects you love to create with those you love. Enjoy every moment.

Happy Creative Day!
:)
Jenny

 

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