Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fabulous Artist Palettes + a Free Gift For All‏

Happy weekend everyone! We have so many fun new goodies in the shop, and of course my favorites are the artist palettes! An idea that's been swirling in my brain for a while, so I was excited to design them for you. You're going to love them!
You can check it out HERE.
In addition to the New Goodies, be sure to check out our HUGE general Valentine's Day Section filled with 100s of great goodies, and our Coffee Break Design Valentine Section filled with tons of unique products!

Art Time!

I absolutely HAD to play with one of the new Artist Palettes. I doesn't get much more fun than this folks! Like most of our products, there are SO many different directions you can go with these. I wanted to use mine as a frame of sorts, to frame some fabulous Old Masters!

I love the way my Artist Palette turned out. I can't wait to make more!

I started by randomly painting the top piece with acrylic paint. Just a few quick swipes with my brush in some of my favorite colors.

Next, I sprinkled on some Raspberry Relique Powder and melted with my heat gun. I've been wanting to try the Relique powders for ages, and let me tell you, they are FABULOUS! So much amazing texture and color. I'm in love. I just sprinkled it on randomly, melted, and then added more until I was satisfied. I love the color variation it creates. All from one small container!

Using the Old Masters Collage Sheet, I cut out the images I wanted to use, leaving a small border around the edges. To make attaching to your palette a breeze, attach the images directly to the top piece using the paper border. I just added my glue to the back of the Masonite piece around the openings and then popped on my images.

Once my images were secure, I generously applied glue to my back piece and attached them together.

 I filled my "paint wells" with clear UTEE and melted with my heat gun for a great resin look!

I finished my brush in the same manner as the top of my palette, and added a word paper cut. I wrapped the brush handle with silver wire and attached to my palette! What a fun, artsy piece!

Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

This sweet Valentine's Day tag is by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! I love all the texture, especially the Red Faux Rhinestone Ribbon! Wonderful Amy!
(She Also Used Our Heart Washi Tapes, Music Sheet Heart Paper Cuts, Valentine Word Paper Cuts, Tim Holtz Number Rub Ons)

Inspiration By Linda Cain!

This gorgeous Valentine Hutch is by Design Team Member Linda Cain. I can't get over her awesome finishes. Hop on over to Linda's blog post for the complete supply list and some amazing process photos! Just fabulous Linda!

Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

I'm loving this sweet tin ornament by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! The Mini Primitive Angel is the perfect little embellishment! Adorable Gerri!
(She Also Used Our Tiny Fairy Head Paper Cuts, Red Faux Rhinestone Ribbon, Red Mushrooms, Valentine's Day Word Paper Cuts, Christmas Red Stickles)

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

This Valentine Shrine by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens may get your heart beating a litte faster! The frozen charlotte with wings and arrow makes such a perfect little Cupid! Beautiful Lynn!
(She Also Used Our Valentine Word Paper Cuts, Mini Brass Arrows, Music Sheet Heart Paper Cuts, Retro Grunge Heart Paper Cuts, Frozen Charlotte Doll, Hello Dollie Valentine Collage Sheet (wings), Collage Sheet DP181, Collage Sheet DP179)

Download this brand new Framed Fleurs Digital Collage Sheet HERE on our site! Just our little way of saying "thank you" for being the best customers ever! XOXO


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