Friday, May 26, 2017

Make a Wish by Chrissy Colon and New Tim Holtz

Happy Holiday Weekend Everyone! We have lots of new Tim Holtz goodies in the shop. The botanical layer die cuts are so awesome! 

Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!  

Design Team Member Chrissy Colón has a gorgeous project for you, sure to help your creativity take flight! We love how she combined her pieces, with luscious colors and textures to create her beautiful assemblage. So lovely Chrissy! Find all the details and step-outs on Chrissy's blog here:

Inspiration By Kim Collister!

Here's a fabulous bonus project for your by Design Team Member Kim Collister! Read about her stunning Santos Doll here:

Brush Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

 We absolutely love how Design Team Member Kim Collister altered her personalized paint brush using some paint and a wonderful Relic from the Visage set! The before picture is below!
While these brushes are awesome on their own, you can get out those art supplies and really create some magic!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dream Boat + Frida Garden By Sherry Matthews

Happy Weekend Everyone! If you love the new Finnabair Waxes, you'll be happy to know we have a few more new colors in stock! 

Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a seaworthy project! Set sail on Sherry's dream boat, where there creative possibilities are endless! Such a beautiful project, perfect for the summer Sherry!
Find the awesome tutorial here on Sherry's blog:

More Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a bonus post for you this week. You've heard of fairy gardens right? Well, how about a Frida garden! Be still my heart! You will adore this fantastic project using our Doors and Picado. Get the details and more awesome photos on Sherry's blog here:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Alice Crown Tutorial by Kim Collister + More

Happy Weekend Everyone! We have lots of goodies back in stock in the shop, including lots of fabulous Dia De Los Muertos charms. These charms are a lovely quality, and perfect for so many projects!

Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

Design Team Member Kim Collister has a wonderful project for you! Fall down the rabbit hole with Kim and her Magical Alice Crown. Find out how she achieved an awesome metal look on her crown and much more in her blog post! So beautiful Kim! 

Inspiration By Cat Kerr!

A huge congrats to Cat Kerr for her recent appearances on Make it Artsy! We are thrilled for Cat, and completely honored that she used Retro Cafe Art Gallery Shadow Box Shrine Kits (, Dresden Wings (, and Paper Cuts ( during this fantastic tutorial for making resin sheets. And of course some fabulous Sandra Evertson Cast Resin Pieces (
If you don't catch the episodes on your television, you lucky ducks can view this segment here on Youtube:
Way to go Cat Kerr! You're amazing art sister! A star! XOXO


Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  

 Here's a sneak peek of Sherry's upcoming post...

From Sherry: "Wanna see a happy accident? Y'all may know this already, but... if you do a background of Colorburst Powders and add modelling paste through a stencil, the colors bleed through and tint the paste too!" 

You can find ON SALE Color Burst Powders HERE
(You can use them in ways you might use mica powders too!)

Personalized Brushes!  
    We love making these brushes for you! Here are a few that recently went out the door. I've heard a few people say they would be too pretty to use. Think of it this way, they cost less than two cups of coffee at Starbucks. You can also display them as is or altered. They make amazing gifts for art friends and swap partners too! Treat yourself! They are ON SALE right now too!
    Find them here: 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New Personalized Paint Brushes + Design Team Inspiration

Hey guys! I've been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I'm super excited to be able to offer these to you! Something new and different from Retro Cafe Art Gallery! I designed three different engraved paint brushes, and you can have them PERSONALIZED with a name or word! They make a wonderful gift for yourself of an artist friend. I hope you like them! Grab them while you can here:


Inspiration By Design Team Member Linda Cain!  

Linda has a glorious project for you! See how she created magic with the new Finnabair Patina Pastes and so much more. Hop on over to Linda's blog, and you'll quickly see why she's a new favorite. Outstanding Linda!


Inspiration By Kim Collister!
Check out this awesome piece by Design Team Member Kim Collister
Now that's using your head Kim. So awesome! 
Also includes some fabulous Teesha Moore collage images.
Phrenology Head Kit:

Inspiration By Monica Downing!  

We are so in love with this Fairy Cottage Shrine by Monica Downing! The composition, the colors, that bird, so awesome! 
Like the rest of Monica's fabulous art, it just makes you smile.
So beautiful Monica!
(Click all three links above to see more of Monica's work!) 


More Inspiration By Design Team Member Linda Cain!  
"Angel Winged Lady" by Linda Cain! Find awesome step-outs in her blog post here: