PRODUCT OF THE WEEK – DECOART MEDIA

Mixed media is a fantastic way to be free with your art as there are no restrictions and mistakes are welcome. Whether you are a lover of mixed media, or a scrapbooker eager to try a new technique, the DecoArt Media program is a fantastic way to get yourself started. We understand that mixed media can at times be overwhelming but the products in this line have been formulated and produced after consulting by top artists in this genre so even the most experienced artists will appreciate the quality that these products offer.

The full range includes antiquing creams available in 6 colours, permanent spray misters in traditional and shimmer, texture products such as modeling paste. texture sand, liquid glass, gesso and matte medium, crackle products, varnishes in matte, satin and gloss, a brush and stencil cleaner and finally fluid acrylics that are highly pigmented in traditional, metallic and interference.

Because there is such a wide range of products available DecoArt provides short video tutorials by renowned mixed media artist Andy Skinner to show you the product basics, and there will also be more advanced tutorials available when you are ready. For more information, visit DecoArt.

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK – POPPY PARADE BY ANDY & BELLE

Andy & Belle are a fantastic small business specialising in beading, scrapbooking and quilting/sewing products. Andy & Belle take pride in their wonderful customer service and stunning products. They love trading online and have found it is their specialty. They are 100% owned and operated in Australia and their gorgeous collections are designed in house and printed on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Pretty patterned paper

One of their latest collections Poppy Parade has made quite the impact on us in the office. The striking illustrations and vibrant colours make it the perfect collection for scrappers who love their layouts bright, bold and beautiful. Their papers are A4 in size and double-side printed on 160gsm acid free paper. Perfect for scrapbooking and cardmaking.

Colourful patterned paper

Majestic patterned paper

The hues of orange and pink compliment the bright shades of yellow and green perfectly and the hint of red adds a little special touch, and we love that the unique patterns bring a delightful texture to each page. The florals on the Majestic and Picturesque patterned papers are vivid and rich in colour but still have a soft and subtle style that will look beautiful as a background for any layout or can even be fussy cut into small embellishments.

Picturesque patterned paper

Visit Andy & Belle to find out more about their gorgeous products, www.andyandbelle.com.au.

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK – RANGER DYLUSIONS BY DYAN REAVELEY

Mixed Media artist and Ranger’s Signature Designer Dyan Reaveley has teamed up her unique style with Ranger to create this fantastic range of Dylusion products. Dyan makes wonderful use of imagery in her artwork and even uses text as part of her design elements. Dyan uses vibrant and rich colour combinations of inks and paints and allows her expertise in mixed media to shine through in this fun line.

Ranger has partnered with The Crafter’s Workshop to create the fine quality stencils in this collection that of course reflect Dyan’s eclectic style. There are four new Dylusions stencils available and three new stylish silhouette stencils. Each stencil is an original design that she has created and they come in two different sizes – 9in x 12in and 5in x 8in – for use in both small and large projects. The stencils are ideal to use with the Dylusions ink sprays or any inks, markers paints or even Perfect Pearls.

The Dylusions ink spray dyes are of an incredibly high quality and are acid free and nontoxic. Dyan has introduced 6 new colours to the already wide range of sprays including an awesome new neutral Slate Grey. The other five colours are Pomegranate Seed, Tangerine Dream, Chopped Pesto, Polished Jade and Ground Coffee. All of which are beautiful and bright and by using a combination of the warm and cool tones you will create colourful and vibrant backgrounds for your layouts in no time.

There is also a fabulous new range of clear and rubber stamp sets to drool over. The six new cling rubber stamp sets feature Dyan’s original artwork and her favourite quotes. Dyan has also revealed her six new sets for her stylish Dylusions Couture Collection of clear stamps. Use the sets with the Dylusions Journal Block which is a large unmounted clear stamp block designed to fit the Couture collection.

This line is ideal for anyone who loves to express themselves through the creative release that is art journaling or crafters who love to create unique mixed-media pieces. For more information on the Ranger Dylusions By Dyan Reaveley line visit Stamp-It.