Free shipping for customers in the US: If your cart totals more than $25 of physical products now through Sunday (December 18th, 2022) in my online shop HERE, you can get free shipping in the US. Just enter the coupon code FREE25SHIP when you are checking out and all those goodies will get shipped to you for free! Who doesn’t like a little free this time of year?
speaking of Triple Win …how about the wonderful Triple Play Foam stamp set which was designed by Birgit Koopsen, Marsha Valk and me to give you lots of fun options to play and create patterns and backgrounds? Grab yours now !
Free shipping for customers in the US: If your cart totals more than $25 of physical products now through Sunday (December 18th, 2022) in my online shop HERE, you can get free shipping in the US. Just enter the coupon code FREE25SHIP when you are checking out and all those goodies will get shipped to you for free!
Don’t delay! The annual Holiday Sale in the Online Shop ends TODAY, December 4 at 11:59pm ET. Use the coupon code holiday30 to save 30% off almost everything in the shop except gift certificates.
Have fun shopping and Happy Holidays!
All Online Workshops are 30% right now for my big annual Holiday Sale. Just use the coupon code holiday30 to save. Sale ends at 11:59pm ET tomorrow, December 4, 2022. Sign up, save, and start a new artistic learning adventure!!! Shop my Online Workshops here.
All my Artful Adventure workshops are included:
Also available are some collaborative workshops that I created with Birgit Koopsen and Marsha Valk:
For super value I recommend the Best of CJS mini bundles:
Learn some bookbinding techniques or image transfer techniques:
Bottom line is there are a lot of different ways that you can feed your artistic soul with the learning and inspiration that an online workshop can provide. Sign up for one today and enjoy a very special art experience.
Don’t forget, the Holiday Sale ends tomorrow, December 4 at 11:59pm ET. Save 30% on almost everything in the online shop! Coupon Code is holiday30 and cannot be used on gift certificates.
Looking to make an impact in your art journal or current creative project? Think bold pattern! I love a strong pattern element as a background when I really want to grab attention. I like pattern so much in fact that a lot of my stamps are designed with that in mind. My Mini Fan foam stamp set is one example and a pretty fun set to play with.
The four different stamps in the set each have a different design inspired by historical architecture and interior motifs that have caught my eye through the years. (My Stroll Through the Hood series is where I get a lot of my inspiration for these types of things.) The set gives you choices and the chance to mix things up too. But first, let’s talk about pattern.
The overall shape of the Mini Fan stamps is designed to fit snugly together and make a continuous field of pattern. You can get wild with color and using all the stamps in the set.
You can also use just one for a bit of intricate pattern in a page. The above stamp is a sinuous, Art Nouveau style that it is just the thing when you want something lovely in there.
Layering the Mini Fan stamps in a more complex way is another approach. The “more is more” technique is a lot of fun to create and is very impactful with different patterns and colors peeking through. When to stop? LOL that’s the hard question ;)
When you do keep things simple though, these Mini Fan foam stamps are very effective. It’s not an instant pattern like a stencil, but it’s a methodical, zen-like building process that can be a refreshing creative break. And for a project like these Koinobori wind socks, you can’t deny the Mini Fans resemblance to fish scales!
I hope you give some of these ideas a try. Here are some supplies used in these projects:
As part of my BIG Holiday Sale in the Online Shop, all Artwork is 30% off too! Artwork is one of those very special and personal gifts and maybe you were thinking about someone on you list or maybe just yourself ;)
I have stuff at each price point including Giclee Prints of some of my paintings like:
As you can see, buildings, the cityscape, and my neighborhood are huge sources of inspiration for my paintings. In the layers I create I am both playing with media but also suggesting a lot of history and change that these places have seen. Painting them is so important for me and I am planning on exploring all of this with a much greater focus in the months to come. Stay tuned :)
In the meantime though, shop the sale! It is a great time to get something to hang on your walls for a nice price indeed.
It’s that time of year and this year we’re going BIG: 30% off everything in the shop including:
…and lots lots more too. Basically everything except gift certificates are eligible. Just use the coupon code holiday30 when you check out. The sale is while supplies last, cannot be combined with other coupons, and officially ends at 11:59pm ET on December 4, 2022.
Come look around the Online Shop and pick up some gifts for all the creatives on your list.
Here are some that I always love:
Just a few ideas ;) Come on in the Online Shop to see what’s left! Hurry hurry!
It’s Small Business Saturday: All Rubber Stamps and Stamp Sets are 30% off in my Online Shop! As part of my Holiday Sale, everything in the shop is 30% off through December 4. Yes EVERYTHING (except gift certificates of course) so now is the time to come in and support a little independent business :)
Here are some favorite rubber stamps in action. I can’t promise you that by the time you read this, they will still be available, you will just have to look and see.
Pattern lovers will go gaga over my Triangle Love Set. I think the possibilities just might be endless!
Like architecture or stamps that just remind you of home? Stroll Around the Block is your set.
Big fans of texture will want the Cardboard set. It’s got all kinds of grungy patterns to add to your mixed media adventures.
And there are many more sets and stamps to choose from!
Ready to start shopping the sale? Here is a link to the Online Shop. I hope you enjoy and can check some things off your list a little early this year. The sale ends at 11:59pm ET on December 4, 2022.
Here’s a little peek at some of those stencils in action. Hurry in though, this sale ends December 4 at 11:59pm ET and is only while supplies last :)