Black Friday Sale!

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No Coupon Codes Required! Just add at least $100 of product to your cart and you will get an EXTRA 10% off and Free Shipping. The best part is, you can still use your coupon codes to save even more. Seriously! 

JUST CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE STORE! 

The sale starts NOW and ends at midnight on November 30th!

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Website Update and a Coupon Code!

Now all of the great items you love to buy from Intoxicating Arts on our E-bay Store are available on our website!

You might wonder why this is such a big deal or how it will benefit you as the consumer, so let me explain!

  1. Selling the products on our website allows us to create a searchable data base making it easier for you to navigate the website. Having a search bar allows you to type in what you are looking for and the website will come back with relevant suggestions.
  2. You still get the deep discounts you are expecting to find from us, PLUS you can use coupon codes!
  3. You still get $5.00 flat rate shipping on orders over $40.00, PLUS if you spend just $10.00 more and have an order total of $50.00 or more, you get FREE SHIPPING within the United States!
  4. You can still check out using Paypal or check out as a Paypal guest and use whatever credit card you want.
  5. Create an account with us one time and have quick and easy checkout every time after.

So, why else would you buy directly on our website instead of e-bay? If you found us through e-bay and are a returning customer, we are so happy that we provided you with a great experience and you want to come back! I’m sure you are aware that e-bay makes commissions for providing the online marketplace for us sellers.I’m grateful that e-bay exists for that reason alone. However, I’d rather offer craft supplies at even lower prices and benefit my customers rather than e-bay. If you buy directly on our website, we’ll pass the savings on to you with coupon codes and additional shipping discounts.

Let’s celebrate with a coupon code! Just for being a reader of this blog, you can get 10% off your order on our website. There is no minimum purchase to use this coupon code. The code will expire on October 31st, 2015. Limit one use per customer. Please feel free to share this code with all of your friends and family! On the checkout screen enter “BLOG” , just the word without the quotations. CLICK HERE TO GET TO OUR WEBSITE NOW! 

Thank you for being a blog reader and have a wonderful day!

It’s My Birthday Sale!

Yes, that’s right! It’s my Birthday and I’m still young enough that it doesn’t sting to say that. Haha! In 2 years, I may have a break down for reaching the age of 30, but for now I am pretty content with being 28 years old. ( By the way, I am sure when I am 30, I’ll just decide to delay any break downs for 40 and so on.)

I have a great sale going on for just 8 hours! It ends at Midnight tonight. Get $5.00 off any order over $25.00. This is on top of our already discounted prices! Most of our products are 20-40% off already! I know, I am CRAZY! BUT…. I have some awesome new products coming in and I need more room for them!!

No special code is required. Just buy at least $25.00 worth of products and you will save an extra $5.00. PLUS you can still get $5.00 flat rate shipping on orders over $40.00. 

What are you waiting for?! Click the picture below to get to our products!

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Happy Birthday to any other Leo’s out there. Leo’s rock! 🙂

New Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley in Stock!

We just got a shipment in last night of some of the newest products from Ranger.

Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Paints are the perfect paint for art journaling. They are quick drying fluid paints that dry to a matte finish. They come in a nice wide mouth jar. Dyan has released youtube videos showing how to paint using baby wipes and create beautiful blending effects. After our 20% discount, you pay $3.99 per jar. There are 12 colors to choose from.

Click the picture to get to the listing!

Next up, we have a new Tim Holtz release. Distress Micro Glaze is a water resistant sealer. It’s perfect for sealing off distress inks so you can continue wet methods on top without reactivating the distress inks below. You only need to buff on a little to protect the inks below. One jar is $6.79 after our 20% discount!

Tim Holtz demos it in this video :

Click this picture to purchase!

Tim Holtz also came out with Distress Refresher Spray. If you have had your Distress Ink Pads, pens, or ink for a while now, they may have dried out a bit. Just spritz it with the refresher and get a nice juicy ink pad again. This refresher also works on other brands of water-based inks. $3.99 after 20% discount.

Click the picture to purchase!

Another Tim Holtz release is the Distress It Yourself (DIY) ink pad. Now this one, I am very excited about. How cool is it that you can take your reinkers and make a custom ink pad?! You can take other brands of reinkers too! The pad includes a blank label on the top for indexing too. After our 20% discount, they are just $3.19.

Click the picture to purchase!

Tim Holtz had been receiving requests from his fans to come out with the perfect sprayer for his fun water splatter methods. He came out with the Distress Sprayer. This is an empty sprayer that you fill with water to create spray effects. The cool thing about this particular sprayer is if you pull the trigger half way you will create water droplets. If you give it one swift pull, you will get a nice overall spray. The trigger also locks for worry free travel. After our 20% discount, it is $3.99.

Click here to purchase!

That’s all the new products we got in this time, but don’t worry, we have plenty more on the way! Make sure to check back and see what fun new crafting items we have for you!

All About Creating Texture

I have always been one of those people that touches things. Even when I am not supposed to. I remember being in stores when I was little and getting told ” Don’t Touch THAT!” so many times. I would just find something shiny or pretty or textured and want to touch it regardless of how fragile it was or what the price is and with no consideration of how clumsy I am. So, it’s only natural that I think paintings and mixed media projects with a lot of texture and dimension are even more awesome than their two dimensional siblings.

That being said, not only do we offer our own Texture Tools, but we also carry Ranger’s Texture Tools and all of their Texture Pastes. Prima Marketing also has some great products for texture. I’ll run through each of these really quickly.

In my last blog post I shared our new Texture Tools. These are not a replacement or competition to Ranger’s Texture Tools though because the textures are almost completely different. Having both sets would give you even more texture options.

Click the picture to buy!

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Ranger’s Texture Tools come in a 6 pack with a removable ring for storage. These texture tools have texture on the long edge and one of the shorter edges. They have a print of the design on them for easy reference. They are made of a durable flexible clear plastic , very similar to the plastic we used on our Texture Tools. Drag the tools through mediums that can hold peaks and keep their form such as Ranger’s Texture Pastes. Ranger’s texture tools retail for $7.00.

Ranger has three different Texture Pastes to choose from. They each come in a 3.9 ounce jar and retail for $7.50. Click on any of the pictures below to purchase from Simon Says Stamp.

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The first is an opaque texture paste that will cover any imagery underneath it. This is their original texture paste. Acrylic paint and inks can be mixed into the texture paste to make a solid color. One of my most favorite techniques for using the texture paste is applying it through a stencil with a palette knife. After the paste is dry, you can also stamp on it or paint over it. Ranger states that these texture pastes are artist quality.

Click the picture to buy!

Then, Ranger came out with Transparent Texture Pastes. This picture above is Transparent Matte. Transparent texture pastes are great for adding texture without covering up the layer underneath. You can also tint these with inks to get a transparent colored texture. This one dries clear with a matte finish.

Click the picture to buy!

This is probably the one that I am most excited about! While there are times that I don’t want any gloss, most of the time I am using my Luster Mica Powders or Luster Mica Spray Mists and I want a TON of shimmer on my project. You can mix Luster Mica Powder in this for sparkly dimension! Of course, you can mix mica powder in all of the other ones too, but it shows up the best and sparkles the best when it’s in a gloss.

Prima Marketing has a pretty cool paste as well!

Click to buy!

Prima Marketing’s Light Paste is from Finnabair’s Art Basics Line. I have to tell you that I am IN LOVE with everything Finnabair has come up with for Prima so far. It’s right down my alley. Light Paste holds its dimension, so it’s another great option for use with stencils and texture tools. The difference is that it is light and airy feeling. You can add a lot of dimension without added weight. It is opaque and dries white with a tiny bit of transparency to it. A major bonus is that you can dry it with a heat tool! However, I noticed some shrinkage that may have been attributed to drying it this way. I have not tried air drying it though, so I can not be sure. Most of the time in art shrinkage is not a problem since we are not dealing in “exacts”. Light Paste can also be used as an adhesive, but for economical reasons I would stick to using it for dimension. Art Basics Light Paste can also be mixed with acrylic paints to achieve a white-washed dimensional paste. Another great characteristic of Light Paste is that it is bendable! You can put it on projects that have movement and not worry about cracking. You get 8 fluid ounces in a jar for an MSRP of $13.00. That’s still a great price when you consider what a large amount you are getting. This paste is unlike any others I have tried and is worth a purchase to have in your craft arsenal!

I hope this blog post has been informational and helped you decide which texture product is right for you. If you have any questions, just post a comment or e-mail intoxicatingarts@gmail.com. Thank you for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Halloween Cards

I had some fun last weekend making some Halloween cards using some NEW Lawn Fawn Stamps. I really enjoy making scene cards. I made almost the same scene on all of these cards, but I used different techniques each time. I used alcohol markers with the distress spritzer, water color, distress ink blending, masking , etc. I plan on making more of these scene cards and trying out different techniques to see how many cool looking sunsets I can get! I used the little hill from Lawn Fawn’s “Life is Good” stamp set. The cat and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn’s “Spooktacular” and the tree and leaves are from Lawn Fawn’s “Sweater Weather” . Both of the sets are available in our store by clicking the link. They are only $14.49 and you get FREE shipping if you spend over $40.00. That’s pretty easy to do considering we currently have 25 different items from Lawn Fawn available!

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Buy Luster Mica Spray Mists now!

$24.95 for 6 pack of 2 ounce bottles.

I finally got the Luster Mica Spray Mists posted for sale on our website. Click the picture about for more in depth information or to purchase. I have only posted them as a 6 pack set so far. This gives you a discounted rate of $4.15 each!

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Dina Wakely Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints are in Stock!

Dina Wakely Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints are in Stock!

Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints are artist quality opaque paints available in 11 bold colors plus white. Richly pigmented, these paints feature a thick buttery consistency that holds brushstrokes, peaks and tool marks and can be easily smoothed. The paints blend well with other Media colors, creating an endless palette. Use with Dina Wakley Gel Medium for additional effects.
•12 colors available in 2 oz. tubes
•Acid Free
•Non-toxic
•MSRP $5.99

Click the picture to get to the listing . I will be applying a discount to this listing. You will save 10%!

The New “Must Have” Crafting Tool

Have you seen the Distress Marker Spritzer that Tim Holtz came out with?!

Here’s a video below:

It’s basically a re-release of an old tool that has been around in crafting for a while. It makes sense to re-release it being that stencils are so “in” right now. I think it is so awesome! You can create an airbrush effect with ANY of your markers! I thought they were so cool that I had to get one for myself and carry them in my store 🙂 . MSRP is $15.00 , but I have them at 10% off right now, so they are $13.50 for a new release item. I also got many other new CHA 2014 Ranger products listed at my eBay store. Check it out here, http://stores.ebay.com/Intoxicating-Arts . Just click on the category you want on the left side of the screen.

New items from Ranger & Auctions up now

I just got in a box of new goodies from Ranger. I had these on order for a while, but just now got them because they are new release items and highly popular. Since I ended up getting them so late I had to revise my plan on what to do with the new inventory. Ideally, I would add it to my shop and somehow people would find my shop. However, no one ever finds my shop, ever. I know why, but I don’t have the money to fix it right now. Anyways, the reason I am not letting it sit on my website that no one can find is because I just started another semester of school, which means I won’t have nearly as much time to dedicate towards growing the business as when I am not in school. So…now that you know the history behind all of that, I’ll let you know that I am posting pretty much everything on e-bay. The starting bids are all much lower than MSRP and they are 7 days auctions. Here is a link to auctions I currently have listed…  http://www.auctiva.com/stores/viewstore2.aspx?id=1665625&styleid=12&siteid=0  . I will be adding the new Ranger items ASAP. Here is a video showing what I got…