We’re Closing the Store – HUGE Discounts!

Yes, that is right. We’ve decided with how hectic our lives our right now that we’ll be closing the store. I am going to continue to sell my stencils and texture tools, but the resale part of the store is going to be closing.

Intoxicating Arts will transform into a place where you can get cardmaking video tutorials, buy stencils, learn techniques on blog posts, and I may occasionally post things for sale if I get a special buy on them. In example, last year I got MINC Mini machines on a special buy so I got some and stopped selling them when I sold out.

To be completely honest, my goal was to sell high quality crafting supplies at a super competitive price. That is exactly what I did but there’s very little money in that ( in fact, I’ve made no money because I’ve invested so much in this business). There was a time when the store was booming but I just don’t have the time (Or I guess don’t want to sacrifice crafty and mommy time) to keep it up to get it where it needs to be in order to be profitable.

I’m saddened but excited at the same time. Once I have this excess inventory gone ,not only will I have an entire room freed up in my house, but I will have more creative freedom and I hope to expand my laser cut lines and make more videos. It’s where my heart wants me to be.

OK, so here’s the deal! We already have all of our items at 15-23& off. That’s a great deal as always, but we are trying to move some product here so we have increased the discounts depending on how much you buy. These discounts are ON TOP OF the already discounted prices. Remember, we have $5.00 flat rate shipping on all orders over $40.00.

Here are the promos that we have going right now:

EXTRA 5% OFF WHEN YOU BUY 2 OR MORE OF ANYTHING (MIX AND MATCH!)

EXTRA 10% OFF WHEN YOU BUY 4 OR MORE OF ANYTHING (MIX AND MATCH!)

EXTRA 15% OFF WHEN YOU BUY 5 OR MORE OF ANYTHING (MIX AND MATCH!)

EXTRA 20% OFF WHEN YOU BUY 6 OR MORE OF ANYTHING (MIX AND MATCH!)

+ FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75.00

NO COUPON CODE REQUIRED

So, the more you buy, the more you save. This applies to every item in our store. We have some brand new items that are super hot right now and you can get this discount on those items. We even have some new Ranger/ Tim Holtz products coming and we’ll be discounting those when they come in.

To get to the store, click HERE

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Graphic 45 Paper Cheaper Than You’ve Ever Imagined!

I just added a sale to the ebay store that discounts over 60 items to 35-60% off!

Included in those listings are many Graphic 45 papers! Spend over $75.00 and get an extra 5% off. Spend $40.00 or more and get $5.00 flat rate shipping. Paper is heavy which means the more you buy, the more shipping you normally have to pay. Not when you are buying from Intoxicating Arts! In fact, it’s the exact opposite.

Here’s what we have for sale by Graphic 45:

Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition – MSRP $30.00 , you pay $17.00!

Raining Cats and Dogs – MSRP $22.00 , you pay $12.74!

Time to Celebrate – MSRP $22.00, you pay $12.74!

Times Nouveau Deluxe Collector’s Edition- MSRP $30.00 , you pay $18.78!

Typography Deluxe Kit 16 papers , Chipboard & Stamps MSRP $32.99, you pay $13.59!

Typography Chipboard MSRP $5.99, you pay $3.39!

Typography 8 papers and Chipboard MSRP $13.99, you pay $6.37!

Couture , 13 papers and engraved wood tag MSRP $15.69 , you pay $8.99

Time to Celebrate 8 x 8″ – MSRP $11.00 , you pay $7.64!

This great sale ends in just ONE WEEK so now is the time to snag some Graphic 45 papers at an amazing price!

12 Tags of 2015 – June Tag

Here’s my Tag for June of 2015. I don’t own the die set he used , so I cut my own. There were a few other items I was missing,  but I think it came out cute!

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Supplies Used that we currently have in stock:

Tim Holtz Layering Tag Stencil – Stripes $4.79

Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. Available in Mini Distress Ink Kit #2 along with Fired Brick and Seedless Preserves for the incredible low price of $5.59 (That’s nearly 50% off!).

Did you know that we have 75 different Ranger Products in stock right now?! To see them, click here ! 

Here’s the Youtube video tutorial of making this tag :

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take part in the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 because it’s so much fun!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!