Bmuse

News-E-Zine Mid-Summer 2006

Ultrafine Embossing Powder

Summer is here and the long awaited issue of the Bmuse News Ezine has finally arrived.

The IMPORTANT special note: If You DO NOT wish to receive these monthly updates (which will now contain Special OFFERS:)) just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address and click the Unsubscribe Button..

Still HERE? Great!!

First I want to apologize for the long delay between Ezines. The increased volume of orders has made it difficult if not impossible to publish the EZines monthly. This quarter was particularly crazy, but for good reasons. I was given an opportunity to take a 2 week vacation in Italy this spring for almost no cost to myself and YES, I went:) Then just as things were starting to slow down 2 half starved 4 week old kittens arrived (more on this further down this page) and getting them happy and healthy took some extra time. But thankfully the long 4th of July weekend has given me time to put this zine together.

New ART !!

Pocket Fairies! These delightful Fairies with "Pockets" are random selections from over 75 wonderful pieces of art submitted for Sandee Hyde's Pocket Fairy Swap hosted on the Bmuse Yahoo Group.

Click on image to see a larger version

pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
Sher Rubio
Kimberly Moore
Cindi McBroom

Click on image to see a larger version

pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
Carly Hoobler
Cathy Dodt-Ellis
Teri Dziewit

Click on image to see a larger version

pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
Kris Tuey
Ruth Beckett

Click on image to see a larger version

pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
Ina Ftacek
Sandee Hyde

ultrafine embossing powder

More ART !! - Summer Memories Bmuse Yahoo Group Swap

A sampling of art from A fun summer swap I hosted

Click on image to see a larger version

pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
Cindi McBroom
Holly Roeder
Ina Ftacek
Lorraine Beaumont

Click on image to see a larger version

pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
Lynn Fox
Rosalie Ackerson
Ruth Beckett
Sandee Hyde

Click on image to see a larger version

pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
pocket farie paper art collage
SuzieQ
Terri Dziewit
Toni Cooper

ultrafine embossing powder

Mack's New Personal Gallery Page

I decided that it was time to have my very own personal art gallery page. So bookmark this link to check on what I am up too:) Here is a sampling of what is new.

collage on board jampanese art

Collage on 4x6 masonite art board.

The art board was first covered with a textured Japanese book cloth which I stained badly in doing this with glue - I "fixed" this by staining the entire surface with a mixture of gold acrylic paint and semi gloss medium which produced an aged look.

The Image of the Japanese woman is from Japanese Art Collage Sheet #1. Text frame and lotus flower are from scrapbook papers. The wrapped fiber embellishement uses several fibers together found on the Art Fibers page.

ultrafine embossing powder

My "other" art project for June

Fuzz
Wolffie

Update!! - Fuzz & Wolffie have a permanent home!

Leslie who owns Alpha Stamps website is now their Mom. There will never be shortage of ephemera toys for these little guys:)!!

These two little boys arrived at my home around the first week of June, 4 weeks old, very thin, dirty and none too fond of humans. None of the rescue groups could take any more kittens, shelters were euthanizing non-social kittens and the no-kill shelters were not taking any more black kittens. (Fuzz is actually a deep esspresso brown - Wolffie is black. Not very good options for these little guys - so I decided to give them a chance. I got them clean, healthy, bigger:) and much more trusting of humans and, I thought, ready for the local shelter to find them a home. Well, like many animals, they were simply terrified of the shelter. The officer there called me after 2 days to say she was afraid they might injure themselves they had become so frantic. So, I picked them back up and we are looking for a home(s) for these little fellows. They are calm, happy and VERY playful here. So, yes this is a "home wanted" ad for anyone living in the San Francisco Bay Area. they have tested NEG for FVRCP, FIV, & FELV, they have been wormed and are flea & ear mite FREE. If you think you might have room for some crazy kitteness in your life please contact me for more information. I guarantee that they will increase your creativity! Estimated DOB May 5, 2006. mackinsie@mac.com

ultrafine embossing powder

New Technique!

Create texture and dimension on fabric backgrounds using embossing powder.

embossed fabric collage

Fabric Collage using embossed fabric as background by Joyce White Vance.

Complete step-by-step instructions on the Fabric Embossing Technique page by Joyce White Vance

To view more projects and techniques that were in previous newsletters you can link to them from the Projects and Techniques Directory page.

ultrafine embossing powder

Book Review

Inking scrapbook techniques book

It’s the start of something big! This eye-opening guide to inking is the first in a brand-new series that will focus closely on specific scrapbooking techniques—and help crafters reach new levels of excellence. Until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to apply ink to paper smoothly and evenly. But Carol Heppner’s innovative process—which uses polyester fiberfill for the application—results in flawless and professional results every time. She shares her superb knowledge of inks and offers ideas for creating vivid multicolored papers and patterns. With the in-depth tutorials, creative projects, and sample layouts, scrapbookers will transform their pages from ho-hum to terrific.
 
This new book by Carol Heppner takes a fresh look at the tools that you already own - ink and paper.  Together, they help you produce scrapbook pages that are very easy to create, but spectacular looking.
 
The ink techniques in this book offer dozens of fresh, new options, and problem-solving tips to apply ink to paper smoothly and evenly.  Learn about the different inks in your craft store and the color schemes you can create with them.
 
Learn how to create patterned paper using ink, rubber stamps, stencils, torn paper, masking tape, and embossing and pigment powders.  Then use that paper to create dozens of projects and ideas for fantastic-looking paper arts projects.   There are many great layout ideas to help you customize your own memory album.

Carol Heppner has appeared in publications such as Belle Armoire, Somerset Studio, Expression Magazine, and Scrap & Stamp Arts. She is on the editorial advisory board of Scrap & Stamp Arts, Scott Publications, and is a design member of the Crafts and Hobby Association. Take a visit to Carol's website - more art, tehcniques, upcoming classes - and of course more details on "Inking" and purchase information.

ultrafine embossing powder

MORE NEW Stuff...

On the Bmuse "Dollar Store" and the "A bit more than a Dollar Store" page. The new additions are Wooden Nickel Blanks, Raffle Tickets, Little Bags o'Buttons, Time Cards, Round Watercolor Tags & 4x4 inch Puzzle Blanks.

The Bmuse complete line of Artist Trading Card Supplies and 4x4 Chunky Art canvases 7 styles and weights of ATC/ACEO canvases, slightly oversized, self-sealing plastic sleeves for heavier weight and embellished ATCs, 9-pocket binder pages....NEW Masonite Art Boards in 2 sizes

Be sure to check out the NEW Art Fibers by the Yard page - over 30 fibers to choose from.

and there is MORE...and keep reading we haven't gotten to the Special OFFER yet:))

ultrafine embossing powder

A New Collage sheet from Catspaw Studio!

The Lovely Gabrielle for larger projects. A great additon of one of the most beautiful iines of vintage image collage sheets available anywhere. Click the link to See the full line of Catspaw Studio Collage Sheets.

Fabrik-Paper Collage Sheets...a Bmuse Exclusive

and what is that??

Fabrik-Paper Collage Sheets are nearly tear proof, with the texture and pliability of linen, lightweight, slightly translucent, the soft natural white of this media gives the images the softer, printed on fabric look without losing the detail of the images or the color saturation. Sew it, glue it... perfect for paper and fabric collage, art dolls, mini quilts, and collage on canvas...sorry it is not machine washable but can be gently hand washed without soap and it doesn't ravel!...AND it is half the price of most fabric collage sheets.

18 New Bmuse Collage Sheets!!

collage sheets bathing beauties
collage sheets women
collage sheets Italian
Beauties on the Beach Cover Girls Italian Bathing Beauties
collage sheets hot air balloons collage sheets Japanese art collage sheets Japanese art
Hot Air Balloons Japanese Art 1 Japanese Art 2
collage sheets retro kitch
collage sheets retro kitch
collage sheets retro kitch
Retro Signs #2 Retro Signs #3 Retro Signs #4

To locate the page where each collage sheet is found simply click on the image or the title below it to take to you the page where it is sold and most have art samples too...

collage sheets architechture
collage sheets architechure
collage sheet architecture
Black on Tan Gothic Architecture Black on Tan Louis 15th French Decor Black on Tan Italian Design  
collage sheets tropical fish collage sheets tropical fish collage sheets dold playing cards
Tropical Fish #1 Tropical Fish #2 Vintage Playing Card Backs

To locate the page where each collage sheet is found simply click on the image or the title below it to take to you the page where it is sold and most have art samples too...

and now for .....

NewsEZine Only Special!!

for a limited time only this sheet is offered at 40% off the regular price

ultrafine embossing powder

Black on Tan Antique Office Supplies - Collage Decoupage Sheets

collage sheet Eqyptian art

This collage sheet is now available at the regular prices on the Background, Borders and Misc. Collage Sheets page.

See the current issue of the Bmuse NewsEZine HERE

Great antique office images, pen nubs, ink wells, old typewriter - great journal additions, nostalgic scrapbooks and collage. 8.5 x 11 sheets. Black laser print on textured camel colored paper, translucent vellum and transparency film.

Note: the above item is offered at a reduced price only for the duration of this newsEZine and can only be purchased using the cart buttons above, once the next issue of the Bmuse NewsEZine is online this collage sheet will be moved to the regular collage sheet pages and will be available at the regular prices.

Prefer to order via snail mail? Have questions about how and when your order will ship? International shipping? See the ordering and shipping information page

ultrafine embossing powder

Thank you for subscribing!

ultrafine embossing powder

NewsEZine Archive Links

Bmuse NewsEZine Dec 2004Bmuse NewsEZine January 2005Bmuse NewsEZine March 2005Bmuse NewsEZine April 2005Bmuse NewsEZine June 2005Bmuse NewsEZine Summer 2005Bmuse NewsEZine Fall 2005Bmuse NewsEZine Winter 2005/2006NewsEZine March 2006

ultrafine embossing powder

Please feel free to share this link with your friends!!

Share this page
with a friend

Subscribe to this newsletter...If you have received this link from a friend just use the handy dandy subscribe form below.

Sign up for the Bmuse Bi-Monthly News-E-Zine

Each issue contains a new technique or 2, New Art,
Products and a News-E-Zine ONLY Special Offer!!

Email:
subscribe unsubscribe

If you want to be the FIRST to know about new stuff on the Bmuse website check the Bmuse Online Message Board.

If you would like to participate in Bmuse Swaps and Daily Banter join the Bmuse Yahoo Group.

ultrafine embossing powder

HOME

Bmuse Products and Shopping Directory PageProjects, Techniques and TipsGalleriesArt Swaps & Contests • Bmuse Message Board • Bmuse Retail LocationsBmuse Zine Links

Contact Us