Artistic Artifacts -- Creative Finds for Creative Minds

Just Arrived: Tim Holtz Fabric!

Newly arrived Tim Holtz fabric!Tim Holtz (the Creative Director for Ranger Industries) is one of the world’s most famous mixed media designers, and he’s recently expanded into fabric design! Artistic Artifacts is delighted to offer a selection of his Eclectic Elements line, which debuted to rave reviews earlier this year at Spring Quilt Market in Portland, OR. Visit our website to download a free quilt pattern, Going My Way, featuring this new line (PDF, 2.7M)

“In a world where the moments of our lives can be captured and created in art of the everyday, it’s important it reflects our own unique personality. Finding just the right objects, accents, and tools to use are most important,” says Tim. “Whatever your artistic vision is, exploring the imaginative is a chance for our creativity to escape understanding. Remember life isn’t about finding yourself – life is about creating yourself...”

Create projects that enhance your life with this gorgeous fabric, sold per ½ yard. Don’t delay — we have a limited quantity of this 100% cotton fabric, and expect it to be in high demand!

Artist Trading Card rubber stampNew ATC Stamps

Artistic Artifacts has recently renewed our love of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by coordinating a monthly swap, held in conjunction with the monthly meeting of Judy’s Altered Minds. Save yourself some time while creating, plus put some wonderful flair on the reverse of your own ATCs, by using one of our rubber stamps designed specifically for that purpose.

Jaka Batik Panel Sale!

Batik quilt and altered jean jacket by Judy GulaPlease visit Judy’s blog for a new post on how batik panels are created, plus a photo and basic assembly tips for one of Judy’s latest quilts (thumbnail photo included here).

If you’re inspired to make your own version of this quilt, the Woman with 3 Birds panel (on taupe/brown, item #4075) that she featured is now on sale for more than 20% off!

Additional Jaka panels on sale for a limited time are 2 Girls at Temple (on Blue, item #4058); Mermaid with Fish (on purple, item #4078) and Woman with Fish (on purple, item #4061).

You’re not a quilter? These distinctive panels work in any project where you would use fabric. As another example, pictured here is Judy’s wonderful altered jean jacket!

Ribbon on sale at Artistic ArtifactsRibbon on Sale

Brighten up your sewing projects, fiber or mixed media art — and of course even traditional gift wrapping — with the fun and distinctive ribbons now on sale in our shop. Wonderful colors, patterns and textures are available!

Live in the Pacific Northwest?

The Portland, OR edition of Art & Soul takes place September 30 – October 6 at the Red Lion on the River. Artistic Artifacts serves as the on-site store for these wonderful creative retreats, so we’d love to meet some of you! Remember, even if you are not able to register for Art & Soul, you can visit the Red Lion on the River and we can welcome you shopping.

Art & Soul founder Glenny Moir also puts together an exciting Vendor Night (Saturday, October 5, 6:00-9:00 pm) that is open to the public for a $5 admission fee. Approximately 25 vendors will be offering finished artwork, art supplies, vintage findings, fabrics, jewelry, collage items, assemblage — something for everyone! For more information and to register for this opportunity to immerse yourself in art, visit their website:

Fiber & Mixed Media Classes at Artistic Artifacts

That “back to school” feeling still stirs many of us this time of year, long after we’ve graduated! We have been hard at work organizing and posting a wide variety of classes, including new offerings as well as old favorites for the remainder of this year and even into the first quarter of 2014 (with more to come; please check our website on a regular basis), so we hope you will join us. Learn new techniques, experiment with new mediums and go home with a wonderful new piece of art!

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