Tuesday, July 6, 2010

studio 490 is expanding...

after lots of planning...
and months of keeping my lip sealed...that was hard...
today is the day...

I can finally introduce you to...
art parts...

You might need a beverage...
sit back...
I have lots to tell you...

art parts came to be when I couldn't find certain "art parts" that I wanted for classes...

I had ideas...I needed odd sizes...I wasn't able to find them...

after talking with Michelle, Mrs Stampers Anonymous, she said...
hey we can make them for you. NO PROBLEM...

SERIOUSLY??? I can have anything I want??
HOLY TOLEDO...or maybe holy CLEVELAND!

So that's the beginning of art parts...

why the name??

since I LOVE the word "art"...
each of my stamp sets (all 45 now) have the word art in the title...

art parts just seemed to be the perfect fit...
that's exactly what they are...

PARTS to... make ART! See how that fit!

so there are a few categories within art parts...

first we have art parts BASICS...
they are the basic everyday...multiple use items...

the basics include a 2 part frame system...
there is a solid base & a perfectly matched frame to sit on top of it...
a bit of adhesive hold them together...so simple!

our first release includes 2 sizes of squares, a rectangle and a circle frame...

next is art parts ACCENTS...yep, they are the accent pieces for the basics...
think scallop trim...again...sized for use with the basics...

and then we have art parts for DECOR...
this is a 3 part spool and more...

the spools come in several different sizes...and includes a top, a bottom (both with a hole) & the tube that holds them together...

I LOVE that the pieces are individual...
that makes them so easy work with...

I'll have examples coming soon...
showing just how they can be used...

then there is an optional FLOWER top (2 sizes), which turns the spool into a display piece...more on that TODAY!

here's what I LOVE about art parts...

they are made in Cleveland @ the Stampers Anonymous factory...
Arnold is the guy who cuts anything we NEED!
THANKS ARNOLD...

His cuts are PERFECT...no rough edges...PERFECT!
Arnold is my new BFF!
I just KNOW that you'll like Arnold too!

they are made from a superior quality composite material & are so easy to alter...

they are strong & very sturdy...1/8th of an inch thick...

they will be sold directly thru Stampers Anonymous...
(so it's easy to order stamps & art parts all in one place!)

they are KRAFT COLORED!

And like I said...easy to alter...

so far I've used tim's distress inks on them...

I've used Ranger's PIGMENT inks on them...

I've painted them with Ranger's paint dabbers...

I've stamped on them...
they look AWESOME with those studio 490 stamps! Imagine that!

I've covered them with paper...

and because tim's Sizzix embossing folders are so deep...
art parts can be embossed in the folders!

and...
here's a shot of an art parts BASIC frame (3 1/2 inches square) being covered with tim's tissue tape...




so here's the same frame, altered with Rangers snow cap white pigment ink and stormy sky distress inks...

the flower is grungeboard...and was also created with snow cap white pigment ink & the yummy rusty hinge distress...

this will be a tutorial...AFTER CHA! The pigment gives us a whole new color palette when combined with distress...

the scallop trim has the holes in it...
this time I've accented the holes with tim's fasteners...

here's the completed piece...





Here's what art parts for decor looks like, after inking, stamping and assembling...


Combine them and this is what you get...




So that's the first art parts reveal...

there are lots of fun projects I'll be showing in the days to come...
LOTS!

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts...

So now with studio 490 art parts...
we have even more fun options to...

make art...
wendy

83 comments:

paperqueen said...

This is very exciting, and in my opinion, long overdue! Who better to design art parts for your art than you?
The samples are stunning!
Looking forward to more.
Eileen in NYC

Anonymous said...

well now isnt that too flippin cute!!!! u are gonna break my bank woman! hubby already wants to sell me to the highest bidder dontchaknow....now what do I tell him? If I even hint Arnold is going to be important in my crafty life....oh my...will rival the 4ths fireworks I tell ya! Just keep sharing...making my wish list...between you, Tim and Ranger...I figured out I need to work even while asleep....xo

cher

Robin said...

Okay, now I'm anxious to get my hands on your new stamp sets AND your new art parts!

Linda R said...

OMG, you mean there is more than this?????????????

Where do you come up with this stuff, I feel like I didn't get in line for a special brain cell!!!!

I can hardly get anything done for thinking about stamps, art parts (is that not the cutest, most Wendy name ever?), ink, more stamps.......

And you do it with such grace, and generosity - thank you Wendy.

p.s. you're pretty darn funny too!

jackie said...

you are killin' me, lady, and I love it. This is the most exciting thing, my head is spinning. I only have one thing to say to you. THANKS.....you make ART the best thing it could be COLORFUL.

Lillian Child said...

You are such a visionary! This is absolutely fabulous! That I can get the elements to recreate this with my own artistic twist - WOW! Tell me more!!!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Love it! You are simply the best!

scrappin-scrappin said...

OMG Wendy, these are awesome!! I'm so excited!! Can't wait to see more!! I'm actually working on a project right now that I could really use those frames on!! It's going to be hard to wait! Way to go Wendy!

jan said...

Oh, WOW! Great ideas Wendy! Looking forward to the tutorials! Art Parts are a great compliment to your style of art and your stamp line!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

YAY to ARTS PARTS! These look like they are going to be fun to play with. Can't wait to see more examples.

Elaine Allen

Scrapthat said...

WEEEEEEEE!!!
OMG I sooooo want to play with these!
What is the size of the frame? I'm assuming with the spool it must be on the smaller side, unless the spool is big? it's so hard to tell in pics (at least for me it is! LOL)
SOOooo excited for your new Art parts!
I need a friend like Arnold, he must be AWESOME

Liz in MO said...

Ok, I already love Arnold! Have you told him your art friends are a little whacky!!!! We will have to call him Arty Arnold!... I absolutely love this idea, keep up the good work.

Liz in MO said...

Ok, I already love Arnold! Have you told him your art friends are a little whacky!!!! We will have to call him Arty Arnold!... I absolutely love this idea, keep up the good work.

Margie H said...

I am so glad you are going beyond! On one of my manufacturers' blog hops, I used a sticker spool to do a mini so imagine my delight to see your sample! LOL!! Looking forward to some more fun & exciting parts! xo

Primitive Seasons said...

Well this is the bees knees as my grammy used to say. Way to go Wendy....uber cool! Can't wait to get my inky little hands on some of these. You know, I admire you so much for the artist you are and for your creativity. Hope your brother is coming along.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

WOW! The "ART PARTS" are amazing. They are the kind of things you just hope to someday stumble onto while visiting an antique store. And they are sized perfectly for projects using your stamps - now that's just downright genius! I want more... Marijane

Patti said...

What a perfect name for these! I love that they are thick and sturdy but can still be embossed. Can't wait to see the rest and really can't wait to start playing with them. That "life of crime" thing is looking like a good idea to pay for all these!

LynneZ said...

wendy - love the art parts - so fun - hope to get some soon from my favorite on line store Croppinsville!

LynneZ

Dawn said...

Wow Wendy- how exciting for you and for us! The new parts are beautiful- cant wait to play and Make Art!
Hugs from the beach
Dawn in SC

Debby said...

These are way cool Wendy. You are right these have been a much needed addition to your art! Can't wait to see more! Congratulations!!!!

Debby said...

These are way cool Wendy. You are right these have been a much needed addition to your art! Can't wait to see more! Congratulations!!!!

Sharon said...

Oh, WOW!!! How coooool! Worth the wait...dare I ask...is any of this going to be at Carson this coming weekend???? If not,...I can wait...how did you ever keep quiet about this? Give yourself a star! But you already have stars...any chance we will be able to make knobs for all of the drawers that we're out here collecting to put stuff into? I'm just saying if not this release...seems to me something could be done about this...your spool gave me the idea...a tinier spool with a place and a screw to attach it. Way to go, Wendy! Looking forward to more reveals....only downside is you are just going to have to write another book. Hah! That'll teach you!

Sharon said...

Oh, WOW!!! How coooool! Worth the wait...dare I ask...is any of this going to be at Carson this coming weekend???? If not,...I can wait...how did you ever keep quiet about this? Give yourself a star! But you already have stars...any chance we will be able to make knobs for all of the drawers that we're out here collecting to put stuff into? I'm just saying if not this release...seems to me something could be done about this...your spool gave me the idea...a tinier spool with a place and a screw to attach it. Way to go, Wendy! Looking forward to more reveals....only downside is you are just going to have to write another book. Hah! That'll teach you!

Debby L. said...

WOW! Absolutely fabulous....May need to get a second job to support my "Make Art" habit! Can't wait to see more examples and for these items to become available for purchase. Fantastic idea!

michelle said...

Shoot there goes my budget. . . They are so cute and my brain is so busy right now thinking of ways to use them . . . Job well done!

Anita said...

Ok, can I just say Wow! This is stunning. I love that you can do so much with them. How cool to have all these now available!

Wendy said...

Oh wow.............

ConnieR said...

You've done it again. Can't wait to see all the parts. I'm checking to see how far Cleveland is from here. Maybe I could become a stalker and get my own real peek.

Lori said...

Wowza, this is going to be SOOOO COOOOLLLL.! Can't wait to see more!

Helen said...

OMG, Wendy!!! I love these - I am screaming with excitement - only silently cos I'm at work and not meant to be on blogger.... LOVE these art parts. Thank you so much (not that the bank manager will agree...)

Kathy said...

Incredible! They are so very cool and amazing. Any chances they will also be available at Carson? (wishful thinking) Will your new book be available at Carson?

ellen said...

OOOOOOOOO.....MMMMMMMMM...GGGGGG... I am LOVING LOVING LOVING these! You ROCK! Congrats on "art parts" line - fantabulous!!!

ellen said...

OOOOOOOOO.....MMMMMMMMM...GGGGGG... I am LOVING LOVING LOVING these! You ROCK! Congrats on "art parts" line - fantabulous!!!

Amy said...

At first - I didn't get it - but then the lightbulb went off! I LOVE them! I am already thingking of Christmas gifts and where to place these goodies in my new home! Great idea! Can't wait to see more! P.S. - You should have videos on yout blog! I would be addicted to them!

SusanK said...

I'm in love!!!! These are amazing and can't wait to get my inky hands on some asap! How long do we have to wait??????

Jeanne said...

Another hole filled that I didn't even know was there! Love those spools. That settles it, I HAVE to find a job, and SOON!

Tona said...

Omgosh! These are so great! How have I lived without art parts in my life before? Aw, the possibilities...

Helena said...

Nice add to your arsenal :)

Can't wait to see more examples. Love the frame and the muted colors.

Nancy said...

GIRL! This is WONDERFUL! Seriously wonderful!!! I'm happy for you - this is a great way to expand your product line - and I'm happy for us 'cause you're giving us even more ways to create "with" you!

Sandra said...

WOW! You are one lucky girl - to have someone make what you need - PERFECT for altering!
now I really need another job!
Sandra

borcherding said...

WOWZERS!!

pickles99 said...

absolutely incredible! can't wait to see more!

Wanda H said...

My thoughts.... WOW!!!! Totally cool!!!! Totally Awesome!!!! I want them NOW!!!! And I'm Very Excited for You!!!!!

How is your brother??

IndyCinD said...

They are all so.....WENDYish! Love it all! Congratulations Girly-girl.

Holly said...

These look like they are going to be a lot of fun to play with!

stampinfranni said...

Amazing!!! Leave it to you to come up with parts to make art. Love the name! Can't wait to see them in person and start playing with them.

Thanks for the sneak peaks, Wendy. Anxiously awaiting the next one.

Shirley said...

Wow, Wendy! I am so excited for you. They are going to be a great addition. I look forward to seeing them all!

2amscrapper said...

well, how clever is all of this? love the new products! that means new workshops to play with them!

Joyce said...

Well, they always say, Parts is Parts but they sure weren't thinking about your Art Parts. Absolutely love the spool idea. Like what you did with Tim's tissue. That is fabulous stuff. Great and thanks for sharing! So can I send you ideas and you pass them on to Arnold? What a great way to get what you want. You go girl!!

Anonymous said...

so...I was thinking..maybe you could raffle your samples? give the proceeds to a charity dear to your heart? I promise to bid...luv luv luv these you show today...I want to meet Arnie too...do you think a pet name for him will help me out? *ohhh Arnie*...has a ring to it dontcha think? just cher again...thinkin out loud lol

Karla Anderson said...

I think I am speechless....and soon to be broke! How amazingly simple yet so needed and so many possibilities.I can;t wait to see the entire line, your examples and mostly can't wait to get my hands on these products - what can I say but THANK YOU - Wendy ROCKS!

Bethan said...

oh my goodness....makes TOTAL sense! such a fab idea!

joy said...

Well, now, I really don't even know what to say!! You, Tim and Ranger are definitely out to get me, in more ways than one!!! With only a limited income, it will be so hard to pick and choose which "parts" I want, no NEED, to make art!!! Just awesome, Wendy!

Rhonda said...

Your Art Parts are awesome, just like all of your new (and old) stamp sets. Love the spools, I collect antique spools but rarely alter them, it will be fun to do some spool play.

benedick4 said...

You are full of surprises. I can't wait to see all the projects.
Sue

Sherry Cheever said...

NO WAY! You are an artist after my own heart! Clever, creative and so totally awesome! Did I say must haves . . . NO . . . then they are MUST HAVES!

julie m said...

i am developing a bit of a problem... i know if i look at your blog i will want everything on it. but if i don't look i worry about what i am missing. guess the only thing left is to clear out some junk to make room for all the amazing goodies. making out a label for arts parts now.

Betty said...

The new Art Parts are totally cool and I love the fact that they are kraft colored! I'm looking forward to your next reveal and the post CHA tutorial. Hmm, might I be lucky enough to see any Art Parts samples at the Carson show? One can always dream!

Betty P

Becky Horn said...

These are really great! Can't wait to get hold of them!

Kathy Eddy said...

OMG Wendy, these are over the top fabulous! I can't wait to get my hands on some of them. Better start cutting corners so I can buy me some new stuff!

Kathy said...

Art parts - that is the exact perfect name! I love these and your example is absolutely fabulous!

Heidi said...

The name is so fitting! And I'm going to be greedy, and say I can't wait to see more Art Parts. Oh, and thank goodness for Arnold!!

Lauraline said...

Oh, I want them all! And Art Parts, I really like the name. Thanks for sharing with us already, I can't wait to see them at my LSS!

nonnie said...

as my dear departed friend Kathy H used to say.....cool beans!....some days I miss her terribly and the little Believe in Yourself frame and flower made me think of her and smile...thanks Wendy!

Dianal said...

Wow, this is better than sliced bread ... I love these ART parts ... great idea, can't wait to get my hands on some of them .... wow the projects are just flowing through my mind ... I want to Make Art!! Thanks for sharing Wendy ... looking forward to more sneak peaks

Miss Iowa said...

...boggle boggle boggle...The mind boggles! Love the decor spools. So cute to display items upon.

Sam Poole Designs said...

WOW WOW WOW this is truly genius! I love your artwork and now we can all 'make art' with your 'art parts'. Cannot wait! Congratulations on your new adventure! Sam x

Sandi M said...

This is cool beyond words! The possibilities will be endless....endless art....endless art parts!!!

scrapcraft said...

I love these. I am glad they are craft colored! Much easier to alter!! WooooHoooo

Janene said...

Very cool. Congrats on the expansion. Love it when things go so well together

Hels Sheridan said...

Wendy.... I LOVE YOU!!! I love those ART PARTS and need them... all of them... NOW!!!!! What a brilliant fabby and amazing cool idea! THANKYOU!!!!! hope things are better for you hun xx

Stephanie said...

wahoo! great news.

WheatLDee said...

Amazing Wendy!! Doing a happy dance here:::;;::with some googly arms thrown in for good measure~~~. So cool. Congrats on finding a manufacturer to make your art parts

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh I sooooooooooooo need those spools! What a cool idea..BRiLLiaNT...STuPeNDouS...TRuLY WoNDeRFuL :)

Shelley Haganman said...

This is so wonderful Wendy!! Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Wendy!!!!! Art parts~~~perfect!!! I can see we need them all!!! Endless possibilities!!! Can't wait to see more ideas!!

Karen S. Ohio

ellen said...

eP ROCKS --- I don't know if it was your influence or not but they now have the "I Want It All" option for your new release stamp sets!! Woohoo!!!

linda said...

I think I love these Wendy! How cool.

linda

Shannon said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! That's all I have to say about "Art Parts". They have your name written all over them, meaning they just seem so very "Wendy". And of course it's just one more thing I need to add to my ever exspanding wish list. You are just going to get bigger and bigger and better and better. You are quite literally the next Tim Holtz, you are the female version. The growth of your studio products excites me and I'm quite sure everyone else as well.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

How fun! I love the spool!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, how COOL is that! Love the frame and scalloped edge and the flower and the spool and everything! You keep amazing us!
Susan

Dorothy said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Sue said...

Art Parts are Awesome and amazing! Can't wait to see more samples! Snick~ Sue