Friday, December 8, 2017

Creative Jump Start 2018

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Jen Crossley is an Australian mixed-media artist and highly sought after instructor. Her art is truly unique, incorporating found objects, vintage ephemera, etched metal, resin, and more. With a true eye for detail and the ability to see past a rusty bit of metal, Jen is able to create assemblage pieces, tiny books, and stunning jewelry from this assortment of pieces she collects.
In her own words…“Teaching is my passion. I have been doing it now for 19 years, thirteen of which have been spent teaching mixed media techniques. Six years ago I achieved my dream of teaching in the United States, and have gone on to teach at art retreats such as the CREATE Mixed Media Retreat, Art Is You, Art & Soul, Artiscape, and Vivi Magoo’s Art Retreat at The Prairie. Over this time I have featured in many magazines including Somerset Studio, BelleAmore Jewelry, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Australian Stamping and Papercraft. In literature, I was featured in ‘The Guilded Journey’ by Anne Freund and Cynthia Shaffer, and was chosen one of only three Australian artists to feature in Seth Apter’s book ‘The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed’.”
“Recently, I was asked to film four DVD’s for Cloth Paper Scissors featuring my more popular classes. I have also instructed for many additional webinars and online classes, and served on the ICE Resin design team for two years which also involved many online demonstrations of my techniques. I’ve been praised for appealing to both beginners and advanced students, giving clear and concise instructions, and making techniques look easy which in turn, provides my students with the confidence to go forward in their creative processes.”
Click here to register for my class please xx


You get 31 DOWNLOADABLE videos for $50 (USD). It’s a great value – at only $1.61 per video it’s a collection of tutorials that you can keep forever, over 6 hours of unique content!
How does it work? Each day throughout the month of January, a new video will post in the online classroom. Watch all the videos and download and and all of them! Participate in the classroom comments, ask questions and post comments, show and share your interpretation of the projects to get the most from the CJS community. There will be exclusive giveaway events, access to project supply lists, and additional special features to inspire you. The classroom will be open until the middle of November 2018 and the videos can be downloaded in the classroom and then kept forever!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Winner of DVD

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WINNER OF THE DVD is drum roll
Lisa Pittard
thank you everyone I will give away more dvd soon xx
Thank you for all your lovely comments
Jen xx

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Creative Jump Start 2018 sneek peek shhhhh

  Sneek Peek shhhhh

Creative Jump Start 2018 Excitied

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2018, run for the 7th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2018.
Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters.
Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:
Head on over to Nathalie's site to sign up and for more details:
You get 31 Downloadable videos - over 6 hours of unique content - for just $40 (USD) if you sign up by November 29 11:59 pm EST, 2017. Afterwards it will be 45USD until December 31st, 2017 before it goes to its normal sale price of 50USD.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up here at
Dont tell Nat I sneek peeked LOL

Monday, November 27, 2017

Creative Jump Start 2018 Excited



I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2018, run for the 7th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2018.


Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters.


Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:
Head on over to Nathalie's site to sign up and for more details:
You get 31 Downloadable videos - over 6 hours of unique content - for just $40 (USD) if you sign up by November 29 11:59 pm EST, 2017. Afterwards it will be 45USD until December 31st, 2017 before it goes to its normal sale price of 50USD.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up here at

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Give away and thankful.

I wanted to have a give away to say how thankful I am to all of you who have supported me
all these years.Your love support encouragement means the world to me.
Im giving away this Tin Pendant DVD I was lucky enough to film  a couple of years ago.
This has been a great project and makes a wonderful gift as well.


 More examples from the DVD.
Sorry no bloopers in the DVD and shock horror no swearing!


To Enter:
 Simply leave a comment about how you know me ?
 and also add your email address winner announced 2nd December 2017
GOOD LUCK !!!

Friday, November 24, 2017

cook book class Art n Soul 2018

Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, and tools learn the etching process,We will make this awesome cook book.
Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure. Click on the link below

Whats cookin good looking  Art n soul Portland Oregon 2018 Feb 18th 




 This is a great keepsake or present write your own recipes and pass it on to your friends or children x Hope to see you there Jen xx Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Metal Etching Book/Journal Heaven 2018

                     Metal Etching Book/Journal Heaven 2018

Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, and tools learn the etching process,
Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure or a personal journal.
Its very addictive and I will teach you how to speak Aussie
https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat
https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx18-4458-workshop.php


See you there for fun ,Learning and Laughter Jen XXX

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mini bumble bee book

 Art N Soul 2018

Portland OR 2018 Registration is NOW OPEN

  Bumble Bee Etched Metal Book

16 feb 2018



Im teaching this at Art N Soul in Portland 16th Feb 2018 mini book
This book is small 2 inches by 1.1/2 inches
Come along and learn the magical qualities of Metal Etching and Book Binding.
Jen will guide you through the steps on how to use metal, what tools to use, then learning the etching process. We end up with this little Bumble bee attached to the front, Jen will talk about cold connections and the benefits of this secure technique.
Learning to add found objects to the side to make your own unique one of a kind future family treasure .Come join me for this fun mini class
https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx18-4462-workshop.php

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Art N soul Portland here I come

Hi everyone,
Im teaching at Art N Soul Portland 2018 Feb
I will be showing you over the next week classes I will be teaching .Hope to see you there
 Cast away in this unique workshop, Jen will take you in to the world of casting.
You will learn how Jen makes these one of a kind 3 d casts. Also we will be using a fast setting resin, which is just out of this world. We then will paint the resin to give it that’s vintage appeal, with layering to make it age before your very eyes. Jen will teach you how we then add the vintage style brass edging, then the fun part we get to book bind or stitch and bitch! I guarantee this is a awesome fun class.

https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx18-4461-workshop.php











Sunday, November 5, 2017

A few new things

I havent posted for quiet awhile and thought its about time I did.Im enjoying my new love of found object jewelry again



So love working with found objects they are so unique ever piece is one of a kind

Also love the new chain I have been using there is something so unique about it.

Enjoy your day I promise Im going to be posting my often xx