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Announcing the all new Helen Breil polymer clay artist inspired jewelry shapes, ArtSpot stencils/template

No one can deny that polymer clay artist Helen Briell does impeccable work and if your a fan then hold on to your hats for this announcement.

all-new ArtSpot stencil sets…

Helen Breils ArtSpot Templates Set

Do you love Helen’s stamps, silkscreens, and tutorials? Well now you can enjoy the wonderful shapes and jewelry designs patterns Helen has created with ease. Announcing the Helen Breil inspired pendant stencils/templates. That right no more using paper cutouts that make it easy to slip and cut into that beautiful surface you just created. Each ArtSpot template set comes with 3 shapes marked both on the template frame and also on the inner piece to match Helen’s alphabet code used in her tutorials.


Unlike other template sets, these multipiece stencil sets come with the traditional outer frame but also the inside shape. These sets have 3 ways to use them.

1. You can use the frame you can cut out your design on the inside like traditional templates.

2. You can use the inside template to cut the inside piece allowing you to cut outward and not risk cutting into your finished piece saving you from potential disaster.

3. You can also use the frame to create wonderful custom hollow beads and pendants.

Helen was wonderful enough to give her approval of this set to make your life easier don’t forget to take one of Helen’s classes or tutorials today and be sure to check out her wonderful magnetic pendant tutorial where you will find her using these shapes and it’s one of my favorites.




So what are you waiting for? Pop on over to my shop and pick up your favorite Helen Breil ArtSpot templates or heck you can even get the whole HB collection. And while your there you can find all of your favorite Helen Breil textures, silkscreens to tickle all your polymer clay dreams.

Oh yes through the end of the month you get free shipping to the US when you spend 35.00 don’t miss out at Linda’s Art Spot

6 ways to use your mini mister a great little tool for artist and crafters alike.

Did you know that this simple #MINI MISTER is a super tool to keep in your art supply stash?

So do you have this or have you seen this simple mini mister and wondered now what can I do with this little thing? I bought my first one years ago and it sat in my art stash untouched for years.

imagesThen one day when trying to create a tiny “#splash”of color on a project this little guy popped in my head. I mixed a bit of acrylic paint and watered to thin and started squirting. Next thing I knew I had to order more.

Now I have a little arsenal of #mini spritzers ready and filled to help me at the push of the pump. LOL

A few more Ways to use your MINI SPRITZER 

It’s perfect to use with water or your favorite craft mediums for interesting techniques. How about fill them with water and water-based products–dye inks, reinkers, resist inks, #rubber stamp cleaners.

Perfect for carrying them to crops, art retreats, clay days, or just taking up a lot less space on you already full work surface.

#Polymer Clay artist can fill this fine mist spray bottle with water or other releasing agents like “armor all” and spray it on rubber stamps and texture plates for use as a release agent. Use it for keeping metal clay moist while working.

How about adding a stippled effect on polymer clay cured or uncured, paper or other mixed mediums. You can fill it with diluted acrylic paints to create a stippled effect.

I have one that holds my blending solution and extender solution so when I am working with #alcohol inks. I can add a light mist to my project to help me control the flow of the ink without over-saturating the project.

Let me count the ways….                                                                                                      I have several of these labeled and on hand for all sorts of projects.                       So just open your mind and think of the many ways you can entice your mini spritzer to help you create!


You can find these and many other specialty tools and other polymer clay-friendly supplies at Linda’s Art Spot.