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Antique German book pages ephemera packs/bundles available.

I’ve put up some antique paper bundles on Etsy – great for art/craft projects. These are in old German font. From booklets printed late 1800s, early 1900s in the USA. Some have advertising which is interesting and unique. Great inspiration.

Ideas for using antique ephemera book pages for paper arts/crafts – ACEO, greeting cards, tags, art journals, scrapbooks and more. http://tinyurl.com/

My latest dollhouse scale original miniature painting (seascape).

MINIATURE: Original watercolor painting. “Drifting” 1:12 scale. 2×1.5″ A peaceful and beautiful colored scene of a tethered dinghy in a marina with gentle reflections. I painted it for the peaceful scene. But ended up loving it for the colors. A great addition to a room box, dollhouse, miniature display or even framed for your walls in a SFA collection. Artist: Jillian Crider. http://

A painting that has seen the world.

This has been tucked away, but I finally got my act together to list it on eBay. “Old Station Cat” has quite a story to tell.The subject is a very elderly and scruffy cat that investigated me while taking photos of his home. An old country railway station that is now converted into a home, but with a lot of old station features, like a ticket office and more.I painted him in quite fine detail,

10 more dollhouse miniature (1:12 scale) paintings.

I’m doing an archive of all my art (no easy task). Currently working on my dollhouse miniatures. I’m up to page 4. This is a link to this page on my ‘artistjillian’ website: http://www.artistjillian.com/miniature-art-dh04 Graphic shown above is a pictorial summary of the 10 original paintings on that page. The page includes painting details. All are 1:12 scale. Some of these were done for

New miniature watercolor painting – dollhouse size.

This painting is 2″ x 1.5″ approximately, and an original watercolor painting. One of my favorite subjects and past times.
“It’s a tradition – scones, jam, cream and tea.”
Would look lovely in any dollhouse or miniature setting, such as a room box – such as a tea room or cafe, especially English inspired.
It’s currently available on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291220887065?

The trials and tribulations of painting in small sizes …

Many of my paintings are miniature, and, as such, they can go ‘missing’ easily. This one, a watercolor, “North Adelaide Roses” has been out of sight and out of mind for quite some years.
I’m now offering it for sale on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291219887420?It would fit nicely into any dollhouse or miniature room box setting.
1:12 scale, sold framed, size of art is approximately 1.75 x 1.5″

Some more grab-bags now available! Heart shapes.

My last range of grab bags sold out. Hearts are always popular, so I’ve listed some grab bags that are just hearts.
These papers are mostly 100+ years old, and the images I’ve used are vintage, too.
Inspiration for your paper craft and art projects. It takes me a long time to collect the papers,
images, and tools to make all these, so understand that sometimes your
creative project is delayed

Sharing a simple technique for paper crafting.

Sharing a technique from when I used to teach. 2-tone paper with rubber stamp. 2 contrasting pieces of paper (e.g. lime/black). Rubber stamp the middle of one (lime) with same color (black) as the other paper. Cut the lime paper in half to the top of the rubber stamp, but leave a small margin around the outside of the stamp shape to the bottom, then cut remaining paper in half. Glue the stamped

Art supplies – clearing out my closets. GIVEAWAY – folk art roses how-to book.

Comment on my post for this on Facebook to be in drawing for this book. It’s flawed on covers to where I don’t want to sell it. So I’ll give it away. Comment by 9am PDT Monday, August 11th, to be in the draw. A great how-to book on folk art roses of all kinds.
LINK TO FB POST:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153078522829128&set=a.160749744127.149392.771199127&type=1&theater
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Instant inspiration for your art or craft project – unique paper grab bags!

Although I’ve sold well over 20 of these, I finally got around to making up some more. They are selling fast. 4 out of the 5 I made have now sold, but I’ll be making and listing more in the next few days. So check my Etsy store.
See my “Dreamy Papers” store on Etsy HERE.
Most of the papers are over 100 years old. The images are old ones, too. All are OOAK, unique. These are wonderfully