Amazing art supply giveaway (helping you show up)

Some of the main questions I receive are questions about my art supplies and supply sources.

I know it can be hard to order or buy things from all over the place.

I order from Dick Blick.  I also shop at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Archivers.

I use vintage items from Goodwill, garage sales and flea markets.

I also order vintage items from ebay and Etsy.

For a person just starting out in mixed media art it can probably feel overwhelming trying to find all the supplies.

There are incredible resources out there and really so many materials you can use…hence “mixed media”.  You can use anything that you want.

During my last class I gave a handout of my most used/favorite products.


Canvas (I order in bulk at Dick Blick)

Liquitex matte medium

Vintage and new papers (don’t forget catalogs and other pretty papers)

Acrylic paints (craft, fluid, heavy body)

Modeling paste

Random tools around the house to create texture (bubble wrap, shelf liner, credit cards, paper towel rolls etc.)

Good brushes (these are not expensive and I think they work great)

Staz On Ink Pads

Pinecone cube ink


Liquitex inks

Prismacolor colored pencils (my favorite colored pencils..blends like a dream)

Stencils (I buy mine from Archivers or Christy’s shop)

Charcoal pencils

White gel pens

Oil pastels

Black, fine point Sharpie

Stabilo Marks all pencils

Caran D’Ache

(this is just a small sampling of what I use…but a good place to start)

I wanted to share with you an online site where you can get A TON of my most used products.  Of course not any one place will have everything but this online shop has a lot and wonderful prices!!!

My good friend, Christy Tomlinson, has an online mixed media shop.

She has some of the best products at wonderful prices..and you can order it ALL from one place!

I want to give one of YOU a $200 gift certiciate to her shop.

Just leave a comment on THIS post to be entered.

If you blog, twitter or facebook the giveaway come back and tell me and you will be entered each time.

I KNOW that $200 to spend in Christy’s shop will help one of you really SHOW UP with your creativity!

Christy is also offering all of my readers a 15% by using the code ARTLOVE2 at checkout!

Isn’t she amazing??!!!

If you need help picking what you want I want to share some of my favorite things from Christy’s shop…

For texture



rub ons

For Color/Shading

Caran D’Arche

Faber Castell Gelatos

Faber Castell India Inks

Fun Tools

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool (I have ordered three now for my next class)

Christy has compiled the coolest rub-ons, stencils, stamps etc.  You couldn’t find all of this at Archivers!

She has truly brought her favorite tools together for her shop.

I use many of the things Christy lists in her favorites if you want to check them out.

Share with your friends and enter THIS post for the $200 gift certificate giveaway!

I can’t wait to bless one of you with all those art supplies!!!

I will draw the winner on Friday, April 22.


In a few days I will be meeting some of my dearest friends (creative, kind, funny, encouraging, beautiful, wise) in the mountains of Utah to just play.

I hear that flea markets, spas, book stores, creating and good food is on the schedule!

I have been looking forward to this time with them for months!!!

I am blessed by such friendships.

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  1. Jeannie

    What an amazing giveaway! You have read my mind when it comes to buying art supplies. I came to mixed media via textiles and starting a new passion is hard. First educating yourself on what the different things are, telling yourself it is ok to spend the money and to buy quality materials, and then doing the work. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I “liked” you on facebook, but I wish I could “love” it! Have a wonderful weekend!


    wow! what a generous giveaway. how wonderful it would be to spend 200.00 at one time instead of waiting each week for a coupon to go to joanns or michaels! thank you! carlanda


    for a second chance, i will share on facebook too! thanks.

  4. Michele Redman

    I would love to win some art goodies. This crummy economy makes it harder and harder to spend money on supplies. I live and love to create. Pick me, please, pick me, please. Ok, a bit dramatic! <3

  5. Lorrie

    What a fantastic giveaway. Sometimes, it just seems like I don’t know what to get next – there are so many things. But the important thing, for me, is to keep making art with what I’ve got.

  6. Dawn B

    This is a very generous give away. I love the products that Christy sells in her shop and I love that she sells products that she personally uses and loves and is so excited about.
    I would so love to win a gift certificate to the mixed media shop is there is so much more I’d love to add to my box. Thanks

    PS Have a great weekend with the girls. I know you’ve all been counting the days!

  7. Abby

    Wow, I just started the Soul Restoration on-line class which requires art journaling….something I’ve always wanted to try but never had the nerve or supplies,so your giveaway could not have come at a better time! Needless to say I am crossing my fingers and toes:)


  8. suzan

    Currently taking her E-class and loving every minute of it and wishing I had some of her supplies. I purchased a few using her generous coupon, maybe they will arrive today ( woot) and hope to get more soon. The class is helping me through some unemployment issues, helping me focus on the joy and she does make it joyful.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to win. I will hold good thoughts and wish upon a star..


  9. Kris

    I am doing Christy’s SheArt workshop right now but had to start small, there are so many cool things to use and when you watch Christy working on the videos with all the fun rub-ons, stencils, found treasures, sprays, paints, paper, pens, inks, the list goes on and on and I want it all! Christy’s finished work is always amazing and she shares so much it’s just impossible for your work not to be amazing too!!! I have completed one canvas and would love to have all these products for the next one!!! What a wonderful friendship you both have in each other. Thank you—

  10. Wendy H

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity for someone! I love Christy’s site and I adore my monthly Scarlet Lime subscription, so this would be amazing! Thanks for a chance to win!

  11. Lorie

    What a great giveaway. Thanks. I love being creative, when I have the time. Can’t wait till summer when I won’t be working and have more time to play.

  12. Stefanie

    i love christy’s shop I keep buying stuff and cant stop she keeps bringing in bigger and better stuff each week it seems!

  13. Kim Mailhot

    Wow ! I just found you through my pal Sherry at Indigo Girl. You are so generous with your knowledge and with this incredible giveaway ! Thanks so much for the chance to win and I will be back to visit soon !

  14. Jennifer

    Wow – this is a great prize – it is one of my favorites so far!
    Thank you! Wish me good luck 🙂

  15. Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose

    What a great list! Thank you so much for taking the time to share. I was just dreaming about creating on canvas today. It’s been way too long since I’ve made art. I think it might be a good outlet for me as I experience the emotions of mommyhood for the first time.

    Hope you have a great time with your friends!

  16. jill

    i can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to get that many supplies at the same time! wowza! thank so much for the generous giveaway.

  17. roxanne ibrahim

    How generous! I have been loving doing mixed media with Isabella since your class! Learning to let go of needing to make it perfect and just enjoy the act of creating. Thank you for the beginning!

  18. roxanne ibrahim

    Well of course I had to share this on facebook! your blogs are worth sharing giveaway or not!

  19. Sharon Osborn

    Wow! I took Christy’s She Art class, and of course LOVED shopping in her store! What a wonderful give away, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  20. Dana

    OOooooooooo what a wonderful give-a-way…..crossing my fingers………(and toes)!!

    Happy weekend to you!!

  21. Shamanie Haneca

    Hey Girl,
    Have I told you about my AMAZING friend who is an AMAZING artist who has an AMAZING blog and shop and sells AMAZING things including vintage jewelery, clothing and purses and camera bags?
    Check out her giveaway…sure to inspire the Artist in you.

    I shared your link on my FaceBook and I’ll do it again, and again, and again. Cuz You’re AMAZING!!!

    Love you,

  22. Katie

    …. SHOW UP! I needed to hear that! 🙂 Thank you for having such a sharing heart! I LOVE your blog!

  23. Lisa

    What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to expand my creativity!

  24. Lisa Cook

    I just subscribed to your blog. You supply such great inspiration as it is, so your offer is above and beyond. Thank you very much. And I LOVE your music choices! You are a fan of some of my favorite singers and you have introduced me to some new musicians as well. I am amazed at the generosity of so many artistic bloggers. Isn’t the internet an amazing place for sharing?

  25. Jean Elliott

    Wow, what a great giveaway! Please enter me for the drawing. In the meantime I’m going to check out her site!
    Thank you.

  26. Serena

    Oh Jeanne, You are just the best. I definately need to show up in my art studio. It has been too long. Some new yummy art supplies to play with may just be the kick in the pants I need. I took Christy’s she-art class and would love to try some of the techniques she taught. thanks love~ you rock.

  27. Alisa Logue

    Oh my! What a fabulous, generous offering! It would be a dream come true to have an artsy shopping spree! Thank you for always providing such inspiration! -Alisa

  28. Christine V.

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I have just gotten into mixed media art through the Brave Girls Club Soul Restoration class, and have been feeling very guilty about buying supplies for something that isn’t for my business. Winning this gift certificate would be a wonderful opportunity to get some of those fun supplies you mentioned. I just love art supplies! I will be keeping my fingers crossed! It is very kind of you to give away such a generous gift certificate, and I hope that whoever wins has a wonderful time shopping and creating! Thanks again!

  29. Jane T in NW Louisiana

    Golly gee, but this is such a generous giveaway. I would love to win this. Thank you for the offer.

  30. Stacey

    Have a wonderful terrific time in Utah! I can’t wait to read all about it! Christy’s website is my newest addiction. I took her she art class and am in love with art supplies now….so many ideas in my head…I just to be a little better about executing these ideas!! 🙂

  31. Katie Holmes

    Wow. What an amazing giveaway! I love that you are willing to share your secrets and are not stingy with your knowledge! But to give away such a great gift, too? Beautiful!!! Thank you!!

  32. Julie Jones

    What an awesome shop and friend for allowing us to win such an awesome prize. thanks so much!! I hope it win!

  33. natalea

    what an amazing giveaway! wow! whoever wins is going to very happy for sure! Hoping it might be me! I love supplies! Thanks for the chance…so generous.
    xo natalea

  34. Jessica

    Wow, this is very exciting! I would LOVE to be able to shop at Christy’s store for my art supplies!! Thanks for the chance!

  35. Jan Richards

    Thanks for a chance to win such a great gift to a budding artist.
    You are so gracious to share so many ideas for materials and a
    gift certificate to go with the list.

  36. Elizabeth

    Fantastic giveaway. I am addicted to art supplies, fabric and office supplies. Can’t get enough. Have been wanting to try the gelattos, especially. Have just signed up for Christy’s Three Hearts class…so excited. Thanks for this chance to win.

  37. pamelajane

    Such an generous giveaway! Just received my latest order from Christy, trusting that a little inspiration was packaged in there, too. 🙂 Sure wish I were out west painting away with you all!

  38. Angie

    Wow, what a great giveaway this is! I took Christy’s She-Art Workshop and it was wonderful. I love how she shows how to use a lot of these art supplies in mixed media pieces.

  39. Brandie

    Oh Jeanne, what an incredible giveaway!!!!!!! My mind is already spinning with what I would do with supplies from Christy’s shop!!!

  40. patrice longmire

    Oh my gosh!!! What a give away. I stitch…. I have needles and fabric and yarn….. Not a art supply in the house. I would love to be able to start a bit of something new. Thanks so much for the chance. You are the best.

  41. Kathy

    I hope you are having a wonderful vacation with your friends. Girl time is the best, crafting, laughing, sharing, shopping! Have fun.

  42. Nicole

    I always appreciate it when people share their supply lists. Even if I don’t get the exact same thing, it will give me an idea of supplies to keep on hand. And great giveaway! Thanks!

  43. julie

    I think both of you gals are amazing. 🙂 Hope you have a fun trip. Thanks for sharing your list of favorites!

  44. Holly Sax

    I love working mixed media! And my supply stock is looking a bit low these days. Your posts are so creatively inspiring.

  45. tracey

    WOW Jeanne, this is an amazingly generous giveaway!!! Oh fun!

    It was so good to see you when I was in Denver…I ALWAYS enjoy time spent with you!!! So glad you will be coming to IL soon :))

    Happy Monday ~

    🙂 T

    p.s. can you send me the link to your allergy/wellness dr.?

  46. Nathalie

    Jeanie.. waht a great giveaway… I have just recently fallen inlove with mixed media as I began my Soul Restoration class… painting has been so helpful in allowing me to release my feelings. I am currently on the fence as to taking one of Christy class….this giveaway will help me so much in moving forward with my new love….

  47. Angela

    Amazing. I hopped over here from MJ’s space. This is a wonderful and generous giveaway. So fun. Thanks for the opportunity!

  48. Zita - Mlle Magpie

    Jeanne, this is a most amazing giveaway! I am gradually building up my supplies so that I can let my inner artist out more – your list is extremely helpful to me 🙂

  49. anash

    wow- fantastic- these art supplies will make me jump for joy!! Thanks for this splendid giveaway
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  50. rachel

    What a coincidence…I was just thinking about signing up for one of Christy’s online classes…now if I were so lucky as to win this giveaway I could buy all the supplies I needed for the class! Thanks to you and Christy for being so generous!

  51. Sharon

    I love, love, love Christy’s shop – I found your site through a link from Christy’s blog! I too have signed up for her classes and have already spent too much on all the goodies. I’d love to win this giveaway!

  52. LeeAnn G.

    WOW! Oh my what a wonderful giveaway Jeanne! Please put my little old artist soul name into that hat to get a chance of winning. And thank you so much for letting us in on what you use to create and where you buy. Thank you for being a sharing sister that wants to help others.

    I’ll be back with more entries!

    ?Lee Ann

  53. Holly

    You are alwasy so generous! Mixed media is something I have loved looking at, and I appreciated the video you made a while back with your favorite tools and supplies. Thank you for this giveaway and your beautiful artwork!

  54. Michelle

    I love your blog and etsy shop. I’ve enjoyed some items from your shop. What a great giveway. Thanks for hosting it. I hope I win!

  55. kara

    you are a sweetie pie–in my life now with a baby I need to win time to create!! 🙂
    sweet vivi is worth spending time with though!! {this phase will pass all too quickly!}

  56. melissa turner

    Love the site and the information on where you get your mixed media supplies. Just getting into it and taking the SheArt workshop as we speak!!

  57. Juel

    I haven’t visited in awhile and it is such a treat to find this special giveaway! What fun!!

  58. Kathy C

    This is an amazing offer – I am taking the SheArt class right now…and will be taking the She Had Three Hearts, I hope, and I have such a wish list built up from screen shopping in Christy’s mixed media shop! Thank you for the opportunity!!

    ~Kathy C

  59. Heather W

    WOW! Sucha a generous offer!! Christy is amazing…she has everything to get started. Thank you for encouraging this beautiful art!

  60. Annette Tyrrell

    What a generous gift! And what a wonderful way to be able to have all those wonderful supplies that are demonstrated on your blog and Christy’s and Melody’s and ……

    I am so thankful for Brave Girls which has given me the courage to push through the fears and make art!

    I will be posting this to my Facebook page! Thanks for the gift…

  61. Tracey

    This is an incredible offer, thank you!! I LOVE Christy’s work and she is a fantastic teacher 🙂 How wonderful it would be to have the chance to get a bunch of mixed media goodies!!

  62. Jenna

    What an absolutely wonderful Gift! And a great way to get started! Thank you so much

  63. Angie Gray

    Wow, oh wow! What a wonderfully sweet thing for you to do! Thanks for the chance at some great supplies, especially for those of us on a frozen budget. ?

  64. Jalene

    Wow what an amazing offer you’re so sweet giving this gift away to someone! I’m always running around trying to find deals on mixed media art supplies and find it hard to find what I’m looking for! Your work is incredible by the way and you’re such an inspiration!!!! 🙂

  65. Sandi

    Amazing giveaway… I’m doing SheArt and have just recently discovered Christy’s shop – and OMGosh… I could go broke in there. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your generosity!!

  66. Kaere Schmidt

    Wow… what a generous giveaway! And I have to agree with you… Christy’s shop rocks! She really has put it all together for those of us who just don’t have the time to search for ourselves, and for those just starting with no idea what they might need. I’m so going to post this everywhere because A. I really want to win : ) and B. Supporting both you and Christy is a great thing!

  67. Suzanne Armstrong

    This is the kind of give-away I need!
    I have already done Christy’s She Art workshop and have also signed up for She has 3 Hearts.
    I have so far placed 2 orders with Scarlet Lime but there is soooooo much stuff that I want but cannot afford just now 🙁
    I’m sure I will want even more when the next workshop starts up! It would be amazing to win this prize 🙂

  68. Kim Bryant

    I love love love Christy’s shop and art. I am now a She ARt girl. Thank you so much for sharing were you get your supplies and the various types used. Isn’t it great to share. thanks again. Now to repost on FB so I can be entered again……have super evening.

  69. Kim Bryant

    Okay I just posted on my FB wall. I know a few who will most definetly visit you! again, thank you.

  70. Maadhavi

    WOW…..this is such a generous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity. I took Christy’s She Art Workshop and totally loved it. I have bought from her store before and winning this would be fabulous.

  71. Layne

    This is a great giveaway! I have been to Christy’s website (have it bookmarked) in the past, and have picked out lots of great things-and got inspiration to do my own first mixed media project. She has lots of stuff you can’t find in stores.

  72. Annie Lou

    I love your friend Kristy and I love you selection of music … I just finished Kristy’s online class …. so I would love lots of new art supplies !!! Thank you for the opportunity ……

  73. Julia

    An amazing giveaway and I’d like to thank you for the chance to win it. I buy stuff from Christy when I can as she stocks the most amazing product! Thanks again for a wonderful chance.

  74. Darla C

    This giveaway is INCREDIBLE!!!! Thank you for the chance to win. I LOVE Christy Tomlinson and you are very generous to do this for some luck person. (who I hope will be me!)

  75. Lynda Smith

    Jeanne, I love Christy’s shop! This is wonderfully generous of you. Good Luck Everyone!!!

  76. Mel McGee

    What a generous gift that some very blessed girl will receive. I just posted on my FB page!! Thank you so much!

  77. Dawn Christ

    What a fantastic giveaway. I love Christy’s work and the mediums she loves to use. How exciting – thank you so much for the opportunity!

  78. Selena

    What a great giveaway!!!! That would be a dream come true–a shopping spree in Christy’s store!

  79. Alexis

    pick me!!! pick me!!! what an amazingly wonderful giveaway!!!! so exciting… posting on twitter right away ;)… oxoxo

  80. debbie Mcintyre

    Thanks for the chance to win!! Love Christy and her store.

  81. Pamela Phillips

    I am so grateful to have found you ladies!! I am “tapping” into my inner artist through your direction 😀 It is amazing to learn new things about yourself at age 40!! 😀 thank you so much for sharing yourself with me.

  82. Katherine M

    I loved Christy’s She Art Class and wish I had had the time during tax season to actually finish any of my canvases – now that all the tax returns are done I’m gonna get some of those pieces finished! THank you for the inspiration!

  83. Leslie

    Holy cow what an awesome give away!!! I am currently taking Christy’s She Art class….love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would LOVE to win this!!!:) I am gonna share on my blog and my FB!!!

  84. Kimberly Gero

    Thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway. I just love art supplies!

  85. kara rosenberry

    hey there! what a great giveaway… I realize I forgot to actually enter the giveaway. the other day i got distracted by the lovely goods in this shop. I would love to win… please, please please?
    have a great rest of the week!
    kara rosenberry

  86. jody

    I would love to be a part of this giveaway! Thank you for the heads up on Christy’s blog & art supply shop—Love!!!

  87. Nicola Kerridge

    Oh my ! This would be the best thing to happen right now , I am taking Christy’s ‘She Art’ course right now and just can’t get enough mixed media supplies …fingers crossed !!

  88. Jennifer Wright

    Holy guacomole, Love this giveaway! Christy and her new shop are beyond amazing!!!! Thanks Jeanne for such an awesome opportunity to win new goodies! I am Ready to show up =)

  89. Peggy K

    What a fantastic giveaway!! And all at the right time for me to really get into art journaling and mixed media play!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  90. September

    Oh my stars!! This is such a wonderful and generous guveaway!!! Caught it just in time, now to Facebook share!!!

  91. LindaLu

    What a tremendous gift you are giving. I’ve been following Christy’s career since she first started posting layouts on the Two Peas website. I love her work and have enjoyed watching her style evolve. I’ve been looking into taking one of her online classes to stretch my own style and would SOOOOOOOOOOOO love to win this amazing gift. Thanks again for sharing. Linda

  92. angie hart

    perfect spirit for the day! as generous as nature. i am sharing on FB and grateful for the chance to win!

  93. Janet

    Oh wow, we would totally love to win! As a homeschooling mom, this would be an awesome thing for my girls (and me, too!).

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