Friday, January 25, 2008

New Artwork and working on the webpag

Well I have been busy uploading (and making) new artwork for the gallery on the website over the last few days - the joys of summer holidays:) I have decided to go for a flicker account for the moment for the company website due to issues with our old site being hacked into. This way it is all Yahoo's responsibility!!!
Have I said - I love Flicker - so easy to use. It would have taken (and did) ages to create the gallery section the way I wanted it. This was you can view the individual photos or a pretty slick slideshow. Best bit is with the unlimited space - we can have the pictures bigger than normal - Yeah!!!
The other thing I will be regigging tomorrow is the order form and the products/gallery page. So if you are having issues with the website tomorrow - it is probably just me messing around.
Anyway - here is a sample of what I have been up to - enjoy

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Opals Lava Technique

Jen Hodge (from our talented design team) has shared her fantastic Opals Lava technique on You Tube as well. Jen has been using this technique to make jewellery and hair for Art dolls. It is an easy technique to master - but because of its properties - every single piece you make will be totally unique.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Opals on You Tube

Hi All,
We often get asked how to pour Opals into moulds to create jewellery pieces or embellishments for a scrapbook page. Well, a very talented US Artist (Zeb) has been playing with You Tube, moulds and of course Opals and come up with some great videos for you to watch. In the following two videos, Zeb is recreating a stone effect using Snowgum and other colours, as well as a jade effect. Both are pretty cool. I will post the other videos as they get up loaded.
Enjoy your viewing

Stone Carving Video - Snowgum and mixed Opals plus Krafty Lady Moulds and After Midnight Stamps

Faux Jade Opals using Snowgum, Franklin, Alpine Heath plus Krafty Lady Moulds and After Midnight Stamps

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008

Welcome to the new website/blog for Pipe Dreamink 2008. I made the new years resolution to have the new website fully updated and working by the 1st of Jan - missed out by a day due to technical errors and me being in charge!!! Oh well:)

New things on the site
  • I have updated the products page and it now contains all the new Opals Colours (the Temperates, St Clair in the classics range and the extra large Frankin), the Opulent Image Stamps, Fantasty Film, and all the necessary accessories needed to use the Opals (trays, inkpads, heat gun, chipboard and more)
  • The gallery is in the process of being redone - all the pieces are being photographed and it is my aim to have it up and running by the end of the month
  • The blog will be updated at least once a month - and I will try to do this more often. This will include new artwork and a project with some step by steps.
To all of you who have waited so patiently for this to happen - thanks for waiting. School holidays are a blessing at present and I hope to capitalise on it over the next coming month...
I hope you all have had a fantastic holiday period and I wish you all a very happy, safe and prosperous new year.