Thursday, October 16, 2014

It's give away time come play ! this yummy arty goodness could be yo
urs just for playing along!  You must comment on THIS page to win-  reply to this question "What would YOU like to see/make/or do at your dream art retreat?"   This drawing will end on Sunday night Oct 19, 2014 at midnight EST- and winners will be announced Monday Oct 20, 2014.

I have to tell you- if you would like to have lots of one on one time with instructors- come to The CREATE Art Journal Retreat in Austin in November!
If you would like to find new ways to use your current products- come to The CREATE Art Journal Retreat in Austin in November!
If you would like to have minimal supplies to bring, but tons of supplies to try out and play with supplied for you-  come to The CREATE Art Journal Retreat in Austin in November!

The very talented Jodi Ohkari ,Kari M Knight Holbrook ,Jeannine Stein  and myself will be there to play with me, and help to make this a once in a lifetime retreat experience- make sure you check it out.  It is one for the books, one not to be missed!
Make sure to click the blog hop button up above and to stop by each blog and comment to try for all the different prize packs!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New retreat coming!

  Hello Everyone!  I'm posting from the road, so please forgive the weirdness-

But this news is soooo exciting!  A brand new, exclusive retreat!  If you have ever been a bit nervous about attending a big retreat- this charming 'boutique' retreat is for you!  Smaller in attendance size only- with all the bells and whistles of a bigger retreat!  National and International Instructors, Wonderful classes, plenty of one-on-one instruction, and loads of goodies- this is sure to be a can't miss event!  People are sure to be talking about this retreat for years to come- make sure that you are on the inside circle!  This is one of those ground floor events that change the face of things to come...

I am proud to be participating in this NEW retreat upcoming VERY soon,  November 2-5 in Austin, Texas brought to you by the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors and the event team at F&W Media, who host retreats such as Create in NJ, Chicago, Dallas, and Seattle.    The uber talented Jodi Ohl, my best bud  Kari McKnight Holbrook and the editor of Cloth Paper Scissors, Jeannine Stein will join me to give you 2 1/2 days of classes, treats, inspiration and more during this  inspiring event.  

***Did I mention that all the wonderful food and lodging at the beautiful resort are included?***


to learn new, exciting techniques from some of the best artist-instructors in the country, in a beautiful, relaxed environment. The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Austin, Texas, is thbackdrop for two and a half days of classes focused on painting, collage, image transfers, bookbinding, and other techniques that will take your art journaling to a new level.

Instructors Kari McKnight Holbrook and Jodi Ohl will introduce you to new ways of working with a variety of journaling styles and materials that will add dimension, color and depth to your art journals. With Jen Crossley you'll learn how to make a beautiful metal journal necklace, perfect for making notes or sketches anywhere. On the last day you'll take the pages you've been working on and bind them into a gorgeous book, with easy instructions from Cloth Paper Scissors Editorial Director, author and book artist Jeannine Stein.  In addition, you'll be treated to fun activities, presentations, and other surprises, while being inspired by the peaceful surroundings. We hope you'll join us for this amazing opportunity. Sign up now, registration is limited!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Teaching in the states the good old USA

I'm teaching at Virginia beach on the 29 th October till the 5 october 2014 please look and check out the website.

Next is Jean Vanbredore studio Charemed I'm sure on then6 th October till the 8 th october 2014   In Mechinquesburg PA

Smitten Dust  Dimondale Michigan on the 17 th to the 29 th October 2014 with Kati Mcknight Holbrook.
Create  mixed media retreat Seattle  WA 22 to the 26 th October  2014
Create mixed media Austin Texas 3 to the 5 th November 2014
Fall on the Paire at Round Top Texas 6 th to the 9 th

For any information please email me at info
Hope to see you Jen xxxx


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Captain Underpants Perth Tour Yea haw

Im sorry everyone I have been slack on my blog I wonder if anyone is out there reading it some times.
Im going to Perth to teach on the 27th,28th ,29th  June. I have always loved the Perth Girls so full of fun and extremely talent bunch of girls.
I will be at Landsdale Farm which looks awesome, you can live in for the weekend for $70 .
One class is book out the Cook book But I have spaces still left in the class below.
Friday night Peek a boo Class above this is a new class so the Perth girls are my Guinea pigs thanks girls LOL.

Victorian Tag Pendant is on Saturday another new class you guested it the Perth girl are my Guinea pigs again LOL.
Lets Brooch the subject  learn how to make these amazing art pins and make them your own this is Saturday night.
Cook Book class Sunday Is Booked out Yeah .
Be there or be square ! LOL its guaranteed to be fun !
If you would like any info on the class email me at

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Peek a Boo

 Hey is my new Peek a boo necklace,made with goodies from Ice Resin
 Below are some of the goodies you need to make this project to find out more got to  Ice Resin
 Thanks till next time Bye for now.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Last Stamp Plate

Here is my Last new stamp plate a antique  flour stamp.I found this amazing stamp at my Favorite antique shop and had to have it.

This is also on Polymer as I said on my first stamp plate the benefits are amazing.No Acrylic stamp block is need you can just rub over the top,as it grips to the surface.Also remember to prepare you stamps when you stamp for the first time,ink it up a couple of time and stamp off on paper to season it.that goes for any new stamp really .

This is one my my students book Ann  In Ballarat it was beautiful.
This is also one of my student work In my favorite place in the world to teach SmittenDust near Lansing Michigan. Im going there again in the fall to teach,It really is My favorite place on earth .This is Linda's Book I would of killed her for it but I didnt want to clean up the mess afterwards LOL.

So this is my last stamp Plate I hope you have enjoyed looking at them I haven't had many comments so Im not sure if you like them anyway to purchase the stamp you can go to my website.
For International orders please contact me a
They are $15 plus postage

BFN Happy Creating
PS I feel a giveaway of a stamp plate coming up

Friday, April 25, 2014

Another New Stamp plate

This is my New Victorian Book plate stamp as I explained in my last post it is made from Polymer and has many benefits for metal etching you can use it for other stamping as well paper,but it works beautifully with the metal. You can purchase it from my website  

This is a book I have made with my new Stamp plate Victorian Book Plate.Im really in love with this one it etches so beautifully.

This is the spin of the book

This is a photo of the back of the book or the front the choice is yours to make.You can buy this plate with the initials on the stamp plate or without.
To purchase the stamp you can go to my website. For International orders please contact me a
They are $20 plus postage .
Tomorrow I will show another new stamp plate.
Jen xx.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Im Sorry I have been Bad !!!!

 Hi I have been a very bad blogger!!!!
 I will try and lift my game so much has been going on,I have been teaching and have met some wonderful students both here and a far. I wanted to share with you some of what I have been up to.
I have brought out three more stamp plates with the  help of my BFF Kari Mc Knight Holbrook.
The first one is The Victorian Tag plate.This is made not  from red rubber unmounted but a Polymer rubber.This is a industrial strength polymer and is excellent especially for Metal Etching.The quality of the polymer is that it wont slip on the metal and actually grips,the advantage of this is if you don't get enough ink on the plate ,you can gentle lift the selected area put some more ink on then it will stick back in the same place.This is nearly impossible with red rubber.

Another of the pages I have inside of this Pendant necklace
This is one of the fabric page inside
This is the size of the smallest tag just 2 inches.I name this one after my Mum Jeanie who never got to see me teach and build a career in something that I love. This will be a class as well Im teaching this at Art is You in both Victoria Melbourne, St Kilda  and In NSW  near Sydney click here for details
16th August 2014

22nd August 2014

Im also teaching the same class at My favorite place to teach in the whole world yes a HUGE statement Jen you say but it really is
 257 S. Bridge St. Dimondale, MI 
October 17-19

To purchase the stamp you can go to my website. For International orders please contact me a
They are $20 plus postage .
Tomorrow I will show another new stamp plate.
Jen xx.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Artiscape Artist Gathering Columbus Ohio
I'm thrilled to announce I will be teaching at Artiscape In Columbus Ohio In March More than 200 workshop proposals were received by more than 60 instructors, with 50 classes and 21 instructors making it into the schedule. I was so lucky to be chosen. I have two theirs classes as well Book early I say xx
I will be teaching 
Tin Dreams
Thursday 6th March 2014 6.00 till 9.00
Don't miss the opportunity to make this one-of-a-kind heirloom. Learn how to make cold connections to construct this tin pendant, with applied ageing techniques that add character. Come and join in the fun! You'll love your finished tin pendant! 
 Bushman's Necklace
 Friday 7th March 8.30am till 11.30am
The Bushman's necklace is a small booklet pendant. Learn how to construct this unique piece by etching metal the simple way. You will use cold connections to complete the piece and also learn how to stitch with wire. A fun class and a beautiful pendant!

 Birdhouse Pendant
Saturday 2.00pm till 6.30pm 8th March
Create this unique Birdhouse Pendant from scratch. You will learn how to form metal into dome shapes. The metal will be etched utilizing a simple etching technique. Use a small torch to solder your piece together, and learn how to apply patinas to your pendant. Your completed Birdhouse Pendant will have its own personal spin
Please come and join me at Artiscape  Columbus, Ohio I cant wait
Jen x

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to use Tin Snips ?

I have a video on the Ice Resin site about choosing the right tin snip for you and also how to cut metal as well. Enjoy!

Here is the link.
Ice Resin