Thursday, April 29, 2010

So Honored to Make This Announcement!

I am absolutely honored
and for my UK friends, so chuffed, 
as I have been asked by  
Susan Rothamel
the owner of US ArtQuest,
to be her Senior Design Team Coordinator.

 Sue and I go waaaay back to the days
when I had my store.  They have of course,
developed many products since then and
I am excited about assembling a design team
who will be able to share these products with you
in a very, practical way.

If you've seen or better yet, used the product above,
then you ARE familiar with USAQ.
Perfect Paper Adhesive is a flagship product
and the finest, all-purpose adhesive on the market.

I know my altered artist followers out there have used
Mica Tiles in their mixed media art.

USAQ is also one of the biggest distributors in
the country for the Pearl Ex brand.

There are wonderful video tutorials over at
the USAQ website...and they are FREE!

I share all that to share this....

It is my goal once again, to be able to share
practical and even the odd wild and crazy projects
(because after all, we are all artists  : )
via some of the most experienced and
talented designers in the world. the world...stay tuned!

So here is what I want to know:

Have you ever used 
a USAQ product?
Or is it NEW to you?

Please leave a comment and share....

And please stay tuned...I am super excited 
and I am hoping you will be, too!
More to come....


Sarah Anderson said...

Ohhhhhhhh, yes!! Pearl ex, and I have a yummy box of the little jars that my Mum brought back from the US for me. A product I haven't used and want to is the mica tiles :)
Congratulations my friend, this is such fabulous, fabulous news

Deb Neerman said...

Congrats, Julie! You'll be fabulous ... who wouldn't want to be on a DT that you were leading?!?

I love Pearl Ex and make my own shimmery mists with it ... and I use lots of mica in my altered art and assemblage projects ... AND I have a huge bottle of PPA in my studio. I like to use PPA for collage work and for glazing over ... it's one of the best!

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to meet your fabulous team!!

Michele Gross said...

Is this what we were crossing our fingers for??? How exciting, really really exciting!!!!! I'm not familiar with this product line so I'll be eager to see what I've been missing out on!! I'm really happy for you Julie! :D

kristen said...

I use PPA all the time...loved it for my water color collage (the one that you want the first print of! :)
Congrats again on this exciting endeavor!

Debbie said...

Congrats on your newest adventure! I myself have never used it but am looking forward to seeing more of it.

Julie said...

Congratulations, Julie! How exciting for you! Can't wait to see what you'll be designing--you always do such wonderful work!

Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Lisa Somerville said...

WHOO HOO - how exciting for you Julie, congrats! Can't wait to see what you'll be creating! Gotta love beautiful Pearl Ex colors!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Just awesome for you Julie. Congrats!! :)
I LOVE Pearl Ex! Great colors and product!! Wahoooo! Soooooo happy for ya GF! :)

Suzanne C said...

Congrats!!! Whoo Hoo!! Way to go! Well deserved and can't wait to see the great projects you and your design team will be creating!

Dawn said...

Congratulations to you!!!
How exciting to be trusted with this position. I am thrilled with pearl-ex but haven't tried any of the other products. Looking forward to seeing all the new ideas.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congratulations Julie! This is so you! I am so proud of you & so proud to be designing for a DT managed by you! You will be the perfect fit for this position! I love Pearl Ex powders!!!! I am looking forward to seeing you put these products to good use in your creative hands! Woot Woot!!! :)

Rufus said...

Who hasn't used Pearl Ex??? You can use it so many different ways. I've also got some PPA that I use. Great stuff. I've seen Sue demo, she's amazing! What fun for you, I'm sure you're gonna rock! Can't wait to see what all you come up with.

Jennie said...

Congratulations, my dear internet friend, have used USAQ products since forever, I guess they are the originals! Check out the Willeez, my favourite product.. such fun :)

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Congrats to you!!!!!!!!

Helen said...

Well done indeed! I've used Pearl Ex and got some mica tiles (although I may not have used them....) love USAQ.

Fliss said...

Wow! Many congratulations Julie, you lucky thing.
I just love the mica tiles and PearlEx powders which I use when I can.
I have Susan's book too, one of the first arty books I ever bought and was thrilled to bits to meet her over here in the UK and watch her demo and have a chat. I have to say I was a bit star struck lol.
Congratulations again,
Fliss x

~kelly marie~ said...

Congratulations, Julie! This is so wonderful and amazing! I have never used a USAQ product, so I look forward to learning about them from you and, I bet, being enabled by you to! Hehe :)

Lynn Stevens said...

WoooooooHooooooooooooo congrats to you Julie, Awesome new job! and yes I've have a full drawer of pearl Ex and Love there mica sheets and have used both for years, havent tried the PPA yet!

Ruby said...

That's FANTASTIC news!!! I'm SO pleased for you!!!! You will be perfect for the job, you are fantastic at leading a DT! 'Chuffed' for you!!! ;o) Can't wait to see your creations! xx

Diane said...

Congratulations, Julie!! I love all of these products, and thanks for the link on the video tutorials!

Thespa said...

I have used Pearl Ex. I have not tried the glue and haven't been able to get my hands on the mica yet but I want some. Those video tutorials are awesome! Someday I want to be on a design team. You can learn so much through the sharing of ideas. It can inspire you to create things you may not have thought of before. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOORAY for Julie:) I can't wait to see what you make!!! You are so creative:)

I have not tried this product---I don't think...I usually throw away all the boxes and labels so it is easier for me to I don't think so (they don't look familiar) I can't wait to see what you do with it--I might have to start getting it!!


Wendy said...

Huge congratulations Julie you are the perfect choice. I did a USAQ workshop with Sue about a hundred years ago, so have used all the products, we made sample boards. I must admit my board died a while back now and I have not used my products for a bit either. Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with, so exciting.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations to you. I have and still use the Mica tiles, I used to sell them in my shop. I love them for cards and altered projects. Tracy Evans

ArchivingAngel said...

Hello dear~ this is fantastic news!
Congratulations. I am certain it is well deserved. After seeing your beautiful creations it is easy to see why you were picked to represent such a great company with very good products.
Thank you for following my blog.
Take care,

Jan said...

WooHoo!!! Biggest Congrats to'll be swell :)
I wanted to hop on over and tell you about my paper storage...LOL!
I owned a SB store for 2 years so my craft space looks like a store....just gotta downsize but since I have over 1800 sf of room I make a real pig of myself :)
Good luck with your new adventure!

Lori said...

Congratulations Julie! I clicked over to the site when you mentioned Perl Ex, I need to learn how to use it some more. I have not heard of USAQ, but I am sure excited to see what you have to share. I like the idea of altered art, but am new to it and have never tried it. Your excitement has rubbed off on me, yea!

Anne Jagger said...

Congratulations Julie.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Great news, Julie. USArtQuest is a terrific company with great products. I buy my mica, PearlEx,etc. and just recently had an order shipped to me that included a couple of the Fine Liner drawing pens and some Duo Adhesive. Congratulations and I wish you the best of luck. Hugs, Gayle

Charlene said...

Yea! Julie..Congratulations to you!! An honor well deserved. I love my Pearl Ex! Would love to be considered for a the design team! I haven't seen the Mica tiles or PPA locally but I'll check them out online.

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Mervi said...

Hello Julie again!
Congrats! I've used mica tiles in my atc and card
crafting sometimes, but it has been a while -
thanks for reminding, it's a great material to work with. Have to visit the USAQ- sites;-))m