ArtburnCanada

Pillowcase Painting Kits for Kids and Balancing Animals

Halifax, Nova Scotia On Etsy since 2019

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ArtburnCanada

Pillowcase Painting Kits for Kids and Balancing Animals

Halifax, Nova Scotia | 88 Sales

Announcement    FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on 4 or more items! Mix and match wooden Balancing Animals with Pillowcase Painting Kits - Enter code FREESHIPPING at checkout!

Powerful Pillows...Sending positive messages to kids at bedtime!

Hi there, I'm pleased to offer you my Powerful Pillows. They are designed to spark a healthy conversation between parents and kids.

Chat with your kids about the pillowcase messages while they paint...and they'll have a nice reminder at bedtime for years to come.
You can paint on your hand and make a hand-print, to signify your love even when you are not nearby.

Lots of fun designs to choose from, and two in french!

Check out the super cute wooden Balancing Animals, too - they are really fun to balance and stack - for all ages.

I try to ship the very next day - using fedex or chit chats or post, depending on where you are. Shipping from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Free domestic shipping on 4 items - remember the coupon code FREESHIPPING

Thank you!
-Eleanor

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Last updated on 18 Nov, 2020

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on 4 or more items! Mix and match wooden Balancing Animals with Pillowcase Painting Kits - Enter code FREESHIPPING at checkout!

Powerful Pillows...Sending positive messages to kids at bedtime!

Hi there, I'm pleased to offer you my Powerful Pillows. They are designed to spark a healthy conversation between parents and kids.

Chat with your kids about the pillowcase messages while they paint...and they'll have a nice reminder at bedtime for years to come.
You can paint on your hand and make a hand-print, to signify your love even when you are not nearby.

Lots of fun designs to choose from, and two in french!

Check out the super cute wooden Balancing Animals, too - they are really fun to balance and stack - for all ages.

I try to ship the very next day - using fedex or chit chats or post, depending on where you are. Shipping from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Free domestic shipping on 4 items - remember the coupon code FREESHIPPING

Thank you!
-Eleanor

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About ArtburnCanada

Sales 88
On Etsy since 2019

Hi there!

FREE SHIPPING on 4 or more items... enter the code FREESHIP at checkout!

Nice to meet you. I’m Eleanor, and I am the illustrator and creator of these Painting Kits, in Nova Scotia, Canada.

I love swirling colours, stripes and polka dots… positivity and looking at the bright side.

There are many ups and downs in life… I’ve had my share, as we all have. What gets me through the tricky bits is a commitment to keeping things in perspective, having confidence in my own inner strength and being grateful for beauty and kindness that surrounds us, daily. Having the presence of mind to notice and appreciate small joys and share them with others, keeps me ticking.

This outlook on life is what inspired my line of Powerful Pillows! I love the fact that kids across the country are tucking into bed, thinking positive thoughts as they fall asleep with my pillowcases. It’s my hope that parents will use the Powerful Pillows as an opportunity to talk to their kids about these important life messages: self-esteem, being safe and loved, gratefulness, being intelligent and capable…anti-Bullying and coping strategies for stress. Painting is a terrific, calming activity and a great time to talk.

I studied Surface Design/Screen Printing at Ontario College of Art in Toronto. I come from a long family line of creative, self-employed entrepreneurs. My business has evolved greatly over 2 decades (I began by selling at music festivals as a teenager!) and I remain excited about offering colourful, fun products for you and your kids. Most of all, I am grateful for your positive responses.

The Balancing Animals in my shop are also handmade, by a lovely fella in New Zealand, (Tarata Toys) who has been making them for 30 years. They're fun for both kids and adults - a challenge to stack and balance, and they look crazy-cute in a ga-zillion different formations.

You can mix and match anything I offer to get the 4 items/free shipping deal in Canada or the US.

Thanks for having a look!
-Eleanor

Shop members

  • Eleanor

    Owner, Maker

    Hi there! Making my Artburn Painting Kits is my full time business. I've been making them for over 25 years! I went to Ontario College of Art. Now I live in Nova Scotia and in my spare time I'm a sea kayak instructor! I love nature and the ocean.

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  • Tarata Toys

    New Zealand

    Tarata Toys produces handmade wooden toys for children ages 3+ They are the original maker of the Balancing Animals, but not the Pillowcase Painting Kits.

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Last updated on 29 Oct, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Tell me about the paint.

The fabric paint in my Kits is gorgeous.
It’s professional quality, non-toxic, and water based. After painting, allow it to completely dry, and then give it a good hot iron. (Right on the painting itself) -
—That will set the colour and then your pillowcase will be safe to wash and dry. You can treat it like a normal thing- you don’t have to baby it.
It will be very soft to the touch... after a wash or two, you can’t even feel it.

I mix the paints myself and fill the little jars in studio. They are very special-not like the normal stuff you find in those little jars.

You’ll love it.
Any issues, just give me a call.

-Eleanor

What size is the pillowcase? What’s it made of?

The pillowcase is a “standard” size.
It’s a lovely cotton/poly blend that feels smooth, soft, and works really well with my professional quality fabric paints.

How do you set the fabric paints before washing?

When your painting is completely dry to the touch, (the day after painting) remove the paper insert.
Set your iron to max/cotton setting- nice and hot. Iron in a circular motion, being sure not to scorch the fabric, but do get the paint good and hot. Keep at it for about 3 minutes and iron everywhere you’ve put paint.
Now it’s safe for the washer/dryer as normal.
It will soften up nicely in the wash.

Enjoy!