Artistic Solutions Ink blog

Travelling the U.S. February 09 2017, 0 Comments

This year will be very different for Vince and myself. We recently bought a travel trailer and will be on the road quite a bit. Vince's blog will be the best way to stay up to date with our latest escapades!


The Real Mom Review December 16 2016, 0 Comments

Jean is this crazy woman who subjects herself to nutty beauty products, weird foods, and gets irate over things that don't hold up to their advertised promises.  She wanted to know whether the money spent on a product was worth it, but was having a hard time finding honest reviews that were thorough in their content. So.......she decided to blog about interesting products and provide an honest, thorough, reliable review with pictures/proof when possible.

This recent video presentation features the unboxing, demo & review of the December 2016 Terra Bella Box. It's a Handcrafted, Natural, Artisan Beauty Subscription Box and included our Moisturizing Lotion Candle. 

See Jean's review

Brandi's Beauty Box Review December 16 2016, 0 Comments

Started in February of 2015, Brandi has created a supportive community for everyone (of any age, race, gender, size, orientation, or makeup skill level) to come talk about beauty, and get advice and recommendations. She recently reviewed the December Terra Bella Box, which included our Limited Edition Sugar Plum Spice Moisturizing Lotion Candle. The candle was her favorite item in the box! Here is what Brandi had to say: 

Read Brandi's Review

2016 Rahr Art for a Cause December 02 2016, 0 Comments

 Art for a Cause logo

This year's "Art for a Cause" open house will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2016 from 5pm - 9pm at Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Selected local area vendors will team with a local charity to present an evening of arts,crafts and gift shopping opportunities while supporting the needs of our local community. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to The Ronald McDonald House.

The Open House event is presented in conjunction with the Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. regular Wednesday Night Tasting. Tour admission is $10 entrance fee for anyone over 18, and includes a tour of the brewery and a Rahr & Sons pint glass that will hold up to three beer tastings at no charge (only guests 21 years or older get to taste the beer). Children are admitted free.

The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (RMHFW) provides a supportive, home-away-from-home for families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals. Their vision is to never turn away a family. Through their 55,000 square foot Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Cook Children’s Medical Center, they strive to provide a sense of normalcy during an otherwise stressful time.

Helping a sick child fight illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. RMHFW can help address those problems, whether they involve housing that’s near a hospitalized child, feeding a family that has been bedside all day, cutting the hair of mom who hasn’t been home in days or weeks, letting big brother or little sister visit our toy closet on birthdays, or even just washing clothes without having to worry with finding a laundromat.

Please join us at Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. to help support this local charity.


Introducing Wood Prints! November 20 2016, 0 Comments

Fine Art America has revolutionized the way that artwork, home decor, and apparel are bought and sold around the world. Now they are introducing wood prints! The wood prints are made from 3/4" thick maple wood and include D-clips, mounting hooks, and nails for mounting onto your wall. Browse through the galleries of Vince McCall Photography ... select your favorite... and have a stunning piece of natural artwork delivered right to your doorstep! Or, you can upload your own personal photos (e.g. vacation photos, wedding photos, etc.) and purchase them as wood prints using the Upload & Create interface. Simply upload your photo... select "wood print" as the product type... pick a size... add it to your shopping cart... and you're done!

Terra Bella Box November 20 2016, 0 Comments

Terra Bella Box is a subscription service that sends you 3-4 natural beauty products each month. Creator Kate Gray says the idea was born out of a need and a passion. The need was simple--find beauty products to replace all of the store-bought products on her bathroom shelves that were full of chemicals, may or may not have been tested on animals, and that only served to profit huge corporations. The passion was finding the greatest joy in putting things together in a meaningful way, supporting women and minority-owned businesses whenever possible and helping local the economy.

Kate reached out to me last summer, and we began working together on a product for the December Terra Bella Box. Together, we have created a limited edition Holiday Fragrance lotion candle that premiers next month! The Sugar Plum Spice lotion candle fragrance is a nice bouquet mixed with berries and some subtle spice notes, drying to a soft vanilla background. It will only be available at for a limited time beginning in December!



Sign up for your Terra Bella Box and get the best handmade products for your bath and beauty routine!

MIA Christmas Market November 01 2015, 0 Comments


Join Artistic Solutions Ink on November 14 from 9am to 5pm at First Baptist Church in Grapevine! They will open their door to many talented vendors, over 1000 shoppers, So Cal Tacos Food Truck, and FREE Pictures with Santa! Mark your calendar, this is an event you don't want to miss to help support the ministry of Moms in Action!



Funky Finds on November 7-8 November 01 2015, 0 Comments

Event Dates & Times:
Saturday, November 7th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 8th, 11am-4pm

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Small Exhibits Building (Poultry Barn)

3409 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Join Artistic Solutions Ink and 100+ Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors, & Food Makers selling unique hand-crafted items!!!

FREE ADMISSION Family AND Pet Friendly!

On-Site Pet Adoptions Swag Bags
Charitable Raffle Photos with Santa

All raffle proceeds benefit Toys for Tots and
The Humane Society of North Texas!

Photos with Santa
Children AND pets are welcome to snap a pic
with Santa with a $5+ donation to the charities.

Accessories • Art • Authors • Bath, Body & Candles • Ceramics & Pottery • Clothing • Food • Holiday & Seasonal • Home Goods •Jewelry • Kids & Parents • Paper Goods • Pet Goods •Photography • Plants & Arrangements


Our Pins are Buyable! November 01 2015, 0 Comments

Pinterest announced the release of Buyable Pins — a new way for merchants to sell products through the Pinterest mobile app.

Buyable Pins are a simple, secure way to buy products you discover on Pinterest, including our Candles!

Using the new Buy it button, consumers that use Pinterest will be able to shop and securely checkout with the products they find on Pinterest - all without ever leaving the app.

When you spot a Pin with a blue price, you’ll know you can buy it right from the app. Pinners can also use the new price filter to narrow their options and find great products that fit their budget. After viewing the Pin and tapping the Buy it button, Pinterest users can easily check out using Apple Pay or their credit card.

Glorious Green - Great Handmade Finds June 05 2015, 0 Comments



Glorious Green is this weeks Theme for Great Finds at On Fire For Handmade. You will find beautiful creations by some very talented artisans. A  delightful mix of handmade products in a wide variety of styles! Handmade creations beautiful shades of greens, including our Coconut Lime Moisturizing Lotion Candle.

Shops from  Artfire, Etsy, Zibbet, Handmade Artists and more! Great Finds is a weekly event here on On Fire for Handmade. Every Friday new shops are featured for your viewing and shopping pleasure.

There is a poll at the bottom of the page for you to vote for your favorite. 


The winner will receive a free listing on the On Fire Gift Guide!




New! Tote Bags May 30 2015, 0 Comments

Introducing our newest product... tote bags!

Made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and including a 1" black shoulder strap for easy carrying.   Tote bags are available in three sizes from 13" x 13" up to 18" x 18".   Each tote bag is printed on both sides (same image) and can be machine washed with cold water. Each tote bag is custom manufactured using your selected image, shipped from the production facility within 2 - 3 business days, and delivered to you with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Wholesale Candles May 30 2015, 0 Comments

We offer our travel tins and wax melts at wholesale prices!

For retailers, spas, galleries, and event planners that purchase larger quantities now you can save money when you order. Items are conveniently packaged in quantities of 6 and there is no minimum order. Mix and match your favorite scents. Our candles are hand-poured in Fort Worth Texas and made with 100% soy wax plus extra virgin Olive Oil. 

Contact us at 817-233-5207 or to set up your wholesale account today.

Facebook Shopping Cart May 30 2015, 0 Comments

Now we can sell photos directly from our Facebook page!

You can purchase  our entire product line, including: canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, phone cases, throw pillows, and duvet covers! You can use multiple currencies, including: US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, Australian Dollars, and Japanese Yen. The search engine allows you to search through images based on keywords, titles, colors, sizes, orientation, galleries, and more! It's 100% "responsive" and will display perfectly on iPhones, Android phones, tablets, and more! The entire checkout process occurs within the Facebook environment. You never leave Facebook at any time.

Fine Art America Photo Gallery April 01 2015, 0 Comments

We have created a new photography gallery with Fine Art America. Discover our beautiful webpages which are meticulously designed to encourage sales and attract high search engine rankings. Images are available as canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, posters and more! Create greeting cards and add custom messages to the inside. 

The Mattix Gallery in Fort Worth June 30 2014, 0 Comments

The Mattix Gallery, located on Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth's Near South Side, is a new venue featuring local artists. They have art for sale and can do commissions, plus they offer art lessons. Two photo canvases by Vince McCall Photography are currently on display / for sale.


Chef Janet - Z's Cafe January 22 2014, 0 Comments

Our client, Chef Janet Capua, was recognized as a Great Woman of Texas. She provides inspiration and dedication to Z's Cafe, and we are happy to be one of her partners. Read her bio and see more pictures of the event. To request Chef Janet participate in your event, contact her directly at (817) 348.9000.