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Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA – Journal page

It’s always exciting to start a new journal book for all my ideas and inspiration. This time I’m taking you all with me and I’m sharing my creative process on video! This is the first page I created in my new journal. Creating a journal is basically a lot of fun and for me a lot of experimenting and getting my fingers dirty. I like to use different medium and materials when I create and of course always use a lot of color and texture. Join me on this video to see how I created all the effects and techniques on this page and I hope you’ll be inspired to start your own journal book. Have fun creating!Einat

Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA – Imagine layout

I’m so excited to welcome you to another Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA video tutorial! This time it’s all about metal! Discover the magic of metal…how to create a beautiful layout and add metal embellishments. This layout is full of great techniques for working with metal, such as coloring, embossing and more. I’m also sharing my tips on where you can get and create your own metal embellishments without spending a lot of money. Check out this great video tutorial and find out how easy and fun metal can be!   Have fun Creating!Einat

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
"A word of advice" mini album

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a project I created as a DT work for Susan Weckesser. My boys always say: “Mom stop worrying so much”, “stop telling us what to do” etc. Well I’m only giving them a piece of advice…right?? So instead of telling it directly to them I created a little mini album with a few advices. I started with this beautiful house I cut from Susan K. Weckesser patterned paper. I used a stencil to create the brick pattern on the house as well as the waves on the roof. I also cut an I shape on the window so I can open it a little. I cut different Susan K.Weckesser patterned papers as pages and used a different stamp on each page. “May the sun shine on you! But only if you let it”. I stamped a the sun on patterned paper, cut it out and adhered it on the page with 3D foam tape. Then I …

Saturday, July 13th, 2013
Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA – Romantic mixed media canvas

Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone…you all know my style and I usually don’t create romantic, pink and flowery projects. This time however, I decided to venture into the realm of romantic, girly and flowery pink design and create a special canvas for the photo of a special someone.   This is a step by step video tutorial that will teach you how to create the layered texture, coloring, dimension creating and embellishment composition. It’s technique packed, easy to follow and guaranteed fun! You can create a bigger canvas and add more frames if you need to showcase more photos. You can also change the color scheme if pink is not exactly your cup of tea.   Have fun creating!Einat

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Childhood Memories mini album

I just love Pink Paislee’s Hope Chest collection and lucky that I do because I was asked to teach a class using this collection. I created this mini album from start to finish including building the cover, a technique I really love! I incorporated the beautiful images on the papers on the cover and the inside pages, which gave the mini album a shabby chic feeling of old times and nostalgic days. I also used some fun mixed media techniques, hand made embellishments, fussy cutting and different materials like canvas, metal and chipboard. Have fun creating!Einat

Saturday, July 6th, 2013
Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA – Scene layout

One of my favorite layouts to create is a scene layout. What’s a scene layout you ask…well, this is a type of layout that basically presents a scene on the paper. A few important things you need to know in order to create a scene layout:1. Cut the images from the photo or use cut outs. The purpose of that is that the image will blend in the scene without the background of the photo. 2. Create a story and/or place for the scene. For example: in the garden, on the beach, through the window etc. 3. Arrange the scene in a logical order. That means you have to make sure you have soil, flowers, trees, sand etc. on the bottom of the page and butterflies, birds, clouds or sky on the top of the page. 4. Match the size of the image to the embellishments and elements in the scene. That means that if you use trees all of them should …