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Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Matchbox Vanity

I’ve always been fascinated by miniatures. The other day I stumbled upon a website of an artist who creates amazing miniature foods. It looks so real it’s unbelievable. If you want to check it out here’s the link. This has inspired me to create a miniature vanity, my style, meaning paper crafting and paper engineering vintage style. I created the vanity from 10 matchboxes stacked up together in two stacks. I first inked all the edges and covered the front with patterned paper. I used The Station collection from MME.Once all the matchboxes were glued together I covered all sides with chipboard so the vanity will be stronger and more real looking. I covered the chipboard with the same patterned papers. For the embellishments on the top I used craft supplies that I converted into different things that are usually found on a vanity. The photo frames are bezels used to create pendants and jewelry. I cut off the ring of the pendant and turned it into a frame …

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Mixed Media Canvas: In My Mind

As artists we rarely create something about ourselves, at least I hardly do. It’s always a layout about the kids or a mini album for grandma with photos that we took so we’re not in them. This time I wanted to create something for myself about myself. I was inspired by a crazy sketch I saw online that shows how an artists mind looks. And I immediately related because my mind sometimes looks and feels the same. So I created a canvas describing the things I have in my mind all jumbled up, but fun and creative. I used a really easy technique to create my silhouette. I took a photo of myself in profile and printed it. Then I cut around the image and turned it over to use the blank side. I filled the silhouette with embellishments and findings that have meaning for me and say something about me. I created the background of the canvas with color …

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Top 10 Contest!

Next week Jews around the world will celebrate the Jewish New Year. This is a great opportunity to sum up what has been an amazing year for me and share it with all of you in an equally amazing contest.   Top 10 contest!   Like every year you have a chance to win an amazing goodie bag full of crafty goodness.   Here is what you need to do: 1. Go through all my blog posts this year ( September 2013 to Septemer 2014) and leave me a comment telling me which three projects are your favorites. 2. Subscribe to Scrappin’ it (leave me a separate comment telling me this). 3. Spread the word about this contest on your blog/FB/Twitter/Forum (leave me a separate comment telling me this).   To increase your chance of winning this amazing prize:   * Like my Facebook page. Here’s the link (one more entry) * Tag a friend in the comments of the top …

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Rain

Sometimes I think I should have been born in another country. Not because I don’t love my country but because I don’t like the weather! Most of the year it’s hot and the summers are the worst. I love the cold, the rain and the snow…So I thought maybe if I created a stormy art journal page the rain will be here sooner than later… This art journal page was really fun to create and very easy. The background is all Gelatos with color spray that have a double role – wet the Gelatos and add color. I just layered color on color until I was happy with the way it looked. Then I added texture with stencils, dimensional paint and gesso. I did it in a cool technique called double stenciling. it gives a great effect of two tone shapes. Finally it was time to create the dripage effect. I wanted drop of water running down the page like …