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Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Mixed media Art Journal Page: Imagined

People ask me a lot about how I come up with ideas for an art journal page and how I think and find the right quotes. I have two ways of going about doing that. Sometimes I have a quote in mind, or I saw a quote I like on line and I start with that and build my page around it. Sometimes I have a technique I want to do, or scheme of colors I want to try and after I have an idea in my head i look for a quote to compliment that. This was the case in this art journal page. I started with creating the page first with an ink filler and water technique. then I added the word’s tape and continued from there. While I was working I got an idea to add a quote about imagination. I can’t tell why that particular subject popped into my mind…it just did. I think art journaling …

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
3D Reverse Canvas Mother Goose Frame

Mother Goose is such a lovely character that brings back childhood memories, nursery rhymes and fun moments. I have the Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper collection for awhile and I wanted to create something that I can combine with a photo of my kids. So I went through a lot of photo until I found the right one where they were sitting down and the background was contrasted enough for me to cut out. Then I had to adjust the size of their image with the sizes of images on the paper. I measured the images on the paper and enlarged the kids’ images in Photoshop accordingly. Then I simply cut out the image and I was ready to go. I took an 8X8 canvas reversed it and covered it with paper to create the frame. Then I started layering cut out images from the paper onto the frame. Each layer was attached to the frame with a different height …

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Mixed Media Layout: Words

They say men are not good with words and that women are better. I don’t know if that’s true or if that’s the reason my two beautiful boys find it hard sometimes to say loving words to each other. I know they love each other very much but they never say or show it. So I decided to create a layout about it and maximize my supplies by using leftover letter stickers and papers. I started with adding letters to a 12×12 patterned paper. These are leftover letter stickers that can no longer spell any words and a bunch of letters that got stuck together after they fell of the backing plastic. Using all these stickers to create a background is a great way to scrap your stash! Then I covered all the letters with gesso and sprayed them with a few colors. I used light muted colors because I didn’t want the background to be too noisy. I added …

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Creativity Inspired!

How many times did it happen to you? to all of us? You are STUCK!You want to create but all your inspiration has gone out the window.You started a project and you don’t know how to move on and finish it.You’re tired of always using the same materials and techniques.You want to try something new but don’t know where or how to begin.You have a deadline but can’t jump start your muse. You are not alone! It has happened to all of us, more than once…more than twice…more than many times! Well…I think I might have a solution. I call it Creativity Inspired.it’s a series of tips/sentences/ideas/calls for action and more that will unstuck you and help your creativity flow! I will share them with you periodically in the hopes of helping you…and me…when we most need it. Let’s get started! #1 Leave it and go do something else Obvious? maybe, but that’s not all. The leaving part is kind …

Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Forgive

Today Jews around the world celebrate Yom Kipur, which is the day of atonement. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and prayer. Let me tell you, fasting is not easy, but it makes you think, reflect and look inside yourself. I always think that this day is not only about asking forgiveness from others and God but also ask forgiveness from your self. I created this mixed media art journal page with this in mind, forgiving myself and being less judgemental. The page’s background was all created with acrylic paints and stencils. I started with the largest pattern and layered more smaller patterns on it using different colors. I worked on two spreads simultaneously so I would have a middle page I could later cut into a smaller page to go in between the two larger ones. After cutting the page i added tissue paper …

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
World Card Making Day – Card Roundup and Inspiration

World Card Making day is coming upon Saturday Oct. 4th! I don’t usually make cards, but every now and then I get in the mood and cards start flying! It’s a great way to use your scraps and unwanted supplies and cards are always useful, because there is always a wedding/sick friend/graduation/new baby/birthday/holidays that you need a card for! So for your viewing pleasure and inspiration here’s a roundup of some cards created by some designer friends and card makers. Each link goes to the designer Pinterest board where you can find even more card inspiration! hydrangeahippo by Jennifer Priest Teresa Abajo Morena’s Corner Tracy Elsom Einat Kessler Follow me on Facebook and YouTube for more crafty treats!Happy World Card making Day! Have fun creating!Einat