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Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Mixed Media Art Journal: Four Pages Set

Sets are always fun. You have everything coordinated and matched, colors, patterns and theme are already “talking” to each other and you don’t need to figure out how to make everything look good together. This is exactly what I was aiming for in this art journal set. I created four pages that are color coordinated, have the same theme and go together beautifully. The first step was cover all pages with gesso and seal them. Then I added Gelatos to create the background. I used baby wipes to add the gelatos to the paper. Each page got the same colors but in a different order so they will not look the same but still create a matching set. To create the set I wanted all pages to be visible at the same time so I created a gradual effect by cutting each page slightly smaller than the one under it. Then I added a pattern by punching it with a …

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
How to create Peeled Paint effect?

If you’re like me you really like easy and fun techniques to create striking effects. Well, this peeled paint technique is not new but it’s always great to use oth on paper and on canvas. In this Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA video tutorial will be using this technique on a canvas. Start by covering the canvas with a paper to create your background base. If you’re using a double sided cardstock like me then check out the video to find out how to soften it with water and making it more flexible to work with so covering the canvas will be easy. Once the canvas is covered seal the paper with Gel Medium. Sealing the paper is very important for the next steps. If you’re doing this technique on paper the process will be exactly the same. In order to create the peeling effect, which is basically a resist technique, use Vaseline. Apply it to the areas where you want the paint …

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Let it Snow Christmas Card

Some of you may have noticed but for those who didn’t I’ve joined the Ann Butler Designs design team. Ann is a fellow designer who has some great inks and stamps that are so fun to play with. For this Christmas card which is part of the 12 cards of Christmas 2014 series I used Ann Butler’s inks and stamps to create a snowy winter scene. I started with Ann Butler’s inks I used Lilac and Aquamarine to create the background. Then I stamped the background with Ann Butler’s EZ De’s hearts clear stamp. I embossed some of the stamped pattern with Clearsnap clear embossing powder and the other with white powder to create an effect of falling snow. I colored chipboard letters with the same ink colors and set the ink with a heat tool.I created snow from white and clear UTEE and glitter mixed with glossy accents.To assemble the card I took a Prima Marketing vine and glued it to the card. …

Sunday, November 9th, 2014
12 Cards of Christmas

So many of you asked me to do a few tutorials with Christmas card ideas, so today I’m launching the 12 cards of Christmas 2014 tutorial series. Each day I will post a video card tutorial that is about 10 minutes long! So this year you’ll be able to create all your Christmas cards in no time! All cards are easy, fun and most importantly festive and quick! Here are a few sneak peeks of what’s coming! We’ll use embossing, alcohol inks, stencils and distress inks. We’ll cut, thread, punch, die cut and stamp. We’ll have lots of fun and create beautiful cards!Tune in to my Youtube channel and join in the fun…after all ’tis the season right? Follow me on Facebook and YouTube for more crafty treats! Have fun creating!Einat