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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
It's a Wrap 2015: A year in Review

WOW! what a year this has been. A roller coaster would be an understatement! So much has happened and so many new doors and paths were opened that my heads spins just thinking about it…Here’s a recap of what happened… My favorite projectDefinitely the Halloween Altered Spell Book. This two part project was so fun to make not only because I got to create in a vintage style I like but I also got to share with you a freebie and the responses were amazing! If you missed it here’s Part 1 and Part 2 Highlight of the yearOpening my new website einatkessler.com was the highlight of my year. Finally there was one place for everything that is Einat Kessler. It took a long time until it was ready because I kept changing my mind about its design 🙂 This website is the home for all my classes, printables, articles & tips and links to all my social media and …

Friday, December 25th, 2015
Paper Napkin Holder with Ann Butler faux Quilting Stamps

This is the easiest fastest project ever and it can fit any holiday or occasion if you just change the colors. I made it green so it’ll fit a christmas table, but it can easily be in any other color for an anniversary, New year’s Eve or even Valentine’s Day. To create this napkin holder align a few 1″ Faux Quilting stamps in a row and stamp a piece of white cardstock. You can also alternate colors and stamp each square with a different color. That look will be great for a New Year’s Eve party for example. Then cut the strip of paper around the stamped area. Punch two butterflies or any other shape you want or that fits your event. On the first butterfly, create a cut in the center of the butterfly going from the bottom only until the middle of the butterfly. On the other butterfly start the cut from the top going all the way …

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Things you didn't know about me…

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect upon what you’ve accomplished, what your plans are and what you want to improve. This thinking process gave me a revelation that there are a lot of things about me you don’t know and that it’ll be fun to share… 1. I don’t have any formal art or design education. I studied Social Sciences in university when I was 20 years old. Everything I know about arts and crafts I learned myself through trial and error, classes and good friends’ advice. 2. I was an officer in the army. In Israel military service is mandatory, and for me it wasn’t enough taking orders, I wanted to give them too…I served for almost three years. Our Nanny 3. I lived in Kenya for three years. This amazing country and amazing people still affect my life. I have art pieces in my house that remind me daily of that wonderful …

Sunday, December 20th, 2015
Altered Tin Box Zettiology Style

A really fun project for you this week! An altered box, but not the common way you know of altering the outside with paint and embellishments. This alteration is only on the inside and in a very unique style of art called Zettiology, which was created by the artist Teesha Moore. Zettiology is basically a style of art that mixes the real world with the fantasy world. It’s all about creating fantastical images of creatures that have a human body with an animal head or vice versa. They all have large eyes, unlogical body features and parts that don’t go together in the real world. And they all “live” in a fantasy, colorful world, a world that gives you a feeling that you are not on earth anymore. Achieving this look is easy. All you need to do is mix and match different images, body parts and species. I took a girl’s body and gave her an owl face and …

Friday, December 18th, 2015
10 Tips for Using Hot Glue

First thing I want us all to agree on is that hot glue is great.  It can attach almost anything to almost anything else. Wood to metal to paper to cork. Hot glue is also better because it causes less damage than your average adhesive. And although it sometimes gives you burns I think it’s worth it! 1. There are basically three types of hot glue guns out there: high, low and dual temp and they come in different sizes. Basically the important thing to know is that the higher the temp the stronger the attachment. So if you’re working with large or heavier things better to use a high temp. I always use that just in case. 2. When shopping for hot glue sticks, make sure you are getting the right kind of sticks based on the type of glue gun you have, and be sure to get the right size!  Those miniature glue guns will not work with …

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Last Minute Gift

We are in the middle of the crazy gift shopping season! It doesn’t matter what holiday you celebrate you need to buy so many gifts. No matter how well prepared you are, how organized your list is there is always that last minute gift you need and then you embark on a crazy search for that perfect gift. Sometimes you find it but mostly you have to compromise. Even if you already bought a gift for everyone on your list maybe you want to add one more gift or maybe buy a present for yourself! I know I always have this problem but I found a solution… You don’t need to go to the mall to buy it You don’t need to pay big bucks to get it You don’t need to get out of your Pajamas and you don’t need to wrap it I got a gift like that on my birthday a few years ago and it was …

Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Ikea Frame Perpetual Calendar

2016 is almost here…I can’t believe how fast time flies. You’re probably thinking about planners and calendars but I have a great idea for you. I’m really bad with dates. If I don’t write down birthdays, anniversaries etc. there is no way I’ll remember them and there is nothing worse then forgetting an important birthday. So I have them written down on my phone, but I’ve come to realize that is not always the most dependable thing. Phones can lose data or die on you and then what’ll you do…So I came up with a way to remember…a perpetual calendar! The idea behind a perpetual calendar is that you only have months. It is not relevant for one year but for life. You simply write the dates you need to remember on the relevant month, for example my mom’s birthday is August 15th, so I’ll write it on the August page. The dates don’t change so you’ll have them written …

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