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Friday, July 21st, 2017
Steampunk Girl Reverse Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a different creation that I call: Steampunk Girl Reverse Canvas. The reason it’s different is that it’s weird, unusual and some would say spooky or even ugly.It is definitely not everybody’s cup of tea but I sometimes like creating these strange pieces of art. I would love to know waht you think…      Steampunk Girl Reverse Canvas This piece started with a canvas I reversed and covered with tissue paper and then sprayed with very light colors. That was the frame for the girl, angel or ghost, you decide. BTW this is the fun part of art when every one sees something different! I created the steampunk girl from an old doll I had. I took out her legs, cut off all her hair and painted her with white gesso. Then I made her a wire skirt with a metal top. and added steampunk pieces to her head, …

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Art Journal Page: I’m Fine

Hi dear crafty friends Today I want to share with you a special Art Journal Page: I’m Fine. This page is a little different. It’s not colorful. happy or optimistic it’s the exact opposite. It has no smart quotes or message it is real, raw and revealing. It’s basically what an art journal is supposed to be. Art Journal Page: I’m Fine I thought long and hard before sharing this page with you. It’s a very personal page that captures a certain period in my life that is difficult for me. It’s difficult to talk about it so creating is a great outlet for everything that is going inside of me. But do I feel sharing it in public? I decided I do and I will. I’m a real person and sometimes I have bad days and difficult issues to deal with that overwhelm me so I want to share that too. Not just the happy fun days but also …

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my new creation Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial. This mixed media canvas was inspired by the Explore, Arrows challenge on More Than Words blog. But instead of just creating a canvas I’m also treating you to a tutorial on how I made it.   Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial The words Explore and the arrows motif gave me the idea of creating a landscape with an arrow sign pointing in different directions. But instead of pointing to a destination the arrows point to words. The first step is to find textures to add to your canvas. I used lace, gauze and a drier sheet. I glued them to the canvas and also added different size stones. The texture is supposed to be the ground and the rest of the canvas will be the sky.     The next step was to start adding color.  I used sprays as the …

Friday, July 14th, 2017
Vintage Nature Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a new mini album I created. It is called: Vintage Nature Mini Album. This mini album is constructed in a special way and it is made with special papers too. Keep reading to find out more!     Vintage Nature Mini Album The mini album is constructed in such a way that there is no binding needed. There is only a cover that is made from the same paper as the album. The entire mini album is built from a thick white cardstock. Water color paper will work well too. The idea is to combine a few papers and make the album look like an envelope that opens and opens. You will not need any additional supplies to create this mini album other than the white cardstock and the Vintage Nature paper collection.     Did I mention it’s completely downloadable? After you print it you can scroll down …

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Leftover Stickers

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s time for some more fun ideas for scrapbooking. And today on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Leftover Stickers. Let’s be honest, we all have a pile of sticker sheets we don’t need and don’t use just sitting in our stash right? Here’s a little tip on how to use them.     Scrapbooking Tips: Using Leftover Stickers We all have them. Those half used sticker sheets with only the letters we can’t use because they don’t make up any word. So all the “Z”, “X”, “W” and “D” are just sitting there and we can’t use them. Well… I have an idea! Use them as texture not as words! When we look at a letter we immediately combine it with other letters to form a word. It’s automatic, we can’t help it. But if you try looking at a letter in a different way you’ll discover it’s basically a shape. 24 shapes to be exact.      …

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Free Summer Printables

Hi dear crafty friends! I wasn’t looking forward to it but it’s out of my control… the summer is here and it’s hot hot hot! I prefer winter but I can think of some things I like about the summer: watermelons, going to the pool and the beach, long days and outside activities like camping or BBQ.  So let’s celebrate the season with some Free Summer Printables!     Free Summer Printables These are basically tags you can print from the comfort of your own home and use for whatever project you want. The tags have a very simple design but they are really fun for things like: party invitations, BBQ menus, embellishments for scrapbook layouts, tag book for a vacation or even bottle labels or treasure hunt notes for the kids. All the tags are already arranged on a 8.5×11 / A4 paper so printing is really easy. All you need to do is click on the link to …

Friday, July 7th, 2017
How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album. File folders are super fun and make any mini album look really professional and unique. It’s also a great way to add more space for photos and journaling. In one file folder you can add more than 10 photos or journaling cards and if you combine a few file folders together you can have a really packed mini album!     How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album I decided to create three different folders each opens differently and has different interactive mechanisms inside. This file folder is the first of three folders that make up the three sides of the full suitcase mini album. Each side of the suitcase has a different file folder with lots of space for photos and journaling. I created the suitcase mini album in the themes of travels …

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