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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
5 Mistakes You Should Make When Creating

This post title: 5 Mistakes You Should Make When Creating is confusing a little right? Nobody likes to make mistakes or fail. We all like our projects to be perfect and if they don’t come out like we envisioned them we usually throw them away, at least I do. BUT if we don’t practice failing and feel comfortable with failure, we can’t really move forward in your creativity. If we don’t learn to take and embrace risks, we may never discover something truly special. So today I wanted to talk about 5 mistakes you should make when creating in order to discover or make something creatively unique.     5 Mistakes You Should Make When Creating Mistake #1: Break the fundamental rules of design. When you first start creating, you spend a lot of time learning how to make your projects look well-designed. You learn all the rules of design including proportion, scale, and balance. Once you’ve become familiar with these rules, you …

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
Art Journal Page with Two Color Background

Today I’m sharing an Art Journal Page with Two Color Background. This is a simple technique yet I really like the effect it gives. The two color background is the perfect background for journaling or pages with half and half themes.      Art Journal Page with Two Color Background My page is basically a reflection of day and night or if you want the two parts of any person’s soul. It has a bright side and a dark side. I first started with applying acrylic paints in two colors: blue and black. The best way to do that is to use an old credit card to spread the paints on the page without even reaching the edges.     The next step was to add a little stamping to the background making sure it’s in the same colors as the paints. I added a yellow bright sun with yellow acrylic paint. Then I added a tree which I drew …

Friday, January 27th, 2017
My Favorite Tutorials of 2016

I wanted to share with you My Favorite Tutorials of 2016. The new year just started and I think it would be really fun to look back at some of the projects we created during 2016. I just want to say that when I looked on all the tutorials it was really hard to choose… I had a lot of favorites.     My Favorite Tutorials of 2016 Steampunk Hot-air Balloon   Interactive Circle Mini Album   Document Your Journey Mini Album   Folded Pocket Page   4 Art Journal Backgrounds Using Einat Kessler Foam-binations   I have different reasons for picking these tutorials. From projects that I’m really proud of like the Foam-binations stamps projects to projects I really love their simplicity like the folded pocket page. As you could see I picked a few mini albums too because I really love making them and I love how they look complicated on one hand and how easy it is …

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
How to Art Journal with Stamps?

I love using stamps in my art journal pages. I use them for backgrounds, accents and even focal points. So today I’m sharing my tips for How to Art Journal with Stamps? It doesn’t matter what stamps you have they can all be used in your art journal.     How to Art Journal with Stamps? First I started with the background. I wanted it to be as colorful as possible so I used different types of stencils with different colors of acrylic paints. I tried to use small pattern stencils so the pattern will be visible later when I’ll cover the page with paint.     The next step was to draw the drops shapes and paint around them with acrylic paints. This is the point when you need to decide the theme of your page. I wanted to do a page about rain so I drew the rain drops and they were the only part of the background …

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
7 Reasons to Create with Mixed Media

Mixed media is my favorite way of creating. I love everything about it. Today I’m sharing my 7 Reasons to Create with Mixed Media. But first if you want to learn more about mixed media and what it is you can take my FREE mini class: 4 Essentials You Need to Know about Mixed Media.     7 Reasons to Create with Mixed Media #1 There is no right or wrong Mixed media is one of the most forgiving art forms. There are no rules and everything you do is right. As long as you like it you can’t go wrong. #2 Flexible results If you can’t get the effect you want with one medium, use another! There are many techniques and materials to use to reach an effect you want. For example if you want raised patter use a stencil with modeling paste or thick acrylic paint or even heavy gesso. #3 Anything goes It’s the perfect excuse to collect …

Friday, January 20th, 2017
How to Art Journal with NO Ideas?

Do you ever ask yourself How to Art Journal with NO Ideas? I often find myself in a situation where I want to create something in my art journal but I have no idea what. My mind is a complete blank and I have no inspiration at all. Here’s what I do in this situation…     How to Art Journal with NO Ideas? The most important thing to do is start. Do something on the page without any planning. I started spraying the page with a few colors.     Then I decided to add some circles. It’s one of my favorite shapes so whenever I don’t have an idea I go back to my favorite shapes, techniques and tools. Usually by this point an idea finds its way into my head.     In this case it’s exactly what’s happened. I got an idea to leave the circles empty but create lots of patterns around them. So I …

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Basic Shapes

Today we continue our series on scrapbooking inspiration. Today’s episode: Scrapbooking Tips: Using Basic Shapes. Scrapbooking is all about telling a story that is in the photo. A really easy way to create such a story is to add “chapters”. Chapters are basically little parts of the bigger story and the best way to create them is use basic shapes like squares or circles.   Scrapbooking Tips: Using Basic Shapes The most common way to create story chapters is squares but I used circles. I think it gives more interest and flow to the page. I created six circles some of them photos and some embellishments. I even added the title on a circle. To add to the main circles I also added smaller paper circles and stamped circles to tie everything together. You can use the same design with squares or even change the size or number of the basic shapes you add to the layout. It depends on …

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