July 2017 - Einat Kessler
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Sunday, July 30th, 2017
Art Journal Page with Sizzix

Hi dear crafty friends! If you have a Big Shot machine and some Sizzix dies and you think that all you can use them for are cards think again. Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to create an Art Journal Page with Sizzix dies and stamps. All the dies I’m using can be found on the Sizzix site     Art Journal Page with Sizzix First I used the dies as texture. I simply cut some shapes and glued them to the page. Then I covered everything with gesso. Now it’s time to add some color. I sprayed the top of the page and added water so I’ll be able to create dripage all the way down the page. Then I turned the page and did the same thing on the other side.     The next step was to add stamps. I used this new flower stamp and black ink. Then I added acrylic paint on the stamps …

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Steampunk Canvas Set with Rust Pastes

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my Steampunk Canvas Set with Rust Pastes. I entered this piece to the Lindy’s Stamp gang challenge because the colors really fit. Btw, if you haven’t participated in a challenge before try it it’s really fun and you might win something too…     Steampunk Canvas Set with Rust Pastes For this set I used three 4×4 canvases and lots of metal embellishments. I used the larger embellishments to connect the canvas together into one unit. If you want to do something like this make sure you use heavy gel medium to glue everything to the canvas and wait until it’s dry… it can be awhile.          Then I painted everything with black gesso. When it was dry I sprayed everything with sprays to add the initial color. After it was dry I added rust pastes which gave all the metal a rusty look complete with the grainy …

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Artists Trading Cards Steampunk Style

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my first ever ATC’s. Yes, I know it’s surprising but I never made any before. So of course the first ones I’ll create will be Artists Trading Cards Steampunk Style! I made six cards and as you’ll see they are for trade…   Artists Trading Cards Steampunk Style If you’re not familiar with ATC’s here are the basics that you need to know: Size: 2.5″ x 3.5″ You can use all mediums Create more than one and show your style Sign your name and add the card’s title on the back ATC’s are for trade never for sale To create the cards I used black cardstock which I covered with white gesso. Then I sprayed the cards with some ink sprays to give them a little color and shimmer.      The next step was to start adding the steampunk theme embellishments. I decided to create some weird looking …

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
Sizzix Design Team Giveaway – Winner

Hi dear crafty friends! Remember this giveaway? I promised I’ll pick one random person who left a comment to this post and they will win a Sizzix die! So let’s find out who the Sizzix Design Team Giveaway – Winner is… (Don’t be confused with the other Sizzix giveaway where you can win a Big Shot maching…)      Sizzix Design Team Giveaway – Winner It was great to find out what kind of projects you are interested in and I will certainly try to make your wishes come true. Of course it also depends on the dies Sizzix will send me so you’ll have to be patient because I can only create with what I have… The good news is that it’s constantly changing and I’ll be getting new dies so I hope all your requests will be filled. And now for the winner… The lucky lady who won a Sizzix die is Velichka Zheleva Please email me your address. You …

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 …

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