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Friday, May 26th, 2017
The Best Way to Add a Flap to a Page



Hi dear friends! Today I want to share with you The Best Way to Add a Flap to a Page. There are other ways of course but this is my favorite way to do this and I think it’s also the easiest and fastest way too.     The Best Way to Add a Flap to a Page To create the page you’ll need three pieces of cardstock: The base page, the back ground page and the page for the flap. First decide the size of the base page. The background page should be slightly smaller than the base, about 1/8″ smaller. Finally the size of the flap should be wider than the background page but the same height. Here’s the video tutorial with all the measurements and the complete process. This page is the first page of 15 pages that are part of an interactive mini album in The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series. The series includes 6 full step …

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal



There is a misconception that art journal pages should be busy, with lots of colors and packed with techniques. But I want to show you How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal. An art journal page can be simple and clean with a lot of white space as long as you like it. Here is how you can create such a page in your art journal:     How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal The best material to use in my opinion is water colors. Water colors have a transparent soft look that is perfect for a clean look yet colorful. I didn’t have anything in mind when I started the page. I just took my water brush and started adding color to the page.   Usually at this point I get an idea of how I want to continue. But if I don’t I simply add more color or shapes. Sooner or …

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Sizzix Design Team!



I have some good news… I’m on the Sizzix Design Team! Sometimes things just happen. You don’t do anything and an opportunity is knocking at your door. This is what happened in this case…     One day as I was going over my emails I saw an email from a lady called Rebbeca from Sizzix. It was kind os a surprise because I had exchanged some emails with Sizzix in the past but it wasn’t with rebbeca it was with another lady and nothing came out of it. So I started reading and found out that I was invited to be on the Sizzix design team! Talk about a surprise… I love Sizzix and I have created many projects with their products in the past. Most of them in blog hops organized by my talented designer friend Eileen Hull who designs dies for Sizzix. They always have the best and most original products and the possibilities are endless! This is …

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Imagine Mixed Media Canvas



Hi crafty friends! I’m in the mixed media mood recently and today I want to share a new creation: Imagine Mixed Media Canvas. This canvas was created in the same technique as the last two canvases I shared with you. This technique is one of my favorite because it can transform anything to anything and basically it’s easy to do but its effect is amazing! Imagine Mixed Media Canvas I started with adding texture with modeling paste and a stencil. You can see I also added chipboard corners for extra dimension.     Then I arranged my elements on the canvas. I went for the shabby chic look again with adorned frame and lots of flowers.     You probably guess what’s the next step is… cover everything with gesso. This gives everything the same color more or less and primes all the materials for the next step. When you create a mixed media canvas you use metal, plastic, paper, …

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
inter-ACTIVES: The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series



Hi crafty friends! I have two important questions for you: would you like to take your mini scrapbooks to a different level but don’t really know how? Are you confused with all the interactive techniques and pages out there? inter-ACTIVES: The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series is the most comprehensive, elaborate and easy to understand series about interactive design.     inter-ACTIVES: The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series   You will learn how to build moving paper mechanisms starting from the easiest to the more complicated, create interactive pages with extra space for photos and journaling and combine different mechanisms on one page. You will find out how to maximize your supplies, design your own coordinating embellishments and add interactive inserts to your pages. You will also learn how to build a binding mechanism, assemble the cover and bind all the pages into a mini album. It includes 6 lessons. Each lesson is dedicated to a different interactive technique and mechanism building …

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas



Hi crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas tutorial. If you know me you’ll probably have the same surprised face my friend made when I created it. I had a wonderful creative day with one of my friends and when she saw what I was doing she had a look of surprise on her face. Why? because this vintage romantic style is completely out of character for me. I usually don’t create projects in this style, at least not recently but I believe that as artists we should always challenge ourselves and step out of our comfort zone. This project is exactly that, a step outside my comfort zone! I decided to create something new and use elements that I don’t normally use.        Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas I started with a blank canvas and added texture with stencil and modeling paste. Then I added pieces of lace and …

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador



I don’t know if you saw the post on the Graphic 45 blog but I have huge news. I’m a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador! You may have noticed that G45 did not post a Design Team call this year. Well, they have an exciting reason why! They are changing things up a bit here at Graphic 45 with the blog, Instagram, Facebook, and social media. One of those changes is that the Design Team (including me) is returning for another term! Since they had so many new designers last year, and we let them know we were going to audition for another term and since there were 13 of us they wanted to celebrate our incredible work for another year here at Graphic 45!     Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Some of the fun changes for 2017 are changing the Design Team name to Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors, adding more fun and short videos, monthly craft studio tours, more Facebook Live …

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