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Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background



Hi dear crafty friends! Do you love making your own custom supplies? Today I’m sharing How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background. If you haven’t tried Gelli printing yet I really recommend it. It’s fun and creative and you can’t go wrong because every print you make is pretty and unique.     How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background Usually Gelli printing or mono printing is done on a thick watercolor paper or cardstock but printing on tissue paper is amazing! Why? because it gives you a unique effect you can’t get with any other material. I’m using tissue paper that I bought at my local craft store. You can also use the tissue paper you find in shoe boxes too, it’s basically the same. I like to cut my tissue paper into squares and just have fun with the Gelli plate, some acrylic paints and stamps. Make sure to be careful when you remove …

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Create Your Own Paper with Sizzix Dies



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you how to Create Your Own Paper with Sizzix Dies. We usually use dies to create embellishments for a scrapbook page, a card or any other project. But today I want to share a little different idea.     Create Your Own Paper with Sizzix Dies If you want to use your dies in a different way then try creating a 12×12 lace paper with them. To do that you’ll need some dies in bulky shapes like flowers for example. It will not work with delicate or small dies because you need enough space to attach them to each other and they need to be able to carry the weight of the paper.     Cut the dies from different but matching papers and then start attaching them together while leave an empty space between the shapes. Keep adding shapes until you created a large enough “paper”. Then take a …

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages using my Flip Flop Mini Album as an example. It’s really fun to create mini albums that have pages in different shapes. Shapes that are not squares or rectangles, shapes that are more interesting and unusual like circles or even in a shape of a flip flop.     How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages Here are my tipson How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages 1. Don’t let the shape confuse you Sometimes when you have to create or embellish a page that had an unusual shape you find yourself intimidated or frozen. Because we’re used to working on squares a different shape can be confusing. But don’t let that discourage you! Whatever the shape of the page is limit yourself to it’s boundaries and work within them.     2. Match your embellishments Usually when a page has a different shape …

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Divided Art Journal Page



Hi dear crafty friends! I’m sharing my new creation in my art journal: Divided Art Journal Page. As you can probably see the last few pages I created are kind of meaningful and deep, at least for me. I don’t have a problem sharing them with you because I want to show you what art journaling is all about. Divided Art Journal Page I often get asked what is my creative process. So today I want to offer a glimpse into my process. I usually start with an idea of something I feel or want to say. For example in this page I felt divided on an issue in my life. I had conflicting feelings about it. Then I try to visualize that feeling. What images come to my mind when I think about what I wanted to say. In this case I felt like I have two parts so I decided to follow this theme on my page.   …

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Altered Mixed Media Tin Box



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my new Altered Mixed Media Tin Box. The Altered Mixed Media Tin Box was inspired by Lindy’s Stamp Gang August challenge.     Altered Mixed Media Tin Box       I surprisingly used most of the colors of this challenge. I say surprisingly because I usually not a very big fan of pinks and purples but somehow I found myself really enjoying creating this project. I can honestly say I discovered these colors and I’ll definitely be using them in future projects.       Altering a tin box is kind of tricky. I couldn’t simply cover it with gesso or paint it because it will not hold on the metal. First I needed to cover the entire box with gel medium and only after it was dry I covered it with a layer of gesso. Then I added texture with stencils and modeling paste and some little stones. I sprayed …

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
7 Reasons Why I Love My Sizzix Big Shot Machine



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing the 7 Reasons Why I Love My Sizzix Big Shot Machine. Don’t think I’m trying to convince you to buy a die cutting machine, I know they don’t come cheap. But I do want to share the 7 Reasons Why I Love My Sizzix Big Shot Machine so you’ll understand what you can do with it!     7 Reasons Why I Love My Sizzix Big Shot Machine 1. You can create your own boxes There are fabulous dies of boxes in all shapes and sizes and if you love boxes as much as I do you can create your own instead of buying them.     2. You can design home decor items When using different die cuts you can create your own home decor pieces like dressed frames, centerpieces for the table, embellishments for the wall and much more!     3. You can build 3D projects You can create 3D …

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to tell you all about an art journaling series: A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages. This series is all about creating art journal pages from start to finish while learning new techniques, experimenting with new supplies and getting your hands dirty! It’s fun and fabulous!!   A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages Each month I concentrate on one specific technique, supply or design and take you step by step through all the stages of creating it. No hidden supplies, no jumping steps and no cutting corners! You see everything and also get a narration about what to do and why. Art journaling can sometimes be intimidating because you don’t always know how to start. And even when you do start you’re not always sure how to continue or what you want to say. I often hear people say I don’t have something special to say, …

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