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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Creative Spring Cleaning: Keep What You Need and Throw What You Don’t



Spring is here so it’s a great time to be doing a Creative Spring Cleaning: Keep What You Need and Throw What You Don’t. We all have so many craft supplies that we don’t always keep track of or remember we have so I thought about doing a little cleaning. My system of cleaning is really simple and you don’t even need to do it in one day!   Creative Spring Cleaning: Keep What You Need and Throw What You Don’t The first step is to divide the supplies into themes or subjects. For example: stickers, papers, stamps etc. This doesn’t mean all the similar supplies need to be in the same place it’s just means that you work on each subject from start to finish. We will basically have three piles at the end: unwanted used supplies, unwanted new supplies and wanted supplies. Stickers First we divide again according to themes: letters, seasons, children etc. Then I check which …

Friday, April 21st, 2017
What is the VIP Room Creative Club



There are so many new blog followers who joined recently that don’t know what is the VIP Room Creative Club I thought I’d share a few lines on it. It will also be a good reminder for those who have heard of it before but are still on the fence about joining.     What is the VIP Room Creative Club The VIP Room Creative Club is a subscription based creative club for people who love to create and craft. The club offers various activities all posted on a private blog with access only to members. The main club’s activities include: * Workshop grade, in depth video tutorials * New product review and recommendation * Private blog with creative tips and artistic techniques * Exclusive kits and special offers * Members-only contests and giveaways * Spectacular guest designers tutorials * Access to downloads and project templates * Bonus Activities like: extra PDF prompts & step by steps, artist interviews, swaps, …

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
5 Minute Craft – Embellished Frame



I found one of my early 5 Minute Craft – Embellished Frame project. I did it a long time ago but it’s still fun and fast. All you need to do this project is an old frame, a little paint and a few embellishments from your stash.     5 Minute Craft – Embellished Frame This project is so easy and fast you can work on it with your kids. The even better thing is that you can make a few of those in one afternoon as gifts!     Let’s get started: 1.Paint the sides of the wooden frame with acrylic paint. You can also use a plastic frame and then you can skip the painting stage. 2. Cut a square of paper to cover the front of the frame. Cut out the inside square as well. 3. attach the paper to the frame. 4. Cut around the frame to remove exess paper if nesesery. 5. Add two matching …

Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Einat Kessler Fashion Designs



I’m so excited! My new adventure Einat Kessler Fashion Designs is now live! Who would have thought I will be a fashion designer. Well not exactly, I not designing the clothes and accesories myself but I do design the pattern on them!     Einat Kessler Fashion Designs This new and exciting adventure started a few weeks back when I was approached by VIDA an apparel and accessories company who wnated my designs on their products. I was so excited and immediately got to work of customizing my designs to tops, pillows and scarfs. It was an amazing process and my first two collections are ready! The first collection is Stars and the second is Colorful. You might recognize them from previous projects I made and you would be correct. These are adaptations of two of my art journal pages designs. I think it’s just incredible!           If you want to view the entire Einat Kessler …

Friday, April 14th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Clusters



Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Clusters. One of the best secrets of creating great layouts is using clusters. This is a simple way of adding embellishments to your page that is almost never mentioned. Maybe it’s because it’s so obvious or maybe because it’s basic whatever the case is this is what can lift your page or bring it down.     Scrapbooking Tips: Using Clusters Cluster is a few items arranged together on a page. It can be photos, text or embellishments. The idea is to arrange them on the page close together and even slightly overlapping. When you add items to a page and they are not clustered there is a feeling that they are “flying” on the page and you eye just gets confused. When you cluster the items it creates little anchors on the page for your eyes to follow.   In this layout I clustered the embellishments in two main places on the page and …

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Butterfly Mixed Media Canvas



Today I want to share with you how to create a Butterfly Mixed Media Canvas. I get asked a lot about how I create these canvases and how I get that crisp rusty look. Well, today I want to share with you some of the products I use to achieve this look and how exactly to create it.     Butterfly Mixed Media Canvas One of the most important steps in creating a canvas like this is to layer the embellishments and create a 3D look. So I started with a layer of chipboard empty squares and added the butterfly on top. The butterfly is the focal point of the canvas so I made sure to create a raised surface from little chipboard squares so The butterfly would be raised above all the other embellishments.     The next step was to add all the embellishments around the canvas. When I create a canvas like this I use all kinds …

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
When Do You Need to Replace Your Supplies



Did you know that art supplies have an expiration date? But When Do You Need to Replace Your Supplies. Most of the art supplies last for years but even they finally expire and need replacing. Some of the signs are obvious but some are might be more difficult to notice so here is my guide on When Do You Need to Replace Your Supplies.     When Do You Need to Replace Your Supplies Acrylic Paints Acrylic paints can develop mold or more commonly dry out. In the case of acrylic paints you get what you pay for. The danger of the paint drying out is greater if your paint is not in good quality. Try to buy the artist grade paints and not the student or kids paints. the process starts when the pigment becomes separated from the binding material and then the drying is accelerated. You need to use your paints within a short time of buying them or shake …

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