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Friday, September 8th, 2017
Paper Fall Wreath Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! Fall is on its way, finally, and I want to share with you a Paper Fall Wreath Tutorial. This project will look really beautiful on your wall, the front door or any other place you’ll want to hang it. This fall wreath is so easy to make you will not believe it!   Paper Fall Wreath Tutorial I’m a winter person, so I’m really happy when fall arrives because it means that winter is not far behind. Here we don’t have the tradition of decorating the front door with a wreath on any occasion. But I decided to decorate my studio door with this wreath so I’ll have a constant reminder that my favorite season is around the corner. Let’s get started… 1.  Cut chipboard into a circle. Decide the size of circle to match your hanging location. The circle doesn’t have to be very accurate. 2. Punch 3 flowers. 3. Cut flowers according to photo: 1) (left) …

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, …

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
My Graphic 45 March Projects

Today I want to share with you My Graphic 45 March Projects. These projects with tutorials can be found on the Graphic 45 blog under Einat Kessler. This amazing DT year with Graphic 45 is almost over but I think I’m going to try for one mire year, what do you think?     My Graphic 45 March Projects The first project this month is a mixed media canvas. You might not think that you can create mixed media project with the products of a paper company. But Graphic 45 have a line of metal embellishments that are perfect for mixed media. And you know how much I love metal right? This project is all about locks and keys and layering them on top of each other. There is a full step by step tutorial on the G45 blog.     The second project is an Easel Drawer Box Card. This beautiful project was created with the Ladies Dairy collection. It’s …

Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Halloween, The Skeleton, and The Wardrobe

Do you know the movie: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? I just love this movie. The entire vibe of the magic, the monsters and of course the witch reminds me of Halloween. So when I thought of a name for this project I immediately thought of: Halloween, The Skeleton, and The Wardrobe (even though it’s technically a closet and not a wardrobe). This Halloween project is so much fun. This magical wardrobe is filled with potion books, bottles and all things witchcraft and it’s all made from paper!     Halloween, The Skeleton, and The Wardrobe The wardrobe is made of black foam board and has a sliding door that opens and reveals all the goodies inside. Of course it can fit lots of embellishments and mini books with photos. I made two but the shelves are large enough to fit many photo mini albums for years to come. I used the amazing Graphic 45 rare Oddities collection. …

Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Pop Up Book with Graphic 45

Spring is here and this DIY pop up book is just the right project for it! The book is full of magical spring scenes that are not only pretty they actually pop right out of the page in 3D! You know I love all kinds of paper projects but my favorites are 3D projects and pop-up book fits the bill. The book has three spreads, each one different with enchanting images from the Graphic 45 collection: Once Upon a Springtime. There are bunnies and fairies and lots of flowers and a general feeling of spring and fun.       This is part of my Graphic 45 audition: the final round video tutorial. So I hope you’ll like it but also the ladies at Graphic 45 who decide who will be on the design team. But even if I don’t get in, this pop-up book was really fun to create and I enjoyed every minute. And what’s even more important …

Friday, March 4th, 2016
Don’t Forget to Take a Break!

I was so honored and excited when Eileen Hull asked me to be a guest blogger and create a project with her Sizzix dies. It’s always so much fun working with her dies and coming up with new ways and ideas. This time was no different. This last few weeks were really hectic for me. Between launching the VIP Room on April and moving the website and blog to a new home things got crazy and there were days I didn’t even get up from my desk to eat or drink. So I decided to use one of my favorite dies and create a visual reminder for myself to stop and take a break every once in awhile.  I love creating 3D projects so this creative pause was just what I needed! I had so much fun masking, painting and inking that I was almost sad when I finished the project 🙂 I know you’re used to having a video …

Sunday, January 17th, 2016
Steampunk Hot-Air Balloon

The steampunk queen strikes again! FYI I didn’t give myself this title…you did, or at least some of you Lol! I sure love steampunk and I’m happy to share with you another project. This one looks difficult but it’s much easier than you think! It’s because of all the tricks I’m using here to create faux metal and keep everything light weight. I started with a plastic ball I got at the craft store, you can use an ornament or even a glass ball, although you will need to be a little bit more carefull with that. I covered the ball with pieces of gold Duck Tape and then painted it with black acrylic paint. I waited for about half a minute and then wiped the paint with a paper towel, creating a really pretty effect of blackened metal. I added faux leather stripes with faux rivets and steampunk embellishments, including a propeller. I used an old cardboard box as …

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