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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class!

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so pleased to announce the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! It’s that time of the year again…the weather is getting colder and you can smell Christmas slowly coming. You must be thinking about gifts and decorations and how can you make this holiday more beautiful and better than last year. Well…you are in the right place!  This class is for those of you who want to create this beautiful festive shadow box. You can create it for yourself and add to your holiday decorations or preserve family heirlooms. You can also create it as a gift for someone special. Or better yet… create two shadow boxes one for you and one for a gift!   In the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! you will: Learn how the process of constructing a shadow box from scratch Find out what supplies you need to use Discover how to create your own …

Sunday, November 12th, 2017
Shabby Chic Notebook Cover. Scrap & Craft DT

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so excited to announce I was asked to join the Scrap & Craft design team. This is an amazing store with a wide selection of papers, chipboards and other craft supplies. I recommend you check it out! Today I’m sharing my first project Shabby Chic Notebook Cover. Scrap & Craft DT     Shabby Chic Notebook Cover. Scrap & Craft DT I think a notebook cover is meant to be embellished right? There are some pretty covers out there but if you want an inexpensive notebook then its cover will probably be boring. So the best thing to do is add some fun things to the cover.  I first painted the cover with gesso. This served a double purpose: changing the color of the cover which was purple and create a base for easy gluing and other mediums. Next I attached a piece of paper to cover the entire front. I went with a shabby chic …

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Poison Altered Pills Bottle

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s Halloween soon! So today I want to share with you a really easy and fast spooky project: Poison Altered Pills Bottle. It’s a perfect addition to any house decoration you’re planning or even as part of a center piece for your table!     Poison Altered Pills Bottle 1. Use any empty pills bottle or other container you have. First cover the container with black gesso.      2. After the gesso has dried completely add texture to the container with sandy modeling paste or other textured paste. After this layer dries cover everything with another layer of black gesso.     3. When the container is dry add a little color with acrylic paints. I used brown and gray. Add a twine around the lid of the container and a label to the front. I also added a little skull to complete the effect.      You can create a complete set of altered …

Friday, October 13th, 2017
Spooky House from Two Boxes. Graphic 45 DT Project

Hi dear crafty friends! Are you tired of Halloween projects already? If not then I have one more for you: Spooky House from Two Boxes. Graphic 45 DT Project. When you design for Graphic 45 it goes without saying that Halloween is a big thing and you need to come up with a fantastic project. Well… last year I think I did just that!     Spooky House from Two Boxes. Graphic 45 DT Project This spooky house is made from two boxes. The base is made from a Mixed media 5×5 box and the little house on it is made from a ATC book box. The bottom part was easy to make. The box is already black so all I had to do is cover all the sides with the amazing Halloween in Wonderland papers. The house on the top was a little more work. I used the lid of the box as a roof and secured it in …

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 …

Friday, June 16th, 2017
Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover Tutorial

Hi Crafty Friends! I have definitely found a new favorite thing to create: notebook covers. Today I want to share with you my new Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover tutorial. Notebook covers are usually so boring so why not add a little embellishment and color to them. This way you are not only creating something beautiful, you’re creating something useful!     Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover Tutorial Some of you might think that it doesn’t really look like an angel or even as a human, but I love her/him. This is what art is all about… no regular rules apply here. You can create a body that doesn’t look like a body, an image that is male or female or both with no hands but with wings and it’s ok. It’s beautiful, it’s interesting, it’s ART!     When I work with metal parts or other embellishments I ususally cover them with gesso, like I did in previous projects. But this …

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Steampunk Altered Box Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! How long can I go without creating a steampunk project? Apparently not long! Today I’m sharing my Steampunk Altered Box Tutorial. I’m surprised how versatile steampunk can be because it seems like all steampunk projects are the same but I always find new ways and embellishments to add so each project will look different.     Steampunk Altered Box Tutorial One important principle of creating a steampunk project in the way I do it is to cover the surface you’re working on with black gesso. Since you’re going to have a dark color scheme the best background will be black and not white.     After the box is dry I like to add texture with modeling paste and stencils. Then I arrange all the embellishments on the box. Try to give the elements height by adding pieces of chipboard. If all the elements are at the same height your project will look a little flat …

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