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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
The Magic of Gelli® Plate Printing

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so happy and proud to introduce a new online class: The Magic of Gelli® Plate Printing. This online class has been in the making for a while but I got the final push thanks to you! When I recently posted a question about what would you like to learn so many of you said Gelli® printing! So here it is!!     The Magic of Gelli® Plate Printing I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun Gelli® printing is. It is easy, creative and amazing looking! Gelli® prints make beautiful background papers, tags, cards and scrapbooking pages. You can use them for altered art, mixed media and basically any project you want. Previously you needed a special press to create them but today you don’t! All you need is a Gelli® plate and you’re set. you don’t need anything else other than what you already have in your stash. Use any type of paints, …

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Lighten Your Load Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing another page from my art journal: Lighten Your Load Art Journal Page. I love sharing my process and art journey with you in the hopes you’ll get the art journal bug too.     Lighten Your Load Art Journal Page First let me say that I never wait for an idea to do some art journaling. I used to. But then I realized that if I wait for an idea to come I’ll be waiting for a long time. Art journaling is like a muscle if you don’t move it’ll atrophy. If you won’t work in your art journal you’ll get rusty and slowly it would seem almost impossible…       So this page has started as a way to keep my creative juices flowing. I had no idea what to do on this page so I started with just putting some of my favorite colors with a brush. No particular order …

Friday, October 27th, 2017
Stand Alone Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my new addition to my art journal: Stand Alone Art Journal Page. This page is full with autumn colors so it’s just right for this weather. The techniques I used in this page are really simple but I wanted to share with you my creative process while making the page.     Stand Alone Art Journal Page I wanted to create a page with only fall colors. Beyond that I had no idea what to add to the page. So I started with adding sprays and stencils patterns with red, orange and yellow paints. I also added some stamping with a brown permanent ink. Up until that point it wasn’t really a page, but more of a background. One of the stamped I used was of circles and the way I stamped the page reminded me of a tree. From there I knew what I wanted to do. I drew a shape of …

Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Don’t Be Afraid Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new art journal page: Don’t Be Afraid Art Journal Page. I created this page with a really cool and easy technique I want to teach you. I don’t think it has an official name so let’s call it the patterned masking tape technique. This technique is using masking tape as a surface like paper to work on with paint or other materials.   Don’t Be Afraid Art Journal Page The first step is to attach pieces of regular masking tape to a plastic surface so you’ll be able to remove the masking tape when it’s done, as well as clean up any paint. I used a plastic lid of a large container. Arrange the strips of masking tape close together. Use whatever width of tape you have.     Next start adding color to the masking tape. Use acrylic paints with a brush and stencils to add a pattern as well. After the …

Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Be Fearless Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my new project Be Fearless Art Journal Page that I created for the More Than Words challenge. The subject of the challenge this month was Grunge and the word Fearless. Exactly the challenge for me!     Be Fearless Art Journal Page I love the gunge style, which is sometimes confused with steampunk (which I also love). Grunge is more about strong and dark colors, distressing and a sort of a punk look. It can be disorganized, graffiti, in your face look that is translated to a project. I decided to create an art journal page, because I thought it is the most appropriate medium for such an approach.       So I started with some spraying and then added stenciling, all in black, brown and strong reds. Then I drew a face and painted it in a yellow-green color so it will give the maximum contrast to the background. Finally I …

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 …

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.   …

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