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Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Mixed media Canvas with a photo

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my Mixed media Canvas with a photo. I get a lot of questions about how to combine mixed media design with a photo. It can be combined on a layout, a mini album and today I’ll show you how to do it on a canvas.     Mixed media Canvas with a photo For this canvas I used a photo of me and my sister from when we were little girls. I developed the photo in black and white so it will not clash with the colors on the canvas. My sister always tells me that this is her favorite photo of the two of us.           The next step was to pick all my embellishments. The point of this project is to use objects with volume so you’ll be able to create the texture and later the color effects. If you use flat embellishments …

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Time Flies Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my Time Flies Mixed Media Canvas and answer a question: how to make mixed media projects versatile? A lot of people ask me how do you come up with all these ideas and create a different project every time. Well.. here’s the answer:     Time Flies Mixed Media Canvas The short answer is that the techniques and materials stay the same but the theme changes. However the long answer is a little more complicated. When you create a mixed media project you need to think about three things: materials, techniques and theme. Once you’ve narrowed it down to one or two items in each of the three you can start working. For example in this canvas I used paper and chipboard, metallic paints and stencils as my supplies. I used stenciling, layering, color blending and painting as my techniques and the theme was time. I could have used the same …

Friday, December 29th, 2017
My Top 3 Tutorials for 2017

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s time for summaries again! So today I want to share with you My Top 3 Tutorials for 2017. When I looked at all the tutorials I made this year I surprised even myself…there were more than I thought.  Here’s my list for my favorite tutorials:      My Top 3 Tutorials for 2017 Art Journal Page: Eyes I love this art journal page for two reasons. First it’s really easy to create. Much easier than it looks. Second, I love the impact those big eyes have. The page is absolutely penetrates you and you almost can’t look away.     Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas When I create a project with a tutorial I try not only to challenge you but also to challenge myself. This project was a little outside my comfort zone. I used a Victorian looking focal point with lots of flowers and created a shabby chic romantic look. Even though it …

Friday, December 1st, 2017
The Grand Holidays Blog Hop – Clocks Christmas Tree

Hello dears, We invite you to join the The Grand Holidays Blog Hop with a great group of talented designers.Hop from blog to blog and find easy, fast and amazing projects! Each blog, in the blog hop, offers a giveaway of craft products and will include the Project featured in the blog.That means there are 11 different giveaways and there will be 11 different winners!Everyone is eligible to win; the blog hop is open worldwide! All you have to do is:1. Visit each of the blogs on the blog hop list.2. Follow each of the blogs and leave a comment on each blog along the way.3. If you share our blog hop on your Blog, Facebook or Instagram, please let us know by leaving us another comment and you will have an extra entry to the giveaway raffle. The Grand Holidays Blog Hop – Clocks Christmas Tree My project for this blog hop combines steampunk with a lot of holiday …

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
How to create a 3D mixed media project

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m answering a question I get asked a lot: How to create a 3D mixed media project. People often ask me how do you get so much dimension on your mixed media projects especially regarding the elements. The basic question is how to give them enough height and create the layers that make the project look 3D. Well… here’s a tutorial to answer this question.     How to create a 3D mixed media project The basic idea is to arrange you elements in layers and give every layer extra height with chipboard pieces. I used to use foam tape which I realized does not hold the weight of these elements especially the metal ones. Plus it’s kind of expensive if you need to use a lot of it. Instead I’m using thick chipboard pieces which I cut from leftover chipboard pieces. I glue the chipboard pieces together and then attach the element to the …

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Believe Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new project with you: Believe Mixed Media Canvas. The inspiration for this canvas came from the More Than Words Challenge, which this month was Delicate and Fabric. At first I thought this challenge is not exactly for me, but then I decided to try anyway. Sometimes our first reaction is no because it’s something that is out of our comfort zone but if we challenge ourselves we might even surprise ourselves…       Believe Mixed Media Canvas So I thought about fabric. I’m not so much into lace and I don’t sew. So how can I add fabric to a mixed media project? I decided to add the fabric to the background with a very exciting technique I really like. I used a fabric white fabric and wrapped the canvas with it. However instead of wrapping upholstery style where everything is nice and tight, I created wrinkles and texture with the …

Friday, September 29th, 2017
Fearless Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my Fearless Mixed Media Canvas I created for Words & Paintery challenge. The theme was to use red colors and give an interpretation to the quote: Courage is not the absence of fear, which I think is a very true quote, at least for me. I always try not to let fear guide me both in my life and in my art.     Fearless Mixed Media Canvas I started this canvas with an idea. I was working on a different project, using some chipboard cogwheels and when they were all finished only the outer sheet remained. I looked at it and knew immediately I had to use it in a project. I just loved the square sheet with the different size holes. So I started with adding texture to a canvas with modeling paste and then glued the chipboard sheet on the canvas. The textured paste created enough height that the chipboard …

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