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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
My Top 3: Tools to Write Text in Mixed Media

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing My Top 3: Tools to Write Text in Mixed Media. One of the most popular questions or problems people have when they create mixed media projects is how to write text on their project. When you use acrylic paints, gesso and other mediums on a project most of the pens will not work on these surfaces and you have a problem of writing something. Here are My Top 3: Tools to Add Text in Mixed Media!       My Top 3: Tools to Add Text in Mixed Media In order to have a working tool on surfaces other then paper you need something that will not clog or get destroyed in the process: 1. Posca Marker Posca is a water-based pigment paint marker which can write on any surface. Paint is permanent on porous surfaces, and removable on non-porous surfaces such as glass. It has a range of tips and colors and the …

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
10 Things to Do with Glycerin in the Craft Room

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing 10 Things to Do with Glycerin in the Craft Room. Apparently Glycerin is a very useful material for all kinds of crafty things. It’s really easy to get in your local health food store or even in craft stores. Here are a few things I use it for…   10 Things to Do with Glycerin in the Craft Room The good thing about Glycerin is that it’s almost like a water soluble oil, which is of course impossible but it is. It will not stain your paper or damage your paints and it’s thicker than water so you can use it for so many things. Put some of the Glycerin in a medicine dropper so it’ll be easier to use. 1. Re-inking embossing stamp pads: add a little Glycerin directly on a clear embossing ink pad and it’ll bring it back to life.  2. Create your own pigment ink: mix gouche, which is an opaque …

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
My Top Three: Mixed Media Supplies

Hi dear crafty friends!  Today on My Top Three: Mixed Media Tools. First let me say that these are my favorite three mixed media tools for now. It keeps changing so if you ask me this question in a few months you might get a different list of My Top Three: Mixed Media Supplies 🙂   My Top Three: Mixed Media Supplies Texture Pastes Recently I’m all about texture. In almost all my mixed media projects I work with a lot of texture that I like to add with texture pastes. There are a few kinds I really like: Rust pastes, which give an amazing look and texture of real rusted metal and you can even apply them on plastic, canvas or any surface. Textured modeling paste that has a sandy texture and is really easy to apply with or without stencils. And finally Pastes that I create myself by mixing gesso or gel medium with little or medium size stones. …

Friday, June 30th, 2017
My Top 3: Art Journaling Techniques When I’m Stuck

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m starting a new series: My Top 3. This series is about my three favorite things for different craft projects, supplies, go to techniques and more. Today on My Top 3: Art Journaling Techniques When I’m Stuck. A post to help you art journal when you’re stuck and don;t know what to do!       My Top 3: Art Journaling Techniques When I’m Stuck When I want to work in my art journal and I have no ideas or I’m stuck I have three go to solutions to help me get unstuck: Watercolors Many times watercolors can be intimidating but I think it’s one of the best ways to start an art journal page. This medium is very forgiving and allows you to just add color to your page without any specific plan. All you need is to take your water brush and add the water color to the page. You can add the …

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
4 Erasers Every Crafter Should Know

You planned a great project and outlined it with a pencil now you want to erase the pencil and it won’t come off. I want to share the 4 Erasers Every Crafter Should Know so you’ll be able to correct, erase or redo a part of your project.     4 Erasers Every Crafter Should Know Rubber Eraser This is the eraser we see on the top of our pencil. It works by shedding itself while lifting the graphite pencil marks. It works rather well although it doesn’t always removes the marks completely and can tare the paper if used too aggressively. Gum eraser The gum eraser has a softer feeling to it and also works great on paper. It tends to crumble while you use it but this is what enables it to absorb the graphite from the paper. The only problem is that it doesn’t last as long as the rubber erasers. Kneaded eraser This type of eraser …

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Black Inks: The Ultimate Guide

Today I want to share with you the Black Inks: The Ultimate Guide. I use black ink for so many things and I found out that not all black inks are the same and that some are better for certain tasks than others. So here are my thoughts and recommendations for the different black inks out there.     Black Inks: The Ultimate Guide Stamping is a very broad term and the kind of ink you want to use depends on what you’re stamping on and what kind of project you’re creating. Stamping on Paper If you’re creating a card or a scrapbooking layout you can use any type of black ink you have. However if you are stamping on an art journal page for example and later plan to add wet mediums you want an ink which doesn’t bleed. In this case you’ll need to use a permanent ink like Ranger Archival Ink. Stamping on non-porous surface When you …

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Craft Guide: All You Need to Know About…

A few months ago I started writing the Craft Guide: All You Need to Know About… The craft guide is a blog post about something you want to know. It’s not a tutorial or a video it’s a guide that educates you about something. I got so many good comments about the guides I wrote I decided to write a post with links to all the guides I wrote until today.     Craft Guide: All You Need to Know About… 10 Things to do with a blank canvas You look at the empty canvas and your mind goes blank. Everybody goes through this so I want to share with you my 10 Things to Do with a Blank Canvas. How to create altered art The basics of How to Create Altered Art. Altered art is transformation or ‘alteration’ of ordinary, everyday objects into decorative pieces using a wide variety of different techniques and materials. When do you need to replace …

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