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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Wall of Inspiration: My Canvases Collection

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you an ongoing project of mine – Wall of Inspiration: My Canvases Collection. During the past few years I’ve been creating little canvases for my inspiration wall. This wall in my craft room, above my desk is basically an inspiration source for me. When I’m stuck I look up and I always get an idea.     Wall of Inspiration: My Canvases Collection As it so happens I have a tutorial for each of these small canvases! Here’s the complete list: Herringbone Pattern Canvas This canvas has an interesting herringbone pattern and a contrast of colors versus white blocks of paint. I wanted to try this pattern for a long time and finally found the opportunity to do it. Mixed Media Canvas – Grow in this new small canvas for my wall of inspiration I tries a new technique with hot glue. Abstract Painting “Abstract painting does not depict a …

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Dream Mixed Media Layout – 13 arts Guest Designer

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m so honored and excited to announce that I was invited to be a guest designer at 13arts for three months! I just love their products! So today I want to share my first project created with their amazing stuff: Dream Mixed Media Layout – 13 arts Guest Designer     Dream Mixed Media Layout – 13 arts Guest Designer For my first project I created a mixed media layout with lots of cool techniques. This is my first layout that I created in a long time and it was fun to come back to it. I didn’t have a photo that fit so I “created” a photo with an image of a child and a frame. The first step was to add some color to the background. I used a little watercolor powder with water. I put a little powder on a plastic wrap and spritzed it with water. The watercolor powder is like dried …

Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Interactive Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! usually an art journal page is a spread of two papers or even just one paper. But today I want to share with you an Interactive Art Journal Page which is basically four pages or two spreads! As you can see there is a large spread and in the center of it a smaller page with both sides designed.         Interactive Art Journal Page The secret to this page is to create two different sizes of pages so the smaller page will be in the front while the large spread is in the back. They are both visible because the smaller spread doesn’t cover the spread underneath. To create this Interactive Art Journal Page I worked simultaneously on all sides and when the background was finished I cut the top spread into size. This created the little spread in the center. Then I could add details to the different sides of the pages.   …

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 …

Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my 52 Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards. I created them over a period of a few weeks and I used many different mixed media techniques. The fun part of this project was to create a new mixed media “world” on each card.   Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards each of the 52 cards got a word. These words were all positive, inspiring and empowering words that make me happy. If you decide to do this project you can pick your own words or use some of mine 🙂 The first step of the project is to cover all the cards with a coat of white gesso. This will enable you to add any medium or material to the surface of the card. Here’s the list of techniques and supplies I used on all my 52 Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards: Spraying, acrylic paints, water stenciling, distress inks, alcohol inks, card …

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
How to Create faux Leather Paper

Hi dear crafty friends! I love techniques. I love finding new ways to use old unwanted or unneeded things, namely recycling and reusing. Today I want to share with you How to Create faux Leather Paper. I used this technique to create the pages in the TP mini album that I recently sold.     How to Create faux Leather Paper This fun project started one day as I realized how many TP rolls we throw away all the time. I really wanted to do something with them. I’ve seen TP mini albums before but I wanted to do something different and incorporate a little mixed media, techniques and messiness. I also wanted a different look for the pages. So I came up with this easy and fabulous technique! I transformed all TP rolls to pocket pages that look like leather and believe it or not kind of feel like leather too. For the technique I used you only need water, Glycerin …

Friday, May 18th, 2018
Art Journaling YouTube Hop

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m taking part in the Art Journaling YouTube Hop with some very talented friends from around the world. This hop will take place on YouTube where each of these talented designers has created a video on their YouTube channel. On each of the channels there is a list of the participants and a list of links for you to hop.     Art Journaling YouTube Hop This hop also has some wonderful prizes for you to win! Our sponsors has prepared some great boxes full of goodies for you! All you need to do is subscribe to all the channels and leave a comment and you will be entered in the raffle for these prizes.     This hop is all about art journaling so each of us has created a video  showing you how to create an art journal page. I created a page with tissue paper background. I used my gelli plate to …

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