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Friday, May 19th, 2017
Imagine Mixed Media Canvas

Hi crafty friends! I’m in the mixed media mood recently and today I want to share a new creation: Imagine Mixed Media Canvas. This canvas was created in the same technique as the last two canvases I shared with you. This technique is one of my favorite because it can transform anything to anything and basically it’s easy to do but its effect is amazing! Imagine Mixed Media Canvas I started with adding texture with modeling paste and a stencil. You can see I also added chipboard corners for extra dimension.     Then I arranged my elements on the canvas. I went for the shabby chic look again with adorned frame and lots of flowers.     You probably guess what’s the next step is… cover everything with gesso. This gives everything the same color more or less and primes all the materials for the next step. When you create a mixed media canvas you use metal, plastic, paper, …

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas

Hi crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas tutorial. If you know me you’ll probably have the same surprised face my friend made when I created it. I had a wonderful creative day with one of my friends and when she saw what I was doing she had a look of surprise on her face. Why? because this vintage romantic style is completely out of character for me. I usually don’t create projects in this style, at least not recently but I believe that as artists we should always challenge ourselves and step out of our comfort zone. This project is exactly that, a step outside my comfort zone! I decided to create something new and use elements that I don’t normally use.        Vintage Lady Mixed media Canvas I started with a blank canvas and added texture with stencil and modeling paste. Then I added pieces of lace and …

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards

If until now you were not sure about mixed media, or a little scared to create an art journal page or even a canvas for whatever reason I assure you this series will open your mind and set your creativity free with no fear! Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards – 52 Mixed media Techniques! is the ultimate series to start and master mixed media techniques.     Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards There are 52 cards in every deck and we’ll alter each card with a different technique or material, some you might know or tried, but many will be new and definitely exciting! Playing cards are the perfect surface for mixed media. They are small and as simple as it sounds this makes them the ideal mixed media surface. They’re less intimidating, easily managed and making mistakes is much doable.   I wrote a blog post about 52 happy words and created my list of words. These 52 words …

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Butterfly Mixed Media Canvas

Today I want to share with you how to create a Butterfly Mixed Media Canvas. I get asked a lot about how I create these canvases and how I get that crisp rusty look. Well, today I want to share with you some of the products I use to achieve this look and how exactly to create it.     Butterfly Mixed Media Canvas One of the most important steps in creating a canvas like this is to layer the embellishments and create a 3D look. So I started with a layer of chipboard empty squares and added the butterfly on top. The butterfly is the focal point of the canvas so I made sure to create a raised surface from little chipboard squares so The butterfly would be raised above all the other embellishments.     The next step was to add all the embellishments around the canvas. When I create a canvas like this I use all kinds …

Friday, April 7th, 2017
How to Create Altered Art

Today I want to share with you 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. It describes a way of recycling, and giving new life to, all sorts of commonplace and functional (or perhaps even useless) items for ornamental purposes.     How to Create Altered Art Find your object First you need to start with finding the object you want to alter. It sounds a little easier than it is because when choosing your object you need to consider a few things. First what do you want to make. If you want to create a mini album you can’t use a plastic box. Second you need to figure out what materials you need to create your project. For example if you want to alter a metal box you need gesso to prime it, acrylic paints, waxes and alcohol …

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
My Graphic 45 March Projects

Today I want to share with you My Graphic 45 March Projects. These projects with tutorials can be found on the Graphic 45 blog under Einat Kessler. This amazing DT year with Graphic 45 is almost over but I think I’m going to try for one mire year, what do you think?     My Graphic 45 March Projects The first project this month is a mixed media canvas. You might not think that you can create mixed media project with the products of a paper company. But Graphic 45 have a line of metal embellishments that are perfect for mixed media. And you know how much I love metal right? This project is all about locks and keys and layering them on top of each other. There is a full step by step tutorial on the G45 blog.     The second project is an Easel Drawer Box Card. This beautiful project was created with the Ladies Dairy collection. It’s …

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Art Journal Page: Eyes

Today I’m sharing a photo tutorial on the last page spread in my art journal. This Art Journal Page: Eyes came out really colorful and it was a lot of fun creating it. If you think I drew these eyes well you would be wrong… I printed them.     Art Journal Page: Eyes First I started like I always do. For this page I used a lot of acrylic paints and different patterns of stencils to create a colorful pattern on the page. I try to use small and large patterns with contrasting colors. This way it comes out looking like a big mess but this is how it’s supposed to look. To add even more images that are too small for stencils I use stamps with different colors of ink. Make sure to use permanent ink so it will not react with the paint later.     Next I glued the eyes with gel medium. After that I …

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