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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class!

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so pleased to announce the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! It’s that time of the year again…the weather is getting colder and you can smell Christmas slowly coming. You must be thinking about gifts and decorations and how can you make this holiday more beautiful and better than last year. Well…you are in the right place!  This class is for those of you who want to create this beautiful festive shadow box. You can create it for yourself and add to your holiday decorations or preserve family heirlooms. You can also create it as a gift for someone special. Or better yet… create two shadow boxes one for you and one for a gift!   In the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! you will: Learn how the process of constructing a shadow box from scratch Find out what supplies you need to use Discover how to create your own …

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 …

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Poison Altered Pills Bottle

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s Halloween soon! So today I want to share with you a really easy and fast spooky project: Poison Altered Pills Bottle. It’s a perfect addition to any house decoration you’re planning or even as part of a center piece for your table!     Poison Altered Pills Bottle 1. Use any empty pills bottle or other container you have. First cover the container with black gesso.      2. After the gesso has dried completely add texture to the container with sandy modeling paste or other textured paste. After this layer dries cover everything with another layer of black gesso.     3. When the container is dry add a little color with acrylic paints. I used brown and gray. Add a twine around the lid of the container and a label to the front. I also added a little skull to complete the effect.      You can create a complete set of altered …

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 …

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Recycled Mixed Media Steampunk Project

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share a Recycled Mixed Media Steampunk Project I created completely by accident. I planned to create something else and then while planning my project I found a chipboard sheet of a used chipboard shape that I used for another project. The only thing that was left was the empty chipboard sheet, but that gave me an idea…     Recycled Mixed Media Steampunk Project         I wanted to use this chipboard sheet as a base for a mixed media project and include more recycled materials. So I added  a piece of corrugated cardboard and a string. From there the project just had a life of its own and took shape almost automatically. I also added some cogwheels and lots of texture with art stones. The focal point of the project was some metal pieces that were placed on another empty chipboard piece. Then I painted everything with metallic acrylic …

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