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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 …

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Art Journal Page: Create

Sometimes art journal pages just create themselves. This is exactly what happened with the Art Journal Page: Create. From the moment the idea popped up in my head until it was finished only about 35 minutes have passed. This is one of the quickest pages I ever created.     Art Journal Page: Create The first thing I did was to stamp the area of where I planned to draw my hands. I wanted the page to have an industrial look so next I added some cogwheels. I created them with a stencil and black paint. The next layer was of cogwheel stamps with orange ink.        Once I was happy with the look of the layers I drew my hands and painted around them with black paint.     Then it was time to add more images and texture to the black background. I used the same stamps I used for the initial background only this time …

Friday, February 24th, 2017
15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal

Today i’m sharing 15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal. Texture in an art journal doesn’t necessarily means bold or bulky raised patterns. Texture can also be an addition of a paper layer or a different material than paper. My definition of texture is everything that you can feel with your finger when you move it across the page. Each of the numbered ways is linked to the tutorial for that art journal page.     15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal #1 Cut Paper Shape: punch or cut a paper and add it on top of your art journal page. I cut out a shape of a woman, painted it and wrote inside it and then glued it to the page. #2 Dimensional paint: use dimensional paint as a tool for drawing shapes or even letters. You can also use dimensional fabric paint it’ll have the same effect. I drew the circles with dimensional …

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Happy Steampunk Canvas

It’s been a little while since I’ve created a steampunk project. Today i’m sharing my Happy Steampunk Canvas I created with a circle wooden frame, fabric and some chipboard. I also added a few metal pieces to complete the steampunk look. The process of creating the texture on the canvas is the interesting part that i want to share with you.     Happy Steampunk Canvas First i sealed the fabric with  layer of gesso. Then I added a layer of texture with modeling paste and stencil.     The next step was to spray the canvas to add a little color. Then I arranged all the chipboard pieces on the canvas. Once I knew where I wanted them to be I took a photo with my phone so I will not forget how I arranged them. Finally I painted all the pieces with black acrylic paint.     When the pieces were dry I glued them on the canvas. Now …

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
Art Journal Page with Two Color Background

Today I’m sharing an Art Journal Page with Two Color Background. This is a simple technique yet I really like the effect it gives. The two color background is the perfect background for journaling or pages with half and half themes.      Art Journal Page with Two Color Background My page is basically a reflection of day and night or if you want the two parts of any person’s soul. It has a bright side and a dark side. I first started with applying acrylic paints in two colors: blue and black. The best way to do that is to use an old credit card to spread the paints on the page without even reaching the edges.     The next step was to add a little stamping to the background making sure it’s in the same colors as the paints. I added a yellow bright sun with yellow acrylic paint. Then I added a tree which I drew …

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
How to Art Journal with Stamps?

I love using stamps in my art journal pages. I use them for backgrounds, accents and even focal points. So today I’m sharing my tips for How to Art Journal with Stamps? It doesn’t matter what stamps you have they can all be used in your art journal.     How to Art Journal with Stamps? First I started with the background. I wanted it to be as colorful as possible so I used different types of stencils with different colors of acrylic paints. I tried to use small pattern stencils so the pattern will be visible later when I’ll cover the page with paint.     The next step was to draw the drops shapes and paint around them with acrylic paints. This is the point when you need to decide the theme of your page. I wanted to do a page about rain so I drew the rain drops and they were the only part of the background …

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