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Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Be Fearless Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my new project Be Fearless Art Journal Page that I created for the More Than Words challenge. The subject of the challenge this month was Grunge and the word Fearless. Exactly the challenge for me!     Be Fearless Art Journal Page I love the gunge style, which is sometimes confused with steampunk (which I also love). Grunge is more about strong and dark colors, distressing and a sort of a punk look. It can be disorganized, graffiti, in your face look that is translated to a project. I decided to create an art journal page, because I thought it is the most appropriate medium for such an approach.       So I started with some spraying and then added stenciling, all in black, brown and strong reds. Then I drew a face and painted it in a yellow-green color so it will give the maximum contrast to the background. Finally I …

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 …

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background

Hi dear crafty friends! Do you love making your own custom supplies? Today I’m sharing How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background. If you haven’t tried Gelli printing yet I really recommend it. It’s fun and creative and you can’t go wrong because every print you make is pretty and unique.     How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background Usually Gelli printing or mono printing is done on a thick watercolor paper or cardstock but printing on tissue paper is amazing! Why? because it gives you a unique effect you can’t get with any other material. I’m using tissue paper that I bought at my local craft store. You can also use the tissue paper you find in shoe boxes too, it’s basically the same. I like to cut my tissue paper into squares and just have fun with the Gelli plate, some acrylic paints and stamps. Make sure to be careful when you remove …

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Divided Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m sharing my new creation in my art journal: Divided Art Journal Page. As you can probably see the last few pages I created are kind of meaningful and deep, at least for me. I don’t have a problem sharing them with you because I want to show you what art journaling is all about. Divided Art Journal Page I often get asked what is my creative process. So today I want to offer a glimpse into my process. I usually start with an idea of something I feel or want to say. For example in this page I felt divided on an issue in my life. I had conflicting feelings about it. Then I try to visualize that feeling. What images come to my mind when I think about what I wanted to say. In this case I felt like I have two parts so I decided to follow this theme on my page.   …

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Altered Mixed Media Tin Box

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my new Altered Mixed Media Tin Box. The Altered Mixed Media Tin Box was inspired by Lindy’s Stamp Gang August challenge.     Altered Mixed Media Tin Box       I surprisingly used most of the colors of this challenge. I say surprisingly because I usually not a very big fan of pinks and purples but somehow I found myself really enjoying creating this project. I can honestly say I discovered these colors and I’ll definitely be using them in future projects.       Altering a tin box is kind of tricky. I couldn’t simply cover it with gesso or paint it because it will not hold on the metal. First I needed to cover the entire box with gel medium and only after it was dry I covered it with a layer of gesso. Then I added texture with stencils and modeling paste and some little stones. I sprayed …

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to tell you all about an art journaling series: A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages. This series is all about creating art journal pages from start to finish while learning new techniques, experimenting with new supplies and getting your hands dirty! It’s fun and fabulous!!   A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages Each month I concentrate on one specific technique, supply or design and take you step by step through all the stages of creating it. No hidden supplies, no jumping steps and no cutting corners! You see everything and also get a narration about what to do and why. Art journaling can sometimes be intimidating because you don’t always know how to start. And even when you do start you’re not always sure how to continue or what you want to say. I often hear people say I don’t have something special to say, …

Friday, August 18th, 2017
It’s My Life Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new project I created for the More Than Words challenge: It’s My Life Mixed Media Canvas. The subject of the challenge was Harmony and Song Lyrics, which I found not only inspiring but really fun to create.   It’s My Life Mixed Media Canvas First I thought about the word Harmony. What does it say to me, how does it make me feel. Well… for me harmony is when all the pieces fit together. It can be in a small scale when I create something and everything goes great and all the different elements just find their place. Or it can be in a larger scale when all the pieces of my life just fit and coexist comfortably together. I wanted to say all that in my project so I added layers of frames and combined them on one surface, like pieces in a harmonious creation. Once the chipboard background was done …

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