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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 …

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages that I’ve created for my art book.     Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages Fabric pages in an art book are unique and special addition. These pages are a textural contrast from paper and add a softer look to the book. Other than a change in texture fabric pages usually include techniques like sewing, embroidery and have different materials on them like lace and buttons. I really love adding fabric pages to my art book. An art book is basically an art journal that we create from scratch and is bound in a book form. The idea is to express ideas, feelings, dreams and fears on one hand and create art on the other on separate paper pieces in different sizes and patterns. Those pieces of papers are divided into signatures that are stitched together into a book. A signature is a …

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Treasure Mini Book

Hi dear crafty friends! Us crafters are a strange bunch… we can’t throw anything right? We see a creative potential in almost any paper piece or little trinket. Slowly we accumulate lots of these little leftovers and embellishments and they sit patiently somewhere and wait for us to do something with them. Today I want to share my Treasure Mini Book that was created with some of my little treasures!     Treasure Mini Book For this project O took out one of my treasure boxes that is filled with little metal junk and leftover pieces I collected over time. I also took some non metal little pieces that were hiding in another box. I took pieces of fabric and cut them in half. Then bound with paper strips folded in half. Each side of the strip was glued to a different fabric.         The fun part was creating the pages. I wanted each page to have a …

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes

Hi dear crafty friends! The last post on my new House Printers Tray class gave me an idea to share with you all Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes. When I started looking I found out I created quite a few versions over the years…     Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes Romantic Steampunk shadow Box Printers trays combine two things I love, the first is boxes. I love them, I collect them, I buy them even if I don’t need them. The second is working with little 3d items and embellishments. It’s so much fun filling the spaces with all of them.     Box of Treasures This is one of the first configuration boxes I created. I just started collecting metal embellishments, little trinkets and found items. I was really excited to show them in this box.     Toys Shadow Box Wall Hanging This printers tray was created from scratch. I used old jewelry boxes and my old …

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