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Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
8 Dayz of Light

We’ll be celebrating Hanukkah in just a few days so I thought I would share with you a mixed media layout you can create with your holiday photos. In this layout I used a few easy but really cool techniques to create the festive light effect I wanted. I started with creating a corrugated paper. I had a piece od corrugated paper I got from IKEA but it was covered only on one side. So I covered it with a 12X12 patterned paper to create the cover. Then I tore it to create a layered effect. I created dripage with acrylic paint to mimic the melting wax of the candles.I added more layers of paper all in orange and yellow colors like the colors of a candle’s flame. I also embossed some of the papers with a Spellbinders embossing folder. I finished my page with hand made candles I created from rolled pieces of paper and layers of flowers in …

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Happy Hannukah card with Spellbinders

Hanukkah is just around the corner! In two weeks we’ll light the first candle and start the eight days holiday which is one of my favorite holidays. Here’s the first card I created for the holiday, first of many I still need to do… This card tells the story of Hanukkah through it’s bright yellow and red colors which mimic the colors of the candle’s fire. It will also look great next to the Menorah because it can stand on its own. For this card I used papers from the amazing Sunset collection by Prima. I created the front of the card with one of my Spellbinders embossing folder Numbers and letters. This embossing folder I so easy to use and has such an amazing effect! I cut strips of paper to create the candles and added flames I cut from the same paper. To finish the card I added a big 8 and a title. Don’t wait until the …

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Conversation – mixed media layout

A while ago I caught my grandfather and son on camera while they were completely immersed in a live conversation.  These two can talk for hours about science, machines and philosophy. There is something magical going on between this 90 year old man and his 11 year old great grandson that I wanted to capture on a layout.   In order to create a conversation theme I wanted to use letters and text. I started by layering three patterned papers with text pattern on them after tearing them into the desired shape. Then I added letter stickers and a lot of them. I wanted to created a waterfall of letters symbolizing a flowing conversation.   I added a little mixed media magic with glimmer mist spraying and stenciling with gesso and distress ink. I finished the page with flowers and chipboard embellishments. You can watch the video for a step by step tutorial on how I created this page. This was such …

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Round Chest Drawer

Hello crafty friends!It’s time for another Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA video tutorial!Today I’m so excited to share with you one of my greatest passion in crafting…paper engineering. This is a field where you design patterns and build things from scratch. Today’s project is beautiful and useful. We will be building a round chest drawer that can store your buttons, beads and embellishments. If you would like to have the pattern on the video contact me and I’ll send you a PDF file.This chest drawer is versatile and can be built in levels to have more storage. All you need is 2 disks, patterned paper and a piece of chipboard. Join me in this fun project! have fun creating!Einat

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Our Wonderland

A new layout I designed for Prima August BAP. The sketch had two distinct areas divided by a border. So I decided to create a layout that tells a two part story. The left side is the name of the story, the cover of the book if you will. The right side of the page is the story itself, a story about a land of wonders. The story is “poring” out of the torn layered papers border that resemble old book pages. To create this layout I started by taring my base paper and then I added layers of patterned paper and rolled them out with my fingers.   I added the images to the layout and started building the wonderland around them using flowers and embellishments. I created the flow of the layout by arranging the embellishments from the border and to the right so it will look like they’re coming out of the layered papers.   To finish the layout I …

Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA – Mixed Media Bulletin Board – Video Tutorial

We are all so busy in our daily lives. No wonder we forget the little things we need to do. I have found a great solution…create a bulletin board to hang our notes so we won’t forget! I’m so happy and excited to share the second project in the Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA series. This bulletin board is made from canvas and embellished with cute birds sitting on a wire and in the tree. On the wire I’ve added small clothes pins to hang my notes and reminders.For full instructions on how to make the bulletin board watch the video. Materials list:8X8 canvasSpellbinders Media Mixage Ephemera papersSpellbinders Media Mixage Birds One DiesLindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst – Sea Mint GreenLindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist – Treasure Island TurquoiseTattered Angels Glimmer mist – Blarney, Golden Terracotta, ApplePrima Essentials Floral Embellishments No. 10Prima Felt StemsPrima Shabby Chic Treasures – Resin #890834Small wooden clothes pinsWhite stringRanger Distress ink – Photo VintageRanger Multi Medium – Matte Have …

Friday, May 31st, 2013
A long time ago

I recently found some old photos of me as a child and it made me really nostalgic. I decided to create layouts for them and then bind them into an album. This is a layout with a photo of me and my mom when I was tree years old. I started the layout with a little dripage, stamping and spraying a Prima patterned paper. Then I cut flowers from the One-Up patterned paper from the Doodle Duex collection by Prima which I love and added them to the layout.   I cut the leaf shapes from the same collection’s ribbon and also added one large flower. I added the title and the layout was done. Now I have to do the other layouts….   Have fun creating! Einat

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