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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 …

Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Don’t Be Afraid Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new art journal page: Don’t Be Afraid Art Journal Page. I created this page with a really cool and easy technique I want to teach you. I don’t think it has an official name so let’s call it the patterned masking tape technique. This technique is using masking tape as a surface like paper to work on with paint or other materials.   Don’t Be Afraid Art Journal Page The first step is to attach pieces of regular masking tape to a plastic surface so you’ll be able to remove the masking tape when it’s done, as well as clean up any paint. I used a plastic lid of a large container. Arrange the strips of masking tape close together. Use whatever width of tape you have.     Next start adding color to the masking tape. Use acrylic paints with a brush and stencils to add a pattern as well. After 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 …

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture. I get a lot of questions about texture in art journaling. The problem with art journaling is that unlike a canvas you can’t really add very bold texture or you will not be able to close your journal. However, having said that, you absolutely can and should add texture to your pages!     How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture First I want to explain the term texture. Contrary to what you might think there are TWO types of texture: texture you can feel with your fingers or tactile texture and the other kind is visual texture, the texture you can see with your eyes. Most of the texture we add to art journaling pages is visual: patterns of all kinds, layers of color, images and bold shapes. However, it is possible to add tactile texture too, …

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal

There is a misconception that art journal pages should be busy, with lots of colors and packed with techniques. But I want to show you How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal. An art journal page can be simple and clean with a lot of white space as long as you like it. Here is how you can create such a page in your art journal:     How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal The best material to use in my opinion is water colors. Water colors have a transparent soft look that is perfect for a clean look yet colorful. I didn’t have anything in mind when I started the page. I just took my water brush and started adding color to the page.   Usually at this point I get an idea of how I want to continue. But if I don’t I simply add more color or shapes. Sooner or …

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Scrapbooking Tips: Creative Title

Today we continue our series on scrapbooking inspiration. Today’s episode: Scrapbooking Tips: Creative Title. A title is an important ingredient on a layout and can add a unique look to the entire page. A creative title will always boost up your page and add extra interest to it.     Scrapbooking Tips: Creative Title I always try to come up with new ideas for titles. It’s not just the content that matters it’s also the shape and design of the title. One of the main ways I use to create interesting titles is to match the title to the design. This layout is all about the passage of time and how it moves quickly. The paper has clocks on the background so I created a title that echos that theme.     I used the word TIME that was already printed on the paper as the first part of the title. Then I added the word FLIES created from some …

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