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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 …

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Scrapbooking Tips: How to Create Landscape

I got a lot of requests for scrapbooking ideas and techniques so I’m starting a new series: Scrapbooking Tips. Today on the first post in the series I’m sharing Scrapbooking Tips: How to Create Landscape. My goal is to share tips and ideas on creating scrapbooking pages with what you have in your stash. I want to help you use your stash and create affordable, fast and fun pages.       Scrapbooking Tips: How to Create Landscape Creating landscape with grass, trees and more is very easy and doesn’t require expensive materials or fancy techniques. How to create grass? For this technique all you need is a green wide ribbon. Pleat the ribbon and adhere it to your page (if you want to create the landscape don’t adhere it yet). The pleats create movement like the moving grass.     How to create a tree? To create a tree use scraps of brown and green card stock. Cut a …

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
What is Gelli Printing?

If you never heard of gelli printing or you don’t what it is then the What is gelli printing? post is the right place for you to be. There is a lot of talk about gelli printing lately and you see almost everywhere online. There is a good reason for that..it’s incredibly fun, it’s artistic, it’s easy and the results you get are nothing short of amazing! I know I use the word amazing a lot and I get excited easily about artsy thing but this is something that I recommend for everyone even kids because it’s truly awesome!     What is gelli printing? All you need to start gelli printing is a gelli plate and some acrylic plates. gelli printing is a form of art called monoprinting and previously in order to do it you had to have a press to transfer the paints from the plate to the paper or fabric. Today there is a new thing …

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