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Friday, November 24th, 2017
12 Cards of Christmas – Two Designs with Sizzix Dies

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on 12 Cards of Christmas – Two Designs with Sizzix Dies. AS you know I’m on the Sizzix design team and I’m having fun using their dies especially for cards. And what better time then Christmas to use some dies and create some easy cards but with a little twist…     12 Cards of Christmas – Two Designs with Sizzix Dies Circle Fold Card     One of the ways to make a card looks a little more unique and interesting is to change its shape. You probably all know how to create a gate fold card but that’s ordinary. It can be beautiful and embellished but everybody is doing it right? How about changing the square shape of the card and add a circle? This card has one side of its fold square but the other side is a circle! How fun is that? If you like this twist you can change the …

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
How to create a 3D mixed media project

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m answering a question I get asked a lot: How to create a 3D mixed media project. People often ask me how do you get so much dimension on your mixed media projects especially regarding the elements. The basic question is how to give them enough height and create the layers that make the project look 3D. Well… here’s a tutorial to answer this question.     How to create a 3D mixed media project The basic idea is to arrange you elements in layers and give every layer extra height with chipboard pieces. I used to use foam tape which I realized does not hold the weight of these elements especially the metal ones. Plus it’s kind of expensive if you need to use a lot of it. Instead I’m using thick chipboard pieces which I cut from leftover chipboard pieces. I glue the chipboard pieces together and then attach the element to the …

Friday, October 20th, 2017
My Top 3: Halloween Project Tutorials

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on My Top 3: Halloween Project Tutorials. We don’t celebrate Halloween here in Israel, but I have to say I love this holiday because it’s so much fun making spooky projects! So in honor of Halloween here are My Top 3: Halloween Project Tutorials!     My Top 3: Halloween Project Tutorials Scary 31st Halloween Mini Album     Halloween is a great opportunity to create interactive mini albums. It’s just the right atmosphere for hidden inserts, secret pockets and surprising flaps and other mechanisms. Click on the title to see the full step by step video tutorial. Altered Spell Book     My all time favorite project is the altered spell book I created in two parts. The spooky cover with a skull and then the inside of the book full of potions and witch’s supplies. Including an inventory tag you can still get if you email me:) Here are the two parts of the …

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 24th, 2017
Washi Tape Binding Mini Album Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! I often get asked about binding mini albums. There are lots of ways to bind a mini album and today I want to share with you a Washi Tape Binding Mini Album Tutorial. This binding technique is great for small mini albums that don’t have a lot of pages and are not too bulky. All you need for this binding technique is a wide washi tape and some cardstock.     Washi Tape Binding Mini Album Tutorial When you create a mini album you usually create the mini album first and then bind it allowing it room to expand. This is necessary for photos and journaling and of course interactive mechanisms. In this album we do the same however the spacers we insert to allow room for the album to expand are not necessary.  This method of binding is the most basic method there is and can be applied with larger albums. If you do bind …

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my new creation Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial. This mixed media canvas was inspired by the Explore, Arrows challenge on More Than Words blog. But instead of just creating a canvas I’m also treating you to a tutorial on how I made it.   Explore, Adventure, Discover Canvas Tutorial The words Explore and the arrows motif gave me the idea of creating a landscape with an arrow sign pointing in different directions. But instead of pointing to a destination the arrows point to words. The first step is to find textures to add to your canvas. I used lace, gauze and a drier sheet. I glued them to the canvas and also added different size stones. The texture is supposed to be the ground and the rest of the canvas will be the sky.     The next step was to start adding color.  I used sprays as the …

Friday, June 16th, 2017
Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover Tutorial

Hi Crafty Friends! I have definitely found a new favorite thing to create: notebook covers. Today I want to share with you my new Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover tutorial. Notebook covers are usually so boring so why not add a little embellishment and color to them. This way you are not only creating something beautiful, you’re creating something useful!     Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover Tutorial Some of you might think that it doesn’t really look like an angel or even as a human, but I love her/him. This is what art is all about… no regular rules apply here. You can create a body that doesn’t look like a body, an image that is male or female or both with no hands but with wings and it’s ok. It’s beautiful, it’s interesting, it’s ART!     When I work with metal parts or other embellishments I ususally cover them with gesso, like I did in previous projects. But this …

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