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Friday, January 27th, 2017
My Favorite Tutorials of 2016

I wanted to share with you My Favorite Tutorials of 2016. The new year just started and I think it would be really fun to look back at some of the projects we created during 2016. I just want to say that when I looked on all the tutorials it was really hard to choose… I had a lot of favorites.     My Favorite Tutorials of 2016 Steampunk Hot-air Balloon   Interactive Circle Mini Album   Document Your Journey Mini Album   Folded Pocket Page   4 Art Journal Backgrounds Using Einat Kessler Foam-binations   I have different reasons for picking these tutorials. From projects that I’m really proud of like the Foam-binations stamps projects to projects I really love their simplicity like the folded pocket page. As you could see I picked a few mini albums too because I really love making them and I love how they look complicated on one hand and how easy it is …

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
START Art Journal Page

Today I’m sharing my START Art Journal Page. We’ve just celebrated the Jewish New Year and according to tradition the circle has a special meaning on that day. A circle is a perfect shape much like the perfect year we all wish ourselves. That is also why circle foods like apples, pomegranate and a circle bread are apart of the holiday meal. This art journal page is all about starting a new perfect year!     START Art Journal Page I started with cutting pattern paper scraps into circles and arranging them to see where each circle would go. Then I put them aside. I painted the entire page with a metallic gold acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry I attached the circles.     Then I made a 3D frame to each circle with a Pearl Pen by Viva. This is a special pen that comes in different colors and you can draw 3D lines with it. Once …

Friday, October 7th, 2016
Colorful and Psychedelic Art Journal Page

I wanted to share with you a Colorful and Psychedelic Art Journal Page I made. Sometimes I like to create an art journal page for fun. After all isn’t creating art is supposed to be fun? And the more color and shapes the better. This Colorful and Psychedelic Art Journal Page is exactly what this page is all about. Pure fun!     Colorful and Psychedelic Art Journal Page It all started from a background I already had in my art journal page. Whenever I create a projects with paint, stencils etc. I clean my sponge, brush and other tools inside my art journal. This way I don’t waste any paint that is left on the sponge or brush and I also get a background for future pages. So The yellow background with the large circles was already in my journal. next I added some patterns with stencils.     This is how the page looks after I added lots of …

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Art Journal Page: Different is Good

I had the best time creating with some friends. I always have the best inspiration when I’m with them. This time I created an Art Journal Page: Different is Good with some of Dyan Reaveley quirky stamps. I just love these stamps, they are so funky and crazy and I love the fact you can take them apart and create new ladies. There is no video but I did take some photos while creating the page so you can get an idea of how I created it.     Art Journal Page: Different is Good Step 1: I stamped a heavy watercolor paper with black permanent ink. Using a permanent ink is important so the lines won’t bleed when coloring the stamps.     Step 2: I colored the stamps with water colors. This step is optional. You can color the stamps with any medium you like or just leave them as they are.     Step 3: Cut the …

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Drawing a Face

Drawing a face was something I was scared of. I always thought of myself as someone who doesn’t know how to draw. I don’t. I’m a talented artist and designer but I don’t know how to draw. Well that’s what I thought until I met with a friend of mine last week and she said that it’s all in my mind. That drawing has nothing to do with talent (well maybe a little) and it’s all a matter of technique. Especially when it comes to drawing a face. So I decided to try and I drew a face for the first time.     Drawing a face I know you’re probably laughing because you don’t believe that this is my first face drawing but it is. Apparently drawing a face is easy and has a few steps to follow. First you draw a circle. It does not have to be a perfect circle so please don’t stress about it and …

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas

last week I had an amazing morning with some creative friends. We all created canvases and mine was a steampunk mixed media canvas, of course. You all know how much I love steampunk and metal so it was obvious my canvas will go that way. I didn’t make a video of the process but I did remember to take some photos to share with you so you can create one too.     Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas First you need a canvas. Any size will do. I created a reverse canvas which means I didn’t work on the front but I turned it and worked on it like I would on a shadow box. I picked the main metal pieces that I wanted to add and build the canvas around.     The next step was to cover the staples and create an even edge with modeling paste. I used a palette knife to apply a thick layer of modeling …

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Frame Pin Cushion with Ann Butler Faux Quilting Stamps

What I love about Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting stamps is that they work great on fabric as they do on paper. All you need is to use your heat tool to dry and set them. I’m not a sewer but I wanted to try creating a project with fabric so I’ll be able to share their versatility. I started with arranging 1″ faux quilting stamps on my block and stamped a piece of cheesecloth. I used Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap to stamp the fabric. I applied the ink randomly on the stamps so I’ll get a blending colors effect.After the ink was dry I cut a few pieces of filler to fit a small frame that I wanted to use. I placed the fabric with the pattern face down and pushed the filler through the frame, creating a raised cushion. I added a few buttons and pins to finish the project. Now I will have a decent place …

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