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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, August 29th, 2017
How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages using my Flip Flop Mini Album as an example. It’s really fun to create mini albums that have pages in different shapes. Shapes that are not squares or rectangles, shapes that are more interesting and unusual like circles or even in a shape of a flip flop.     How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages Here are my tipson How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages 1. Don’t let the shape confuse you Sometimes when you have to create or embellish a page that had an unusual shape you find yourself intimidated or frozen. Because we’re used to working on squares a different shape can be confusing. But don’t let that discourage you! Whatever the shape of the page is limit yourself to it’s boundaries and work within them.     2. Match your embellishments Usually when a page has a different shape …

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to tell you all about an art journaling series: A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages. This series is all about creating art journal pages from start to finish while learning new techniques, experimenting with new supplies and getting your hands dirty! It’s fun and fabulous!!   A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages Each month I concentrate on one specific technique, supply or design and take you step by step through all the stages of creating it. No hidden supplies, no jumping steps and no cutting corners! You see everything and also get a narration about what to do and why. Art journaling can sometimes be intimidating because you don’t always know how to start. And even when you do start you’re not always sure how to continue or what you want to say. I often hear people say I don’t have something special to say, …

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page. You probably noticed I really enjoy working with watercolors lately and this page is all about watercolors and how to use them.     Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page I decided to create this page with a whimsical and funky look for two reasons. First, it’s fun and liberating to create a page that is not subjected to any rules. After all if you draw bent houses with weird looking roofs you can then color them anyway you want and go crazy with your watercolors. Second, drawing defined shapes gave me the opportunity to teach you some easy techniques to work with watercolors.   The full step by step video of the Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page is available in the VIP Room as part of the Year of Art Journaling series where we learn all there is to know about art journaling. We experiment with materials, …

Friday, July 14th, 2017
Vintage Nature Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a new mini album I created. It is called: Vintage Nature Mini Album. This mini album is constructed in a special way and it is made with special papers too. Keep reading to find out more!     Vintage Nature Mini Album The mini album is constructed in such a way that there is no binding needed. There is only a cover that is made from the same paper as the album. The entire mini album is built from a thick white cardstock. Water color paper will work well too. The idea is to combine a few papers and make the album look like an envelope that opens and opens. You will not need any additional supplies to create this mini album other than the white cardstock and the Vintage Nature paper collection.     Did I mention it’s completely downloadable? After you print it you can scroll down …

Friday, July 7th, 2017
How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album. File folders are super fun and make any mini album look really professional and unique. It’s also a great way to add more space for photos and journaling. In one file folder you can add more than 10 photos or journaling cards and if you combine a few file folders together you can have a really packed mini album!     How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album I decided to create three different folders each opens differently and has different interactive mechanisms inside. This file folder is the first of three folders that make up the three sides of the full suitcase mini album. Each side of the suitcase has a different file folder with lots of space for photos and journaling. I created the suitcase mini album in the themes of travels …

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, …

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