Technique Corner: Fine Cutting

My students say I’m crazy. They say if there is no fine cutting in a project it’s not Einat’s class.My crafty friends say it’s impossible to find a project of mine that has no fine cutting in it.And I say…I love cutting! When I look at a patterned paper I see exactly that…patterns, patterns that I can cut and use in a project! Fine cutting is not that scary! Here are a few tips: 1. Start with big patterns and after a little practice work your way to more complicated shapes. 2. Use small scissors or scissors that you can hold comfortably and move easily in small corners or turns. 3. Play with what you cut – ink it, embellish it or give it dimension. 4. Fine cutting is a great way to maximize your leftovers and scraps. Have fun cutting stars, flowers, birds, abstract shapes and more,sometimes you can find just the right embellishment in a patterned paper!   Have fun …

Spellbinders Upcycled Juice Carton

I’m so excited and honored to be the first designer to kick off the new and inspiring International Flair section in the Spellbinders blog! To celebrate this new exciting adventure I’ll be sharing with you all a great fun tutorial on how to upcycle your milk/juice empty carton. This project is all about displaying your photos where everyone can see them! The carton will be transformed into a wonderful house frame holder for your memorable photos.    Here’s what you’ll need to create this project: Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels On Spellbinders Media Mixage – Triangle One Bezels, Triangle One Dies, Ephemera Papers Two Patterned paper – 7 Dots Martha Stewart Border Punch Flowers – Prima, Kaiser Craft Key Embellishment – K&Company Metal Art Brad – Recollections Acrylic Paint – DecoArt – Americana – Buttermilk Gesso – Ranger Mask – Prima (bricks) Brown Ink – Ranger Resin – Ice Resin Other – Metal chain, rings and hinges, beads, glitter 1. Prepare the carton: empty it and wash it …

Einat Kessler


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