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 …

Bulletin Board from….

Styrofoam! Hello dear friends! I’m happy and honored to be featured in the Smoothfoam blog. An amazing product that is suitable for so many types of crafts! I took a Smoothfoam board and turned it into a bulletin board. This material is perfect for sticking pins to hang all your little notes. I covered half with paper and half with paint and added embellishments to complete the look. For a full tutorial go to the Smoothfoam blog. Have fun creating!Einat

Frame Bulletin Board

Hi dear designing/crafting friends! Today I’m sharing my first DT project with X-MIX an amazing new mixed media and scrapbooking store! I’m really excited to be in the store’s first DT and getting my hands dirty! שלום חברות יקרות! היום אני חולקת אתכן את הפרויקט הראשון שלי בצוות העיצוב של איקס מיקס, החנות החדשה והנהדרת לכל מה שמיקס מדיה ועיצוב אלבומים בנתניה. אני ממש מתרגשת להיות בצוות הזה וללכלך את הידים   My project is a frame bulletin board. I always need a place to put all my notes and lists and I want it in front of me so I can be reminded of it whenever I look up. So I created a bulletin board combined with a frame. This way I can hang my notes and look at something pretty at the same time.   הפרויקט שלי הוא מסגרת לוח מודעות. אני תמיד מחפשת מקום לשים את הפתקים שלי, אז יצרתי לוח מודעות משולב עם  מסגרת כך שגם יהיה לי …

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 SpellbindersExploreBeyond.com! 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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