You and Me

Taking part in Prima’s BAP is always fun and it’s even better when my layout is featured in their blog! In this layout I used a few mix media techniques that gave it more dimension and texture. I used  two kinds of circles masks. I started with molding paste to create white raised dots on the background. Then I added more dots using two colors of distress ink and a mask. I sprayed the layout with glimmer mists to add a little more color. I also stamped the backgorund with brown distress ink to add even more depth to the layout. I used two copies of the same photo, onein color and the other in blck and white and then I added embellishments like ribbons and flowers. Finally I added a title and inked the edges of the layout. Have fun creating! Einat

Test your metal

I have some good news to share! I have a new column in Unruly PaperArts blogazine where I will be sharing with all of you new and exciting projects and tutorials! My column will be called Scrappin’ it and it will open a window to new ways of using familiar products and materials. This month’s issue is all about METAL,it’s a really exciting and fun material to work with and it always adds interest and dimension to every project. The tutorial will show you how to color it, embellish it and create an all metal beautiful project! Here’s a little pick… Make sure to check out my column on April 27th at Unruly PaperArts Have fun creating!Einat

Boys will be BOYS

Hi friends! A new DT layout I created for X mix. I created this layout in my favorite style…vintage, but not just vintage, boy’s vintage. The kind with metal, cog wheels and brown colros. שלום לכולן! עיצוב דף חדש כחברת צוות העיצוב של איקס מיקס. והפעם יצרתי דף בסגנון האהוב עליי…סגנון הוינטאג’, אבל לא סתם וינטאג’ אלא וינטאג’ של בנים, כזה עם קישוטי מתכת, גלגלי שיניים והרבה חום.   I used the amazing 75 Censts collection by Kaiser Craft. I also added many “boys” embellishments like cog wheels and arrows chipboards and metal bits and pieces I have in my treasures box. Everytime I find a little piece of metal scrap or embellishment in a flea market, garage or even on the street, I put it in my treasures box, after all one man’s junk is another woman’s treasure!  השתמשתי בניירות המשגעים של קייזר קראפט מאוסף 75 סנט. הוספתי גם קישוטים של בנים כמו גלגלי שיניים וחצים מצ’יפבורד ועוד כלמיני קישוטים …

Inspiration Junction

Here’s a Susan Weckesser DT project that will inspire you!   If you feel like your inspiration has left you just follow the directions and you will find it in no time!   I started with stamping a few of Susan Weckesser patterned papers with powerful inspiration words. Then I cut them into arrow shapes. I inked the edges and added embellishments that I cut from the papers.     I adhered the arrows to a wooden skewer and secured the skewer in putty. Finally I added flowers and leaves on the bottom.   Now whenever I can’t find my inspiration I look up and follow the arrows…   Have fun creating! Einat

Technique Corner – Flow with it!

Creating movement on a page is really easy. The best way is to avoid corners and squares and design a layout with flowy shapes such as waves , swirls or circles. This layout is all about circles! circles of all sizes and materials. I wanted to create a flowy layout to echo the flow of water in the photos.   To create that I cut the photos into circles and added different round embellishments to complete the look. I put all of the elements on my layout in two opposite corners, like two river banks.   Have fun creating!Einat

Smoothfoam Vintage Clock Tutorial

I’m happy to share with you my second project for Smoothfoam! What I loved about making this clock (besides the fact that it was easy and fun!) was being able to gather some of my favorite stickers, stamps, bottle caps, game pieces and other ephemera into pretty clusters all around the clock face. Here are what you need to make this clock. You can give the clock your personal touch by adding more of your favorite embellishments. Supplies:10″ Smoothfoam disc3-1/2″ Smoothfoam half-heartDecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint – Buttermilk, Tomato RedTim Holtz idea-ology Salvage Stickers – Crowded AtticTim Holtz idea-ology Clear Stamps – Life’s PossibilitiesTim Holtz idea-ology Game PiecesTim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage photoTsukineko Versa-Fine InkPlastic Word BeadsBottle Caps, assorted card making embellishmentsPaintbrushSpongeAleene’s Original Tacky GlueClock movement kit 1. Paint disk with two coats of Buttermilk; allow to dry.2. Paint half-heart with two coats of red; allow to dry.3. Refer to the photo (click to enlarge) to stamp the disc with clock …

Einat Kessler


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