Wonderful Year Mixed Media Card

In a few days Jewish people around the world will celebrate the new Jewish year. One of the customs of the holiday is to send and give each other cards wishing a happy new year. This Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA is dedicated to this wonderful holiday! I created a mixed media card wishing someone special a wonderful year. I’ve used Prima products including resist canvas pages which are one of my favorite thing to create with. Of course I added all kinds of embellishments and I didn’t forget to design the inside of the card as well.Check out the video for all the tips I share and don’t forget to subscribe. Wishing you all a wonderful year!! Have fun creating!Einat

Our Wonderland

A new layout I designed for Prima August BAP. The sketch had two distinct areas divided by a border. So I decided to create a layout that tells a two part story. The left side is the name of the story, the cover of the book if you will. The right side of the page is the story itself, a story about a land of wonders. The story is “poring” out of the torn layered papers border that resemble old book pages. To create this layout I started by taring my base paper and then I added layers of patterned paper and rolled them out with my fingers.   I added the images to the layout and started building the wonderland around them using flowers and embellishments. I created the flow of the layout by arranging the embellishments from the border and to the right so it will look like they’re coming out of the layered papers.   To finish the layout I …

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ALTER A TIN BOX STEAMPUNK STYLE

  Inside: how to alter a tin box steampunk style with the best mixed media technique   My oldest boy likes a type of chocolate that is sold in tin boxes of different shapes and sizes. I can hear you now… “knowing her, she probably keeps all of them…” and you’ll be completely right. I can’t help myself, I love boxes and I just have to keep them. My plans for these boxes are great, but most of the time they just sit on a shelf waiting for me to notice them and do something…       Altering boxes is part of a large craft genre called altered art.   ALTERED ART   Altered art is a popular form of craft where you take an existing object and change it into something else. This recycling and reusing of objects is versatile and can include almost any household item or a 3D object. Sometimes the change is dramatic, for example …

HOW TO MAKE AN EXCITING MINI ALBUM WITH POCKETS

  Inside: how to make an exciting mini album with pockets for extra photo space   I always prefer pants with pockets because it’s really comfortable when you need to keep something handy like your phone. My mini albums are no different! Making mini album with pockets is not only fun and pretty it’s also very handy when you want to add more than one photo per page.     Mini album with pockets is a type of an interactive mini album that has “moving” elements in it that engages the viewer and allows for more space for photos and journaling. These elements can be pockets, flaps, windows and more.  Find out how to make 20 interactive mini album pages!   WHY MAKE MINI ALBUM POCKET PAGES   It allows you to add more than one photo to a page You can also add journaling cards, memorabilia, tickets and more. It gives your mini album a professional look. Adding pocket …

Interactive Mixed Media Layout

One of my favorite things is scrapbooking is interactive design. I love it when the viewer is part of the story of the layout and needs to find out and discover the story and be a part of it. This video tutorial is all about creating an interactive layout with opening windows. I’m using papers from one of my favorite collections of all times Timepiece by Bo Bunny. I created a brick wall on the paper with modeling paste and stencil and then added the interactive windows. I finished the layout with a few wooden embellishments and flowers. Have fun creating!Einat

3 EASY WAYS TO ADD TEXTURE TO ART JOURNAL PAGE

  Inside: 3 easy ways to add texture to art journal pages   On my first trip to the US people there told me I have very good English and asked me if I once lived in the US or my parents came from the US. They just couldn’t believe I never lived or been to the US before. My English is good, but I still think in Hebrew and translate what I want to say to English. The same way I “translate” what I want to say to images or visual elements in my art journal. But if you want to make a page about texture how do you “translate” that?     HOW TO “TRANSLATE” MEANING TO VISUAL ELEMENTS   Art journaling is all about saying something in a visual form. Sometimes it’s easy to say what you want but sometimes it’s a little tricky.   THE MEANING   The meaning of this page is about the hurdles …

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