Conversation – mixed media layout

A while ago I caught my grandfather and son on camera while they were completely immersed in a live conversation.  These two can talk for hours about science, machines and philosophy. There is something magical going on between this 90 year old man and his 11 year old great grandson that I wanted to capture on a layout.   In order to create a conversation theme I wanted to use letters and text. I started by layering three patterned papers with text pattern on them after tearing them into the desired shape. Then I added letter stickers and a lot of them. I wanted to created a waterfall of letters symbolizing a flowing conversation.   I added a little mixed media magic with glimmer mist spraying and stenciling with gesso and distress ink. I finished the page with flowers and chipboard embellishments. You can watch the video for a step by step tutorial on how I created this page. This was such …


  Inside: how to make a mixed media canvas with found objects that create amazing texture   I thought a lot about what to give my sister for her birthday. Ironically, in the past I used to buy her gifts, never thinking of making her one myself. This year I decided to change the tradition and create her gift myself! I wanted it to be really special and beautiful so I created a collage mixed media canvas with a photo of us when we were kids. This is her favorite photo of us so I was sure she will like it.   MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CANVAS MATERIALS   A lot of people ask me where I get the materials to make such type of canvases and how they can get them too. The main principle you need to know is that every object you use on this canvas should have texture. It means that flat objects are less recommended so …


  Inside: how to make a steampunk shadow box with a romantic style to it   I think shadow boxes are just magical. They combine two things I love, the first is boxes. I love them, I collect them, I buy them even if I don’t need them. You can put all your treasures, memories and secrets in a box. The second thing is touching. One of the reasons I love traditional scrapbooking and not digital is you can feel the page. You can touch it, go over all the elements with your hand and bond with them. Bond with the story. Shadow boxes are the same because you can touch everything in the box and feel the story.     WHAT MAKES A STEAMPUNK SHADOW BOX UNIQUE   There are many styles of shadow box you can make like you would scrapbook pages, cards or mixed meia canvases. A steampunk shadow box has an industrial mechanical look that is …

Spooky Halloween House

Altered art is fun and useful. instead of throwing away our packages and boxes we can turn them into something nice. This is exactly what I did with this milk carton….it was transformed into a spooky house that can be used as a photo display or a centerpiece for Halloween. As you can see in the video a coat of paint and a some embellishment can change even a milk or a juice carton and take it to another level. If you don’t have Halloween embellishments you can create some like I did.  Have fun creating!Einat


  Inside: how to make layers on your art journal page   When I started art journaling I made horrible pages but not because they were not pretty because they were wrong! I know I always say that there is no wrong and right in art journaling and it’s true BUT if you want to make an art journal page with an emphasis on the word art there is a very important thing you need to master – LAYERING. Making layers on your art journal page is the basic and fundamental technique you need to make art journal pages and without it your pages will be in a journal but they won’t be art. Mastering the art of layering can be confusing but we’re going to unravel that mystery together!     WHAT IS LAYERING   Layering is working in layers adding a layers of paint, texture or pattern one on top of the other. The techniques and tools of …

Round Chest Drawer

Hello crafty friends!It’s time for another Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA video tutorial!Today I’m so excited to share with you one of my greatest passion in crafting…paper engineering. This is a field where you design patterns and build things from scratch. Today’s project is beautiful and useful. We will be building a round chest drawer that can store your buttons, beads and embellishments. If you would like to have the pattern on the video contact me and I’ll send you a PDF file.This chest drawer is versatile and can be built in levels to have more storage. All you need is 2 disks, patterned paper and a piece of chipboard. Join me in this fun project! have fun creating!Einat

Maximize your supplies – moments

This is a DT layout for Susan K. Weckesser that was created for a special collaboration with Want2Scrap. This layout has a few cool techniques you can learn about from this video tutorial. you ever had a paper you wish you didn’t have to create a layout with? What I mean is that creating a layout meant to lose a pattern on it. Well I found a solution…cut out what ever you don’t want to lose and use it! The holes in the paper are covered with other elements or embellishments and this way you get to “eat the cake and leave it whole” at the same time! Another fun technique I used on this layout is double embossing. It’s a great way to create a double color effect with your embossing powders. Have fun creating!Einat

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Einat Kessler


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