Art Journal Page Idea: TP Roll Stamping

  Inside: art journal page idea to help you cope with stress and anxiety and be creative   Art journaling is an amazing way to put your feelings and words into artistic creation. It’s a really fun way to express yourself! These days it has an additional value – it is therapeutic and helps to deal with the stress!                             Art journal pages are all about mixed media – Creating backgrounds, images and sentiments from a verity of materials in a whole range of techniques.   This art journal page idea is easy to make and doesn’t require any previous experience. Follow the step by step tutorial to make this page in your art journal. The creative process is very relaxing and helps decrease anxiety and stress.                         The most important thing about art journaling is …


  Inside: how to make a configuration box with 3D objects and little found treasures   I have a confession to make… I’m a hoarder. My house is not full of stuff but I do have A LOT of metal embellishments that I collect from all kinds of places. Why I collect them is a good question – something about metal objects fascinates me especially when it comes to add them to mixed media and altered project. They have a really interesting look in a craft project that I can’t resist. However collecting is nice but what do you do with all the metal embellishments you have?   I found an answer… fill a configuration box!     WHAT IS A CONFIGURATION BOX   Configuration box is of a shadow box with compartments that can be filled with 3D objects. You can find wooden boxes ad chipboard boxes from various brands. Each brand has a different order and sizes for …

Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA – Texture Magic Mixed Media Canvas

I love texture. I think it adds so much to each creation, it makes it more 3 dimensional and interesting and not flat and boring. This Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA is all about texture! Join me in creating a canvas that is full of texture magic! It’s really simple…you glue any embellishment you want on your canvas. I’ve used metal embellishments and paper flowers. These embellishments create a pattern, a texture, a visual interesting shapes on the flat canvas. Then cover everything with gesso and spray! Have fun creating!Einat


  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 …


  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


  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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