3D Reverse Canvas Mother Goose Frame

Mother Goose is such a lovely character that brings back childhood memories, nursery rhymes and fun moments. I have the Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper collection for awhile and I wanted to create something that I can combine with a photo of my kids.                       So I went through a lot of photo until I found the right one where they were sitting down and the background was contrasted enough for me to cut out. Then I had to adjust the size of their image with the sizes of images on the paper. I measured the images on the paper and enlarged the kids’ images in Photoshop accordingly. Then I simply cut out the image and I was ready to go.                           I took an 8X8 canvas reversed it and covered it with paper to create the frame. …

Mixed Media Layout: Words

They say men are not good with words and that women are better. I don’t know if that’s true or if that’s the reason my two beautiful boys find it hard sometimes to say loving words to each other. I know they love each other very much but they never say or show it. So I decided to create a layout about it and maximize my supplies by using leftover letter stickers and papers. I started with adding letters to a 12×12 patterned paper. These are leftover letter stickers that can no longer spell any words and a bunch of letters that got stuck together after they fell of the backing plastic. Using all these stickers to create a background is a great way to scrap your stash!       Then I covered all the letters with gesso and sprayed them with a few colors. I used light muted colors because I didn’t want the background to be too …


  Inside: how to make an interactive art journal page   There are two types of artists: those who do what is comfortable to them and those who always challenge themselves to step outside their comfort zone and try new things. I’m more of the second type… I love making interactive mini albums so I thought why not try make an interactive art journal page.     WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE ART JOURNAL PAGE   In every interactive design you must have something that moves and engages the viewer. They have to open, flip, slide or turn something in the design and that is why it’s called interactive. Because the viewer is not only watching he also interacts with the design.   The same goes for an interactive art journal page. A page like that will have a moving element that the viewer can interact with and discover something more.   MOVING ELEMENTS IN ART JOURNALING   Any interactive element …


  Inside: how to make altered matchboxes and easily recycle them into a drawer vanity.   I don’t like to throw things away. I’m not a hoarder but when I throw some things away, especially boxes of all types it always seems like a waste. I always think to myself there must be something to do with them instead of throwing them away.     Usually I end up throwing them into the recycling bin, but every now and then I get a really creative idea – altered matchboxes! This time I took all my empty matchboxes and made them into a miniature drawer vanity.   WHAT IS ALTERED ART   Altered art is the transformation or alteration of ordinary, everyday objects into decorative pieces using a wide variety of different techniques and materials, for example, rubber stamps, fabric, paper, paint and fibres. It’s a broad term that includes many artistic styles or genres, but at its most basic describes …


  Inside: how to make a mixed media collage on a canvas   I have a drawer full of items that I don’t even know how to call them. In this drawer you can find cogwheels and gears, metal parts and junk, chipboard and wooden pieces and all kind of miscellaneous objects. I call it my drawer of treasures because it’s full of amazing things I can use for mixed media collage, canvases and other projects.       WHAT IS MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE   In visual art, mixed media describes artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects.   HOW TO MAKE A MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE   A mixed media collage can be created in many different ways. However there are a few fundamentals to every project: Start with …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Rain

Sometimes I think I should have been born in another country. Not because I don’t love my country but because I don’t like the weather! Most of the year it’s hot and the summers are the worst. I love the cold, the rain and the snow…So I thought maybe if I created a stormy art journal page the rain will be here sooner than later… This art journal page was really fun to create and very easy. The background is all Gelatos with color spray that have a double role – wet the Gelatos and add color. I just layered color on color until I was happy with the way it looked. Then I added texture with stencils, dimensional paint and gesso. I did it in a cool technique called double stenciling. it gives a great effect of two tone shapes. Finally it was time to create the dripage effect. I wanted drop of water running down the page like …


  Inside: how to make the tp steampunk mini album pages   WOW!! I got so many amazing responses. Thank you! I’m so happy you liked this mini album as much as I did. Wasn’t it really fun and easy to make? Well…after much anticipation here comes the second part…THE PAGES! We’ll venture into these beautiful pages and learn how to create them one by one! Let’s get started!     TP STEAMPUNK MINI ALBUM PAGES   The TP rolls are perfect for creating pockets so they are perfect as pages in an interactive mini album. To enhance the steampunk look instead of covering the tp rolls with paper or paint I gave them a faux leather look with a fun technique.       This album is full of interactive surprises. Pockets, flaps and more… as well as handmade embellishments that will take your breath away. Some of the work is delicate and requires patience but believe me, it’s …

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Einat Kessler


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