Things you didn’t know about me…

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect upon what you’ve accomplished, what your plans are and what you want to improve. This thinking process gave me a revelation that there are a lot of things about me you don’t know and that it’ll be fun to share… 1. I don’t have any formal art or design education. I studied Social Sciences in university when I was 20 years old. Everything I know about arts and crafts I learned myself through trial and error, classes and good friends’ advice. 2. I was an officer in the army. In Israel military service is mandatory, and for me it wasn’t enough taking orders, I wanted to give them too…I served for almost three years.     3. I lived in Kenya for three years. This amazing country and amazing people still affect my life. I have art pieces in my house that remind me daily of that wonderful …

Altered Tin Box Zettiology Style

A really fun project for you this week! An altered box, but not the common way you know of altering the outside with paint and embellishments. This alteration is only on the inside and in a very unique style of art called Zettiology, which was created by the artist Teesha Moore. Zettiology is basically a style of art that mixes the real world with the fantasy world. It’s all about creating fantastical images of creatures that have a human body with an animal head or vice versa. They all have large eyes, unlogical body features and parts that don’t go together in the real world. And they all “live” in a fantasy, colorful world, a world that gives you a feeling that you are not on earth anymore. Achieving this look is easy. All you need to do is mix and match different images, body parts and species. I took a girl’s body and gave her an owl face and …

10 BEST TIPS FOR USING A HOT GLUE GUN

  Inside: 10 best tips for using a hot glue gun in your crafts   I’m the type of person that ALWAYS manages to get burned, cut or hurt. Yes, I’m a little clumsy… BUT I still use a hot glue gun and I recommend it even though I stopped counting my burns 🙂     WHY USE A HOT GLUE GUN   It can attach almost anything to almost anything else. Wood to metal to paper to cork. Hot glue is also better because it causes less damage than your average adhesive. Easy to operate. Not expensive and totally affordable.   WHY NOT USE A HOT GLUE GUN   High risk of getting burned. Requires electricity and a socket. Less portable so harder to take with you. Even the mini hot glue guns take more space than the avarage glue bottle.   TIPS FOR USING THIS TYPE OF GLUE   1. There are basically three types of hot glue …

HOW TO MAKE A QUICK AND FABULOUS CHRISTMAS CARD IN 5 MINUTES

  Inside: how to make a Christmas card in 5 minutes   Every year I want to start early and make Christmas cards for every one. And every year I end up waiting for the last minute. So I came up with a way to make a Christmas card in 5 minutes so I’ll be able to make many cards in no time!     HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS CARD IN 5 MINUTES   This card is so easy to make you’ll not believe it! And the best thing about it is that it’s great for Hanukkah and Christmas. You can change the pattern of the paper, the colors and the sentiment and you have a great card for both holidays!   Follow the steps in the video to see how to make an equal sides triangle which is the first step to make this card. The triangle sides will all measure 12″. But can change the size of …

12 Cards of Christmas 2015 – Explosion Card with Ann Butler Stamps

We’re almost through with making 12 cards for Christmas, and I had SO much fun! I don’t make a lot of cards and every time I’m doing this series I’m reminded how fun card making can be. It’s sometimes challenging to limit yourself to a card size 🙂 Today’s card is a really fun one with a surprise. When you open the card the paper inside “explodes” at you. I’ve used Ann Butler Faux Quilting Stamps to create an interesting pattern on the inside page and the Ann Butler’s EZ Dee’s letter stamps to add the word NOEL. Finally I used the little triangle stamps from Ann Butler faux quilting stamps to create a Christmas tree on the front of the card. I have to say that this series has challenged me. Since I don’t celebrate Christmas (I’m Jewish) I don’t have a lot of Christmas craft supplies like stamps, dies, papers etc. I also don’t want to buy too …

HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS TAGS AND GIFT CARD HOLDERS IN ONE

  Inside: how to make Christmas tags and gift card holders in one project from little paper bags.   You know I like to make life easy and creating something that can serve a few purposes is a great way to do that. I thought what if I can make a tag, a gift card holder and a card all in one project wouldn’t that be great? This way I’ll be able to choose what I want to use it for instead of making three different projects.     MAKING CHRISTMAS TAGS   Making Christmas tags is the second most popular paper project people make after cards. These handmade holiday cards change in shape, style, material and design so they can match any gift, decoration or table setting. You can make Christmas tags and use them for many purposes: Add gift tags to all your holiday presents and gifts Put it on wine bottle as tags Send or give it …

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS JUNK JOURNAL

  Inside: how to make a Christmas junk journal from all your paper scraps   Every year I teach the 12 Cards of Christmas series (see recent 2020 series) and I’m left with a lot of Christmas papers that are too small for making cards but can still be used for something. I hate throwing away paper scraps and actually I almost never do so I’m left with lots of leftovers. I challenge myself to use them in different ways and one of these ways is to collect a pile of papers and turn them into a junk journal.     WHAT IS A JUNK JOURNAL   Junk journals can vary from person to person, but it generally most of them do share one primary characteristic: The journal is made with mostly a mix of found and recycled materials mostly papers.   HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS JUNK JOURNAL   Making a junk jornal is easy if you follow three …

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