Inside: the best techniques o cover and paint chipboard for a great look for your project.     I’m a control freak… and I don’t like to be dictated to in life or in my crafts. That means that I always prefer making or painting my own embellishments instead of using something bought that someone else decided what color it will be. So whenever I use chipboard on a project I like using bare shapes and cover or paint them myself to match its style and color to my project.     MAKING PROJECTS WITH CHIPBOARD   Chipboard is a versatile material to use in craft projects of almost any kind. It can add texture and dimension to a scrapbook page, a mixed media canvas or an altered box. When it comes bare you can customize its color and texture to match it to any project you’re working on. To find out more about how to work with it …

Valentine's Day Coupons Mini Album – Ann Butler's Designs

Wow! I can’t believe January is almost over. I don’t know about you but it has flew by for me. Before we’ll have a chance to blink Valentine’s Day will be here. Here’s a little fast, easy and romantic idea for a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart or a friend…a coupons mini album! This is a DT project for Ann Butler’s Designs.A coupons mini album is aa album in which each page has a pocket with a coupon inside. What will be written on the coupon is up to you. You can be romantic, like me, and have coupons for a massage, dinner or xxx if you’re doing it for a friend the coupons can be for a movie, baby sitting for their kids or any other gift you know they’ll enjoy. It can also be a great idea for kids to give to their friends. To create the mini album I used an old LYB decorative edged papers …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Color

I always thought color is not just color! What I mean is besides being a physical phenomenon of receptors in the eye etc…color is a base for so many things. Color can define us, describe our mood, encourage us or bring us down. it can calm us down or make us scream and it’s everywhere! We are so lucky to see the world in colors (unlike dogs…) and we take it for granted up to a point we don’t even notice it sometimes. Well…I love color and I wanted to create art about it! This art journal page is all about the contrast between what is monochromatic, boring, dreary and tired and the brightness, joy and happiness that is color. Even though there is so much texture, shapes and shades in the background without color something is missing! I created the background with tissue papers and old book pages. Then drew circles with oil pastels and added stenciling with distress …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Caterpillar

Sometimes I have an idea in my head and I know exactly how I want my art journal page to look. But sometimes I come across a sentence I really like and my head starts to sound like Waze…reconfiguring…I suddenly find myself with a new idea that I like even better! This is what happened to this art journal page. I knew exactly what I wanted. A page with a winter feel, dark colors and rain, but then I came across this sentence: ” Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to FLY” it’s a paraphrase of a quote by Barbara Haines Howett and it really spoke to me. Suddenly I saw vibrant colors and butterflies… This art journal page is a little different because there is only partial background and some of the page is blank. It enhances the flow of the page and the feeling that the butterflies are actually flying. I used a …

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