NEW!! 3, 2, 1 Craft Recipe!

New Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA series: 3, 2, 1 CRAFT RECIPE!! We all want to maximize the supplies we have but sometimes we are lost as to how to do it. I’m here to help you with a new but familiar way: a recipe! When you want to use your kitchen supplies or create something yummy you look for an easy recipe right? Well…this is the same! An easy recipe to create a project with your supplies. Each craft recipe will have the 3, 2, 1 system so it’ll be easy to remember and follow!This recipe is:3 Chipboard covering techniques2 Colors1 photo layoutHow fun is that?? let’s get cooking!! Unlike some of my projects this is a rather minimalist project. Not too many layers or embellishments on the page. Sometimes we want to get ahead with scrapping our photos and we don’t have a lot of time to invest in a complicated layout. So this one is fast! 3 Chipboard TechniquesI used …

How it all began: My story

Everybody has a story about how it all began. That moment when they started crafting and set in motion a lifetime of fun and creativity. Today I want to share my story. It is a very personal and even emotional story for me because it is connected to some of my favorite people in the world. If you want the short version you can read it on my ABOUT page in the new website, but if you want a glimpse to where I’m coming from keep reading. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl It all started when I was a small girl, about six years old I was sitting in my grandparents living room with a huge scrapbook on my knees looking through the photos of faraway places my grandparents …

My Journey to a Website

A new website is like a new baby. Not as strenuous on the body but definitely a process, a journey. I wanted to share a few milestones in this journey with you. InceptionA website might not seem necessary when you have a blog. After all you can show your projects and tutorials on the blog, share your DT work, have giveaways and contests. It is your virtual online home that you can edit, design and build any way you can. Well…it’s all true, but I felt I needed more. I needed a bigger home if you will…I wanted a hub for all my creative adventures and a blog was not enough anymore. A website was the logical leap forward and it seemed rather easy or is it? DoubtsMy new hub was supposed to host a few new endeavours which I knew I wanted to start but for some reason dragged my feet. The main thing I wanted to start were …

Maximize Your Supplies – One Paper magic!

Creativity is magic! I think we can agree on that right?But does this magic have to be packed with many supplies and embellishments?Is creativity a direct result of how much stuff you use or how much money you spend?let’s challenge ourselves to create with less!I say that we can create magic with ONE sheet of paper! Who’s with me? One Sheet of Paper Interactive Mini Album Start with a 12×12 cardstock. I used a black one and covered it later but you can use a patterned double sided cardstock and then you can skip the covering part. Score it on the 4″ and 8″ marks, turn it a quarter of a turn and score again. Continue according to the items:First cut along all the lines (that are not dotted) and then fold:A: fold top center to the right. apply adhesive to top and bottom edges of right square and attach to create a pocket.B: fold down.C: fold top left square …

No Sew Fabric Mini Album

I love creating mini albums but not always use paper. I try to challenge myself to try new materials and see what kind of mini albums they would make. Today I played with fabric. And the best thing is that this mini album doesn’t need any sewing at all. So if you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t know how to sew you can still create this mini album! All you need is some ink, acrylic paint and stamping objects to create this fun project! I’m sure there are some fabric pieces in your stash you can play with…right? For this mini album you can use any type of cotton fabric or cheesecloth. It needs to be flexible and thin enough to be folded and its texture needs to be the kind you can paint on because it will be covered with gesso to prime it. felt, for example will not work here. This is basically the same process …

New Online Classes

One of my great passions is teaching. Being able to share my knowledge with others, inspire them and help them create fills my life with joy. For awhile I’ve been searching for a way to teach beyond the weekly Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA video tutorials which are limited in time and content volume and I’m happy I found a way. My new online classes are all hosted on a private classroom that gives me, as a teacher, the option to teach in a variety of tools like PDF files, links, video tutorials and more as well as interact with my students. Each class has a class forum that is dedicated to the class subject only and allows the student to ask me questions, interact with each other and upload their projects. Each online class is self paced and can be watched as many times as needed. You get a life long access to all the content in the class. There are many …

Announcing my New Etsy Shop

I’m so happy and excited to announce the opening of  my new Etsy shop: COGWHEELS and CURLS! If you are new to Etsy then you should know it’s an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies. My shop has been running for awhile but I haven’t shared it with anyone yet…until today. The shop’s name Cogwheels and Curls is supposed to describe me: a girl who has a special fascination with cogwheels and has curly hair. Plus it sounds good, kind of rolls on your tongue right? I started this shop for two reasons: first, many of you have asked me how or where they can get steampunk supplies and other industrial things I use in my projects. So I decided to bring them to you and offer them in a comfortable, easy and reliable platform.Second, I realized I have a LOT of finished products like canvases, mini albums and more that I don’t know what to do …

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Einat Kessler


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