Wall of Inspiration: Herringbone Pattern Canvas

Another project for my wall of inspiration! I’m creating these projects with inspiring words or sentences so when I look up while working I’ll see an explosion of inspiration, not just artistically but also emotionally! So I try to diversify the techniques I’m using and the colors too. This canvas has an interesting herringbone pattern and a contrast of colors versus white blocks of paint. I wanted to try this pattern for a long time and finally found the opportunity to do it. It’s fun to make not only on canvas but also on any craft project and it was so much easier than I thought! The trick is to cut equal size masking tape pieces and follow the pattern. Don’t worry if it’s not exactly accurate…mine isn’t and it still turned out great! You can use this technique on an old canvas or a new canvas from the dollar store. The pattern with the white paint will give it …

Top Ten Painting Tips

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh Contrary to what people might think painting IS for EVERYONE and it’s much easier than you think. When I say painting I mean the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. It might sound intimidating to some but here are the top 10 tips that will help you succeed. 1. Supplies You really don’t need any fancy paints, tools or canvases. What you need is simple: a brush basin with clean cool water, paintbrushes (flats, rounds and a liner) in a variety of sizes, and paints in a wide variety of colors.  Here’s another tip, if your paint bottle cap is not color coded, add a dot of paint to the paint cap so that …

Twine Binding Envelope Mini Album

I always try to think about new and easy ways to make mini albums. The faster I can make them the better. One of the things that takes a long time to make is the cover and binding mechanism. Personally I’m not a big fan of rings and/or bind-it-all although i use them often. I want to have a fast binding mechanism (like rings or Bind-it-all) but professional looking like a full cover binding. So I came up with a solution…Twine! It’s not entirely my idea, I saw the use of twine for binding on the internet but I took it a step further and upgraded it a little. All you need to do is create a cover from three pieces of chipboard and attach the twine to it by wrapping the twine on a strip of chipboard. Check out the video tutorial for step by step instructions, measurements and tips for creating your mini album!    Don’t miss out! …

Back to School – Getting Ready

The first day of school is around the corner and everyone is busy getting ready. My kids are never happy to go back to school, they would rather their vacation would last at least two months more…Regardless if you’re kids feel the same way I’ll bet making them smile is a priority with you all. So here’s a little going back to school gift from me to you….   A set of four 8.5″ x 11″ Lunch Box Notes for everyone who is going back to school…kids and teachers, it can fit all! All you need to do is download this PDF file from this link and print the pages from the comfort of your own home. each page has 10 note cards so you get 40 notes! You can print as many copies as you need. Don’t miss out! Keep up with all the crafty goodness by subscribing to the Einat Kessler creative newsletterHave fun creating!

Water Color Art Journal Page

Watercolors are one of the easiest and fun ways to art journal. Although it can be intimidating to some people because it seems a lot more complicated than it really is. All you need is some water colors and a water brush. You can use a regular brush and dip it in water but I think using a water brush is easier.  Just try it on a piece of scrap paper and you’ll see how fun watercolors can be. I started my page with no plan or idea, I just knew I wanted to play with watercolors. Try to start with two colors and see how you like the result. Don’t mix too many colors or you’ll get brown mud. Spread the colors on the page and keep adding texture and interest with stamps and stencils. Make sure to dry each layer. If you want to add crisp, clear images use tissue paper or scrap paper and glue them down …

"I like to move it, move it" – Interactive Mini Albums

If anybody here doesn’t like mini albums please raise your hand! I don’t think there’s anyone…right? Mini albums are so pretty, easy and great they are every body’s cup of tea. A while back I shared with you the 10 Reasons to Create a Mini Album and I hope I convinced the few that were still on the fence about mini albums. Today I want to go a step further and get you all excited about interactive mini albums. Interactive mini album is a mini album that has active mechanisms inside, such as pockets, flaps and tags. The viewer is not just looking at pages and photos but has to be actively participating by opening, pulling, sliding parts on the page. I love interactive mini albums and I want to show you why. Abundant SpaceA mini album has lots of space for photographs in a compact-size album, because all those tags, flaps and pockets allow you to add more photos and journaling …

The Right Tool For The Right Cut?

I was recently asked about how I cut paper. I wanted to answer right away, but then I realized the answer is not as clear as I thought it was. There are different ways to acheive the same result and each crafter has its own prefrances and tools. Join the discussion and share what you like to use. General CuttingWhen you are faced with a task of cutting a piece of paper you basically have two options: A craft knife and scissors right? Wrong! Because you have different kinds of knives and scissors andtrimmers and cutters and the list is almost endless. So How do you know what to use for what? Streight CutThe best way to cut a streight cut is to use a trimmer. It is fast, accurate and easy. I use it whenver Ineed to cut squares of paper, like a12x12 page in half. However sometimes I use scraps of paper that are not in a square …

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