MAKE A SUPER EASY ORIGAMI PAPER GIFT BOX WITH NO SPECIAL SKILLS

  Inside: how to make an easy and fast origami paper gift box   Making DIY gifts is something I do often but sometimes even I buy gifts or even gift cards. When I do that I like to make a special paper gift box to present my gift in a more personal way.         MAKING DIY PAPER GIFT BOXES   There are many ways to make paper gift boxes but here are a few important things to remember when you make them: When you need to make a large box use a heavier paper so the box will hold. Match the size of the box to your gift. Some paper gift box templates are fixes and the size can not be changed. Make the paper gift box in the right template to match your gift. The template determines the strength and size of the box so make sure they match.   HOW TO MAKE A BOX …

Tips to Use and Store your Pens

If you are even a little like me then you have lots of pens. On friday I shared with you what are my favorite pens. Today I want to share with you how to use them and store them so they’ll last as long as they are supposed to. Working with Pens 1. Make sure that your surface is completely dry if you’re using acrylics or acrylic mediums before you start writing or doodling. If the surface is wet the tip will be destroyed. 2. If using watercolors or watercolor crayons, go over the surface (when you are finished and everything is dry) with a thin coat of gloss medium to seal the watercolors and give it a surface that has some tooth. Keep the application thin and you may have to work in small sections so that the watercolors don’t mush around. This way the pen will write more easily and smoothly. 3. Keep an even hand. The ink …

WHAT CAN YOU MAKE WITH OLD TOYS

  Inside: a cool way to repurpose old plastic toys and use them to make a configuration box   I’m a sentimental person and it’s hard for me to let go of things, especially if they remind me of good tikes. So when I had to get rid of some old plastic toys because my boys grew out of them I wanted to find something to do with them instead of throwing them or giving them away. I couldn’t keep all of the toys so I did end up giving them away, but I kept a few for a craft idea I had – use them in a configuration box.     WHY REPURPOSE OLD TOYS   Plastic is not good for the environment and you what to do what you can to help. You don’t like throwing things away. You have unused, broken toys that you can’t really give away in the condition they’re in. The children are out …

My Favorite Pens List

I love pens! I unwillingly have a collection of them. I don’t want to but somehow they find their way to my bag, studio and desk drawers 🙂 Before specifying the list of my favorite pens I want to share with you how I know it’s a good pen.* Has to write on dry acrylic paint without skipping, jumping or getting all gunked up!* Lasts a long time and doesn’t dry the minute you open the cap.* I don’t mind if it has odor but I don’t want it to be toxic.These criteria works for me and might not work for you… Uniball Signo White Gel PenI love this pen and how crisp and vibrant it looks even after drying and it’s cheap too. It writes beautifully on acrylic paints and colorful pages in my art journals. It also writes on canvas with no trouble. Uni Posca Paint PenGreat pen that comes in different tip sizes and a variety of colors. …

Art Journal Page: Your Mind is Amazing

Mor, my autistic son, had his 16th birthday a few days ago. I can’t believe he’s 16 already…His birthday made me think about the past 16 years from the day he was born and the journey we made from then to now. The journey with Autism. This is not an easy journey. Some people I meet try to hide their pity. They think this is a disease and they feel sorry for me and him. But the most important thing I’ve learned in the past 16 years is that not only do I not need to be felt sorry for. I’m proud, happy and honored to a mother of such an AMAZING boy! He has such a unique way of seeing the world and understanding it. And even when he doesn’t understand he doesn’t give up he finds his inner strength to cope with everything that the world throws at him. He is gentle, considerate and has a good heart. …

Rule of Thirds…You don't need a calculator

If you think you need a calculator you don’t! Rule of thirds is not about math or numbers it’s about creating balanced, eye pleasing and artistic visual images like photographs, scrapbook pages and works of art. The image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections,which are the four focal points. I often get asked about the rule of thirds because it seems to be elusive and hard to follow. But I’ll share with you what I tell my students. When you create something like a layout or a canvas and something seems off…try moving things around. Most likely the composition of the page is wrong and the elements are not aligned with the lines or intersection of the nine squares grid. This means that intuitively your brain and eyes look for the rule …

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