12 Christmas Cards Video Tutorials

A year has passed since I did 12 Cards of Christmas and I’m getting ready to do it again! However I realized that although all the cards were posted on Youtube there wasn’t a blog post with all the cards listed as a reference. So as preparation for the 12 Cards of Christmas 2015 here’s a roundup of all the cards from last year. Resist Technique an exciting combination of stamping with embossing powder and creating a background with a resist technique. Layering layering paper and adding dimension with foam tape. Transparencies learn how to color transparencies and what can be done with it. Felt Create a felt snow man and mimic the feeling of snow with a soft fabric. Double Fold interesting card that opens up to reveal a surprise. Paper Piecing create a funny scene by assembling pieces of paper. Bezel Art discover how to tuen empty boring bezels into festive ornaments. Make your own snow be a craft cook and mix your own snow white …


  Inside: how to make a festive steampunk Christmas tree canvas to decorate your home   If you’re a steampunk fan then you would love this steampunk project. How to make a steampunk Christmas tree canvas to decorate your walls or as a special gift. All you need to “steampunk” your tree is to make it out of metal and industrial looking embellishments.       THE BASICS OF A STEAMPUNK CANVAS   Making a steampunk project requires a few basics: Making the right background for the canvas: the background needs to complement the steampunk look so it can be with industrial colors, pattern or image. If you use a pattern paper with pink flowers for such a canvas it will not complement your canvas. Paint or add the right colors: the best colors for a steampunk project are the colors of metals, rust and oxidation or corrosion. Using the right elements: you can make a steampunk canvas with any …


  inside: how to use leftover sticker sheets in your art journaling.   One of the most annoying things in crafting is sticker sheets! I’m not against them at all, they are useful for almost any type of craft but for some reason you are always left with letters you don’t need and need the letters that you already used. I don’t know who plans these things but they obviously doing a terrible job! I have a few of these half used sticker sheets and I decided to put an end to it and find a way to use them!     HOW TO USE EVERY LEFTOVER STICKER   The idea behind this technique is not to look at the letters as letters, but to look at them as a graphic shape. When you eliminate the meaning of the letter then it becomes a shape you can use in a different context and not in a word.   The technique …

5 Minutes Craft – Mummy TP Trick or Treat Boxes

There’s just enough time to make these spook-tacular easy and fun toilet paper rolls mini Trick or Treat boxes and fill them with yummy candies. All you need are a few TP rolls that instead of finding their way to the bin can be used to create last minute party favors. This is a great craft to do with your kids or in school. It only takes 5 minutes to create the box, wrap it with a white bandage you can get at the pharmacy and add a face. The face is the really fun part because you can create all kinds of spooky faces with as many eyes or teeth that you want! Don’t miss out! Keep up with all the crafty goodness by subscribing to the Einat Kessler creative newsletter Have fun creating! 

Art Journal Page: Be Yourself

The best advice I ever got was to Be Myself. No masks, no costumes, no fake smiles just me. If someone will love me or accepts me it should be because they like me and not who they think I am. This art journal page is all about this feeling of self acceptance. I created a colorful background with sprays and stencils as the base for this spread. Then I started to add layers of colors. Bright and happy colors that would deliver this positive message. I cut face parts from a magazine and created a face. This artificial face is of course meant to make a point, a few points actually. How we are all made of so many things and facets and we are not just one layer. How we should be ourselves and not fit into pre designed molds someone decided for us and how artificial it looks when we do fall into these patterns and definitions. …


  Inside: how to make the inside of the Halloween spell book   This is the part 2 of the Halloween spell book tutorial. Last time we created the spook-tacular altered spell book cover with a spider’s seb texture and a skull embellishment. If you missed this part you can find it here.  In this part we’ll learn how to make the inside of the spell book and turn it into a shadow box filled with apothecary style embellishments.     SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THE HALLOWEEN SPELL BOOK   EMBELLISHMENTS   To make the spell book look as real as possible you’ll need to fill it with different types of embellishments and items: Glass bottles Embellishments like small teaspoon, plastic eyes, keys etc. Plastic spiders   GEL MEDIUM   Use the gel medium to secure all the pages an keep the shadow box sections from coming apart.   DISTRESS INK   The best ink to use to add aged …


  Inside: how to make a DIY Halloween picture frame   Everybody is so busy getting ready for Halloween, deciding what costumes to wear, what candies to buy and what decorations to have. The big spooky day will be here and you’ll take lots of photos why not display them in a spooktacular way too? You can make this BOOtiful frame ahead of time and display photos from previous Halloweens!   Making your own holiday embellishments will save you money and allow you to be creative. If you use different size frames you can create a complete wall of Halloween picture frames with old and new photos and display your memories for everyone to enjoy.   MAKING A HALLOWEEN PICTURE FRAME   1. Attach metal wire to the back of plastic skulls with tape. 2. Attach wire to the back of frame with tape. 3. Cover frame with skulls duct tape. 4. Attach black cord to spiders. Let dry. 5. …

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