Stamp Carving Tutorial

Remember the Carving Your Own Stamps post? Now it’s time to for the full step by step Stamp Carving Tutorial. If you’re still in doubt I suggest reading the first post on stamp carving. If that will not convince you to give it a try then nothing will. It’s affordable, easy and the possibilities are endless.    Stamp Carving TutorialThe first step is to decide what kind of stamp you want. There are two options: draw your own design or transfer a printed design. ***A very important thing to remember about printed images. If you print an image from the internet it probably has copyrights. That means the design rights belong to someone and you can’t do anything without their permission. The rule of thumb is that as long as you use the image for personal use like creating a birthday card for your mom it’s ok. However you can’t sell the stamp or a design you made with the stamp and …


  Inside: how to make a Halloween mini album with hidden pockets, surprising flaps and other interactive spooky elements.   I think that interactive mini albums are great but they are especially great for Halloween. Making an interactive mini album filled with pockets, hidden flaps and inserts is exactly like making a witch’s spell book that every page is a new surprise. This mini album is full of spooky moving additions and you can make it too just follow the video tutorial   HALLOWEEN MINI ALBUM   Making holiday mini albums is a long and grand scrapbook tradition. When there is so much designed and specialty papers and embellishments available it is almost impossible to resist making a mini album for evey holiday. It is even more fitting when it comes to Halloween so here’s why I think making a Halloween mini album is a must: There are many great looking photos of kids in costumes that are just perfect …

START Art Journal Page

Today I’m sharing my START Art Journal Page. We’ve just celebrated the Jewish New Year and according to tradition the circle has a special meaning on that day. A circle is a perfect shape much like the perfect year we all wish ourselves. That is also why circle foods like apples, pomegranate and a circle bread are apart of the holiday meal. This art journal page is all about starting a new perfect year!  START Art Journal PageI started with cutting pattern paper scraps into circles and arranging them to see where each circle would go. Then I put them aside. I painted the entire page with a metallic gold acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry I attached the circles.  Then I made a 3D frame to each circle with a Pearl Pen by Viva. This is a special pen that comes in different colors and you can draw 3D lines with it. Once it was dry I painted the frames …

Scrapbooking Tips: Creative Title

Today we continue our series on scrapbooking inspiration. Today’s episode: Scrapbooking Tips: Creative Title. A title is an important ingredient on a layout and can add a unique look to the entire page. A creative title will always boost up your page and add extra interest to it.  Scrapbooking Tips: Creative TitleI always try to come up with new ideas for titles. It’s not just the content that matters it’s also the shape and design of the title. One of the main ways I use to create interesting titles is to match the title to the design. This layout is all about the passage of time and how it moves quickly. The paper has clocks on the background so I created a title that echos that theme.  I used the word TIME that was already printed on the paper as the first part of the title. Then I added the word FLIES created from some clock parts like black clock hands, a …

Black Pen Art Journal Page

What do you do when you want to create an art journal page but only have a black pen? Black Pen Art Journal Page! I was out of the house and found my art journal in my purse. Apparently I forgot it there after a creative get together with some friends. So here I was with some time on my hands and only a black pen to work with. So I challenged myself to create a Black Pen Art Journal Page.  Black Pen Art Journal PageIt wasn’t easy to imagine a page with out any color or mediums. Every idea I had for an art journal page ended up with gesso, paints or something like that. But I didn’t have any of those. Only a black pen. So I decided to draw my two favorite things: the sea and the rain. And this is what I came up with.I couldn’t resist adding some color so once I got home I added …


  Inside: how to make an art journal page with hand drawn shapes   I have a confession… I don’t know how to draw! Yes, your read correctly, I don’t know how to draw and I’m not ashamed of saying it! I’m a living example how a lack of any drawing skills is irrelevant to making beautiful art journal page because I think we can all agree that I can make beautiful art journal pages. So what’s the deal? The deal is that you can make amazing art journal pages with basic sketching or drawing skills like drawing lines, circles and ovals. Scroll down and see how!     HAND DRAWN IMAGES   Contrary to what you might think everyone can draw! Hand drawn images simply vary from works of art like Picasso to simple basic hand drawn images and shapes so the only question is where are you on this scale. Like I said before I can’t draw but …


  Inside: the best scrapbooking tips that will make your pages look amazing!   When I started scrapbooking all those years ago I started it because I wanted to remember the stories behind the photos. It wasn’t about beauty or design at first, just about the memory. But slowly, being the artistic person that I am, I wanted my pages to look good and tell the story in amore impressive way. It’s like a show with a nice set, beautiful costumes and fancy lighting compared to a show that is poorly produced and has no set, costumes or lighting to speak of. They both tell the story, but which is more interesting, more compelling and more enjoyable?     SCRAPBOOKING TIPS TO UPGRADE YOUR PAGES   Making beautiful scrapbook pages that tell the story behind the photos in an interesting, original and engaging way is much easier than you think! By following a few simple tips you can upgrade your …

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