How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background

Hi dear crafty friends! Do you love making your own custom supplies? Today I’m sharing How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background. If you haven’t tried Gelli printing yet I really recommend it. It’s fun and creative and you can’t go wrong because every print you make is pretty and unique.     How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background Usually Gelli printing or mono printing is done on a thick watercolor paper or cardstock but printing on tissue paper is amazing! Why? because it gives you a unique effect you can’t get with any other material. I’m using tissue paper that I bought at my local craft store. You can also use the tissue paper you find in shoe boxes too, it’s basically the same. I like to cut my tissue paper into squares and just have fun with the Gelli plate, some acrylic paints and stamps. Make sure to be careful when you remove …


  Inside: how to make DIY scrapbook lace paper with custom pattern   I love to challenge myself to use my paper scraps. I have a lot of them because I can never bring myself to throw away even the smallest pieces of paper because it seems like a waste. But then I have to find way to use those piles of small paper pieces.     WHAT IS LACE PAPER   Lace paper is a type of paper used in scrapbooking and card making that has the look of lace with a holes pattern. These types of papers don’t just have a lace pattern but they can have all kinds of patterns with gaps in between the shapes.   DIY LACE PAPERS   If you want to use your dies in a different way then try creating a 12×12 lace paper with them. To do that you’ll need some dies in bulky shapes like flowers for example. It will …

How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages using my Flip Flop Mini Album as an example. It’s really fun to create mini albums that have pages in different shapes. Shapes that are not squares or rectangles, shapes that are more interesting and unusual like circles or even in a shape of a flip flop.     How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages Here are my tipson How to Create Odd Shape Mini Album Pages 1. Don’t let the shape confuse you Sometimes when you have to create or embellish a page that had an unusual shape you find yourself intimidated or frozen. Because we’re used to working on squares a different shape can be confusing. But don’t let that discourage you! Whatever the shape of the page is limit yourself to it’s boundaries and work within them.     2. Match your embellishments Usually when a page has a different shape …


  Inside: how to use Glycerine in crafts – 10 ways to ue Glycerine in crafts that will surprise you!   I thought I knew a lot about crafting but as it turns out I didn’t know something really big and useful! What I didn’t know is that I could use Glycerine in crafts! I only recently discoverd, while working on a mixed media project that Glycerine is a very useful tool in the craft room. In fact there are at least 10 things to do with Glycerine in the craft room!.   WHAT IS GLYCERINE   Vegetable glycerin, also known as glycerol or glycerine, is a clear liquid typically made from soybean, coconut or palm oils. It is odorless and has a mild, sweet taste with a syrup-like consistency. Vegetable glycerin is particularly popular in the cosmetic industry but has several other uses as well. It may also provide health benefits, ranging from skin health to better hydration and a strengthened …


  Inside: how to make an inspiration mini book with patterns and color combinations   Do you ever create for the sake of creating and fun or do you always create something that is useful and has a purpose? I love creating with no specific goal or purpose just for the fun and the creative process. When that happens I start with a technique or a material and just play with it until something starts to form. This process is very inspiring because it allows you to experiment, try new things without worrying you’ll destroy a specific project.       WHAT IS AN INSPIRATION MINI BOOK   An inspiration book is something that inspires you to start a creative process. Each one is inspired by different things so each inspiration book will look different. The book can inspire you while you create it or after it’s complete – it is all up yo you!   HOW TO MAKE YOUR …

Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page. You probably noticed I really enjoy working with watercolors lately and this page is all about watercolors and how to use them.     Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page I decided to create this page with a whimsical and funky look for two reasons. First, it’s fun and liberating to create a page that is not subjected to any rules. After all if you draw bent houses with weird looking roofs you can then color them anyway you want and go crazy with your watercolors. Second, drawing defined shapes gave me the opportunity to teach you some easy techniques to work with watercolors.   The full step by step video of the Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page is available in the VIP Room as part of the Year of Art Journaling series where we learn all there is to know about art journaling. We experiment with materials, …


  Inside: Learn how to make an interactive mini album in a box   I love making DIY gifts but I want to make them useful and not something that will be forgotten on a shelf or in its box. That’s why a mini album in a box set is a great gift to make for someone because it’s not only pretty it’s also practical. But how do you make the box fit the mini album and how do you make the photo album inside? To answer these questions scroll down and check out the tutorial!     DIY MINI ALBUM AND PAPER BOX SET   When you go online you can get dizzy with all the options you can find. So let’s try to see what is what… There are two main types of mini albums in a box that you can make. Both are interactive, which means they are or have moving flaps, pockets and other mechanisms in …

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