HOW TO MAKE ARTS & CRAFTS IN QUARANTINE

Inside: how to make art & crafts when you’re stuck at home   How are you doing in these crazy times? Most likely you’re stuck at home like the rest of us and bored out of your mind 🙂 Even though creative people are seldom bored finding new ways to make arts & crafts is always a good idea.     MAKING ARTS & CRAFTS IN QUARANTINE   Even if you’re stuck at home there are still ways you can make arts & crafts. It’s well known that art and crafts are therapeutic and can help alleviate stress and cope with anxiety. So making arts & crafts can be valuable now even more so finding time for that everyday is great! Don’t worry about your craft stash – almost all these ideas require basic craft supplies and you can use whatever you have in your stash!   MAKE ART   It might sound stupid and obvious but it can be …

10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO ON A BLANK CANVAS

  Inside: 10 things you can do with a blank canvas. From painting and spraying to collage techniques and stamping – check out all the options!   Raise your hand if you ever found yourself sitting in front of a blank canvas with no idea what to do… Finally have time to create something and you’re in the mood and the house is quiet. You make your way to your craft room, pick a canvas and then… blank canvas syndrome! Nothing…nothing comes to your mind, no idea or inspiration. You look at the empty canvas and your mind goes blank. This happened to me so many times I lost count! So instead of surrendering to this syndrome I made a list of 10 techniques that will help me get things started. I have it on the wall in front of me so all I need to do is look up and be inspired!     BEST TECHNIQUES TO DO ON …

10 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR STENCILS EVERY CRAFTER SHOULD KNOW

Inside: The best tips to working with stencils and getting amazing results   Stencils are one of the most common crafting tools, we use it in mixed media, art journaling, scrapbooking and card making. As a long time crafter you can be sure I’ve made every mistake possible using stencils and paint. So make sure to read through these tips I’ve figured out over the years before you use stencils in your next project.     HOW TO USE STENCILS Stencils are very versatile and can be used in many different ways. They allow you to create patterns and images on almost any surface. The end result depends on the material you use with the stencil. The most important thing to remember about this is that the drier the material you use the better the result!   TIP #1: HOW TO HOLD YOUR STENCIL IN PLACE The best way to make sure your stencil doesn’t move is to secure it …

CLEVER WAYS TO MAKE UNIQUE SCRAPBOOK PAGE BACKGROUNDS

  Inside: how to make unique scrapbook page backgrounds that will make your layouts look amazing!   I always try to find ways to make unique and interesting scrapbook layouts but it’s hard when everything has been done before. I’ve notices that if I’m repeating myself and create the same scrapbook pages again and again the entire scrapbooking experience becomes boring. So in order to make things more interesting for me and make my pages more exciting I found a way to change things up a little. I’ve started working on making unique and different scrapbook page backgrounds that will be surprising and new!     Most of the pages we make have a standard 12×12 cardstock background. We sometimes use solid cardstock and sometimes patterned cardstock but we usually stop there and concentrate on unique embellishments, pretty photos and interesting journaling to turn the page into a work of art. How about concentrating on the scrapbook page background? Making …

THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A TITLE ON A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT

Inside: how to add a title to any paper craft project in a unique and creative way   Everyone has a name it is the first thing that we are known for. So should any paper craft project. A title is the first thing that you see on a layout, mini album or an art journal page and that is why it’s important to take the time and add the right kind of title . There are many ways to add that title with positive and negative points to each way. Which way to use is up to you but my recommendation is to try as many ways as you can to make things more interesting.   HOW TO ADD A TITLE TO A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT   You can create a title on your paper craft project from almost any material using many types of techniques. Here are my 5 best ways:   UNIQUE TITLE ON YOUR PAPER CRAFT …

6 TERRIFIC REASONS TO MAKE PRETTY SCRAPBOOK PAGES AGAIN

  Inside: 6 reasons to start making awesome scrapbook pages again!   Lately I hardly made any scrapbook pages and I’ve noticed it’s not just me. There is a trend to make Project Life albums or mini albums and the traditional 12×12 pages have almost disappeared from the scene. While making mini albums and project Life makes sense sometimes you need to make a 12×12 scrapbook page because you don’t have enough photos for a mini album or you just not into Project Life…like me 🙂 So I started thinking about all the reasons I used to make traditional scrapbook pages… I want to convince you to join me! Let’s scrapbook again! Let’s tell stories again, wonderful, funny, exciting stories, ordinary everyday stories, stories that will live forever and be a great piece of history for generations to come! And I have 5 terrific reasons to start scrapbooking again that’ll surely convince you too.     WHY MAKE SCRAPBOOK PAGES AGAIN …

HOW TO MAKE AMAZING ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH STAMPS

  Inside: make an art journal page using stamps and stamping techniques   When I started crafting I didn’t really used stamps. They were mostly suitable for scrapbook pages and especially card making and it wasn’t really my style. However stamps seemed really cool to me and I really wanted to use them so I tried to think if and how I can use them on my art journal pages. Over time the stamp world caught up with me and started producing stamps that are perfect for art journaling and today there are so many options.     HOW TO ART JOURNAL WITH STAMPS Stamps are a versatile tool that can be used in all stages of making an art journal page. I wanted to show you how you can do that so I created an art journal page with stamps from the first step of making the background, the accents to the focal point.   BACKGROUND The first step …

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