Believe Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new project with you: Believe Mixed Media Canvas. The inspiration for this canvas came from the More Than Words Challenge, which this month was Delicate and Fabric. At first I thought this challenge is not exactly for me, but then I decided to try anyway. Sometimes our first reaction is no because it’s something that is out of our comfort zone but if we challenge ourselves we might even surprise ourselves…       Believe Mixed Media Canvas So I thought about fabric. I’m not so much into lace and I don’t sew. So how can I add fabric to a mixed media project? I decided to add the fabric to the background with a very exciting technique I really like. I used a fabric white fabric and wrapped the canvas with it. However instead of wrapping upholstery style where everything is nice and tight, I created wrinkles and texture with the …

Frame Pin Cushion with Ann Butler Faux Quilting Stamps

What I love about Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting stamps is that they work great on fabric as they do on paper. All you need is to use your heat tool to dry and set them. I’m not a sewer but I wanted to try creating a project with fabric so I’ll be able to share their versatility. I started with arranging 1″ faux quilting stamps on my block and stamped a piece of cheesecloth. I used Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap to stamp the fabric. I applied the ink randomly on the stamps so I’ll get a blending colors effect.After the ink was dry I cut a few pieces of filler to fit a small frame that I wanted to use. I placed the fabric with the pattern face down and pushed the filler through the frame, creating a raised cushion. I added a few buttons and pins to finish the project. Now I will have a decent place …

No Sew Fabric Mini Album

I love creating mini albums but not always use paper. I try to challenge myself to try new materials and see what kind of mini albums they would make. Today I played with fabric. And the best thing is that this mini album doesn’t need any sewing at all. So if you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t know how to sew you can still create this mini album! All you need is some ink, acrylic paint and stamping objects to create this fun project! I’m sure there are some fabric pieces in your stash you can play with…right? For this mini album you can use any type of cotton fabric or cheesecloth. It needs to be flexible and thin enough to be folded and its texture needs to be the kind you can paint on because it will be covered with gesso to prime it. felt, for example will not work here. This is basically the same process …

Having Fun with Burlap

I recently got the 6X6 Burlap Paper stack by MME and decided to play with it. I tried different materials and techniques on it and I have some conclusions. I sprayed the first page with color sprays. I have to say the shimmer is only slightly showing because the burlap is basically a type of fabric with large holes that absorbs all the shimmer. However paper glues to it with no problems. Foe some reason burlap reminded me of vintage so I embellished all the pages with a vintage look patterned paper scraps. The second page was stenciled with acrylic paint. I recommend using a large stencil pattern because a smaller pattern will not be visible. The last page was sprayed and finger colored with acrylic paint. I also added more paint with Gelatos. I cut a burlap with a Large Sizzix die, which worked beautifully. However I also tried cutting the burlap with a Spellbinders die and that didn’t work at …

Resolutions mixed media fabric covered mini album

The new year is almost here and it’s time to make some important resolutions. I’m planning to make some resolutions and I created this special mixed media mini album covered with fabric so I’ll have a really special place to put them in. I’ve used a Basically bare 2 rings chipboard binder that is really easy to cover and embellish. I started with covering the binder with fabric adhering it to the binder with fabric adhesive. Then I sprayed it with color sprays to add some color. I also stamped the binder with two colors of distress ink: blue and green. I embellished it with modeling paste with a swirl pattern and added flowers and leaves.On the inside I adhered patterned paper and tied a lace ribbon for a final touch and to hide the binder mechanism a little. Now all I need to do is make my resolutions and make them happen!! Have fun creating!Einat

Embellishments Galore!

CHA is always a source for a lot of fun and inspiration! Here’s a simple but pretty project courtesy of one of the adhesive companies in the show. All you need is a felt bag or purse and lots of embellishments like flowers, buttons, beads and more, then you can start the embellishing party! Mix and match the shapes, materials and colors and you’ll get a really wonderful creation!   Have fun creating! Einat

Telephone Scraplift Fun!!

To celebrate the new year a few friends and I decided to have fun with a telephone scraplift game! It’s always interesting to see the initial sketch compared with the final layout and the journey in between.Here’s the layout I got from libeeti. לכבוד השנה החדשה החלטנו לשחק במשחק טלפון שבור כייפי. הנה הדף שקיבלתי מליביטי Here’s my interpretation…. הנה הפרשנות שלי   Two major things happened in my layout. The first is the style, I completely changed the style and the mood of the layout, by taking it to a more mixed media look. The second is the interpretation of the sketch, I used the main motifs from libeeti’s layout and made a different interpretation. * Two photos,the right one with a frame: libeeti used a paper frame, I used a canvas framed that I misted.* Three round embellishments: in libeeti’s layout there are two doilies and a big paper flower, I used patterned paper circles. לקחתי מוטיבים מרכזיים מהדף של …

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