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 …

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 …

7 AWESOME REASONS TO MAKE MIXED MEDIA PROJECTS

  Inside: the awesome reasons to make mixed media projects and how to get started with mixed media   Mixed media is all the rage these days but for some people it still remains a mystery. When I talk to crafters about mixed media and ask them if they do any mixed media projects, many of them answer NO. “I just don’t know where to start”, “I never know what to do exactly” are some of the comments I hear. Mixed media is one of my favorite way of creating so it makes me sad to hear that people struggle with it. BUT… it’s true – mixed media is sometimes hard to comprehend and it can be confusing. But I think that if you understand the basics and get excited about it then getting into it will be so much easier! First thing’s first…     WHAT IS MIXED MEDIA Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one …

BEST & IMPORTANT PAINTING TIPS EVERY BEGINNER SHOULD KNOW

Inside: best and important painting tips every beginner should know This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Polaroid Photobar. This post includes affiliate links. When you click and purchase from these links we may get a commission from the seller. The cool thing is, this doesn’t cost you any extra money!   “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh I don’t have a formal artistic education… everything I know I taught myself. For many years i thought that if I don’t have that formal education I can’t paint… I even thought I have no right to paint because I don’t know how to do it, not properly. Boy!… was I wrong!     THE MOST IMPORTANT PAINTING TIP   Contrary to what people might think painting IS for EVERYONE and it’s much easier than you think. When …

HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE LIKE A PRO EVERY TIME

Inside: how to start an art journal page and completing it like a pro every time   Sometimes I sit in front of my art journal and just stare at the blank page not knowing where to go from here. Yes!… it happens to me too – I just have no idea how to start… I really hates when it happens to me so I tried to think what happens when I do know how to start and my creative process runs smoothly. I discovered that whenever I’m stuck and don’t know how to begin there are three things that work.   HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE There are three main ways to start an art journal page: CREATE THE BACKGROUND: this is the best way to go if you don’t have any other idea or direction. START WITH A TECHNIQUE: if there’s a technique you want to try or experiment with then it will be a good …

AWESOME GUIDE TO ACRYLIC MEDIUMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Inside: the complete guide to acrylic mediums you need to know to make amazing mixed media and craft projects   This post includes affiliate links. When you click and purchase from these links we may get a commission from the seller. The cool thing is, this doesn’t cost you any extra money!   When I made my first mixed media project it was a mess! I didn’t prime my page with gesso, I used glue to attach paper pieces to the canvas and I didn’t seal my stamping with gel medium so I ended up with a blob of mud. It was so frustrating! Until a good friend of mine showed me a few materials that changed the way I did all my mixed media, art journaling and even craft projects. These materials were ACRYLIC MEDIUMS Sounds scary right? You probably ask yourselves “what are acrylic mediums and how do I use them?” Well… I’m here to help!     …

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