Mixed Media Double Canvas Set

I decided to change my wall art a little, so I created a canvases set. A set is basically one piece of art that spreads on more than one canvas. In my case two 6″ X 6″ canvases. When you create a set you work on the canvases as if they were one. So the theme, color scheme and embellishments will be the same across the board. The divided yet cohesive look to a canvas set gives it a unique look and draws the eyes to move from one section to the other and by doing so capturing the entire piece. I started the set with adding modeling paste texture to the background and pieces of tissue paper for layering effect. Then I added distress stains in different colors and blended them together. My focal point is a leaf ribbon that spreads from top to bottom and is embellished with flowers that were colored with the same distress stains. I …

A long time ago

I recently found some old photos of me as a child and it made me really nostalgic. I decided to create layouts for them and then bind them into an album. This is a layout with a photo of me and my mom when I was tree years old. I started the layout with a little dripage, stamping and spraying a Prima patterned paper. Then I cut flowers from the One-Up patterned paper from the Doodle Duex collection by Prima which I love and added them to the layout.   I cut the leaf shapes from the same collection’s ribbon and also added one large flower. I added the title and the layout was done. Now I have to do the other layouts….   Have fun creating! Einat

Guest Designer – My Stamp Box

I was honored and excited when My Stamp Box asked me to play with their stamps. I got an adorable set of butterflies all arranged in a comfortable plastic box and ready to play with. I created a few projects using these butterflies and had a great time letting them fly… I started with a layout (obviously) that has all kinds of butterflies on it. I stamped the background patterned paper with watermark and distress ink so I got two shades of images. Then I stamped some more images on cardstock, cut them and added them to the layout with 3D tape to give them dimension.   My next project was a tag with some cool stamping techniques. I inked the tag with several colors of distress ink and then stamped the butterflies. Then I stamped two images with distress ink and put some perfect pearls on it. I hit set it to get a sparkly shiny look. I also …

Technique Corner – Texture

Texture is a great way to create interest in a layout. It can emphasize a material or an area in the layout. It also gives the eye something new and different to look at and your fingers something exciting to feel. There are many ways to add texture to a layout and we will learn them one by one. The first way of adding texture is fabric: it has a unique look and feel to it, it’s flexible and easy to work with. One of the ways to add fabric is to use ribbons. In this layout I’ve used ribbon in two ways: 1. cover chipboard shapes with colorful ribbon. After adhering the ribbon to the chipboard cut around the shape with scissors. 2. Create curls to mimic vines or barnches. I’ve added curled ribbon strips near the flowers for extra dimension. Simply adhere one end of the strip to the paper and curl it. Adhere the curled ribbon in …

101 Flowers Tutorial #7: ribbon flower

I love ribbons, you love ribbons, everybody loves ribbons! Why? Because they are so versatile, pretty and fun. One of my favorite things to create from ribbon is flowers. From each ribbon you can create two sizes of flowers: big and small, all you need is a needle and thread:1. Thread the ribbon on the bottom. 2. Pull the thread to crease the ribbon. 3. Join the two edges with the thread. 4. To create a smaller flower fold the ribbon in half length wise and repeat the first stages. 5. To finish your flowers add a brad or a button in the center.6. You can create layered ribbon flowers too! Have fun creating flowers for your projects! Einat

Einat Kessler


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