Inside: how to transfer a photo to paper   I cherish all the photos I take but making scrapbooks and mini albums can sometimes be boring. So I try to find new ways to make craft projects with photos or combine them with what I create.     HOW TO TRANSFER A PHOTO   Photo transfers were once a complicated, sometimes hazardous process. Then, technology made it possible for anyone to scan, copy, and print photos from the comfort of their home or studio. Images printed on inkjet printers are much safer to use and easier to transfer. There are many image transfer methods and they differ depending on the surface you’re transferring the image to.   TRANSFER A PHOTO TO PAPER METHODS   There are two methods to transfer an image to paper:   LASER PRINTED PHOTO   TRIM THE PHOTO – you can cut around the photo in a rectangle or square shape or you can fussy …

Conversation – mixed media layout

A while ago I caught my grandfather and son on camera while they were completely immersed in a live conversation.  These two can talk for hours about science, machines and philosophy. There is something magical going on between this 90 year old man and his 11 year old great grandson that I wanted to capture on a layout.   In order to create a conversation theme I wanted to use letters and text. I started by layering three patterned papers with text pattern on them after tearing them into the desired shape. Then I added letter stickers and a lot of them. I wanted to created a waterfall of letters symbolizing a flowing conversation.   I added a little mixed media magic with glimmer mist spraying and stenciling with gesso and distress ink. I finished the page with flowers and chipboard embellishments. You can watch the video for a step by step tutorial on how I created this page. This was such …


  Inside: how to make a mixed media canvas with found objects that create amazing texture   I thought a lot about what to give my sister for her birthday. Ironically, in the past I used to buy her gifts, never thinking of making her one myself. This year I decided to change the tradition and create her gift myself! I wanted it to be really special and beautiful so I created a collage mixed media canvas with a photo of us when we were kids. This is her favorite photo of us so I was sure she will like it.   MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CANVAS MATERIALS   A lot of people ask me where I get the materials to make such type of canvases and how they can get them too. The main principle you need to know is that every object you use on this canvas should have texture. It means that flat objects are less recommended so …


  Inside: how to make a steampunk shadow box with a romantic style to it   I think shadow boxes are just magical. They combine two things I love, the first is boxes. I love them, I collect them, I buy them even if I don’t need them. You can put all your treasures, memories and secrets in a box. The second thing is touching. One of the reasons I love traditional scrapbooking and not digital is you can feel the page. You can touch it, go over all the elements with your hand and bond with them. Bond with the story. Shadow boxes are the same because you can touch everything in the box and feel the story.     WHAT MAKES A STEAMPUNK SHADOW BOX UNIQUE   There are many styles of shadow box you can make like you would scrapbook pages, cards or mixed meia canvases. A steampunk shadow box has an industrial mechanical look that is …


  Inside: how to make layers on your art journal page   When I started art journaling I made horrible pages but not because they were not pretty because they were wrong! I know I always say that there is no wrong and right in art journaling and it’s true BUT if you want to make an art journal page with an emphasis on the word art there is a very important thing you need to master – LAYERING. Making layers on your art journal page is the basic and fundamental technique you need to make art journal pages and without it your pages will be in a journal but they won’t be art. Mastering the art of layering can be confusing but we’re going to unravel that mystery together!     WHAT IS LAYERING   Layering is working in layers adding a layers of paint, texture or pattern one on top of the other. The techniques and tools of …

Art Journal Page Idea: TP Roll Stamping

  Inside: art journal page idea to help you cope with stress and anxiety and be creative   Art journaling is an amazing way to put your feelings and words into artistic creation. It’s a really fun way to express yourself! These days it has an additional value – it is therapeutic and helps to deal with the stress!                             Art journal pages are all about mixed media – Creating backgrounds, images and sentiments from a verity of materials in a whole range of techniques.   This art journal page idea is easy to make and doesn’t require any previous experience. Follow the step by step tutorial to make this page in your art journal. The creative process is very relaxing and helps decrease anxiety and stress.                         The most important thing about art journaling is …

Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA – Texture Magic Mixed Media Canvas

I love texture. I think it adds so much to each creation, it makes it more 3 dimensional and interesting and not flat and boring. This Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA is all about texture! Join me in creating a canvas that is full of texture magic! It’s really simple…you glue any embellishment you want on your canvas. I’ve used metal embellishments and paper flowers. These embellishments create a pattern, a texture, a visual interesting shapes on the flat canvas. Then cover everything with gesso and spray! Have fun creating!Einat

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