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 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 ARTIST TRADING COINS AND WHY

Inside: introducing the new hot trend in the art world: Artist Trading Coins – what are they and how to make them   I have a new obsession: Artist Trading Coins! They are not only super fun to make but they answer two of my main needs in paper crafting: first, using my scraps – it just bothers me if I see a large scrap pile. The second, creating paper collages – I just love taking small pieces and turning them into a work of art.   WHAT ARE ARTIST TRADING COINS Artist Trading Coins are an evolution of Artist Trading cards which first appeared in 1997 in Switzerland when a local artist hosted their first swap. Since then it has taken off in the art world and many crafters and artists have embraced this art form. These are small artistic projects in a shape of a circle. They can be made in any style, with any material and in …

INSANELY CREATIVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECT IDEAS YOU NEED TO MAKE

Inside: 15 amazing house project ideas like mini albums, cards and wall hangings you must make!   This original post was written in the summer of 2014 when we had gone through a terrible experience of war. Hundreds of rockets were fired on our cities and homes. But we didn’t back down or left we stayed and toughed it out. These are our homes and the only place we have on this earth so as bad as it got we endured. During that time I made a little collection of house theme craft projects I’ve made through the years but I wanted to update the post because many other fun projects were created since.       WHY DO WE LOVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECTS The shape of a house always reminds us of our home, our family and maybe even our childhood. It’s that comfortable and safe feeling That we have when we get home that’s why the phrase goes: …

How to Age Paper – 6 easy technique to make paper look old

If you want to give a pristine white paper a browned, unevenly-colored aged appearance and parchment-like texture you need to use an aging technique. I love using my own aged paper for my vintage and steampunk projects. It’s also very cost effective because you only need a few ingredients to create this effect instead of buying lots of expensive paper. There are a few techniques to age paper: Coffee I’m not a coffee drinker but this aroma filled powder can be much more than just a bevarage, it can be used to age paper and give it a brown antique look.There are two ways to acheive this effect: Painting with coffee Dipping in coffee Tea Tea staining will give you a lighter color and more suttle result than coffee. You can use the tea bag itself to stain the paper directly or dip the paper in the tea. You can dry the stained paper in the oven or in a …

Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial with Einat

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a fun Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial. It’s easy to make and you can use any papers you want but the important thing to notice is not to use bulky embellishments. If you want to put it in an envelope you need to make sure it will fold. So use thin chipboards, cut out images or stickers to embellish the card.     Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial Start with a 5 1/4″ x 12″ piece of double sided cardstock. I used the Lavender garden papers by Craft & You. I’m not usually a purple fan but I said the same thing about yellow and changed my mind. So I decided to use all the colors of the rainbow even if I think I don’t like it. Usually I love how the project turns out! Score the cardstock at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/4″, …

How to Create Your Own Chipboard with Sizzix

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you How to Create Your Own Chipboard with Sizzix. Chipboards are amazing and easy to use and they come in all shapes and sizes. But you can never have all of them so what happens when you need a certain shape but don’t have it? Create it yourself!     How to Create Your Own Chipboard with Sizzix Chipboard is basically layers of thinner paper glued to one another with special glue and pressure. You don’t need any special machines or glue to create your own custom designed chipboard. All you need is a Sizzix die of your favorite shape and some strong liquid glue. Die cut the shape at least seven times from cardstock.      Then start attaching the shape together in layers. Make sure to align the edges and glue each layer exactly on top of the previous one.     When it’s all dry you have …

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