Inside: what is watercolor powder and how to use it on a scrapbooking page   Let’s go back a few years to when you were a kid, do you remember the amazing feeling you had when you discovered something new? It was a blend of magic, wonder and excitement of seeing something for the first time. This is how I felt when I first tried watercolor powder, it was pure magic to me!     WHAT IS WATERCOLOR POWDER   Watercolor powder is basically a watercolor paint product that comes in a powder form. The product can be mixed with water and used in many different ways. Powders can also be mixed with other liquid, gel, paint and paste mediums to customize the colors of those products.   None of the colors are really ‘pure’ colors – there is a blend of several colors within each bottle or pot that creates its own blend when activated to produce a …


  Inside: how to make a tunnel card   I love making cards but I always try to give them an interesting twist. This card looks regular on the outside but inside there is a 3D surprise when you open it!       WHAT IS A TUNNEL CARD   A tunnel card lets you build up dimensional scenes on your paper craft projects, and it works really well to create fun-filled scenes. You can also make a tunnel card like I did with no scene just the tunnel to make the wow factor.   OTHER TUNNEL PAPER CRAFTS   Making this type of 3D effect is not limited to cards only. Here are some tunnel paper crafts ou can make: Steampunk tunnel book Tunnel frame   HOW TO MAKE A DIY TUNNEL CARD   STEP 1   Start with cutting two 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ double sided cardstock. One piece will be the tunnel and the other piece …


  Inside: how to make DIY custom chipboard for any craft project   Chipboards are amazing and easy to use and they come in all shapes and sizes but there is always this one time where you need a certain chipboard that you just don’t have! I hate it when that happens because it can make or break the project I’m working on. So I came up with a way to make my own chipboards! This way I always have what I need and I also save some money!     WHY MAKE DIY CUSTOM CHIPBOARD   Making your own craft supplies can take time BUT when you consider the benefits it’s definitely worth it! You can make a chipboard in any size or shape that you need. Control the thickness of the chipboard. Save money on buying chipboards. Have any chipboard available exactly when you need it! Easily painted with any color or medium like acrylic paints, markers, crayons, …


  Inside: how to decorate a box with chipboard   My one great craft supply weakness is boxes! I admit I can’t throw them away and every box I see is a potential craft project for me. So I have a pile of boxes from all materials in my craft room and I get to stare at them daily. But sometimes inspiration strikes and I take one box and make it into something beautiful…     ALTERING AND EMBELLISHING BOXES   Boxes are a great thing to alter or embellish: They are made of materials that are easy to cover with paper, paint or color. Boxes are useful so altering them is not just taking care of the environment but also creating more storage for you. You can find boxes in all shapes and sizes. They are 3D which allows more design options. You can decorate them with almost any object or embellishments.   DECORATE A BOX WITH CHIPBOARD   …


  Inside: how to make easy handmade snowflakes cards with paper techniques   I always say I was born in the wrong country because I love winter however I was born in a warm and sunny country. Whenever there is cold and rain I’m happy, unfortunately we only get snow on the mountains in the north. But that doesn’t stop me from celebrating snow with these two snowflakes cards.     SNOWFLAKES CARDS TECHNIQUES   You can make winter and snow cards in many techniques including making faux snow, you can see how here. I made these cards with two easy paper techniques:   QUILLING   Quilling is the craft of creating designs by rolling narrow strips of paper. Pre-cut quilling paper is available to buy in many colors and various widths – usually 3mm to 10mm – either from craft stores or online. Alternatively, you can cut your own strips from medium weight paper – about the weight of copy …


  Inside: how to use masking tape on your art journal page   Sometimes the best art journaling techniques are with the most simple items you have at home and that are not originally made for crafts. I had a lot of masking tape and I wanted to use it for something so I came up woth a fun way to use it on my art journal page.     USING MASKING TAPE IN CRAFTS   Masking tape, also known as painter’s tape, is a type of pressure-sensitive tape made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper, and an easily released pressure-sensitive adhesive. It is available in a variety of widths. It is used mainly in painting, to mask off areas that should not be painted. The adhesive is the key element to its usefulness, as it allows the tape to be easily removed without leaving residue or damaging the surface to which it is applied. The tape is available in …


  Inside: two basic art journaling techniques you need to know   When I started making art journal pages I was really confused with all the techniques and materials, so much so I simply froze and ended up with an empty art journal. But I was determined to start making art journal page so I wanted to simplify the process and start with the basics.     BASIC ART JOURNALING TECHNIQUES   There are many basic techniques you can use to make an art journal page but if you want to keep it simple and not use too many materials you need to: Use one or two materials to make your page Apply one or two techniques to the page Once you master the basic techniques you chose combine them   ART JOURNAL PAGE BASIC BACKGROUND TECHNIQUE   The most basic art journal page technique to make background is simply cover the page with color.   Cover the page with …

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