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, …

Leftover Chipboard Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends! Do you have a lot of chipboard leftovers? letters, pieces you can’t find what to do with and even the chipboard sheets that held the shapes you already used. I don’t throw them away and I have a LOT! So today i want to share with you how to create a Leftover Chipboard Mixed Media Canvas. Leftover Chipboard Mixed Media Canvas For this canvas I used an 8×8 canvas. First I added a little texture to the background with a stencil and modeling paste. Then I started adding leftover chipboard letters.     The next step was to add leftover chipboard sheets in the center to add height to more chipboard shapes like borders and frames. I also used circle chipboards that had the letters in them.     Then I painted everything with black gesso and added metallic paints. To finish the canvas I added a few metal shapes to compliment the paints. The final …


  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 …

How to create a 3D mixed media project

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m answering a question I get asked a lot: How to create a 3D mixed media project. People often ask me how do you get so much dimension on your mixed media projects especially regarding the elements. The basic question is how to give them enough height and create the layers that make the project look 3D. Well… here’s a tutorial to answer this question.     How to create a 3D mixed media project The basic idea is to arrange you elements in layers and give every layer extra height with chipboard pieces. I used to use foam tape which I realized does not hold the weight of these elements especially the metal ones. Plus it’s kind of expensive if you need to use a lot of it. Instead I’m using thick chipboard pieces which I cut from leftover chipboard pieces. I glue the chipboard pieces together and then attach the element to the …


  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 …

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