My Man Masculine Interactive Mini Album Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends!Today I’m sharing a new mini album I created for Photographs ad Memoried Scrapbooking. My Man Masculine Interactive Mini Album Tutorial also has a supplies kit you can purchase to create this album! You can get this kit at Photographs ad Memoried Scrapbooking. It’s all about the men in your lives and what they love to do!! This mini album is full of space for photos and journaling.  My Man Masculine Interactive Mini Album TutorialMasculine projects can some times be a problem but if you have the right materials you can create the most amazing project. This kit has beautiful pages with masculine colors like red, black and gray. It also has beautiful embellishments like cogwheels and matching ribbons and my favorite is the postcard size papers with vintage printing of masculinr hobbies like fishing, chess, bicycle and sports.    The layout of this mini album might seems complicated at first but the video tutorial will take you step by …


  Inside: how to make a simple tree paper piecing card   I’m terrible at math but even I know that according to Aristotle, a philosopher in Ancient Greece, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Apparently it doesn’t only works in math or life it also works in crafts. In the crafts case a few simple paper pieces can create something truly pretty.     WHAT IS PAPER PIECING   Paper-piecing is a fun way to add texture, interest and patterns to your design. It’s a great alternative to coloring stamped images and a fabulous way to use any scraps of paper that are just too good to throw away!   THE BASICS OF PAPER PIECING   Paper is usually a technique made with stamps and cut out paper pieces. However it can also be created just from pieces of paper to assemble a pattern or an image without the base of a stamped image. Consider …


  Inside: how to make a Halloween mini album with hidden pockets, surprising flaps and other interactive spooky elements.   I think that interactive mini albums are great but they are especially great for Halloween. Making an interactive mini album filled with pockets, hidden flaps and inserts is exactly like making a witch’s spell book that every page is a new surprise. This mini album is full of spooky moving additions and you can make it too just follow the video tutorial   HALLOWEEN MINI ALBUM   Making holiday mini albums is a long and grand scrapbook tradition. When there is so much designed and specialty papers and embellishments available it is almost impossible to resist making a mini album for evey holiday. It is even more fitting when it comes to Halloween so here’s why I think making a Halloween mini album is a must: There are many great looking photos of kids in costumes that are just perfect …

How To Draw a Face

As promised I’m sharing with you a video tutorial on How To Draw a Face. I realize that a step out photo tutorial is not as informative and clear as a video tutorial so here it is. Before you say that you can’t draw and this is too complicated let me tell you a little secret. Not too long ago I said exactly the same thing! I was sure that drawing a face was something beyond me and since I don’t know how to draw this is something I will never be able to do. I was wrong!  How To Draw a FaceI don’t like to be wrong but in this case I was thrilled. Drawing a face is much easier than it looks and all you have to do is follow a few steps. How to draw a face is all a matter of technique. Really…no skills are needed, just using the same technique over and over again. If you …

Altered Playing Cards – part 2

We’re continuing with the Altered Playing Cards series and we’ll be exploring new mixed media techniques and ways to alter the playing cards into amazing pieces of art. Today we’ll alter 4 cards using different materials like gelatos, acrylic paints and distress inks. Don’t forget we are using the 52 power words list we created in the 52 word challenge where each one of you wrote 52 words that inspire you and empower you. Each card is matched with one word and is designed to correspond with that word.  Altered Playing CardsEach card is design according to my interpretation of the word and it might not “speak” to you. Feel free to change things and give each design your personal interpretation and style. The techniques and materials I use are for your inspiration and are meant to give you ideas and ways to alter the cards.Before you start don’t forget to cover all your playing cards with gesso to prepare them …


  Inside: the basics of gelli printing – materials, tools and techniques you need to know!   Gel printing is a print making method that is very popular with mixed media and art journaling artists. When I discovered this methos I was happy and thilled on one hand and a little intimidated on the other hand. While this looked like the best, most fun and creative print making technique I didn’t know how to even start. It took a lot of trial and error until I was satisfied with the prints I got. To save you time, frustration and lots of paint I want to share with you the basics of gelli printing!     WHAT IS GEL PRINTING   Gel printing or gelli printing is a form of art to make prints called monoprinting. Previously in order to make  monoprints you had to have a press to transfer the paints from the plate to the paper or fabric. Today …


  Inside: how to embellish pocket mini album pages   When you go somewhere do you always take your purse? I have to admit I’m kind of lazy that way because when I go somewhere close or for a short time I prefer putting some things in my pockets and don’t take my purse at all. That’s why all my pants have pockets, as well as my jackets and coats, so this way I can stick my phone, keys and credit card in them and go! Pockets are very useful not only in pants but in mini albums too. They serve the same purpose of adding extra space for things, in this case more photos and journaling cards.     POCKET MINI ALBUM   Pocket mini album come in all shapes and sizes and you can make them in any size. It’s an album that has pocket pages, which means that all or most the pages have a space to …

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