Christmas cards mixed media style with Tonic Studio

Christmas cards mixed media style with Tonic Studio

I couldn’t wait to share my first project for the Tonic Studio design team with you! So many new possibilities with their gorgeous powders and sprays and of course I had to test a bunch of it. Since we are getting close to Christmas I thought it might be a good idea to get ready for the holidays and create some Christmas cards mixed media style . I hope that you will enjoy my quick video. Once I start it’s always hard for me to stop, so you’ll see me create a few cards. I really enjoy the watercolor smooshed …

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True Blue with Nathalie Kalbach

I could use some calmness this month. Life is catching up and finding those quiet moments is becoming a challenge. So, I’m looking forward to those healing effects from using the color blue (it’s probably more the process of creating itself that will do that for me 😉 ). I started by adding different pieces of tape to my journal page to create some texture for the background. I was hoping for more blue from the watercolor powders, but it turned out that there were a lot of green and purple pigments in there as well. But that just made …

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Inspirational Artist Trading Coin (ATC) chain with Emerald Creek

Inspirational Artist Trading Coin (ATC) chain with Emerald Creek

I finally did it… I finally created an Artist Trading Coin, actually several of them. Artist Trading Coins are little circles of 2.5″ in diameter. Super fun. I love adding circles to my projects, no I create on round surfaces. And they are perfect for all those smaller, gorgeous stamps from Emerald Creek. Once I was done creating my three ATCs, I decided that I want to go one step further. I put them all together to create an Artist Trading Chain, lol. But see for yourself: What do you think? For a first time, not too shabby? Don’t forget …

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Working with tissue paper on an art journal page with PaperArtsy

Working with tissue paper on an art journal page with PaperArtsy

The theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is tissue paper and different ways on how to use it in your mixed media projects. I was in a nautical mood, so I decided to use Scrapcosy’s stamps and create an art journal page. The tissue paper helps to align all the different layers and allowed me to stamp all the images without worrying about partial images. But see for yourself: Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the quick video. Do you use tissue paper in your art? If yes, how? Supplies Used Some of my links are …

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Possibilitarian – Mixed media tag for ArtFoamies

Possibilitarian mixed media tag ArtFoamies

When I saw the Possibilitarian foam stamp for the first time I felt the urge to create with it. It was too long for my art journal though, so I had to find a different surface. The #12 size tag was perfect. Now I just needed to create a worthy project 🙂 Here is my step-by-step tutorial for the huge tag. I hope you enjoyed my video for ArtFoamies. Can’t wait to share a lot more projects using ArtFoamies with you! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use …

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SnarktoberFest 2018 – A Summary

Hello everyone, it’s October 31st and that means the month is over. Wow, this one went by fast. I mean, the entire year did, but this month especially… It’s like they say, time passes fast when you have fun. And that I did. I hope you enjoyed SnarktoberFest 2018 as much as I did! I’m curious. Did you like all those features? Or do you prefer blog and video hops? Just looking for ideas for next year’s Snarktoberfest 😉 And do you have a favorite SnarktoberFest feature from 2018? Before I say good bye, I have to announce two more …

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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: Two Lips

Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: Two Lips

One more time – getting snarky with it. Today, Two Lips a company that focusses on snarky sentiments only. And there are a lot. I picked two that I thought are hilarious and tried something different this time. Before we start, here is the winner of the Art Impressions feature: Lindsey M-P Congratulations, snarky sister 🙂 Giveaway For the last Snarktoberfest feature, I’m giving away a $15 gift card to Simon Says Stamps, so you can get any snarky stamp that you want 😉 For your chance to win let me know what is your favorite part about Snarktoberfest? Open …

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Spooktastic Halloween Card with PaperArtsy

Spooktastic Halloween Card with PaperArtsy

Hi everyone, and welcome to a new post for PaperArtsy. This time it is all about stamp platforms, so I wanted to show you how you can create a spooktastic Halloween card with the help of the MISTI – or any other theme for a card using stamps and paints. I’m a huge fan of Halloween and love all the spooky decorations and costumes. For these cards I decided to use some non-traditional colors though. Mainly because the mummy and the witch are so quirky that I had to do something special for them. I hope you enjoyed my scary …

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Save the Crafty YouTuber Hop – Snarky Mixed Media Cards

Save the Crafty Youtuber Hop Snarky Mixed Media Cards with Finders Keepers

Welcome to the 2nd Save the Crafty Youtuber hop. Justine did it again and organized an amazing hop throughout 5 days. We are at day three and it’s all about mixed media projects. Because I’m celebrating SnarktoberFest I decided to create a few snarky mixed media cards, in bright colors to show that mixed media doesn’t always have to be grungy, rusty or vintage-y. This hop is again sponsored by great companies. All of them have sponsored prizes that you can win by leaving comments throughout the hop. The more comments you leave on the videos, the more chances you …

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Grungy balance on a wood canvas – a project for ArtFoamies

Grungy Balance ArtFoamies Tutorial

Hi and welcome to a new tutorial for ArtFoamies. Today I’d like to share with you a “balanced” wood canvas. I prefer wood canvases over canvas fabric as it is sturdier and gives your projects a unique look. I started by applying the first layer of paint. A very easy technique, especially if you sometimes have difficulties with getting started, is to use a brayer. I applied a few drops of paint directly to the canvas and then just brayered all over it. For this project, I did that in two steps: first blue shades for the sky, then green …

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