What is he protecting? Let’s decorate a little box with Paper Artsy.

Let's decorate a little box with Paper Artsy.

Hi everyone and welcome to a new project from me using PaperArtsy stamps and paints. This theme was called “Enshrined” and I decided to decorate a little box for this 3D printed octopus. I also had a little wooden box laying around for a while, so I decided to create a lair for him. I used a variety of blue shaded fresco Finish paints to create an ocean scene and added a bunch of texture using Seth Apter’s stamps ESA07 and ESA08. Then I added a few fish that I cut out from a napkin, added his treasures to the …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4 – My Least Favorite Color

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4

Wow, this is becoming a real challenge πŸ˜‰ The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4 is to work with your least favorite color. My least favorite color? I don’t really have a least favorite color… (Btw, what is yours?) I decided to go with a color that I can only handle in tiny bits, as a splash of color – red. And boy is this page red πŸ˜€ I started by filling the background with Dylusions paint in Postbox Red and then spray with the same shade a little bit onto the edges. While I was filling the blank pages, I realized …

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How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds – CP and WOW blog hop

How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds

Hi everyone, I’m super excited to be hopping with Catherine Pooler and WOW today. In my post, I’m sharing how to use embossing powder for card backgrounds. Don’t forget to hop along with us and leave a comment on every blog. Catherine Pooler and WOW are choosing one random winner each πŸ˜€ But on to my cards. I started with one card and then couldn’t stop and ended up creating 4 for this hop. All 4 are using embossing powders for the card background and all are made with a different technique. To make it a little easier, I created …

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Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

I told you that I love this release, right? That’s why I am joining a second day of the blog hop, I just couldn’t get enough of it πŸ˜€ Today I’m playing with the “Starlights” stamp set, some embossing powders and the Black Jack ink. These star stamps are so versatile and the different designs are just beautiful. And it was so much fun to play with them. I created a quick video for you, so you can see what I did for these two: I think that the grey from the Black Jack ink looks really nice together with …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 3 – Incorporating Nature

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 3

Hi and welcome to the stencilfied journal prompt 3 collaboration between StencilGirl and Tina Walker. This week’s prompt is all about including nature by adding a leave to the art journal page. That is something I definitely have never done before. I’m excited to see if my leave and with it the page will change over time, once the leave actually dries. The fun part of this page for me was that I combined a nature theme and added mathematical stenciling to the page. I kind of like this contrast and at the same time I got to try the …

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Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Oh my, have you seen the new release from Catherine Pooler? I’m so excited about it. So many geometric shapes: stars, diamonds and a really neat stencil. And what do you do with stencils? You might think “ink blending” (which is not wrong), but today I’m thinking about texture paste – woohoo πŸ˜‰ I haven’t played with texture paste in way too long and this stencil was asking me to get some out and mess around with it. In my video I will share a super easy way of coloring texture paste and then using it for a fun background. …

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Make a wish – How to a create quick and simple ATCs with Emerald Creek

Make a wish ATC with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m “celebrating” with the Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps for the June topic “Celebration” πŸ™‚ I created a make a wish ATC using the fairy and dragon stamp, plus two of the new Baked Texture embossing powders. I’m in an ATC fever at the moment and just love to work on those small surfaces. In case you don’t know what an ATC is – it stands for Artist Trading Cards and they are 2.5 x 3.5 inches small. They are meant to be exchanged with other crafters – so if you would like to get one of …

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Inside Outside art journal page for n*studio

Inside Outside with Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! The Inside Outside theme took me onto a journey. At the beginning, I wanted to create something around Winter vs Summer or a similar contrasting theme, but then I started working in my art journal and it moved into a different direction. Basically, I created a page about myself and the contrast of me at work and me at the craft table. But more on that later πŸ˜‰ I started with a page that already had a few β€œclean up” marks on it from a Gel Press session that I had. I decided to use the round Gel …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2 – A tied up art journal page

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2

Hi everyone, welcome to the Stencilfied Journal prompt 2 – a collaboration between StencilGirl and Tina Walker. Every week, Tina is releasing a new prompt and this week is involving mother nature. We have to create a journal page and then tie it to something outside. A little scary, but I have my fingers crossed that it won’t rain here in Southern California πŸ˜‰ For this prompt, I ripped out the middle page of my journal already before I started. This way it was a little easier to work on it and I didn’t need to worry that I might …

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How to create mixed media style girl and boy baby shower cards

baby shower cards

Hi everyone, welcome to a new tutorial. Today: baby shower cards (or for new babies in general). A friend of mine had her baby shower last weekend, so I created two cards for her – she is expecting twins. I channeled my best mixed media mojo and came up with these two: What do you think? I have never really created a card for a baby shower before. Does that work? πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used These are all the supplies I used. When possible, I’m using affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you’re using the below links …

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