Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop

Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to a very specific blog post. Today I’m not only sharing an art journal page with you. Today is also about awareness. Chrissy asked a variety of crafters to come together and help spread awareness about PTSD. For our blog hop it stands for Pretty Things Survivors do, but the majority probably knows it as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a “psychiatric disorder” that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” (American Psychiatric Association definition) …

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Lost & Found art journal page with ArtFoamies

Lost and Found art journal with ArtFoamies

Hi everyone. I’m super excited to share this art journal page with you. I used the journal that I made for my first ArtFoamies tutorial (you can find it here) and I thought it would be fun to share with you how I decorated all the pages, starting with this one. Here is what the page looked like before I started. First, it needed more layers. So, I grabbed one of the n*studio Geometric Small foam stamps and stamped that pattern all over the background. I used similar colors than the ones I used for the original background and mixed …

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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 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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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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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: StencilGirl

Snarktoberfest Stencilgirl

I’m super excited to share this Snarktoberfest feature with you. StencilGirl is one of those companies that you might not think of when looking for snarky sentiments, but they have a few. I’m featuring one of them for this art journal page and StencilGirl sponsored a different one for the giveaway. Giveaway Do you want to win the Teenage Angst stencil from Carloyn Dube? For your chance to win, leave a comment down below telling me what your favorite snarky craft is. Is it card making? Art Journaling? Or maybe Cross Stitching? I’ll pick a winner before my next feature …

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How to make a mini art journal out of one piece of paper – a project for ArtFoamies

ArtFoamies Mini Art Journal

Hi, and welcome to my first video tutorial for ArtFoamies. I really enjoy working with a Gel Press to create mono prints and thought that this would be the perfect technique to share with you for my first video as part of the design team. I decided to create a mini art journal made out of one single sheet of paper and then I used the ArtFoamies to decorate the background and to stamp the foreground for my cover. Enjoy the video! How did you like this folding technique? I found the idea for it on Pinterest and was so …

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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: PaperArtsy

Snarktoberfest PaperArtsy

We are halfway through Snarktoberfest already… Wow. Have you joined the party yet? Today’s feature for Snarktoberfest is PaperArtsy and I couldn’t wait to share this art journal page with you. The sheep from the Zinsky Art stamp set are just adorable and I love the sentiments on them. It’s not really snark, but it’s cute and funny – and that counts as well 🙂 Giveaway This giveaway is sponsored by Seth Apter who designed a variety of paints and stamps for PaperArtsy. You can win one of his paint sets – yay! For your chance to win, leave a …

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