Video: How to Create a Simple Mixed Media Valentine’s Tag

Mixed Media Valentine's Tag with Newton's Nook and Kat Scrappiness

Hello there, today I wanted to share a Valentine’s tag with you using Kat’s new tag dies and a really cute stamp set from Newton’s Nook. You know that I’m “a little” into mixed media, so I wanted to create something more towards that direction with the new Kat Scrappiness dies. But I also wanted to create something that fits to the current season so I decided to go with something pink πŸ™‚ I always think it’s easier to follow a mixed media project in a video vs explanations as text. So I just had to create a new tutorial …

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Week 1 and 2 Wanderlust 2017 – Experimenting for an Online Class

Wanderlust 2017 Week 2 Making Magic Art Journal page

I wanted to share an experiment with you that I started at the beginning of the year. I joined Wanderlust 2017, which is a year long online class that publishes a new tutorial every Friday. It’s all about mixed media, especially art journaling and every teacher talks about different techniques or strategies on how to approach art. I’m not affiliated with them, so I’m really just telling you about it, because I have a blast getting out of my comfort zone with this class. I finished the 2nd week (yes, I’m already a little behind…) and wanted to share my …

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Comparing Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink – How are they different?

Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink Comparison

Hi and welcome to my Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink comparison. If you followed crafty news throughout the last week you probably have seen the big announcement from Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide. Boy, was I excited, especially after seeing first demonstrations and taking his class at Creativation 2017. And guess what, we were able to keep the Distress Oxides from the class πŸ™‚ You can now get them here (scrapbook.com). Of course I had to share them with you! Besides just showing what they can do I wanted to compare Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink so you get a better …

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Best of Creativation 2017 – What is Hot in the Crafty World?

What a Crowd at Creativation 2017

Hi everyone πŸ™‚ I’m back from Creativation 2017 with a lot new product information for you. Today I wanted to show you some highlights and I will demo some of the new products soon. I already shared a lot on my Facebook page (including videos) and on Instagram, so make sure you check them out. But for now let’s get started. Prima Marketing Finnabair introduced her new wax paste. This adds an awesome shimmer effect to your mixed media projects. I will get some soon and will demo them as soon as I have them. Besides that, the Prima booth …

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Snarky Mixed Media Tag – Let’s Remove All The Warning Labels

So Suzy Stamps Let's Remove The Warning Lables

Snarkfest is upon us and of course I’m in the middle of the festivities πŸ˜› If you would like to join us just visit our Facebook group Snarky Stampers. Till January 21st we are having a big party with snarky cards, hilarious memes and amazing prizes. Today I wanted to share a mixed media tag using one of So Suzy Stamps snarky stamps that I just couldn’t leave in her store. It says “I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and see what happens.” I started by applying …

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Snarkfest 2017 – Second Chance Art Journal Page

Snarkfest Art Journal

Man, I haven’t shared an art journal page in forever. Shame on me! Good that we have Snarkfest going on in the Snarky Stamper Facebook group and I was in the mood for some fun. And fun always includes smearing around with paints and a snarky sentiment. In this case the “Second Chance” sentiment from So Suzy Stamps πŸ˜‰ I started by painting three different Dylusions paint onto the background, Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine. The easiest and fastest way is by using a baby wipe and to avoid fuzzy paper with this technique, it’s best to Gesso it …

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Sailing Away to a Land Full of Dreams

I haven’t posted a canvas in long while. That’s because it always take some a while to finish one, so I kind of need to kick myself in the butt to start one πŸ˜› Today I wanted to share my “Sailing Away” canvas that I just finished. I remembered to take some pictures, but it doesn’t cover the entire process, so I try to describe the steps as good as I can. I started by spraying some Dylusions inks onto the canvas, followed by smearing Dylusions paints on top. The paints are not opaque, so the pattern of the inks …

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Craftstorefinder.com – A New Website to Find Local Craft Stores

craftstorefinder

Hi and welcome πŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share a new project with you, my new website www.craftstorefinder.com As you might know, I started crafting about two years ago. One of the first things I did was “googling” for craft stores in my area, but I had a hard time finding them. Most of the time, the only thing I was able to find, was a note of them closing down. Even after searching through Facebook groups and crafty forums, I still haven’t found a useful site that contains a listing of craft stores in a readable and searchable format. …

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So Suzy Stamps Blowing Snowflake Feature

blowing-snowflakes-feature calendar

Hi and welcome to another fun special for So Suzy Stamps. Today we are highlighting the Blowing Snowflakes and the Blowing Snowflakes Tree stamps. Both incredibly amazing stamps that can be used for all sorts of projects. I was in the mood for a mixed media project and because I just recently got some smaller wooden panels I decided to create a calendar. What is better for the Blowing Snowflake feature from So Suzy Stamps than being a little messy πŸ˜› In case of describing all the steps, I decided to film the process. I couldn’t explain most decisions I …

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How to Create Your Own Advents Calendar

Adventskalender

Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a totally different project for you, an advents calendar πŸ™‚ Growing up I had one every year and I insisted to get one even when I was already growing up. It’s a huge tradition in Germany and less known in the US. In case you don’t know what an advents calendar is, here is a short explanation. An advents calendar has 24 or 25 doors (depending on which day you celebrate Christmas) and every door has a number on it. Starting December 1st, you open the door with the number 1 and …

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