Video: Father’s Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Father's Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m so excited about this post. Kim, the owner of Emerald Creek, contacted me and asked me if I want to create another project using her unique stamps and incredible embossing powders. Well, heck yeah! So here I am, sharing a Father’s Day wood panel with you. I used several embossing powders to create all the texture and love how it turned out. These powders always surprise me when they melt. But instead of describing the effects, I prepared a video for you showing all the details. Be prepared for some jaw dropping moments πŸ˜› For all you …

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How to create a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps and Finnabair

Mixed Media Card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments

You might have seen that I started teaching classes in my local craft store Scrapbooking Forever and I prefer to teach techniques. I think showing how to use a product in different ways is more interesting than one project using tons of products and learning just one technique per product. While preparing one of my classes this is one of the cards I created as an example. I like mixed media, so I created a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments. All supplies used are listed at the end of the page. …

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Video: How to decorate your Deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

How to decorate your deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

Happy Monday everyone! Over the weekend I decided to do a little spring cleaning in my craft room. I reorganized a few things and added some stamps to my destash site. One of the items that got a new purpose was my Deflecto Caddy Organizer. Before, I used them for some of my tools which meant that I couldn’t close the lids entirely. Now I have all of my cheap Distress Paints and the Finnabair Metallic and Opal paints in there. These fit perfectly and while I was moving them into their new space, I thought that the caddy needs …

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Video: How to Create A Welcoming Canvas with Faber-Castell Gelatos

Guten Tag canvas using Faber Castell gelatos and stencils

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to have you hear. Today I’m sharing a new project that is perfect for the upcoming summer months. This welcoming canvas is featuring stencils and Gelatos from Faber-Castell. My idea was to create a canvas for my door or entry room. I haven’t decided where to hang it yet πŸ˜€ In my video I’m sharing the techniques I used to create the bright background with all the texture. You’ll see step by step how easy it is, so you can create a door canvas for yourself. And now, sit back and relax while watching my …

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How to create a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide & Emerald Creek

Colorful art journal page with shiny hearts using Distress Oxide and Emerald Creek embossing powder

Yesterday’s prompt over at Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventure challenge was shiny and instead of finding anything shiny at home, I created a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide for the background and Emerald Creek embossing powder for the shiny hearts. I started with adhering pieces of an old German book onto my page. Then I added a layer of clear gesso. Next I used my Clarity stencil brushes to blend 4 of the Distress Oxide colors together… …and added some water splashes to add more interest to the background. Then I added the bigger umbrella girl silhouette by blending …

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Video: Create your own floral background with So Suzy Stamps

So Suzy Stamps with Jane Davenport water colors

Happy Mother’s Day everyone. I bet we are all mothers of some sort, for example I’m the mother of a little fur bay, the mother of dragons (I have gazillion plush dragons) and mother of my own ideas (yikes, cheesy… LOL). For this special occasion I had to create something with flowers and such. I love watching all these videos were someone is heat embossing a floral background and then water coloring it. If you follow The Ton you have definitely seen it. I don’t have a floral background stamp, so I made my own (and will never do it …

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Taking time out of my busy days for a new art journal page

Art Journal page with Stencilgirl and TCW stencils, Liquitex and Dylusions paint

Sometimes life is really busy. For me it is right now, phew. The last week was just full of work, but I still managed to do something for 5 minutes everyday. It just helps me to close out the day and calm me down, at least a little πŸ˜› This art journal page is rather simple and basically every of the progress pictures was made on a different day, lol. But it’s the result that’s important, not the time needed to finish. I started with an Art Anthology stencil and some Dina paint. I love applying heavy body acrylics with …

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Monica’s Birthday Link Up Party – Vintage Mood Board

Monica's Birthday Link Up Party Vintage Mood Board

Yay, my crafty friend Monica is celebrating her 50th birthday this month and we all wanted to celebrate with her. But instead of receiving a ton of gifts, she is giving a way some fun goodies! Check out her blog for more details on how to join the give away. But now on to my birthday project for her. Monica is a huge fan of Tim Holtz and loves vintage themes. Her mood board (left) shows some great inspiration matching these favorites. So I decided to use things that match her favorites. I started by coloring a piece of water …

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Video: How to Create an Art Journal Page Full of Bubbles – Wanderlust 2017

Dylusions Art Journal page

Hi everyone, it was about time for an art journal page again πŸ˜› As you might know, I’m joining the Wanderlust 2017 online classes. This page was inspired by one of the latest classes and because this is one of the pages that I really liked, I wanted to share it with you. Wanderlust is amazing! It’s just so different then all the YouTube people I usually follow. Not that they are bad or anything, don’t get me wrong! I love all of them. But this is just so different. The artists that are showing their work and techniques are …

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Throw on a Crown for Snark Madness

So Suzy Stamps on a wood panel Close Up

Hello, is it me you’re looking for *sing* πŸ˜› LMAO, I love my snarky mood swings. Welcome to Snark Madness, aka a new snarky project, this time a mixed media piece on a wood panel. I was at a local art store not too long ago and picked some of them up. I started by applying two layers of clear Gesso to the wood panel and picking my colors for the background. I decided to go with a yellow, orange, red theme, so I applied a thick layer of yellow paint first. While the yellow was still somewhat wet, I …

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