ATCs for the May Swap In Facebook Group

ATC card for May Swap

What the heck is an ATC (Artist Trading Card)?! I had the same question not too long ago and even after I understood it, I didn’t get why you would create something like that. But that mystery is solved, at least for me. I found a group that swaps ATCs every month. You create ten cards of the same type, send them in and, a few weeks later, you get 10 different ATCs back. Here is what I created for my very first ATC swap, May flowers. I started with priming two sheets of card stock with black Gesso and …

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Under The Sea Art Journal Page

Close Up 1

This Under The Sea art journal page was a work in progress for quite some time. I had the background done while first testing my new Art-C metallic paints, added the mermaid a few days later and finally found the perfect paper to go with it during National Scrapbook Day last weekend. But let’s start at the beginning. As I said the background is painted with Art-C metallic paint in teal and the cloudy area is from their Ultra Chalk paint in white. I added some texture with the Art-C texture cream in steel blue and an MFT stencil. After …

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Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints

Review Art-C Metallic Paint

Look what I found. I was at Micheal’s the other day, just wanted to look around (yeah, sure…), and stumbled over these cute looking paints from Art-C. First I wasn’t sure if I should get them, but after checking a quick YouTube video, I had to. Good thing Michael’s had a BoGo 50% on those πŸ™‚ Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints I think that the effect is so gorgeous that I had to share it via video, a simple picture is just not enough πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoyed my video and feel enabled to …

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Video: Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes And Two Tags

Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen that I bought some of the Shimmerz Paints texture pastes called Dazzlerz and Texturez. For me they are a new company and I wanted to share my first impression with you. To show how they compare to Dreamweaver texture paste, I created the following video. Video Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes For the review I used tags created with the Tim Holtz tag die, Tim Holtz and Dylusions stencils, and a regular palette knife. The video is a little longer. If you just want to see the …

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Artsy Fartsy Birthday Card – Why Again Did I Do This?

Artsy Fartsy Card

Do you have cards where you just don’t know if your design is really great or just terrible? This is how I feel with this artsy fartsy birthday card. πŸ™‚ A couple of days ago I played with some new paints (new for me). I found a set of pebeo Vitrail oil paints at Michael’s and wanted to give them a try. I actually bought them, because I saw Sandy Allnock using them during CHA and I loved the effect that these colors are creating. Because they are oil paints, I didn’t want to use them on regular paper. So …

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Mixed Media Project – Stained Glass Effect On Canvas Paper

Mixed Media Stained Glass Effect

Today’s project is a little more complex and required a day preparation, please bare with me while I walk you through all the steps πŸ™‚ All supplies used are listed at the very end (I should try to figure out InLinkz…). Butterfly Yesterday I took a quarter sheet of the Canvas Paper that I prepared with white Gesso. After the paper was dry, I stamped the smallest butterfly from the Stampendous butterfly set with gray ink. Now I had to outline the butterfly with Pebeo relief outliner. That had to dry for a couple hours. Finally I was able to …

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Review : Art-C The Groove Blending Machine & Mini Haul

The Groove Tool

Hello everyone! I was a little shopping at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s today and bought some add-ons for my way too small stash of paper crafting tools (not…). One of the items I ran over by accident is the ‘groove’ tool from Art-C. I’m always a little skeptic with tools I haven’t seen or heard anything about before. But it was $20 and with the regular Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon even better. The packaging says that it is perfect for mixed media projects. It looks a little bit like my face cleanser brush, but the heads are totally different …

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