Art Recipe: What to do with your clean up pages in your art journal?

How do you get from this: to this: This is what today’s Art Recipe is all about. What can you do with those art journal clean up pages that you have used to clean up your brayer, get rid of access paint or test some new stamps? Check out how my very busy and let’s say awful page turns into a gorgeous story about fantasy adventures. For those of you who haven’t heard about my latest adventure yet, check out this blog post or the Facebook live here. To summarize, I opened my own art journal and mixed media supplies …

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Warm wishes for the holidays with n*studio

Warm wishes for the holidays with n*studio

Hi everyone, welcome to last month’s post for the Creative Squad. The theme was “Warm Wishes” and while creating my project I had the Holiday season in mind. Can you believe that the 2018 is already over? Where did it go? One good thing about the end of the year though is said holiday season. Time to calm down a little, plus I always enjoy the quiet nights. Those were the inspiration for my December project for the Creative Squad. I used a chipboard tag as my base and covered it in patterns using several ArtFoamies designs from Nathalie and …

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Welcome to The Maker Deli

The Maker Deli

Someone pinch me, I still can’t believe what is about to happen. I always dreamed about having my own store and now it’s about to come true – at least as an online version of it. I’m super excited that you are going to be part of my journey with The Maker Deli – your new online store for art journaling and mixed media supplies.  Today, we are starting slow. I’m opening the doors, so you can take a look around, get some inspiration and find the first supplies that I’m going to be carrying. During the next weeks, I …

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Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Let’s start it with some fun and that includes mono printing for me. I was curious about the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and if you could do more with them, besides coloring images. So I grabbed my petite Gel Press and started coloring that. Here is a quick video showing all the details. What do you think? So many options and it’s so easy. That technique is also great for creating a bunch of blank cards and then add a sentiment later on, once you need a card. Supplies Used Some of my links …

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How to use ArtFoamies for stamping on fabric

Stamping on Fabric with ArtFoamies

Hi, it’s Josefine. Welcome to a new video tutorial for ArtFoamies. It’s close to Christmas and I was thinking about quick and easy gift ideas with an awesome effect. So, I decided to decorate a blank tote bag using Nathalie Kalbach’s Geometric Small foam stamps as well as Cat Kerr’s Balance. ArtFoamies are great for stamping on fabric. They are squishy, which makes them perfect for stamping on uneven surfaces, like all the folding lines on my bag. Check out my video to see how easy it is: Because I still had paint in my StampBuddy, I decided to create …

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Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

So close to Christmas and I can’t wait for a few days off to relax, calm down and end the year with a big sigh. But before we are there, here are a few more Christmas cards, in case you need some last minute ideas. The theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is clean and simple Christmas cards, so I decided to use one of the latest Zinsky Art sets and create some whimsical Christmas cards. Not entirely clean and simple, but as simple as it can get in my craft room 😉 I decided to color these adorable bears …

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Sparkly Christmas shaker card with a woven background for Tonic

Sparkly Christmas shaker card with Tonic

Alright, let’s try something different. There is so much gorgeous paper out there and I always wonder: I don’t want to cover it with paint and other mediums, so what can you do with it? I’m a fan of woven patterns, so I decided to create a card using a woven paper background. And I ended up making it into a shaker card. Here you can see how everything came together. Unfortunately, my camera decided to not record the part where I put together the shaker card – but you might have seen that before. Just some dimensional adhesive and …

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How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

Hello and welcome to a new design team post for Tonic. Tonic sent us the new Expanding Mousse and of course I had to try it immediately. On first glance it looks similar to the regular Mousse, but this has a little surprise for you – when you heat set it, it moves and bubbles and creates really neat texture. Today’s tutorial is about testing what happens when you heat set it while it’s still wet. And because wasting random paper is bad (right?), I tested it while putting together a gift bag for Christmas 😉 How cool is that? …

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Snowflakes and Silver – creating a winter scene using Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps

Snowflakes and Silver with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, this months challenge theme over at Emerald Creek is Snowflakes and Silver. What an exciting combo! How would you approach it? If you have an idea, think about joining the challenge 😉 I grabbed some winter colors, a snowflake stamp and as a contrast some of the fluorescent embossing powder. You can see all the details here: See? Snowflake stamps and silver embellishments 😉 Works just fine. I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the theme! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links …

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The beauty of nature with ArtFoamies

The beauty of nature with ArtFoamies

Hi everyone, Josefine here and I wanted to share the next page in my mini art journal with you. If you haven’t seen the first two tutorials yet, you can find the first one, where I created the mini journal, here; and the first page here. I started with adding a little bit more interest to the background using the Tri & Try Again foam stamp from Balzer Designs. The colors I used were rather translucent, so the shapes would blend into the existing background. This page already had a circle shape on the right side. I wanted to enhance …

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