Video: So Suzy Stamps Halloween Release and Haul

So Suzy Stamps Halloween Release

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ It’s the time of the year again: all the stamp companies release their Halloween stamps. So does So Suzy Stamps and today I wanted to share a quick haul video showing the So Suzy Stamps Halloween release stamps (yes, I had to get all of them…). The stamps are available starting today, so hop on over to her shop and grab them as long as she has some πŸ˜‰ My next Design Team card will definitely include some of these goodies, so stay tuned for that. I also can’t wait to see your creations using her stamps! …

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Crazy Dog on a Rusty Steampunk Tag

rusty steampunk tag

Are you following me on Instagram or Facebook? There you might have seen the results of all the rusting that I did using the Prima Marketing Finnabair rusting paste. Some of the die cuts were the Tim Holtz gears that I now wanted to use to create a rusty steampunk tag. I started by trying one of the techniques Tim Holtz explains in his Creative Chemistry online course. I can’t remember the name anymore. It was the one where he painted the tag in some colors and added one of the metallic distress paints on top. Even though I didn’t …

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Video: Creating a Colorful Background with Dylusions Paints

create a colorful background

Creating a colorful background with Dylusions paints is simple and fun. My new video shows you how to add colorful squares and how you could decorate them. This background is so much fun to “put together” πŸ™‚ You only need some different colors (in my video I use 4) and some stencils. I use the Ranger blending tools to “paint”, but your fingers or make up sponges work as well. The Dylusions paints are more fluid than other acrylic paints, but that makes them perfect for this technique. For the stencils though, you don’t have to use the Dylusions ones. …

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A Mad Hatter on a Shiny Background

Mad Hatter

You might have seen one of my latest cards where I used the Minc Reactive Spray for some foiled splatters. Now I wanted to test how it looks like when you let the Mist run down on a page. So I added a lot of the Mist to the top of my page (the background happened during one of my art journal sessions and was created with left over paint). As I said before, the fluid has to dry for some time, so I let it sit over night and added the foil the next day. It looked gorgeous and …

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Heart and Soul Is the Title of My New Canvas

Heart & Soul

Hello πŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share my latest canvas with you. Unfortunately I have created it over several days and can’t remember exactly every single step. You can see some layers in the pictures above and I tried to make good and useful close up photos πŸ™‚ I started by adding texture paste through a harlekin stencil and splattered Iridescent Silver Acrylic ink from Liquitex onto the top and let it run down. Then I blended Dylusions paints in several blue tones on top. Now I adhered some cloth, the flowers (Prima), the frame (Prima) and the crown (Tim …

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Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun – An Interactive Card

Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun

Hello there πŸ™‚ I’m up on the So Suzy Blog with some of the September Release stamps πŸ™‚ They are just so pretty and I love all the options you have with them! For this card I used one of the grass stamps to create a little scene and added the “Creativity is intelligence having fun” sentiment and the balloon girl. And to make it even more fun, I created an interactive card. Well, let’s say you can open something. It’s not one of these fancy slider cards with light πŸ˜‰ I started by die cutting a piece of white …

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Shiny Gold for a Crafty Friend – CYCI #136

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I love this week’s sketch challenge at Can You Case It! It’s one of those simple ones that open up so many possibilities. Not too long ago, I found Reactive Mist at Joann’s that can be used with the Minc machine and I was super excited about the new possibilities for the foils. To be honest they already caught a lot of dust, but the spray makes it interesting again. That’s why my first idea was to layer foiled vellum on top of some pretty patterned paper. I started with stenciling some hearts using Distress Ink in Milled Lavender on …

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Video: How to Add a Pocket to Your Dylusions Art Journal

Welcome back to my Dylusions art journal series. Today I share a little trick Dyan Reaveley showed us during her class: How to add a pocket for a tag to your art journal. You need: Your art journal An envelope Scissors Craft knife Adhesive The first time she showed us her pockets I didn’t think that I could create a page like that, but after you’ve seen what it takes, it’s so simple πŸ™‚ My video explains every step of adding a pocket to one of your art journal pages. Enjoy πŸ™‚ The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want …

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An Encouraging Piece of Art Using So Suzy Stamps

Encouraging piece of art

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to show you another release from So Suzy Stamps. The Design Team is showing their creations with the new stamps over at the So Suzy blog. My creation is not a card, but an Artist Loft 5×7 Canvas Panel. I wanted to create an encouraging piece of art that you could put up on a wall or in your office (mine is sitting on my desk). I just love the new stamps and like the idea of creating beautiful beach scenes with all the grasses. So let’s get started. I started by priming the canvas …

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Video: Adding the 2nd Layer of Interest to the Background with Dylusions Paints

Welcome to another video in my Dylusions art journal series. This time I’m adding even more interest to the background with Dylusions Paints. I’m using several stencils to blend the Dylusions paints onto the background. For the blending you can either use the Ranger blending tool or for example make up sponges, both work perfectly fine. When I first used the paints, it was bleeding through the stencil all the time and the images were all messed up to the point where I didn’t even use the paints anymore. During her class, Dyan Reaveley explained why this happens and showed …

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