Deflecto Guest Post for Valentine’s Day

Deflecto Guest Post for Valentine's Day

I’m super excited to be guest designing for Deflecto again. February is all about Valentine’s Day and I created a very pink frame insert. I’m not a “pink person”, but I enjoyed creating this insert for the Craft Frame in pink. The good thing about is that a portion of Deflecto’s pink product proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer. To see how everything came together, check out my video: I used a candle to lighten up the negatives, but you could use a light string or one of those LED lights. It’s a really neat effect when the …

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Dream and Inspire with the new stamps from Visible Image

Dream and Inspire with the new stamps from Visible Image

Eeeek, the new stamps from Visible Image are out and I love them. My favorite? The mathematical ones. That’s why I had to use the Elemental stamp for my first post using the new ones. As a great coincidence, I found a bunch of old math and engineering books on a second hand website that I just had to incorporate. So I started with a collage and combined it with my favorite Colorations spray colors and some of the new and some of the “old” Visible Image stamps. Thankfully, I remembered to put up the camera this time, because I …

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Stencilgirl Guest Post – Shine like the whole universe is yours

Stencilgirl Guest Post – Shine like the whole universe is yours

Oh man, I want to jump around the house all day. StencilGirl is such an amazing company and I’m so honored that they asked me to guest design for them. I love, love, love the quality of their stencils and the fact that you’ll always find a pattern you love, thanks to all the amazing designers. StencilGirl Guest Post For this project, I picked stencils from Sue Pelletier, Laurie Mika and Nathalie Kalbach. You can find the entire project description over at the StencilGirl blog. I also created a video for you πŸ™‚ This is the first time that I …

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If you’re lucky enough to be different, never change – art journal page

If you're lucky enough to be different, never change! with Art Anthology

What happens when you create a background with crackle paint and then spray a bunch of ink on top? That’s what I wanted to try with this art journal page. And let me tell, you the effect is awesome and I just have to try that with different colors and different inks. But first, let me show you how I created this one. The combination of Distress Crackle Paint and Art Anthology Colorations sprays looked like dragon scales, so I had to pair it with a dragon stamp from Katzelkraft. The quote from the small talk set fits really well, …

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Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page

Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page

Hi everyone, today I’m challenging myself with a new type of layout for my art journal page. I got inspired by the amazing MixedMedia Jenn aka Jenn Engle and wanted to create a page with white space. Shocking, I know πŸ˜› I started by adding some texture to the background. I really like how that beehive stencil turned out. With all that buzzing around I needed an insect – a bee was nowhere to be found, so a dragonfly it was. You can see the step by step tutorial in my video here: What do you think? Does it look …

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Monoprinting techniques for quick & easy tags – featuring Visible Image

Monoprinting techniques for quick and easy tags - featuring Visible Image

And woops, Thanksgiving is over and we are one holiday closer to Christmas and the end of the year… I hope you enjoyed Turkey day (if you’re in the US). Today I’m sharing my first project for the Visible Image design team and I’m showing you a few monoprinting techniques. Of course I’ll also finish the tags up πŸ™‚ Visible Image is a great company. If you haven’t seen them yet, you have to check them out. It’s exactly my style and I’m in love with all the silhouette stamps and fun sentiments. It’s super easy to create stunning mixed …

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Using Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology to create a camo canvas

Hi everyone, I’m up on the Art Anthology blog again and this time I’m sharing a small camo canvas. I thought that you needed a little break from my art journal pages πŸ˜‰ The last weeks were so busy. My job got busier and busier (which I love), so I didn’t have a chance to truly play. That’s why I love the Art Anthology posts, because their products allow me to truly let loose. As you can imagine, that’s what I did . I played with the Colorations Sprays and acrylic paints. But see for yourself. My step by step …

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Not a flower for everyone’s garden – a project with n*studio

Colorful flower

Last month’s theme over at Nathalie’s blog was Colors are my Friend and I created a floral page for my art journal using her foam stamps. Colors are my friends, definitely! My favorite one depends on my mood, but usually I tend to pick orange or green tones. Today I wanted to use my favorite color combination though, which is orange and blue. These are complimentary colors, which means they naturally work well together. Since days I have something with flowers in my head, so I wanted to use the new circle foam stamps to create a flower in my …

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Be in love with your life – Art journal page

You know I love letting loose in my art journal and this page is one of those πŸ™‚ Life is great at the moment, so – be in love with your life – seems to be a good theme. I used some green and blue tones for the background and then decorated the page using some Art Anthology stencils and other embellishments. You can follow my process here: This time the video has music for the background. I’m sorry about that, but I was in a hurry (other life’s work…) and didn’t want to leave you without my tutorial πŸ˜‰ …

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The world is my playground art journal page

The world is my playground art journal page with Art Anthology

The world is my playground. Sometimes this is the best way to approach an empty page. Probably everyone had a moment in their crafty life where they were sitting in front of their art journal and then…. nothing. I definitely had those situations and here is what I do: I grab several shades from the same color (for example a few blue shades) and then just dunk my brush into the jar and start painting. The moment I do that, the ideas start flowing. Sometimes the pages end up very bold, sometimes with just a few layers. No matter how …

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