Video: My Top 5 Craft Supplies for Art Journaling

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Hello everyone πŸ™‚ I have another Top 5 video for you: my top 5 craft supplies for art journaling. Woohoo! I tried not to grab my favorite paints, but tell you something about my favorite “tools” that I’m using instead. Number 1 – Finnabair Silikon Brush 2″ I use this brush for Gesso mainly. It’s super nice to spread the Gesso with it, you can add some texture, if you want and it’s super durable so far. Number 2 – Mister Bottle Finding a good and inexpensive mister bottle wasn’t easy till I found this three pack on Amazon. I …

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Video: My Top 5 Craft Supplies for Card Making

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share something different with you, not a card or art journal page, but my top 5 craft supplies for card making. Some of them are new to me, but they totally changed the way I use other products with them or craft in general. Others are great helpers for nearly every card I make. I don’t want to bore you to death with useless chatter at the beginning, so let’s dive right in πŸ™‚ Number 1 – Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen I started out with the Wink of Stella brushes and then discovered …

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Colored Ink Comparison – For All Who Need More Color in Their Life

Colored Ink Comparison

What a beautiful Sunday here in SoCal. The sun is shining and it’s warm again. So what would be better than to get the colors out. I finally made some time and swatched all my inks (Jennifer McGuire style). While I was stamping one ink after another, I was wondering which manufacturer is good for sentiments, which one for plain areas, and so on. So I stamped and blended one color from every manufacturer I own and made a video for you (and me of course… I was curious as well πŸ™‚ ). Colored Ink Comparison These are the inks …

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Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – A Beautyful Mix of Everything

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There were so many awesome Persicopes today, so I decided to write one more article on some of the exiting new products. As this is the third article in my Periscope review of CHA 2016 series, just a quick note that in case you like to start at the beginning, here I’m talking about Tim Holtz products and here about coloring mediums. Again, I followed Sandy Allnock, plus today Catherine Pooler and Art Impressions. Let’s jump right in. Avery Elle Avery Elle introduced 14 new stamps and 17 dies, all available at the end of February. Here are some:       & …

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Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – All The Coloring Mediums

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I was following a lot of Periscopes about the CHA Megashow 2016 and I thought that it is actually really fun, because you are able to see all the new stuff from the first row. My second article in the series Periscope Review of CHA 2016 is talking about several color mediums (besides the Distress Crayons). I try to focus on those I would be interested in, so I probably don’t talk about everything that was introduced. If you would like to start at the beginning, here is my article about the new Tim Holtz products. Copic Copic introduced a …

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Craft Room Organization – What Is In My Craft Room 2016?

Craft Room Organization

Hello there, Today I made a YouTube video showing how my craft room is setup and how I organize things. It’s a rather quick walk-through, so if you are interested in any of my storage ideas just let me know. I can always create separate videos and/ or blog articles describing how I setup my stuff. With no further ado, here is my craft room organization video: Just in case you are interested in the ArtBin storage I was talking about, here is some more information on them: ArtBin Homepage. I just wanted to mention again that I’m not related …

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Review: Making a Shaker Card with the Fuse Tool

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Hi everybody, in my last post I promised a review for the fuse tool and the Minc toner ink pen. Today I will tell you more about the fuse tool. I bought the Project Life version at Michael’s with a 50% coupon, but from what I understand it’s exactly the same as the one from We R Memory Keepers. Here the two cards I made so far: How to operate the Fuse Tool The Fuse Tool just needs power and a little time to heat up. As soon as the tip is hot enough you can run it over acetate …

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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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