Emerald Creek and the Great Outdoors

The great outdoors with Emerald Creek

Oh my, I had so much fun creating these four cards. It feels like I haven’t made a mixed media card in forever, even though I know it’s not true 😉 So what better timing than the current theme over on the Emerald Creek blog Great Outdoors. I love playing a little and then making a few simple cards. These are a great combination of paint splattering (just a little) and embossing powder fun. You can see all the details in my video. Here I show you how I created the backgrounds using a brayer and my Gel Press and …

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Endless Summer Cheerful Mixed Media Cards for N*Studio

Endless Summer Mixed Media Cards for Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! Summer has started, it’s official. We are having the first days with over 100 degrees in California, so I spend a lot of time in my pool. When we bought our house, we fell in love with the pool. It is plastered with a variety of blue tiles which shine amazing when the sun hits them. The colors of the pool were my inspiration for this month’s theme – Endless Summer. But as always, I started with those colors and then couldn’t stop. But let’s start at the beginning. I decided to create a few greeting cards. I …

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Creating my own Baked Texture with new Seth Apter stamps from PaperArtsy

PaperArtsy Baked Texture

Hi an welcome to a new post for the PaperArtsy blog. The topic is “Baked Texture” and instead of using Seth’s Baked Texture embossing powder for it, I created my own (texture, not embossing powders 😉 ). I combined the Baked Texture with new Seth Apter stamps that have been released by PaperArtsy just recently. I rarely create bigger 3D items, but I was kind of on the role with this project and I added quite a bit dimension. My quick video will show you all the details. Have you used Resin before? I thought that it is a lot …

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The Plain Box Society – A collaboration between Tina Walker and StencilGirl®

The plain box society - a collaboration with Tina Walker and StencilGirl

Welcome to the plain box society, a collaboration between StencilGirl® and Tina Walker. You might be wondering what this is all about, so let me explain. Tina Walker was looking for artists that would join her in a collaboration which was all about decorating a plain box. And wow, the response was amazing. Obviously I am one of the artists that got selected and this is the box I created – a tea box. You won’t believe the amazing creations everybody came up with. Definitely check out the StencilGirl® blog – Tina is sharing all the amazing pictures over there …

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Welcome to the Art Journaling YouTube Hop

Art Journaling YouTube hop

Yay, the day we all have been waiting for (well, at least me 😉 ) is finally here! Welcome to the Art Journaling YouTube hop, organized by the amazing Keren Tamir and she is accompanied by incredible artists. And to top it all off, we have a long list of vendors that all sponsored prices for you – but more on that in a little bit. I’m super excited to be part of this incredible line up of artists and can’t wait to hear from you how you liked the hop. The idea was to create a page that reflects …

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What is he protecting? Let’s decorate a little box with Paper Artsy.

Let's decorate a little box with Paper Artsy.

Hi everyone and welcome to a new project from me using PaperArtsy stamps and paints. This theme was called “Enshrined” and I decided to decorate a little box for this 3D printed octopus. I also had a little wooden box laying around for a while, so I decided to create a lair for him. I used a variety of blue shaded fresco Finish paints to create an ocean scene and added a bunch of texture using Seth Apter’s stamps ESA07 and ESA08. Then I added a few fish that I cut out from a napkin, added his treasures to the …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4 – My Least Favorite Color

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4

Wow, this is becoming a real challenge 😉 The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4 is to work with your least favorite color. My least favorite color? I don’t really have a least favorite color… (Btw, what is yours?) I decided to go with a color that I can only handle in tiny bits, as a splash of color – red. And boy is this page red 😀 I started by filling the background with Dylusions paint in Postbox Red and then spray with the same shade a little bit onto the edges. While I was filling the blank pages, I realized …

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Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Oh my, have you seen the new release from Catherine Pooler? I’m so excited about it. So many geometric shapes: stars, diamonds and a really neat stencil. And what do you do with stencils? You might think “ink blending” (which is not wrong), but today I’m thinking about texture paste – woohoo 😉 I haven’t played with texture paste in way too long and this stencil was asking me to get some out and mess around with it. In my video I will share a super easy way of coloring texture paste and then using it for a fun background. …

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Gorjuss girl art journal series – Piracy

Gorjuss girl art journal series piracy

Welcome back to a new video of my Gorjuss Girls art journal series. This page uses No. 49 – Piracy. A cute little pirate girl. If you haven’t seen the first video yet, you can find it here. I wanted to create an ocean theme for the little pirate. For whatever reason, it ended up being an underwater scene, but I still think it fits 😉 This way I was able to use this really cool octopus stamp from Tim Holtz. Also, I tried the Marabu Art Crayons that I found at Joggles the other day. You can watch me …

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Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Hi everyone, I had a lot of fun playing with the new Distress Oxide colors and the ranger Gel Plates. I experimented with the Oxides and how they act for mono printing. In addition, I finally played with the new Baked Texture embossing powders from Emerald Creek and Seth Apter again to create some yummy texture on my tags. You can see all the details in my video, how the ink behaves, how gorgeous the Baked Textures are and most of all, how much fun everyone can have with just playing around 😉 I hope you enjoyed my little experiment …

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