There Is An Angel On My Canvas

Shiny

I started with this canvas a while ago and I finally finished it last weekend. This time I remembered to take pictures throughout the process, so you get a better idea of how I created it. Because I had to wait for things to dry all the time, it took me about two weeks to finish it. Of course, I didn’t work every single day on it πŸ™‚ Btw, at the beginning I had no idea what I want to do with the canvas, I just started and everything came together one step after the other. Basically I started with …

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Birds On A Wire Art Journal Page – Mod Podge Disaster

Birds on a wire

Sometimes I wish I would do more research on things. I’m a little mad at myself, because I kind of ruined my art journal page. All started out good. I added some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink through a Faber Castell stencil. Then I used a lilac and an orange Gelato and blended the colors on top. Because I had some scraps with acrylic paint splatters laying around, I arranged them on the top right and bottom left of the page. Now I took some American Crafts bakers twine and wrapped it around the page. Because it looked like power lines, …

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You Are Awesome – Quick Card Made From Scraps

Close Up

I just wanted to share a quick card with you that came together based on some scraps that were laying around on my desk. The colorful stripe is a left over from a project I will share with you soon (hint: it is an artjournal page using some June release stamps from So Suzy πŸ˜‰ ). I used way to much acrylic paint on said project so I grabbed some scraps and dunked them into the acrylic paint that was left on my craft mat. This stripe is one of the pieces and was now dry. So I cut it …

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ATCs for the May Swap In Facebook Group

ATC card for May Swap

What the heck is an ATC (Artist Trading Card)?! I had the same question not too long ago and even after I understood it, I didn’t get why you would create something like that. But that mystery is solved, at least for me. I found a group that swaps ATCs every month. You create ten cards of the same type, send them in and, a few weeks later, you get 10 different ATCs back. Here is what I created for my very first ATC swap, May flowers. I started with priming two sheets of card stock with black Gesso and …

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Let’s Get Messy With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Ken Oliver Color Burst

I know that the Ken Oliver color bursts are not new and that they are on the market for quite some time now. In fact, he recently released some new colors and effects. But today I grabbed the very first edition and gave them some love πŸ˜‰ If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen my card with the embossed flowers and the Ken Oliver color bursts. Similar to that card, I wanted to create a few backgrounds and decorate them a little differently this time. I started with covering my work surface in paper towels …

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Video: Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes And Two Tags

Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen that I bought some of the Shimmerz Paints texture pastes called Dazzlerz and Texturez. For me they are a new company and I wanted to share my first impression with you. To show how they compare to Dreamweaver texture paste, I created the following video. Video Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes For the review I used tags created with the Tim Holtz tag die, Tim Holtz and Dylusions stencils, and a regular palette knife. The video is a little longer. If you just want to see the …

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Artsy Fartsy Birthday Card – Why Again Did I Do This?

Artsy Fartsy Card

Do you have cards where you just don’t know if your design is really great or just terrible? This is how I feel with this artsy fartsy birthday card. πŸ™‚ A couple of days ago I played with some new paints (new for me). I found a set of pebeo Vitrail oil paints at Michael’s and wanted to give them a try. I actually bought them, because I saw Sandy Allnock using them during CHA and I loved the effect that these colors are creating. Because they are oil paints, I didn’t want to use them on regular paper. So …

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Mixed Media Project – Stained Glass Effect On Canvas Paper

Mixed Media Stained Glass Effect

Today’s project is a little more complex and required a day preparation, please bare with me while I walk you through all the steps πŸ™‚ All supplies used are listed at the very end (I should try to figure out InLinkz…). Butterfly Yesterday I took a quarter sheet of the Canvas Paper that I prepared with white Gesso. After the paper was dry, I stamped the smallest butterfly from the Stampendous butterfly set with gray ink. Now I had to outline the butterfly with Pebeo relief outliner. That had to dry for a couple hours. Finally I was able to …

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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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