Today we smile with Nathalie Kalbach

Today we smile with Nathalie Kalbach

Last month’s theme over at Nathalie’s Creative Squad was today we smile. And what’s the best way to get your dose of daily smiling? Exactly, crafting. So, I grabbed some of Nat’s amazing red rubber stamp designs (pressed by RubberMoon) and got all painty. Here you can see how I added all the layers and ended up with a for me totally new look. I’m super excited about the contrast of the white house against the bright and textured background. I bet I will use that technique again. Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I…

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One color per card using Nuvo from Tonic Studio

Tonic Studion Nuvo one color per card

Hi everyone, I had a fun idea for a project and thought I’d share this with you 😉 When I was sorting through my Nuvo mediums, I realized that all of the products match nicely when used in the same color palette (what a revelation, I know 😉 ), so I wondered how cards made with Nuvo products in only one color would look like. Trying not to spoil anything, but it was a lot of fun 😉 Have you ever tried making something in only one color? Maybe now is the right time to do it (again) 😉 Supplies…

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Negative stamping with Distress Oxide and ArtFoamies

Negative stamping with Distress Oxide and ArtFoamies

Eeeek, I’m super excited about this art journal page. First of all, that pig is so stinkin’ cute and second, I had so much fun with that background. There is nothing better than following the process in a video, so without any further delay: How fun is that? Btw, I need a name for the piggy 😉 Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to shop. No worries though, you won’t pay anything extra. Thanks for your support 🙂

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Alison Bomber release for PaperArtsy – Love Poem

Alison Bomber release for PaperArtsy - Love Poems

PaperArtsy is releasing one new stamp after another and everyone of them is special. I really enjoy the variety from all of the designers and what they bring to the table. I’m super excited to share a project with you that is using one of these new stamps – Alison Bomber’s The Love Edition. I made a tag highlighting one of the sentiments which makes it look like a love poem. The love poem I picked is from Kahlil Gibran (more info on Wikipedia – in case you are interested) and I mixed it with a grungy background. Hop on…

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3 ideas on what to do with your mono prints with ArtFoamies

3 ideas on what to do with your mono prints with ArtFoamies

Hi, it’s Josefine. I was in the mood for playing with my Gel Press and create some mono prints. While I was getting ready for it, I wondered what I should do with those prints. I bet, I’m not the only asking herself that question – what to do with all those prints? That’s why I thought I could share some ideas with you. First, here is the video that shows you how I created all those prints and then what I did with them. First up, I created bookmarks. These are great as presents or just a little extra…

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Welcome to The Maker Deli

The Maker Deli

Someone pinch me, I still can’t believe what is about to happen. I always dreamed about having my own store and now it’s about to come true – at least as an online version of it. I’m super excited that you are going to be part of my journey with The Maker Deli – your new online store for art journaling and mixed media supplies.  Today, we are starting slow. I’m opening the doors, so you can take a look around, get some inspiration and find the first supplies that I’m going to be carrying. During the next weeks, I…

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Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Let’s start it with some fun and that includes mono printing for me. I was curious about the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and if you could do more with them, besides coloring images. So I grabbed my petite Gel Press and started coloring that. Here is a quick video showing all the details. What do you think? So many options and it’s so easy. That technique is also great for creating a bunch of blank cards and then add a sentiment later on, once you need a card. Supplies Used Some of my links…

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Doing my Thing – Thank You Cards with n*studio

Doing my Thing - Ink Smooshed Thank You Cards with n*studio

Aren’t we all good in “doin’ our thing”? Perfect theme, if you ask me. The problem was that I couldn’t decide which of my favorite techniques to show you… mono printing, layering, something snarky…? So many options. At the end, I decided to go with a variety of techniques using watercolor inks (Distress Inks, etc). I created a few “Thank You” cards as I needed them anyway 😉 In addition, I love to create videos, so here is my “doin’ my thing” video for the thank you cards that I made. Nathalie’s foam and rubber stamps were perfect to add…

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My Cup of Tea – Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

My Cup of Tea - Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

What an exciting technique for the PaperArtsy blog – foiling. I have followed this trend for a while now, always thinking about how I could use this as part of my art journals or mixed media projects. I enjoy the look of a foiled background or when the foil is rubbed onto nearly dry alcohol ink. For this post, I wanted to use something that I haven’t used in a while though – foil flakes. That’s the good thing about renovating your house. You find items that you haven’t used in a while. I knew immediately, that I wanted to…

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Possibilitarian – Mixed media tag for ArtFoamies

Possibilitarian mixed media tag ArtFoamies

When I saw the Possibilitarian foam stamp for the first time I felt the urge to create with it. It was too long for my art journal though, so I had to find a different surface. The #12 size tag was perfect. Now I just needed to create a worthy project 🙂 Here is my step-by-step tutorial for the huge tag. I hope you enjoyed my video for ArtFoamies. Can’t wait to share a lot more projects using ArtFoamies with you! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use…

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