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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