What is Earl Lube Paste? Test a new medium with me.

What is Earl Lube Paste? Test a new medium with me.

My favorite art supply store had it’s semi-annual art supply sale last weekend and of course I was there. Besides more paints (can you ever have enough?!) I also grabbed a bottle of Earl Lube Paste. It was not the first time I saw it in the store, but this time I recognized the samples next to it. They said that it can be used as a clear gesso, for decoupage and acrylic pouring. Could that be true? After I talked to the owner a little I thought I just have to try it – and here we are. I …

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This must be the place – A project for Nathalie Kalbach

This must be the place Nathalie Kalbach

Even small pieces of art can tell a big story. I love working on tags and playing with the smaller real estate. This one was the perfect size to create some dimension without it looking too busy. Do you want to hear the story of this tag? Then read till the end πŸ˜‰ I started with a mono printed background. I used a 5×7 Gel Press and added several colors of PaperArtsy paint on top. The second layer uses the same technique, but in a slightly different way. This time I used one of the Petite Gel Press plates and …

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Galaxy background for Visible Image Zodiac Stamp

Galaxy background for Visible Image Zodiac Stamp

I bet you have tried several ways of creating a galaxy sky background. I did too. With water colors, Ken Oliver Color Bursts and now I also tried it with Paper Artsy Infusions. And what to do with it? Yes! Using it for the new Visible Image Zodiac stamp sets. For today’s card, I used the Gemini one. Why? Well, I’m a Gemini πŸ˜€ To show you how easy it is to create a galaxy background with the Paper Artsy Infusions, here is a quick tutorial. I picked a mix of blue, purple and pink colors. The exact ones are …

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Save the crafty YouTuber video hop

save the crafty youtuber

Hi everyone and welcome to a very special post. A lot of us crafty YouTubers earn a little bit of money through YouTube’s monetization program. This program was changed just recently, so we won’t be able to utilize it anymore. That’s why we all came together for a Save the crafty YouTuber video hop. We are sponsored by big companies, which means you can win amazing prizes. What do you have to do for that? Just watch our videos and leave a comment underneath the videos (on YouTube, not the blog). The more videos you watch and on the more …

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Stencilgirl Guest Post – Shine like the whole universe is yours

Stencilgirl Guest Post – Shine like the whole universe is yours

Oh man, I want to jump around the house all day. StencilGirl is such an amazing company and I’m so honored that they asked me to guest design for them. I love, love, love the quality of their stencils and the fact that you’ll always find a pattern you love, thanks to all the amazing designers. StencilGirl Guest Post For this project, I picked stencils from Sue Pelletier, Laurie Mika and Nathalie Kalbach. You can find the entire project description over at the StencilGirl blog. I also created a video for you πŸ™‚ This is the first time that I …

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My fire burns bright art journal page with n*studio

My fire burns bright art journal page with n*studio

Welcome to the December Creative Squad topic β€œMy fire burns bright”. If you want to see what I created for January, check out Nathalie’s blog. I don’t know why, but my first thought when I read this theme was sunrise. Instead of trying to analyze it, I decided to just go with it and create a scene using the Midtown foam stamps. I stamped three of them onto my art journal page. One of them is actually supposed to be standing up, but I think it works out pretty well laying down. Next up I created some simple masks for …

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Playing with my new Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Playing with my new Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Do you know that? You see a stamp company and you can’t stop looking at their stamps, but you never click the buy button? Maybe because you don’t really know how to use them or maybe because you’re intimidated by these gorgeous images? Well, that happened for me when I was looking at Viva Las Vegas stamps. For months I was following their design team, checking out new releases and tried to figure out how I can incorporate them into my art. Then I finally went to their store when I was in Las Vegas and ordered a handful. During …

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Monoprinting techniques for quick & easy tags – featuring Visible Image

Monoprinting techniques for quick and easy tags - featuring Visible Image

And woops, Thanksgiving is over and we are one holiday closer to Christmas and the end of the year… I hope you enjoyed Turkey day (if you’re in the US). Today I’m sharing my first project for the Visible Image design team and I’m showing you a few monoprinting techniques. Of course I’ll also finish the tags up πŸ™‚ Visible Image is a great company. If you haven’t seen them yet, you have to check them out. It’s exactly my style and I’m in love with all the silhouette stamps and fun sentiments. It’s super easy to create stunning mixed …

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Celebrating all seasons with So Suzy Stamps

Hi everyone, don’t you love when you can just play? Crafting is my stress relief and my favorite part about crafting is when I can just let loose and let my imagination take over. No thinking about how to align things or which supply to use… just grabbing things randomly and playing with it πŸ™‚ This is how these cards came together. I just started playing with these water color powders and created several backgrounds. I mixed always two colors together, sprinkled a little powder onto my new hot press water color paper (which I fell in love with!)… … …

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3 simple Christmas cards for Justine’s 12 days of Christmas video hop

3 simple Christmas cards for Justine's 12 days of Christmas video hop

Hi everyone! Are you excited? I know I am πŸ™‚ Today starts Justine’s 12 days of Christmas series and she is kicking it of with a fun video hop. I’m really grateful that she asked me to join, so I hope you are enjoying my 3 simple Christmas cards using one of the latest Simon Says Stamps Christmas stamps. Have you seen all the other videos yet? If not, feel free to start with Justine’s video: Justine Hovey Simon Says Stamp Nina Marie Trapani Iliana Myska Jessica Frost Ballas Lydia Fiedler Ingrid Blackburn Josefine Fouarge –> that’s me My cards …

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