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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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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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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Layers of Love with n*studio

Layers of Love with n*studio

Layers, yummy layers. I enjoy working in layers and being able to see through every one of them and get a peek of what’s lying underneath the surface. For today’s project, I picked the Elephant Parade stencil as my focal point and I had an idea in my head of several patterns shining through the silhouette. So, I grabbed a 5×7” canvas and added a wash of Dina Wakley Lime color. Then I added the first layer using the Hamburg, Toledo and Art Deco stencil and three different shades of green. For the next layer, I picked a few different …

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New art journal series using Gorjuss girl stamps

New art journal series using Gorjuss girls

Hi everyone, today is the start of a new art journal series. I just recently bought a few more of the Santoro Gorjuss Girl Mini stamps and was trying to figure out what I want to do with them. At the end, there are 60 of them… so I decided to create a small art journal made out of left over paper and some of the sample paper packs that I got during a sale at my art supply store. 30 pages, all 4×6 and kept together with some ring binders. I don’t really have a plan besides filling this …

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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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She wears her smile as a disguise – art journal page with Visible Image

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

Woohoo, I received a new package from Visible Image and just had to play with some of the new to me stamps. One of them was the she wears her smile as a disguise sentiment that just resonated with me. Those types of sayings allow me to get my creative thoughts flowing in a totally different way and usually I’m really surprised with the end result. Same here. That art journal page turned out very differently than I originally thought and I think it fits to that sentiment very well. First off, I created the background. This is actually a …

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Why mono printing with the Gel Press is so addicting

Why mono printing with the Gel Press is so addicting

Hi there! Last week I uploaded a video with a few cards that I created using the Gel Press. I got a lot of comments on that one (yeah, mostly because it’s part of a blog hop 😉 ), but a few people said that they have never seen that technique. So I thought I create a video with nothing but mono prints. Here is my video. While you can watch me creating all these prints, I’m telling you a little about the Gel Press. Yes, I had a lot of fun that day! My floor was full of Gel …

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