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piątek, 29 grudnia 2017

December Art Recipe - christmas gift bags

I forgot about one Christmas project! :)

I love to make Christmas decorations and gifts, but packaging is just as important to me. Such handmade bags will give even an ordinary gift a special character. It doesn't take much to create something like that. You don't need special products to create pretty snow or frost effects. You actually just need White Gesso, some shiny paints, and a thick glitter.

I used Art Alchemy Sparks paints - I splattered them to get a lot of shiny dots. To get the frosty effect, I recommend using Pearl Glass Glitter. It looks like tiny pieces of ice and it's easily to adhere - simply use ordinary glue or gel medium (Soft or 3D Gel). Gesso is also excellent for making splatters. Just add a little water, mix well, and splash like paint. Good luck!

Prima products: Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White 961374, Art Alchemy Sparks - Mermaid Sparkle 964085 and Magical Pond 964092, Art Ingredients Glass Glitter - Pearl 961633

wtorek, 26 grudnia 2017

Dream Big - mixed media canvas

the Christmas in my studio are over and today I have for you something in different style. I made a small project on a painting board, in which the main role is the background. There are a lot of things there - mists, inks, a little stamping, splashes, turquoise transfer foil.

You can find here paper tags and chipboards. I used a great chipboard background and the serrated circles, stick out here and there, are the remains of the chipboard bauble. I don't know about you, but I usually don't throw away these cardboard leftovers, because they can be great elements of the background or composition.

I used EgoCraft products:

wtorek, 19 grudnia 2017

Lindy's Video Design Team 2018!

Hello friends,
today I have for you a great news! :)

In 2018 I will be working with these super talented artists on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Design Team. Lindy’s decided to have a huge team for next year and to have three different Design Teams - Ambassador, Video and Photo! I’ve been chosen to be on the Video Team! 

Now let me introduce you to the Lindy’s 2018 Designers…

Lindy's Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are our CHEER SQUAD you can take a class with any of our amazing Ambassadors, please contact them for details:

Video Design Team

Our Video Designers are our TEACHERS and will be giving you all mini-classes online, one project at a time:

Photo Design Team

Our Photo Designers are our INSPIRATION and they will be showing you how beautiful Lindy's look and inspiring you to create:

niedziela, 3 grudnia 2017

Christmas lanterns

I love Christmas and I love to make Christmas decorations.
Every year I miss the time to show here what I'm doing in December, but now I have a strong resolve to show you more :)

Today I have some Christmas lanterns for you. Not all are in the pictures, because they were gifts for my friends and family, but I'm doing more. I give away most of the holiday projects and it's all the pleasure!

Try to create such lanterns yourself. Just an ordinary jar, a piece of string, twigs, pine cones, white paint or gesso, and you have a beautiful decoration for the festive table. I also covered the jars with frost effect paint to make them look frozen.

piątek, 1 grudnia 2017

Christmas with Sizzix

Hello friends!

As you know, I'm not a fan of cards and do it very rarely. But the Christmas ones are a must!

Today I want to encourage you to show your Christmas makes on the Sizzix website. Reach for your favorite dies and get to work :)

I made a card with a lot of paper twigs and leaves, from one of my favorite Sizzix die - Holiday Greens (#658759) and amazing Retro Merry Christmas (#662420).

Sizzix dies:

wtorek, 28 listopada 2017

Christmas tags with gold - EgoCraft DT

my Christmas madness started! On my desk are Christmas papers and accessories, and plenty of glitter. Today I have for you two winter mixed-media tags.

To made the background I use only mist and distress ink. I also decorated them with gold foil for transfer, sticking it to the most ordinary glue, without any specialized equipment. I love this effect when the foil sticks so irregularly, creating only light "traces".

The chipboards - bauble and the reindeer - I also decorated with foil, inked, and added glitter.

I used:


sobota, 25 listopada 2017

Colorful memories - mixedmedia canvas

I'm very happy to be invited to EgoCraft design team! This is my first inspiration.

I made for you mixed-media project, full of embellishments and colors. As a base I used a circular painting board (a thin mdf board covered with a primed canvas). I recommend working on this type of base for those, who are afraid that paper will not hold too much paints and waterbased media.

Directly on the base I glued chpboard from one of my favorite collections - a Sea Stories large frame. Then, with flowers and metal pieces, I created a whole "scaffolding" for the center of my composition - the old photo of my grandmother, locked in a metal frame. After covering all with the white gesso and drying, I added a ton of colors using mist and pigments. Because the big chipboard frame was a bit lost under other things, on top of it I added a frame from the same collection, but in a smaller size.

Supplies from EgoCraft:


poniedziałek, 13 listopada 2017

Go Wild - mixed media project - Finnabair Creative Team

it's time for my new project for Finnabair Creative Team.

Today I have for you a new mixed-media project created on my favorite kind of base made out of wood. This time I used a heart-shaped piece. I was inspired by the image of this cute girl that is the focal point of my work. I got this photo from my friend and I think it perfectly fits the heart.

This time I wanted to use something a little bit unusual for the background and I had this idea to take... real feathers. I glued them with the Soft Matte Gel which is delicate enough not to ruin their fine structure. I had very soft small feathers and I used quite a lot of them, but I'm sure you will also get a very interesting effect when you use a big one or two.

I also added a few resin shapes to make my background a little bit richer. My next step was to cover the whole surface with White Gesso and then - a very exciting moment - to add chosen colors. I simply made some mists mixing pigments with water and I got beautifully rich, saturated colors.

When I was satisfied with the colors of my project, I reached for one of my favorite products - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber Wax. I added it here and there to highlight the details and get more color contrast.

I also made my own embellishments with clear Art Pebbles. You just paint the bottom and simple as that - you get beautiful, custom made decorations for all kinds of projects. Here I used Art Alchemy Sparks paint (Dragon's Eye), it gave me a wonderful glossy effect.

Here's a video I made to show you the whole creative process. I hope it inspires you to create your own little assemblage.

I think that the feathers I used in the background added a special little touch to the "Go Wild" theme of this mixed media creation of mine. I encourage you to look for unusual items that can help you create some amazing origina textures in your projects.

Keep your eyes open and happy creating!

Products used: