Tonight in my Product Showcase I talk all about different color gessoes and texture mediums! I started with white and black gessoed tags and added light molding paste and super heavy gloss gel. I also used the texture pastes on a non-gessoed tag to show the difference gesso makes on a project. After they were … More Gessoes, Gels, and Pastes…oh my!
This week I’m sharing different 3-D embossing folders! They have sooo much texture and dimension. You can quickly make a gorgeous card that looks like it took a long time to make. One thing I learned when working with different brands of 3-D embossing folders is that they can have a different thickness so the … More 3-D Embossing Folder Product Showcase
Tonight I started my first Product Showcase! I featured Color Bursts by Ken Oliver and showed many different ways to use them. I loved this process and hope you will love it too! I talked about using it on watercolor paper and plain paper, with and without gesso. We learned together what can happen when … More Color Burst Product Showcase
Today’s die was a purse. A very pretty, detailed purse! A very fun and unexpected die. I chose to make a doll cut out from 2 different stamps with a pink, distressed background. Have a look at the video to see the whole process. The stamp I used for the body is from a Catherine … More Crafter’s Companion Advent Calendar – Day 21
Today’s die was very surprising. It was a mug of beer! So fun and unexpected. There have been a few dies in this Advent calendar so far that have really surprised me. This was definitely one of them. I love this die! It was really fun to think of a project on the fly for … More Crafter’s Companion Advent Calendar – Day 19
Day 16 has brought us the word ‘Celebrate’! This die can be used is soooo many ways. It’s a great size to be able to use it on many different projects and I love the font, as usual. I chose to use this die in a slightly less conventional way. Watch the process in my … More Crafter’s Companion Advent Calendar – Day 16
I LOVE the die today. It is a butterfly!! I love butterflies and this one is just the right size. I like to put opposites together, like grunge and lace or sweet and sassy. So when I opened the butterfly die, I decided right away that I needed a grungy background for her to emerge … More Crafter’s Companion Advent Calendar – Day 15!
We’re half way there! What an exciting journey this is turning out to be. Tonight’s video and blog post are later than usual but I had a very wonderful and busy day. The die of the day was a bunch of tulips! They are so gorgeous!! I made a tag using printed tissue and napkin. … More Crafter’s Companion Advent Calendar Day 12
Here we are on day 11 of the awesome Advent calendar! Today was another word, ‘Mother’! I wanted to make a card using mostly background patterned paper and coordinating ephemera to try to keep things a little more simple. I DID use patterned paper and ephemera, but not sure how simple it is. Actually, THEY … More Crafter’s Companion Advent Calendar – Day 11
DOUBLE DIGITS!!! Yay! It just keeps getting more exciting. Today’s die was a baby carriage. It is so cute and has a lot of beautiful details. I must admit today’s project is my favorite, I think. It has all of the elements that I love. It is a mixed media card on 5 1/2 inch … More Crafter’s Companion Advent Calendar – Day 10!