Are you looking for some more ways with embossing folders? Some ideas you can use to get the most out of them, and some where you don’t even need a die-cutting machine? Well, following on from my 5 Ways With Embossing Folders video I have got 5 More Ways With Embossing Folders for you today! I hope you have alot of fun with them. These are great for all sorts of projects from mixed media to cardmaking.
Sometimes you try heat embossing on fabric and it just lets it you down. Has this happened to you? You stamp and add you embossing powder and all is going well but when you heat set the powder it just doesn’t work! Well, if this has happened to you, and you have difficulty heat embossing on fabric, then I have an easy hack that will help! And it will open up a whole lot of creative fun for using heat embossing on fabric in your art journals, mixed media projects and cardmaking too, so try it out!
I have listed everything I have used today below and you will find some project inspiration at the bottom of the page too!
VIDEO: How To Heat Emboss On Fabric – Mixed Media Technique
I’ve got my gel plate out again and I’m sharing a simple gel print technique for printing directly on card blanks so if you are looking for a gorgeous, professional looking printed card blank then try this! I am quite enjoying the weathered wallpaper look that I’ve been getting using a Damask-style stencil with my gel print but this techniques works for all sorts of looks so have a play.
I’ve used a heavy weight cardstock card blank for my gel print video today and I’ve listed what I’ve used in the supplies list below the video. But try out what you have in your stash and see how it works with the paint you want to use. And don’t forget to check the close-up photo of one of the cards at the bottom of this blog post.
As I mentioned in this video I do have other gel print videos so if you are new to printing with gel plates like the Gelli plate or the Gel Press, or others that are on the market, then try my ‘Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers’ video. For more techniques with an easy masking method watch my ‘How to Use a Gel Plate To Build Layers’ video. And if you want to binge watch everything I have on the gel print so far then I have a ‘Gel Print Projects and Techniques’ playlist just for you!
I would love to know how you get on with your card blank gel print session so don’t forget to tag me in on social media so that I can come and take a look and all of my links are below.
I’ve got a fun heat embossing technique for you today. It is so simple that you will wonder why you don’t use it with your heat embossing all of the time! It is a really great way to stretch your stash and make more out of your stamps, particularly your background stamps, texture stamps or pattern stamps. With this really simple technique you can make something unique to you but with still using something that everyone can buy!
For my demo of this technique I have made an art journal page but this simple mask and heat embossing technique can be used in your card making, painting and mixed media projects too. So I hope you have lots of fun with it and don’t forget that the products I have used are listed below the video and there is also a close-up photo of the finished page below too!
VIDEO: Simple Mask And Heat Embossing Technique – Art Journal Page
I really love this simple mask technique and you have seen me use it before like when I used it with paint to make an easy abstract art journal page. So I hope this heat embossing technique today gives you some more ideas on how to use simple masks! Let me know how you plan to use it next!
Inks are great aren’t they? I mean I use a lot of acrylic paint but I do love using acrylic inks too. I love drawing with them but they are fabulous for all sorts of techniques and mark making, so I thought it would be fun to share some ideas for how to get the most out of your inks. Now I am using acrylic inks here but you can easily use other inks, drawing inks and even liquid watercolors instead in a lot of the techniques that I am sharing today.
So have a play and let me know which techniques you love and are going to try out next! Oh and let me know what inks of fluid colors you are enjoying using at the moment! And don’t forget to scroll down to see the close-up a texture from one of the techniques I use in this video.
VIDEO: How To Use Inks – 10 Ideas For Using Acrylic Inks
Fabriano Accademia Paper is great for printing as it is cheaper but if you can’t find it then try other student art or drawing paper. You can also use the Strathmore Printmaking paper but it is more expensive.
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Back by popular demand is another technique for you to try using your Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers! You might remember the video where I shared a fun technique using the Mermaid Markers with stencils? Well you asked for some more techniques, so here you go! The video is all about resists and I have five products that you can make resists with and then try them with your Mermaid Markers.
But don’t worry if you don’t have these pens as many of these resists will also work with watercolor paints, dyes, other brush pens and a whole host of water-based products, so give them a try and see what effects you can get.
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VIDEO: Mermaid Markers Technique – Mixed Media Resists
I’m testing out some acrylic paints today and sharing how I test out new paint. The paints under the arty microscope in my video are the Pebeo Studio DYNA Iridescent acrylic paints, now these aren’t new paints, they have been around for a while but they are new to me and I’m just giving them a test drive to see how they work. But I would love to hear about your experiences with them if you have tried them.
I’m also sharing a couple of other things that I am also testing out today, a technique and a style, so I hope you enjoy watching the process. As always the products that I have used are listed below the video plus there is a close-up photo of the finished project too.
They are so shiny! Oh and look what I found whilst I was uploading this video to YouTube…it’s an amazing paint pouring video from the Debs At Acrylic Pouring Channel using the Pebeo iridescent acrylic paint. Yum results! I keep meaning to try out paint pouring but still haven’t given it a go. Have you tried it yet? Got any favourite videos or tips you would like to share about paint pouring?
I’m back today with a technique for using embossing powder with stencils. But I am not just using one embossing powder, oh no, that would be too easy! I am going to use three and I’ve got the whole process for you in my video today. It is a great technique for your mixed media, art journaling and even your card making too so have fun trying out this embossing powder with stencils technique!
Now, I’m using some lovely free gifts that I got from magazines for my make today. So hopefully this will give you some ideas for how to use them if you have them, or a heads-up if you haven’t and you want to get them! There might also be a shameless plug for one of my recent articles too! Oops!
I’m using the Dragonfly Dreams Die and Stamp set from Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 171 and the Hexagon Stencil from Apple Blossom Magazine and kit issue 2 and you can find both of these over at Craft Stash (they ship worldwide!) and I’ve put direct links to each of the magazines in the supplies list below.
Remember, there are close-up pictures of the project at the bottom of this post!
VIDEO: Mixed Media Technique – Using Embossing Powder With Stencils
I wasn’t really sure what to call today’s video so I am going with ‘How To Start Mixed Media Art’. But we aren’t just going to start some art. I’m going to take you through all the steps to get you through to a finished piece, actually a collection of three finished pieces. Hey, why do one when you can do three, right?!
The idea is that you can add this exercise to your mixed media art and art journaling practice to help you to overcome overthinking and being too critical about your art too early on in the process. Which I know many of you suffer from, I suffer from it a lot myself.
And if you are not an overthinker and don’t have a problem with your inner critic then try this exercise as a warm-up to get you in the mood for your next big art session, it works great for that too!
VIDEO: How to Start Mixed Media Art – A Creative Exercise Technique
And I know that we are all time-poor, especially in the run up to the day itself, so it is a very easy set of projects that you can make in bulk too if you need to. Enjoy the video and as always the supply list is below along with the links to all the other Gelli Print videos in the series and a close up photo of one of the projects.
VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set
Haven’t got a gelli plate? Don’t worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.
Hope you have enjoyed the Gelli Prints Project series and that you are buzzing with even more ideas for using those gelli prints, because I know you aren’t hording them right? For that perfect project? Nope, you are using them all up and I am glad to hear it!
Are you ready for project number 2 in my series on Gelli Prints and how to use them? I hope so because here it is and today I’ve turned one of my gelli printed papers from that first video into some botanical art for my wall. You will find the full process in the video plus you get to meet my model, Boston, for this week’s sketch too! And before you ask, yes, all the plants in my home do have a name!
I am pleased that you can still see the texture on that gelli print paper under the background, scroll down to get a closer look at the details. Now I’ve decorated a canvas board for this piece but you can easily use these techniques in your art journal or turn it into a card too. So what will you make?
VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #2: Mixed Media Botanical