VIDEO: 5 MORE Ways With Embossing Folders

  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. You might want to save the '5 More Ways With Embossing Folders' video…

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VIDEO: What Are Your Favorite Art Motifs?

  What are your favorite art motifs? What shapes or patterns keep cropping up again and again for you? Let me know I would love to hear! You guys know that I do tend to use a lot of circles and hearts in my work and I've mentioned them before on my blog, as my favorite, go-to motifs. You have probably seen various retro-style shapes from me too and if you follow my magazine work you might have spotted a few stars in my work. I mean they are…

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VIDEO: How To Practice Art – 5 Tips For Artists And Crafters

  Are there art or craft skills that you want to improve this year? Or techniques you want to learn? Well, I am guessing that the answer is 'yes'! Because we all have don't we? I know I do! I have a long old list of things I want to do better in my art. So today I am sharing 5 tips on how to practice art to improve. These are 5 things that I am currently doing to help me to practice art and hopefully to improve and…

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VIDEO: Product Test – Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles

  Did you spot the nozzles I used in my art journal process video on Sunday? They are the Royal Talens Dosing Nozzles and some of you were a little curious about them! So today I am sharing a quick product test video for them with some tips on using them and what you can use them with. Let me know if you have any more questions or if you have used them! I would love to know what you think of them, so please do share your experiences…

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VIDEO: My Favourite Projects 2017

  It is that time again when we take the opportunity of that end of the year lull, before we gear-up and get cracking with the new year, to take a step back, reflect on our creative 2017 and pick out some of our favourite projects. Have you done this yet? I would love to know if you have so please feel free to let me know in the comments and share links to it if you have them! I've done mine as a video this year and shared…

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VIDEO: My Favourite DIY Stamp Carving Materials Ready For Carve December

You know when you finish a project and you have lots of other ideas but you just can't seem to pick one and run with it? Well, that was me! After finishing my Gelli Prints Project series I was looking for a new focus for my video today and thanks to the lovely Tania Ahmed I think I might have found it! DIY Stamp Carving is back on the agenda particularly as Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Carve December challenge is about to start! So check out the video and let…

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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set

My Holiday Gift Guide supporting Etsy artists blog post on Friday has left me feeling all Christmassy! So how do you fancy a bespoke Holiday season gift wrap set using your gelli prints to add that extra special touch to your Christmas presents this year? It's the final episode in my Gelli Prints Project video series and a perfect way to make good use of those monoprints.  And I know that we are all time-poor, especially in the run up to the day itself, so it is a very…

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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #4: Digital Gelli Prints and Hybrid Art Journal Page

I'm guessing that you are like me and like to make the most out of the art that you make don't you? I mean there is just so much you can do with it and I've shared ideas before like the blog post about turning your art journal pages into soft furnishings for your home or the one about making personalised stocking filler gifts (perfect for this time of year *wink *wink!). Well, as part of my Gelli Prints Project series I thought I would stretch the use of…

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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #3: DIY Envelopes

I've got another idea for using up your Gelli prints plus a super simple monoprinting technique AND a free template too! All in today's video! I know! You didn't expect that when you sat down to catch up with your blogs this morning did you? So I have a little bit of a small envelope addiction, I think it might just be part of my whole issue with stationery. The issue being that I just can't get enough of it! Nope, there is no shortage of pens in this…

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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #2: Mixed Media Botanical

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…

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VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch

As promised I am back with a project idea for using the Gelli prints I made in my last video. I thought it would be fun to use them to turn one of my Inktober sketches into a mixed media project. So I'm sharing my process for transforming this ink sketch into a mixed media collage. I've got a bit of a fixation on these little houses on hill scenes that I've been drawing recently, so it was fun to use it as the inspiration for this project and…

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