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New Tutorial: Making Backgrounds with Tape - Painted, Stenciled, Inked & Foiled Mixed Media Tape Cards

Have you ever used decorative tape on your projects? I know I have, but it doesn't get better that the new Mixed Media Art Tape... It is a roll of possibilities... It's canvas on tape! Today I have a fun tutorial on how to customize your Mixed Media Tape to create a painted and stenciled background! Tutorial The best part of this project is the simplicity of the process. You don't need any additional tools to add your foil, so everyone can try it out! Make sure you click here to learn how to make these cards with the step by step tutorial on Therm O Web's blog . You will also find all the supplies I used listed there too! I hope you love these cards as much as I do. I've been saving this tutorial for a long while, not on purpose but just because I've had so many tutorial videos being uploaded, I couldn't find the time to share this one. Speaking of which, I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel because I've been building and creati

Paint Smooshing Cards with Heavy Body Paints, Grafix Monoprint Plates and TCW Stencils

Have you ever heard of ink smooshing? It consists on touching the paper with usually watered down inks to create an abstract background... Well, I wanted to try it out with paints and I captured it on camera for you too! So yes, jump this intro and click play if you must or visit my Youtube channel and watch the tutorial there. All products used were sent by The Crafter's Workshop and Grafix. All opinions stated here are my own and based on my personal experience using these products. For this tutorial I'm using heavy body paints from The Crafter's Workshop together with a tool that I had never tried before, an acrylic monoprint plate from Grafix that I think is ideal for this technique. Ink smooshing usually works using a packaging piece of acetate and that makes sense since the ink isn't too heavy for the sheet. But paint is usually heavier, even when watered down and there's a chance an acetate sheet won't work a smoothly as this Duralar Mon

Foil Stamped Halloween Card with Brutus Monroe and the New Glitter Deco Foil

We've been sharing project ideas for Fall and Halloween all week long on Therm O Web and now I'm joining the team with a foil stamped Halloween card using the new Gina K. Designs Sparkling Silver Glitter Deco Foil and Brutus Monroe stamps and inks. This is my first proper Halloween card ever, so I hope you enjoy that quick tip video tutorial I prepared for you. It may seem strange but the truth is Halloween is not a traditional holiday in my country. Still, I had lots of fun preparing this video for you (with spooky music and all)! Supplies and Recommendations You'll find the complete list of supplies and some extra recommendations on Therm O Web's blog.   I also invite you to subscribe to their newsletter and follow them on YouTube and social media, as they will be sharing lots and lots of project ideas for Fall and Winter. That's all for now. Thanks so much for always supporting my creative journey. If you haven't subscribed to my You

Get a Watercolored Effect with Inks - Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates, Inks and Deco Foil

Happy Saturday! Today I want to show you how to expand the new Premium Dye Ink cubes using them to watercolor Foil-Mates Backgrounds to create fun and colorful cards! Tutorial I have a complete step by step tutorial on Therm O Web's blog.  Click here to learn how to create this faux watercolored backgrounds.   I'll be back on Monday with a new tutorial using Deco Foil, so make sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be on the know! That's all for now. See you soon!

Negative Watercoloring & Splattered Foil - Video Tutorial, Blog Hop + Winners!

When I think I can't stretch my craft and art supplies any further, I find myself playing and creating fun new things I had not thought of before! Today I'm sharing a mini video tutorial with quick tips on how to create this negative watercolored background with yummy, detailed splattered foil!  Supplies used: Amazing Things Rubber Stamp Set Acrylic Stamping Block Passionate Pink Premium Dye Ink Cryogen White Cardstock Marie's Watercolors in Rose and Gamboge Medium and Fine tip Water Brushes Deco Foil Adhesive Pen Wild Dandelion Deco Foil Laminator Westcott 12" Titanium Bonded Paper Trimmer This card might as well be one of my favorites... I just enjoy painting backgrounds so much and I love the negative watercoloring using these two colors! Such an inspirational stamp set surely needs a colorful canvas to complete its sentiments! I'm not sure how the foil splatter came about... This watercolored background was very instinctive an

NEW Unity Stamp Co. Release with Graciellie Design! - Fall/Winter Rubber Stamp Collection + 3 Prizes

We are so excited to announce our new rubber stamp collection with Unity Stamp Company is out! We've been working behind the scenes to create a complete Fall/Winter stamp selection inspired on our digital shop with the purpose of giving traditional stampers the chance to try out our designs. There are 8 new stamp sets available now at Unity Stamp Co. and we are celebrating the ocassion with an amazing blog hop and of course we have lots of prizes for our readers! Before we go into today's giveaways details, I would love to share the first card I made with my new rubber stamp sets! This is one of my favorite flowers in the collection and I had to play with it right away! This set is called Amazing Things and it includes beautiful inspirational sentiments. I stamped the flowers in black, using Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Ink and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Makers Purples and Reds. I fussy cut the images using  Westcott's Titanium Bonded Microtip Precision Sc