Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas: In My Mind

As artists we rarely create something about ourselves, at least I hardly do. It's always a layout about the kids or a mini album for grandma with photos that we took so we're not in them. This time I wanted to create something for myself about myself.

I was inspired by a crazy sketch I saw online that shows how an artists mind looks. And I immediately related because my mind sometimes looks and feels the same. So I created a canvas describing the things I have in my mind all jumbled up, but fun and creative.

I used a really easy technique to create my silhouette. I took a photo of myself in profile and printed it. Then I cut around the image and turned it over to use the blank side. I filled the silhouette with embellishments and findings that have meaning for me and say something about me.

I created the background of the canvas with color sprays and added the journaling with a pen nib and black ink. This was really fun and inspiring to create.
Try to create an art piece, a layout or a project about you, it's liberating!
Don't forget to watch all the tips and tricks in the video!

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Have fun creating!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Top 10 Contest!

Next week Jews around the world will celebrate the Jewish New Year.
This is a great opportunity to sum up what has been an amazing year for me and share it with all of you in an equally amazing contest.
Top 10 contest!
Like every year you have a chance to win an amazing goodie bag full of crafty goodness.
Here is what you need to do:
1. Go through all my blog posts this year ( September 2013 to Septemer 2014)
and leave me a comment telling me which three projects are your favorites.
2. Subscribe to Scrappin' it (leave me a separate comment telling me this).
3. Spread the word about this contest on your blog/FB/Twitter/Forum
(leave me a separate comment telling me this).
To increase your chance of winning this amazing prize:
* Like my Facebook page. Here's the link (one more entry)
* Tag a friend in the comments of the top 10 contest FB post 
(each tag will give you one more entry)
Top 10 contest closes on Saturday, Sep 27th midnight GMT
The winner will be announced on Sunday, Sep 28th
Can't wait to see what you picked!!

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Rain

Sometimes I think I should have been born in another country. Not because I don't love my country but because I don't like the weather! Most of the year it's hot and the summers are the worst. I love the cold, the rain and the snow...
So I thought maybe if I created a stormy art journal page the rain will be here sooner than later...

This art journal page was really fun to create and very easy. The background is all Gelatos with color spray that have a double role - wet the Gelatos and add color. I just layered color on color until I was happy with the way it looked.

Then I added texture with stencils, dimensional paint and gesso. I did it in a cool technique called double stenciling. it gives a great effect of two tone shapes.

Finally it was time to create the dripage effect. I wanted drop of water running down the page like rain. it was an easy task to accomplish with color sprays and a hit tool. After everything was dry I stamped a man with an umbrella on the bottom of the page and added a quote.

Now all I need to do is wait for the rain...

Make sure to watch the video tutorial for all the tips and tricks of how I created all the effects on the page.
How is the weather where you live? Do you like it?

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