Hi there Polkadot! Time to get out your markers! Look at this texture… Yum yum 🙂 This is Rangers texture paste on watercolor paper. Because the stencil is made out of rather thick plastic, you can create great texture. Perfect for coloring. I took out all of my pink distress markers, but I ended up … More Product Spotlight: new stencil by Studio Light
Hi there Polkadot! This is another instalment in the finding inspiration series. This time I challenged myself to get out my gel press and join Birgit Koopsen in making tissue paper. She showed a video on her instagram account. Probably my most favorite thing to do lately is collaging with gelli printed tissue papers. You … More Finding inspiration on social media: Live fast and die young
Hi there Polkadot, Long time no see. On the final half of last year I emerged myself in scrapbooking a lot. I had to finish a commissioned wedding album and had several workshops to prepare for the local scrapbook store. So, as we do as the year ends, I had some thinking to do. I … More Wild at heart
Hi there Polkadot! Let’s begin the new year with a card. I received this bundle of gilding waxes by Creative Expressions to create stuff for the Cartnscrapart blog. It is a really grey and dark day today, so it was rather impossible to capture the sheer glow of those waxes on my paper! I tried … More Happy new year
Hi there Polkadot! How have you been? I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. Not so much by situations, but by stuff. You know how sometimes you get overcrowded by your own stuff? I do. I have been reading about Marie Kondo and clearing out your stuff sporadically. She keeps popping in my eyesight. So one … More Finding inspiration: cleaning up and Finnabair
Hi there Polkadot! Let’s talk about ‘arting’ on vacation. I’m not an expert, because I just went on my first vacation since I started art journaling. But I really wanted to take something with me: having leisure time should equal ‘arting time’, no? So, I know there is a whole movement on sketching. I’m not … More Finding inspiration: stained glass windows anyone?
Hi there Polkadot, How are you fairing on this beautiful sunny day? In Belgium today is a national holiday. We celebrate Jesus going to heaven today. Although, I wonder how many of us really know this 😉 Today, I want to share with you a miracle of my own. I have confronted yet another of … More Getting to know my media: watercolor
Hi there Polkadot! It’s one thing to buy art supplies. It is a whole other enchilada to play with them. Since I was a scrapbooker, I had developed this habit of ‘saving’ my supplies. Especially brand new ones. One way to break this habit for me was working with kits. Then I wanted to post your … More Finding Inspiration: new supplies
Hi there Polkadot! How have you been? I have been to a craft fare last week, and I will share you all about my new supplies in my next post. I know I am a tease, but I want to keep things a bit chronological in my mind: right, to keep things simple. You know … More Finding Inspiration: keeping things simple with collage
Hi there Polkadot! You heard me talking about my media as ‘guests’ and ‘friends’ that don’t always mix together. Well, let’s go in to that subject a bit further shall we? Recently I found whilst I was playing the mixed media scrapbook game, that my modeling paste didn’t show up as stark white as I … More Mixing the Media: how do pastes and Distress inks play together?