Product Spotlight: new stencil by Studio Light

Hi there Polkadot! Time to get out your markers! Look at this texture… Yum yum ūüôā 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

Finding inspiration on social media: Live fast and die young

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

Wild at heart

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

Happy new year

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

Finding inspiration: cleaning up and Finnabair

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

Finding inspiration: stained glass windows anyone?

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?

Mixing the Media: how do pastes and Distress inks play together?

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?