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Multiply Your Color Mediums – Paperclipping 228

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Do you like getting more out of your products?

Me, too. It’s one of my favorite topics to get ideas for…

  • Rejuvenating old products
  • Getting two uses for a single product instead of just one.
  • Punching and die-cutting in a way that results in useable off-cuts
  • Creating additional items with the residual spray and paints that fly and drip while you’re creating something else.

Three of those four things not only save you product and money, but also time, because you’re creating two items to scrapbook with at once.

A Tip for Electronic and Die Cutting

When placing your dies or cut images, position them in a way that the off-cut with the negative can be used in another project. I ALWAYS do this.

I made a video that shows examples, techniques, and resulting pages. Paperclipping Members can find it in the Member’s Area. It’s Paperclipping 212 – Get More Out of Your Electric and Manual Die Cuts.

Spray Mists, Paint, and Other Color Mediums

Every time we spray or paint we lose a lot of our medium. This is totally unnecessary and you can get a second or third creation from each spray and paint session!

I made a video tutorial this week that demonstrates this. I show you how you can create a second or third item to eventually scrapbook with while you’re spraying or painting something else. And you don’t even have to know how you’ll use those second or third items.

How does that work? Watch the video!

The video is now available in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.

You’ll need an active membership to see it.

Not yet a member?

CLICK HERE for info!


Distress Paints: Product Review and Ideas for Scrapbooking

So Typical - Background made with Distress Paint
So Typical – Background made with Distress Paint

Have you been wondering whether Tim Holtz Distress Paints are worth getting?

In January we brought you an exclusive demo video by Tim Holtz. I got to see it in use and feel how smooth it is on the paper (yes, it’s wonderfully smooth and not chalky!). But it’s another thing to actually buy and use the product.

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Thirty-Six Scrapbook Layouts with Technique-Based Backgrounds

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When I went to Ranger U last year to get certified to teach how to use Ranger products, it was with a very specific goal: I wanted more ideas for how to adapt these fun techniques for everyday scrapbooking in a modern mainstream style.

We usually see them used on tags, in vintage projects, on cards, or in art journals. We don’t see them used in scrapbooking all that often, which is too bad, since they’re so much fun! Plus…

Of all the technique-oriented products, I recommend Ranger for scrapbookers. Ranger has the best ones with the highest quality.

Here are 36 scrapbook pages with backgrounds I made from technique-based products such as Distress Inks and Stains, Perfect Pearls, spray mists, paint, stamps, stencils, and masks…
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Tim Holtz Demos Distress Paint from Ranger – CHA 2013

The videos from the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show for winter 2013 start now! First off is one I know will generate tons of excitement! Tim Holtz’s Distress Paint is awesome and Tim demonstrates what you can do with it in this video.

I have a huge drawer full of paint already but Tim let me try these paints after we shot our video and I love how easy it is to get this paint all over a large surface in no time, especially if you use a Blending Tool to spread it. And it spreads so smoothly, and that’s really nothing compared to the other great features that make Distress Paint so unique!

CHA 2012 – Julie Fei Fan Balzer and Eco Green Craft Stamps and Paint

*update* The video is working now!

Julie Fei Fan Balzer has partnered with Eco Green Crafts and in this video she shares the stamp sets she designed for them. She also demos their delicious paints and shows us what’s different about them!