Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares her new stencils with The Crafter’s Workshop and shows lots of projects and ways to use them. She also demos how to use her face stencil and the many ways you can customize it to get your own unique face from it.
Dyan Reavely’s Dylusions Paint by Ranger is unlike all other paint. It was engineered specifically for the needs or art journalers. As you watch the demo you will see there is nothing like it.
Dyan also shares her new book, stamps, and stencils.
Every year Ranger challenges a group of diverse artists and designers to make something with one of their product lines, while maintaining their unique style.
This year’s challenge was to use Dina Wakley Media Paint.
Watch the debut of the new Dina Wakley Media line and see Dina demonstrate the products!
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!
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.
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…
- When you have leftovers and nothing to match with them, you can use techniques to make something to match your leftover scrapbook supplies.
- When you have a story you want to tell and none of your papers (or current trends) will do the trick, you can make something that will.
- You can make something totally unique!
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…
Continue reading Thirty-Six Scrapbook Layouts with Technique-Based Backgrounds
Full demo by Claudine of how to do some painterly techniques with the Claudine Hellmuth stencils at 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!
*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!