Category: Tutorials

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 10 – Traveler’s Notebook + Art Journal

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our tenth project is a handmade traveler’s notebook, crafted from a vinyl placemat that I found at the dollar store. Using lots of silver card stock (glitter on the front, metallic on the inside for the inserts), mod podge, and various alcohol ink techniques.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 9 – “Cheers” Card Ink Smooshing and Die Cut Metallic Cardstock

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our ninth project is inspired by a season of “congratulations” – using metallic card stock to die cut the sentiment and embellishments, we utilized an ink smooshing technique for the rest, and popped the sentiment up on foam for dimension.

Fast & Loose Wet On Wet Decorative Rose Watercolor Speedpaint

The process part of this video has been sped up 450%.

I am using a DIY watercolor palette I made from a plastic box and waterproofed foam core, Winsor & Newton cotman tube paints, various brushes as listed on screen, and Canson XL watercolor paper taped to a dollar store cutting board.

Just looking to have fun and splash around in some color. Hoping you enjoy the process!

Any questions, requests for commissions or custom orders? Feel free to hit up the Etsy shop, or fill out a request on our project estimate form.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 8 – Embossed Resist Lettering and Ink Blending for Your BFF

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our eighth project involves using a brush embossing pen to hand letter a sentiment for a best friend card. We use distress ink in a darker hue than the pop tones card stock to create a soft floating effect, then add a few enhancements and hand-cut glossy heart accents.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 7 – “Just Because Why Not” Greeting Card and Envelope

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our seventh project is a greeting card “Just Because” – using watermelon inspired colors and flexing our hand lettering muscles, with heat embossing through a stencil, and ink blending as well.

Acrylic Pouring Materials

Fluid Acrylic Art: A new obsession and a process video

I fully admit that a few things I’ve started have fallen by the wayside. I will probably never finish the 52CafeCards Challenge and I’m totally okay with that – to be honest, it was starting to bore me. I also started a 100Days Challenge in which I intended to do 100 macro watercolor videos on Instagram. I had it all planned out and scheduled when my camera and lens decided to stop cooperating altogether. It seems the universe and my intentions never seem to align for social media challenges.

I did have a super fun time doing a full calligraphy alphabet video series on Instagram. I have been meaning to bring that whole series to Youtube as well, and will let this serve as a reminder for me to do that later.

Now, I must talk about the thing that is taking up all of my time and energy (when not focused on commissions/other business-related things) .. Fluid acrylics.

I learned all about fluid acrylics and acrylic pouring on Youtube after coming across a video of the process on Instagram. I fell in love. Watercolors are usually my thing as I love the organic nature of the medium, how it can be controlled yet so unexpected. When you can make acrylic paint do the same thing, it’s just as fun!

I’ve been testing at a very small scale with materials I have on-hand and finally put together a little video to show my process. When I say small, I mean small! I’m working on 1/4 in thick foam core triangles that are no longer than maybe two inches on one side.

I really like working on this scale for now but am looking forward to seeing where this experimentation takes me. I’ve also done some 3×3 and 4×4 inch squares, which you can see over on Instagram.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 6 – Father’s Day Envelope Art and Brush Calligraphy

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

The sixth project features a custom envelope to accompany the handmade card we last made for Father’s Day. We are carrying over the wood grain themes, this time opting for a brush calligraphy sentiment.