Monday, 23 May 2016

Bunny In A Hat

Hello Dear Readers!
The cutest mixed media spring bunny landed on the blog today! :)
It's Athanasia who brought him to life with some pretty awesome media tricks and techniques. You'll see everything in her video tutorial and I'm sure feel inspired to have your own little mixed media creature. :)



Hello dear friends!
This is the second card I'm altering from a card set I got from Ikea a long time ago.
I had so much fun painting and decorating this cute bunny and I'm happy to share the whole process in a video with you.


I started with covering the background with Heavy White Gesso in order to mute it a little bit and used some Art Alchemy acrylic colors in shades that matched the card's colors: Fresh Orange, Royal Red, Steampunk Copper and Black Berry - you will find the product links below.
 

I also used all these beautiful colors to paint the chipboard pieces and all the metal embellishments...



I love doodling on my projects and this time I used a black permanent pen, as well as a white pen.


The several stamps I used created a really messy and interesting background and helped me create even more texture with a fun technique I did on Heavy White Gesso - you can watch all these tricks in the video below.


I hope you will enjoy my video and maybe get some ideas to create your own altered card!




Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty weekend!
xxx

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Friday, 20 May 2016

All About Me

Hello Dear Readers!
Are you ready for the weekend? Any creative plans? We hope so! We also hope that you will find some inspiration in today's stunning mixed media collage created by Kasia.
It's such a special project - created spontaneously and straight from the heART... And it's all about our lovely Kasia. :)


Today I have for you a small canvas with my own photo and the whole project is just ME.
I made it without any careful planning, just reached for the Art Alchemy paints and started painting. My project is full of colors and joy because recently I feel like that. I'm working in amazing teams with great people. I'm so satisfied that I have the opportunity to grow and follow my passion in such a great company. It's my Dreamroad. :)

I have prepared for you a video tutorial that you will find below. You will see exactly how this project was created. Enjoy!


I used resist canvas for the background, it adds an interesting texture and is such a great surface for paints.
I highlighted the contours with a watercolor pencil and white Sharpie marker.


The embellishments are very simple here - just ordinary paper straws and clear Art Pebbles. The straws are also perfect for creating 3D layers.



This whole project is a collection of my favorite things. You can find here gauze, twine, White Gesso splashes and flowers. All these things are always on my work table. 


Please enjoy my video and don't hesistate to ask, if you have any questions.
Happy creating!
Kasia


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Thursday, 19 May 2016

More is More - my online class for Wanderlust 2016 is here!

Hi again my loves!
Many of you asked me when I will finally release my online classes... as far as I have to agree this concept is on my mind for 3 years now I never had a chance to start working on it. My travels and product designing are very time consuming and If I start a new project I want to be prepared and do it right. But I do have a treat for you now!


As I mentioned before - I was invited to join as a teacher a beautiful, one year long online event - Wanderlust 2016.  I was so happy to jump on board as I loved the idea and I admired so many teachers listed for this event - I wanted to learn myself!

Now it is the time when my class "More is More" is finally published and I'm able to share some pictures of it with you too. I can't reveal any details of course - but it is not too late to register for the classes... and my project is just one of many you will get access to during the whole year! How cool is that?


The class contains 3 in depth videos, sharing the process step-by-step and information about the supplies used as well. There is a PDF file as a part of the package too!

You can register for the class here - and using this link you are also giving me a chance to earn a small commission :) Thank you in advance for that!



Would you like to learn some more? 


Wanderlust is a whole year long journey - an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers one every week (each one downloadable and with PDF instructions provided), 50 amazing videos, which will run for far over 50 hours in total, access to a forum with an amazing and friendly community, inspirations, challenges, discussions, galleries, workshops, giveaways and generous discounts from our partners. 
The perfect alternative to in-person classes! 
Wanderlust is £99.00 (approx $149 USD / €136 Euros)


I have to tell you it is so very exciting to see the projects inspired by my class coming - it is only few days now, but the response is overwhelming :) Thank you so much for that - and I hope to see you in our online clasroom!
huge hugs