lunedì 16 settembre 2019

VideoTutorial:Card and envelope with new Stencil 'Fun-Halloween'

And this week I introduce you a new mini trio of stencils 'Fun-Halloween'. I had so much fun using these stencils and my mind is buzzing with ideas and more different card layouts. 
Here a video tutorial how I made the card and matched envelope:

The envelope:
Here a posh and embossed card in black:
A scenery tag
Some mini tag, super easy to make
All together, I couldn't stop!
This new stencil trio is available in my Etsy shop.

venerdì 13 settembre 2019

VideoTutorial: Gel Printed Puffed Hearts

Maybe some of you have got one of this puffed gel printed hearts: I attach one to any first order from my Etsy shop :-).Today I show you a new video tutorial how to make from scratch these bunch of colourful puffed heart:

Before stuffing I like to add a motivational stamped quote:
You can find this project with step by step photos and many more in my e-book about gel printing, available in my Etsy shop, in English and Italian
Stencils I used in the video from my new stencil line 'Romantic Steampunk':

lunedì 9 settembre 2019

Video Tutorial: Gel printed vintage paper purse

A new video tutorial today using one of my favourite stencil 'Passiflora' from the new line of stencil designed and produced by me.
I love this soft palette, a little bit different from my usual colours:
Make this paper purse is really simple:
My new line of stencil is available on Etsy:

sabato 7 settembre 2019

Tutorial: Altered Book Cover with Visible Image

Happy Weekend everyone. I have a big news: I am happy to announce I am part of the Visible Image Design Team, their stamps and stencils are so inspiring! And today I use a couple of them to embellish a book cover (I altered dozens of them until now, I confess)
I inked for the first time the set Learn To Fly Again, so meaningful
And I had some fun making a couple of pendant out of acetate and wire

The focal point  with the sentiment:

I stamped on cardstock the sentiment and cut it out. Then I sponged through Strobes stencil with yellow Distress Oxide.
I glued the cardstock to a piece of wire and filled with Glossy Accents.
In the meantime I glued a book page to the book cover and then I sponged it  with Distress Oxide through Distorted Chess and TimeTunnel stencils.
I stamped more details from the Learn To Fly Again set. I glued the focal point and I attached the handmade embellishments to the spine.

With this I participate on the latest challenge on  Simon says stamp blog: Something Clear

mercoledì 4 settembre 2019

VideoTutorial How to use stencils with Oxides, Pastes and acrylic paint

And speaking about stencils, a new video today how to use them at their best with Distress Oxides, acrylic paint and embossing paste.
The best tool to get a crisp detail stencilled image is a brush stencil:

When using embossing paste put a blob of paste on top of your stencil and drag it, if possible, in one movement:

For Distress Oxides and Inks, for me the best tool is Cut'n Dry foam:
In the video I used  'Steampunk Bauble'
"Steampunk Doilie"

Available now on my Etsy shop

lunedì 2 settembre 2019

New stencil line: Romantic Steampunk

And finally my new line of stencil is out! I've worked on it for months and I hope you like it: I really enjoyed using these new design to make several projects and over the next days I also show you 3 new videos tutorial using them.
Here an artwork using 'Passiflora' on a leather and-made Midori:
I used DecoArt Metallic Texture paint, so scrumptious!
Here I used 'Steampunk Doilie':
Here 'Steampunk Bauble', this stencil is suitable also for not Chistmas cards:
Here 'Lady Jane' on my beloved round altered book
Here 'Hennè Floral' on a paper fan
Here I used 'Regina':
And here I used the kraft cardstock version 'Regina' and also 'Henne
And last but not least from the mini trio 'Mini Steampunk Royal'
Available now on my Etsy shop