Layers That Shine – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Beautiful effects can be hard work – layer upon layer you build up a beautiful mess that becomes a masterpiece in the end. It takes time and patience to achieve a striking effect. Today I am sharing how I used a variety of products to create layers of shine on top of each other for a spectacular finish.   Step 1 You will need a stencil, texture paste and a palette knife. Step 2 Work on any...
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Xcut Mr & Mrs Card – Cariena Creates

Congratulating a new married couple is made easy by the amazing Xcut Mr & Mrs cutting die. Here #CarienaCreates a stunning handmade card and shares her tricks with you!   Please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here). Currently we are posting weekly tips, tricks and tutorials, much like the Xcut Mr & Mrs Card seen here.   Products Used DXCU503181 – Xcut Dies...
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Tsukineko Ink Colour Chart – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

With crafting come lots of supplies and one key element for staying on top of all of your supplies is staying organised. For me being organised does not come naturally so I can use every bit of help that I can get. That is why one of my new favourite things is the colour chart from The Wholesaler that keeps me up to date with what I have in my stash and keeps me organised at the same time....
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Xcut Speckled Card

Cariena shows us how an ordinary kitchen scourer used with Memento LUXE Inks can create a stunning effect! Watch how #CarienaCreates a spectacular speckled background on a card using Xcut Dinky Dies.   Subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) and be notified of new tricks & tutorials. Please consider giving us a thumbs up for Cariena’s Xcut Speckled Card…  ...
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Embossing Paste – Jowilna’s 101

Today I want to chat to you about products, especially embossing and texture paste. When it comes to product I am very mindful about how I treat my products. Some things are better left alone the way they are packaged and others you can get away with all kinds of things. I was given a tub of Embossing Paste, where a whole bunch of half empty tubs was used to fill my tub. In my experience...
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Celebr8 Circle Fun – Cariena Creates

Using the new Celebr8 Good Vibes Collection with circle dies, inks, mediums and glitter #CarienaCreates an interesting look for her layout.   Are you subscribed to our YouTube channel (click here)? Please subscribe to be notified of new tutorials, and give Cariena’s Celebr8 Circle Fun a thumbs up.   Products Used C8 BP6018 Good Vibes Bulk Paper Pack ADCO 724824 Couture Creations...
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Prepping a Watercolour Background – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Not everyone is an artist or has an artistic background or training. For me, I personally love the watercolour effect taught years ago. Now most people don’t like watercolour paint and find it difficult to work with, but never fear as there is always an alternative… Today I am showing you how to prep an artistic watercolour effect background using the inks you may have in your stash or you...
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Gorjuss Mini Book – Cariena Creates

Cariena could not resist these cute Gorjuss Embellishment & Charm Kits! #CarienaCreates a little mini book for a friend, quick and easy – no mess and no fuss!   Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here), and give us a thumbs up for die Gorjuss Mini Book if you liked this video.   Products Used DGOR356000 – Gorjuss Charm Kit (60 Pcs) DGOR105105...
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Ink Sweepers – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things in my stash are my ink sweepers from Tsukineko. These sweepers can make light work of just about any inky situation, but more than that they are truly versatile. I am currently using mine in my art journals for paint sweeping making light work of adding layers of paint onto my pages in a single sweep, and with no mess at all.   Step 1 Ink Sweepers are hugely...
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Xcut Quick Card – Cariena Creates

Using the delicate Xcut cutting dies Cariena Creates a quick and simple, yet positively jaw-dropping handmade card!   Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here), and give us a thumbs up for die Xcut Quick Card if you liked it.   Products Used DXCU504085 – Xcut Dies – Selfie Frames & Sentiments TDE-354 – Delicata Ink Pad – Dark Brown...
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Embossing – How To With Jowilna

Silver linings…how to be creative even when you have almost no fancy products… People often complain about how they need something specific to do a certain thing. I say nonsense…if you have a creative mind and can do something with your hands, the sky is the limit! I created some beautiful cards with left-overs, typing paper and nothing fancy apart from my embossing powder and...
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Lady Pattern Paper Chocolate Chilli Mini Album – Cariena Creates

Cariena Creates a simply divine mini album using only 2 pieces of Lady Pattern Paper papers and a couple of cool tools all listed hereunder.   Please let us know what you think of Carien’s Chocolate Chilli Mini Album.   Products Used LPPO0005 – Lady Pattern Paper, Ooh La Limited – Gear UP, Chocolate Chilli LPPO0003 – Lady Pattern Paper, Ooh La Limited –...
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Making 3D flowers and dressing them up with ink – Jowilna’s 101

With the Silhouette CAMEO it is so easy to make amazing 3D flowers. No mess no fuss. But once you have a plain old flower what do you do…well add some personality! Step 1 Cut all of the 3D flower parts using your Silhouette machine. Ink the edges of the petals using Memento ink and a sponge dauber. Step 2 Assemble the flowers by threading stamens through the holes and fixing them to the...
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Beautiful Mini Canvas – Cariena Creates

Today Cariena creates a beautiful mini canvas using her Anna Griffin art mediums and Kaisercraft mini template and a couple of other essential tools, all listed hereunder. She makes it look so simple don’t you think?   Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (here) to see more tips, tricks and tutorials!   Products Used ADCO 724868 – Anna Griffin Texture Paste –...
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Altered Book Spread – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

I love using book paper in my projects, and what better than using an entire old book to create something beautiful. I used a spread in my old book to create an altered page – combined with stencilling, texture and All-Purpose Inks I create loads of interest. Step 1 Use a stencil and texture paste to add some texture to the spread. Leave the paste to dry. Step 2 On a sheet of white smooth...
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Celebr8 Mask Tutorial – Cariena Creates

Welcome to the first in our brand new series of video tutorials: Cariena Creates. Today Cariena shows us how easy it is to use your Celebr8 mask to create beautiful embossed elements to use in all your paper crafts.   Products Used C8 SM4507 – Celebr8 A Whimsical Life Mask – Wild Flowers TEP-301 – Tsukineko Embossing Powder 1oz – Gold TEP-305 – Tsukineko...
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Kaisercraft Gel Pens – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

I love colouring in pens and pencils, but the act of colouring itself I find really frustrating and boring. It’s a personal thing, but that doesn’t stop me from messing around and adding some colouring details in my diary. One of my favourite things is my set of Kaisercraft Gel Pens. Then recently a friend gave me two smaller sets of Kaisercraft Gel Pens and now I think I am in heaven. Together...
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Masking – How To With Jowilna

Masking is one of my first techniques I ever learned many many years ago. To this day it is also one of the easiest and most versatile techniques. Let’s take a look at how easy it is… The idea behind masking is that you can make things appear like they are something else – so you can create dimension with little effort, layer something behind something else in a few easy steps, or...
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Inking – Jowilna 101

To ink or not to ink? Or rather how to ink is a better question these days. Over the years things have changed quite a bit and for the better regarding inking the edges of your patterned papers. I personally prefer a light inking, a soft touch that does not distract the eye but rather adds to the overall look and feel of your project. If inking is all you see, then perhaps a lighter hand or ink...
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Stamp and Ink – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

I was using this gorgeous stamp set from 49 and Market and what came to me was ‘tarred and feathered’. Often whilst using my stash, certain words come to mind, phrases or sayings that can spark an idea. So tarred and feathered it was! For the tarred portion of this project I used my gears stencil to create some texture and from there on the project was built up layer by layer. Let’s take a...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite products from The Wholesaler is the Liquid Drops from Couture Creations. Now in the traditional sense I am not the type of crafter that will make little pearly drops using this medium – somehow it just doesn’t make sense to me. But the product is a favourite of mine for creating mixed media backgrounds. The product offers a beautiful pearly effect perfect for creating a...
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How I turn ink into paint – How To With Jowilna

I love my inks and have been working with Tsukineko inks for over 20 years. I remember my first ink pad was a VersaMagic in a creamy brown. I still have it in my stash. So saying that I love my inks is actually an understatement. But how do I make them more versatile and justify owning a few more than what I really really need. Well I turn them into more than just an ink.   Today I am...
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Make the most of your die-cuts – Jowilna 101

We all have loads of die-cuts right? But unless you are using them for more than a single application then you are not taking full advantage of them. Today I am showing you how to think differently and take your die-cuts further in a few easy steps. Step 1 Die cut the circle mesh out of cardstock. I used a manilla tag for my experiments but you could easily re-create this on a card or layout....
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Journaling – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

This week I am sharing how versatile All-Purpose Inks (API) can be in your art journal. I used water as a base for my inks to create an interesting effect on my page and around my stamped images. Step 1 Select your three co-ordinating colours of API to work with. Step 2 Stamp your chosen images onto your art journal page. I used VersaFine for its permanence even when working with water and ink....
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