How to just have fun – Jowilna 101

The pressure of being creative is real and sometimes the best thing you can do is to just have fun. So the other day I had some fun using a piece of cardboard and some goodies on my table. I created this beautiful plaque using a piece of Kraft board, texture paste and All-Purpose Inks. Step 1 Apply a thin layer of texture paste using a palette knife. Apply the paste and then thin it out onto the...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Creating embossed effects is easy, but adding loads of interest can be a little tricky. Today I am showing you how you can create both in a few easy steps by using a variety of my favourite products from The Wholesaler.   I combined texture paste with heat embossing and finished off the shimmer with some more shiny products, let’s take a look… Step 1 I used a piece of scrap cardstock...
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Brick Stencil – Jowilna 101

Today I am sharing a quick idea on how you can create a realistic brick wall on your cards, layouts and mixed media projects. I used this beautiful, brick stencil from Kaisercraft combined with some of my other favourite inks and mediums. Here’s how I created this look.   Step 1 Add a small amount of embossing paste onto a palette. TIP: Mixing a small amount at a time is best – you can...
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Layering Inks – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Layering different types of inks on top of each other is one of my favourite things to do. If you understand inks and how they work, then you will understand how the different types will create gorgeous effects when layered on top of each other. For this little index card art piece, I used some of my favourite inks layered on top of each other for spectacular results. Step 1 Apply some white...
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Texture paste for a resist effect – Jowilna’s 101

I love resist techniques in all kinds of forms – the stunning effect never seems to get old. So this time around I used my Anna Griffin Gloss Finish Texture Paste to create a fun resist effect.   Step 1 You will need a stencil, your gloss paste, a palette knife and a piece of paper preferably patterned to create the resist on. I used a sheet of old book paper. Step 2 Apply a layer of paste...
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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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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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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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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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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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Stencils – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

I love stencils and it’s no secret. I think they have endless possibilities and each time you change the product you use with a stencil you can change the way it looks. You can use stencils on their own, combined with other stencils, layered, only portions of a stencil and so much more. Today I am showing you how I used one of my favourite stencils with my favourite inks and pastes to create a...
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Dear Santa, Art Mediums & Inks

This year most importantly, I am putting some of those gorgeous Anna Griffin mediums on my wish list for Santa. I am pretty sure he knows where to find them and The Wholesaler would be more than happy to oblige in helping Santa get the right mix together for me. To add colour and shimmer to my wish list I am also including some Tsukineko All Purpose Inks and some Anna Griffin glitter. Together...
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Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mediums, Ooh La La, Sea Breeze, Alpha Numerical and Be Merry

You loved these products at the Secret Scrapbook Event and now they are available at your local scrapbooking store! Try out the amazing Anna Griffin mediums and see for yourself what all the fuss has been about. Sea Breeze was also launched at the Secret Scrapbook Event and due to overwhelming public demand, Couture Creations has reprinted it. Get your hands on this gorgeous collection just in...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls, Anna Griffin Templates and Background Stamps

Time for another exciting release from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts including some of the products launched at the Secret Scrapbook Event earlier this year. Introducing the fantastic and so very versatile Liquid Drops 3D Pearls, as well as beautiful Anna Griffin templates, exciting background stamps and the ever popular Couture Creations self-healing cutting mat! Enjoy this diverse,...
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Prima French Riviera, Salvage District, Tales of You & Me, Vintage Emporium, Adhesive Rub Ons, Mediums and Tools

What’s not to love about Prima? Delight in the luxury and splendour of this opulent release which is sure to inspire you.   Prima French Riviera Take a walk through the French Riviera, breathe in the ocean air, feel the sand between your toes, and let the sunshine kiss your skin with all its warmth. French Riviera is a combination of vintage nautical and serene images from the French coast....
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DIY Easter – Easter Table Centre Piece

Easter is coming soon and I love all the festive pastel shades we are faced with, not to mention all those delicious eggs and treats. With Easter comes tradition and a celebration of faith so it gives an excuse to create beautiful crafts for the home and family. For our breakfast table I made a simple table centre piece using an egg container filled with beautiful glittery eggs, paper and silk...
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Couture Creations DIY Baroque Plant Tin

Every so often we rediscover something that we have and really have never used to its full potential. This happened while looking for a die-cut to use on a project, and so came to be this recycled tin. It can really be used for anything from a plant container, to storing pens, small trinkets etc. But here’s how I created this beautiful luxurious look using a single die cut and some other items....
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Couture Creations Fisherman’s Cottage

With themed die-cuts making waves in the crafting world being creative has become so much easier. No surprise then that I was inspired by the beautiful nautical dies by Couture Creations to create a fun fisherman’s cottage – a little dream get-away from home – just to escape the everyday… I used a pre-made kit of the little house but add some fun decorative elements to make this skeleton a...
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Trending – Adult Colouring In Just For Fun!

The hottest and latest trend to hit the adult scene this year was colouring in books. This was a fabulous thing as adults started shopping the aisles for markers, pencils and any other form of art product that can turn a somewhat bland white image into an array of colour and texture. Giving the senses an artist explosion without criticism and judgement, adults could now relax and unwind in the...
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Couture Creations Die-Cuts On A Background

How do you get more out of your die-cuts? Well you use them in different ways combined with different materials right? Right! So today I am sharing a quick way of using the same cut to get a different look and effect on a background for your layout. For my layout I used a single paint splat die-cut from Couture Creations. It is so cute and delicate and there are so many ways you can use it,...
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Celebr8 Time Machine, Holy Night and A Touch Of Gold Co-Ordinating

Celebr8 has once again come up with an exciting new range of Kaisercraft co-ordinating products that are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Remember the sky is the limit when it comes to working with Celebr8 chipboard die cuts – ink, stamp or use your favourite mixed media techniques on these versatile embellishments.   Celebr8 Time Machine Co-Ordinating Designer: Erin Bruton...
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Creating Art with Celebr8 Stencils

I love stencils. And with the new local Celebr8 range things just got a bit easier and so very very inspiring. I have used this range of stencils with mist products but one of my favourite artistic looks using stencils is to create dimension with them. So for this layout…let’s go and explore a bit how I created my background effect using the awesome spilled Coffee stencil. I started with a...
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Kaisercraft Scrap Yard Glamour

Today I am so excited to share this layout with you. Again it is one of my favourites using the gorgeous Scrap Yard collection by Kaisercraft. This is such a grungy range of papers with loads of attitude and colour and texture, but on my layout I gave it a bit more of a glamourous feel by adding some bling in the form of beads, sequins, glitter. I love how this turned out – such a fun look...
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