Kaisercraft Metal Plate Embossing Folder – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things is embossing – blind embossing specifically with embossing folders. I think mostly because of the ease of doing that type of embossing and the amazing effects one can achieve. Lately, my favourite embossing folder is this Kaisercraft metal plate. Today I am dressing it up using my StazOn inks for a gorgeous metallic look.   Step 1 Adhere some metal tape to a piece...
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Stamp and Embossing – How To With Jowilna

Here’s how to create a realistic brick wall effect using inks you already have in your stash. A few weeks ago, I showed you how to create a brick wall effect using texture paste and a stencil. Well, guess what? Yes, I am doing it again but this time around using a stamp and embossing. The moral of the story – you can create different looks with different products. So with each new look you can...
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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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Beautifully Inked Rainbow Card – Cariena Creates

“Winter is not the brightest season here in South Africa, so I decided to create a very happy card using some of my favourite inks. Enjoy!” ~ Cariena Basson   Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here). Did you enjoy Cariena rainbow card tutorial? Please let us know what you think in the comments hereunder.   Products Used DXCU268700 – Xcut Paper...
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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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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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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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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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Masked and Stamped – Jowilna 101

Having rubber stamps offers you so much possibility. I love to combine different stamps with a variety of techniques to achieve different looks. Today I am sharing how I use washi tape or painters tape to mask off areas on my stamp. This is an easy but effective way of achieving empty space on a stamp.   Step 1 Add a strip of painters tape or washi tape across a background stamp. Step 2 Use...
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Memento LUXE – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Every month I am sharing some of my favourite products from The Wholesaler. This month I am sharing one of my favourite ink pads – Memento LUXE that also happens to co-inside with the inspirational colours, patterns and textures forecasted for this year. I chose to focus my product choice in shades of pink, green and orange/red. I love how the colours in the trend forecast image work together....
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Embossing – Jowilna 101

Embossing is one of my favourite techniques – it is always magical and looks amazing. Today I am sharing a quick favourite of how to spice up your plain embossed projects.   Inspired by colour of the year 2017 I like to mix my own colours of embossing powders and to create a custom look. So that’s what I did while being inspired by the green trend of the colour of the year 2017. Step 1 Add...
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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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1 Stamp 2 Ways with 49 and Market – Take 2

Welcome to another addition of 1 stamp 2 ways. This week I am using the beautiful Borders and Textures stamp set in 2 different ways adding loads of interest to my projects. For my first card I used my background stamp to create a fun stamped background for my card. Pretty self-explanatory using the stamp but with a bit of a twist to give it an interesting look, using 3 colours of ink to stamp...
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New Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink

So how many All-Purpose Inks do you have? These little treasures have become absolute essentials for both paper and general crafters. Due to popular demand, we are now carrying the full range of All-Purpose Inks. Yes, you heard correct, ALL the amazing colours are now available! So make sure you get at least one of every colour…   Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink Due to its blend-ability,...
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Rainbow Coloured Chipboard

Altering chipboard is one of my favourite things to do. With all the wonderful inks available there days it has become so easy. How you combine the inks and paints together determines the end results and look you can achieve. For this stunning chipboard title I used my Memento Luxe ink pads to create a fun rainbow coloured effect. Here’s how I created this effect Step 1 Choose your chipboard...
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Women’s Day Sweetie Jar

How did you celebrate Women’s day this year? That special day when we can celebrate everything we are, all that we have achieved and our strength that silently shines when no one is looking. Well I spent it with some friends being creative and my thought was to create little sweetie jars for these special ladies, decorated with a beautiful quote or sentiment. Let me add that this is a sweetie...
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Shimmering Tsukineko Delicata, Beautiful Memories

Tsukineko Delicata is the latest generation of metallic inkpad. Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other inkpads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of gold and silver leafing without the mess. Yes you heard me, without the mess of using actual foil you can achieve the look of those gorgeous metals in a few easy steps. These inkpads feature a substantially raised...
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Introducing Tsukineko Delicata

Delicata is the latest generation of metallic inkpad. Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other inkpads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of gold and silver leafing without the mess. Great for the holidays and for year-round bling. These pads feature a substantially raised inkpad surface to accommodate even the largest stamps without interference from the inkpad...
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GoCut and Emboss Project – Welcome Bunting

With the versatile GoCut and Emboss machine from Couture Creations, creating beautiful projects is so easy. I made a bunting using my machine and it was so easy to create lovely elements to decorate it. Step 1 Start off by cutting 3 triangles from patterned papers. Adhere the triangles together overlapping each other as per the sample. Step 2 Cut a strip of Magnolia patterned and emboss it using...
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Summer Pool Party

With the end of the year around the corner, more and more teenagers are planning some fun activities – especially the class of 2016. So instead of letting them head out on their own why not plan a fun and festive pool party for them complete with pink flamingos and lots of cool snack and sweet tubs? Today we share some fun ideas with you using a gorgeous range of scrapbooking paper as...
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Mom’s The Word – Mother’s Day Card

Moms play such a huge part in our lives – and once a year we get to publicly acknowledge everything they do for us and how much meaning they bring to our lives. Whether it’s your birth Mom, spiritual Mom or adopted Mom, Moms everywhere need to hear how much we value and appreciate them – so make this day a really special one for your Mom. This year I am treating my Mom to a special mug with some...
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DIY Birthday – Ten Year Celebration

As part of The Wholesaler’s 10th birthday celebration, we are celebrating in style with a spectacular gold theme. Gold elements are so much fun to work with and sourcing pretty gold elements is part of the creative process. I knew that I wanted to celebrate with some beautiful cupcake liners. And the perfect way to create custom gold liners was to cut them on my Silhouette CAMEO machine. To...
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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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Little Birdie Flower Designs On A Layout

I have all of a sudden fallen in love with flowers again. You know how everything comes full circle, and that is so true with flowers. And since I have a love hate relationship with them, I am pleasantly surprised about how much I love these little blooms again. I know that I am a flower snob, I LOVE soft and gorgeous blooms with dimension for altered projects, but for layouts and cards I am...
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