Testing 3 Minc Mediums (Ink, Spray & Paste) over 3 Popular Sprays!

Today I'm conducting a little experiment and testing 3 Minc mediums produced by Heidi Swapp - the Minc Reactive Screen Ink, Minc Reactive Mist & Metallic Texture Paste, over 3 popular brands of spray - both sparkly and not sparkly. For my test, I decided to use the extremely sparkly Time Travel Teal - Starburst from Lindy's Stamp Gang, Teal Color Shine from Heidi Swapp and the Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain from Ranger and Tim Holtz. Between these 3... Read more →

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What Are Moonshadow Mists & How Do You Use Them?

In today's post I am highlighting a product for Lindy's Stamp Gang - Moonshadow Mists. Moonshadow Mists have been around since almost the beginning of Lindy's Stamp Gang, in fact they (or their predecessor - Moonshadow Inks) are what got me hooked on Lindys in the first place. What is a Moonshadow Mist? Moonshadow Mists are vintage themed sprays - they all have a brown undertone (though the intensity of the brown varies) and a wide variety of subtle shimmer... Read more →

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Testing LSG Starbursts on Golden Mediums

Today I'm testing Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays over a variety of Golden products. I'm often see comments on my projects saying 'ooh Love this will this technique work on (insert name of product)?' Now most of the time I've tried a similar idea but sometimes I haven't, so I thought that for today's post I would gather 7 common Golden products and see how the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts react. I'm testing products commonly used by both artists and... Read more →

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Why I Love Copic Multiliners

There are a LOT of pens on the market today - I should know since I own half of them (ok well maybe not really half - but I'm working on it - big grin!) I am often asked to recommend something to use with Copic markers or doodling - let me tell you that hands down the BEST pens to use with your Copic markers or doodling are the Copic Multiliners. Let me tell you a bit about them... Read more →

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Six Ways to Use Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang

There are 2 questions I get asked on an almost weekly basis: What's the difference between the Lindy's Stamp Gang Products and I've just bought some Magicals, now what do I do with them? To answer one of these questions - today I'll be covering my six favourite ways to use Magicals (aka Magical Powders) from Lindy's Stamp Gang. Yes I'm sorry - you're probably going to want to buy some of these versatile little pots! What are Magicals? Magicals... Read more →

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Vickie Hallmark - An Amazing Artist!

Has anyone else ever noticed that arty types have the BEST and most interesting jewelry and accessories? You know when you are at a craft fair or store and you notice someone else there has an amazing handmade scarf, or bag or bracelet - well this has happened to me at least! While I didn't find Vickie at a craft fair, I did find her amazing jewelry while searching for art journal ideas - you can read my post here!... Read more →

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Which Electronic Cutter is Best for Me? A Comparison of 5 Popular Machines

So I'm looking for a personal electronic cutter and honestly finding the whole thing a bit confusing, so to help me (and hopefully some of you all as well) I've created a comparison table so it's easier to see what the differences are! First what am I looking for specifically, what do I want to do with it? I'm looking for one machine that can: Cut paper Cut fabric - to make flowers or t-shirt logos Cut Matt board or... Read more →

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What I'm Reading

I receive quite a few emails asking my opinion on certain books (word has gotten around that I'm addicted!), people want to know whether such and such a book is useful, well written and if they are worth the money they cost - I buy rather a lot of books (I'm a bibliophile - a lover of books!). So I thought I'd share my library with you all. For the moment this is just a list of the books I... Read more →

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Molotow One4All Paint Markers

Hi All - I'm here today to tell you about the yumminess that is Molotow One4All Paint Markers, that's pronounced 'Molo-toff' by the way(I asked the company!) like the molotov cocktail. First a little about what makes the Molotow One4All special: The One4All is a versatile acrylic based paint marker, which has a highly pigmented, solvent-free, hybrid-paint, able to cover nearly every surface, indoor and outdoor! The paint colours can be mixed together to create your own unique colours, the... Read more →

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Olloclip - Perfect for Artists and Crafters!

OK you may not have noticed, but for a while now I've been attempting to improve my photography of my projects so you all get a better view of what I'm doing. It's baby steps and a slow process as I figure out what works for my shaky hands and my not so fancy camera. A lot of what I do is detailed work - but you've all been missing out on that - so I've been looking at ways... Read more →

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Art Classes I'm taking in 2012

Oh dear, I'm so glad I'm sitting down - beginning to hyperventilate a little here - I think I may have caught the class bug and perhaps bitten off more than I can chew in 2012 - no that doesn't sound like me at all! Luckily most of these are self paced classes and I can complete them at my leisure (breathe small sigh of relief) some you can even download and complete whenever you like (feeling a bit better).... Read more →

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Fiorentina Medieval Leather Journal

OK I've been itching to get my hands on one of these little beauties for about 12 months now, but some of the finer things in life you need to save up for! So, when I received a little extra cash for having a few projects published in a magazine I knew just what I was going to spend the money on - a red leather Fiorentina Medieval style journal. OK this soft buttery feeling leather journal had me drooling... Read more →

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Comparison of the 3 Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang

A big hello the the bunch of people who emailed me with questions about the 3 different sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang! Glitz Spritz Moonshadow Mist Starburst Sprays I answered a lot of these enquiries in person and decided it may be easier for you to SEE the difference for yourselves. So I have made a 10min YouTube clip which explains what each spray is best used for and does a product test on both black and white card, so... Read more →

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Transfer Ink

MATERIALS Ink Jet Printed Images on plain paper Scrap Paper (to cover work space) Plain Watercolour Card or Plain Thick Cardstock Paper Trimmer or Scissors Cotton Wool Balls (use for rubbing) Transfer Fluid Removable Tape PROCEDURE Print image on plain paper using an ink jet printer, resize using graphics software as required. Epson printers using Durabright water-proof ink will not work. Cut watercolour card or thick cardstock to size required for project, this may be the size of the printed... Read more →

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Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer: Fixing the squeak & removing rust!

Wow - it's amazing what you can achieve when you have no option. I recently noticed that my much loved Making Memories 12 x 12 Paper Trimmer was making a horrid squeaking noise. When I had a look, not only was it squeaking but the guide blade was totally RUSTY - yes you read that right rusty. I live in rather a hot and humid North Queensland (Australia), but it's not like I took my trimmer outside - this was... Read more →

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