Creative Colour Charts

Looking for ways the creat cool color charts? Then have a look at this idea using supplies from Lulu Art of course! Colour charts - I love to make them but often seem to fall into the trap of having them be purely for 'utility reasons' - I can be a little too practical on occasion. So I've been looking at ways to make them more exciting and interesting while still retaining their original purpose - which is show off... Read more →

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Stencil and Masks - What's The Difference?

To kick off the K.I.S.S.ing Class (that's Keep It Simple Sparkly) I thought we would take a quick look at Masks and Stencils and find out what's the difference between the two. For something that many of us use so often, it can be a little bit challenging to wrap our heads around what is a mask and what is a stencil. Masks and stencils are amazingly fabulous art tools that help you reproduce a particular pattern, image, design or... 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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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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Hinge Tape

Oh dear - it's only day 2 and I found something I MUST HAVE - have you seen the Stampo's Steampunk Hinge Tape tape available from VivaLasVegaStamps Online - no - then look below. My brain just boggles at all the things I could use this on! Rusty Hinge Tape Variety of available tapes Resist Kate - resist! Read more →

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Letraset Aqua Markers - yum yum!

OK - the lovely Jane Davenport introduced me to these, I couldn't resist after seeing the amazing journal art she produced with them - so being me, I ordered ahem... a few. When they arrived I stared at them and wondered what I was going to use them for - I'm not quite in Jane's league so drawing directly into my journal with these was a little intimidating. So ...... I stamped on some of my normal card and started... 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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