Color Test with the new Gansai Tambi Gem Colors from Kuretake

Have you seen the stunning new Watercolor set from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi range - well it's called Gem Colors and they are super pretty and metallic looking and today I'm going to have a play and see how they perform. You know I like to play and test out new products before creating anything with them - so for my project for Lulu Art this month I'm going to test out the new Gem colors and see what they... Read more →

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Summer Dreams Leonardo Da Vinci Mixed Media Page

Hello and Welcome to Crafty Sisters YouTube Hop!! You're on the beach as the sun rises over the turquoise waves, or you can smell of fresh roses, or see the peaches hanging heavy on the tree ready to pick - yes, you're looking at a beautiful summer day. My challenge today will be to capture this feeling on an art journal page! Eeep - yes I'm setting myself a BIG challenge and I have to admit it was a little... Read more →

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Mixed Media Travel Journal Cover for Nomadic Soul Diaries

Well hello there beautiful people. As you may know, I've been traveling recently - I went to the other side of the world and explored Canada. This is the journal I took with me and I can't wait to show you how I created this very special mixed media journal cover colored using the new Lindy's Squirts and a whole host of other amazing art supplies. Now this journal cover actually has multiple purposes, not only did I make it... Read more →

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Spirit Girl Journal Page with Jane Davenport Supplies

Hello beautiful people, I am so excited to show you what I have created with these gorgeous supplies from Jane Davenport and Spellbinders. Today I'll be trying something a bit different and going subtle and frosty rather than using bright colors! I'm going to use the versatile ColorSticks and Palette Pastels to add color to my project. For those who don’t know me, I’m Kate Palmer, Aussie artist and devoted Davenpeep, though I’m better known as Sparkle Tart online because... Read more →

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Feather Travel Journal Cover

Hello there gorgeous people! I am sooooooo excited at the moment as we are going on our very first BIG holiday in almost 10 years - we are off to Canada! To keep all those special memories I'm making a very special Travel Journal that I will be sharing with you all - some pages will have step by step process clips on YouTube, while others will be a look at the finished page on my Instagram account (@planningwithsparkletart) and... Read more →

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Vintage Toned Background using Distress Inks and Oxides

Hello gorgeous people! Today I'm going to show you how to make this super pretty card that uses just one stamp, plus a bunch of beautiful products and techniques to really turn it into something special. I'll be pulling out all the stops for this one as It's for my Mum's 70th birthday and I really want to make her something special! I'll be using products from Ranger, Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) and Jane Davenport and I can't wait to... Read more →

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Spring Forest Hop: Travel Journal Page

Hey crafty friends! Welcome to our Spring Forest/Garden Instagram Hop. 12 of us have come from different sides of the globe to bring YOU 12 special projects! We also have generous PRIZES from our sponsors loads of great brands and stores!!! Read till the end to know how to participate! I'm super excited to share my project with you all. My beautiful friend Phoebe has organised a special Instagram hop with a Spring Forest theme (I really do have amazing... Read more →

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Make You Smile Style Art Journaling (How to Paint Simple Roses)

Hello gorgeous people, today I'm going to grab some beautiful paints, a stamp and stencil and of course my signature sparkles, and show you how to create this bright and bold art journal page! It's pretty, filled with simple techniques and really packs a punch of colour! Now as with most things it's easier to show to the process for this page rather than tell you about it - so I've made a short video to walk you through it... Read more →

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Poppy Themed Art Journal Page (with Image Transfer Tips)

Welcome to the Stamperia Hop! We want to celebrate Stamperia and their range of art supplies, so Stamperia sent some awesome products to every corner of the planet and we’ve created 13 fabulous projects with them. Hop along and you have a chance to win one of the 10 mystery boxes Stamperia is giving away (more details at the end of this post). I feel very honored to be a part of the super awesome international Stamperia Hop and I... Read more →

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Winter Themed Hanging Ornament (Winter Magic Hop)

Welcome to the fabulous Winter Magic Hop! Yes, a HOP - that means there are some amazing sponsors and even more amazing prizes so read to the end for details! For this special winter themed hop I decided to bring to life something that has been buzzing around in my brain for over 12 months! I've been gathering supplies and trying to imagine what I might make, and this is it a scenic winter themed Hanging (or sitting) glass ball... Read more →

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Jane Davenport's Incredible Inks on Yupo

Want to make a beautiful background that practically leaps off the paper? Then let me show you how amazing Jane Davenport's INKredible inks look on Yupo paper and you will be racing to the store to grab the supplies and try this yourself. No seriously, I mean RUNNING, sprinting - it's so amazing! Create your own Yupo Background Step-by-Step Spray Yupo with water and drip on a little of each colour of Incredible ink Spritz with water from a height... Read more →

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How to Alter a Necklace (for a cool Steampunk look)

Welcome, welcome and roll right up for the Old Treasures Hop! I am so honored to be a part of this amazing altering extravaganza with 15 renowned Mixed Media artists worldwide! Today I have given myself a bit of a challenge to create something useful and wearable using my mixed media skills - I will be altering a necklace and transforming it into an old treasure with a steampunk theme. Now this one was a bit of a challenge for... Read more →

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Beginners Acrylic Pour using Dina Wakley Pouring Medium

Today I'm going to play with something new, Dina Wakley Pouring Medium - it's fun and a little scary and my friend Kylie thinks I'm about to make a huge mess, she might just be right (though I hope not)! My entire project today will be an experiment! An experiment with products, colors and mediums - not all of them recommended for use with the Dina Wakley Pouring Medium PLUS I've never done an acrylic pour before so I'm learning... Read more →

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Marabu Mixed Media Art Sprays Road Test

Hi gorgeous people, today I'm going to talk a little bit about the new Marabu Mixed Media Sprays in the Lulu Art store. Marabu sprays are described as brightly coloured waterbased acrylics, for light porous surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood. They are intermixable, water thinnable, quick drying, lightfast and waterproof. Now you all know I'm a total Lindy's spray die hard, so trying a new spray can be a bit challenging for me as I have no idea... Read more →

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Plan with Kate & Jane (well Jane Davenport Supplies!)

Today I'm going to be Planning with Jane - Jane Davenport that is - though sadly not in person! Instead, I'm going to be using up some leftovers from previous projects to create a Jane Davenport inspired horizontal weekly planner layout. So join me and let's use up some of those leftover supplies to create a bright and fun planner spread for this week. I really HATE throwing away perfectly good stuff but I also hate ending up with piles... Read more →

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