3 Ways to Create Vintage Grunge Effects using Lindy's Stamp Gang Products

Today I'm going to look at 3 different ways to create vintage or grunge effects using your Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Now there are WAY more than 3 ways to do this, but I thought I'd share my 'go to' techniques, the ones that always work, are practically fool-proof and are all quick to do - the result, instant vintage grungy goodness for any project. 1. Vintage / Grunge Background Begin by glueing scraps of paper onto a tag (or... Read more →

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Watercolour Effect Journal Page

Hello again - I hope you are all having an amazing month - I am, you know the kind of month where you walk around smiling, happy and singing to yourself - well that's me right now! The Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge palette for May is stunning - absolutely stunning - it pairs some of my absolute favourite Lindy's colours of al time! I felt completely inspired by these colors so I decided to be brave and try something... Read more →

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Altering Christmas Baubles: Which Glitter Works Best?

I hope I'm not the only one who can't resist adding their own little DIY spin on store bought Christmas decorations - please tell me I'm not alone! Well this year I have partnered with a fabulous Aussie store Christmas Kingdom to indulge in my little decoration DIY love and create a table centerpiece using some of their fabulous products and some very special altered baubles. You may have noticed that I love to make things a little more sparkly... Read more →

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Copic Markers: Using Glossy Card & Colouring Photos

Today I am using Copic Markers to add hints of colour to printed photos. Sounds easy enough doesn't it! Though it sounds easy, using Copic Markers on glossy photo paper isn't quite as simple as colouring on uncoated paper, there are quite a few factors in play that can affect your results. Not to worry - in the following post I will show you several techniques and go over a few important tips for colouring with Copic Markers on glossy... Read more →

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Doodling Tricks & Tips: Using Your Leftover Ink or Paint

I've mentioned before that I will often use leftover spray ink, paint etc to add colour to a blank page. Yes I really do this and when feeling a bit aimless I will use one of these pre-coloured random backgrounds. As you may expect the results are shall we say, a little unpredictable, especially since when wiping up leftover inks I completely disregard what might look good, what colours match and anything else resembling an actual thought process - I... Read more →

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Common Uses for the Copic Colourless Blender

Today I'm looking at the little miracle that is the Copic Colourless Blender. In spite of the name, the Colourless Blender isn't really used for blending, instead think of it as your magic wand! It can fix mistakes, create patterns and texture and add highlights to your colouring. Today I'm looking at the most common uses for your Colourless Blender. To try out the following techniques you will need: Copic Colourless Blender marker Copic Various Ink - Blending Fluid Mini... Read more →

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Create a Beautiful Rainbow Card with Sparkly Sprays and Glitter Washi

Some days you need to make your own rainbows - this card is today's rainbow! Now I feel I should warn you the mix of the Lindy's Starburst sprays, glitter tape and contrasting black actually made me squeal with delight - so I feel there should be a sparkly squeal alert on this! You've been warned - try this at your own risk :) You Will Need: Lindys' Stamp Gang Products Starbursts: Rudolph's' Red Nose Red, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink,... Read more →

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Doodled Journal Page

The colour palette for this month's Colour Challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang is fresh, pretty and feels like spring. I used a three colour combination from the suggested colours, but perhaps chose an interesting mix! Lindy's Stamp Gang Colours Starbursts: Blue Hawaiian Blue, Aloha Avocado, Cape Cod Coral and Peony Scarlett Red To complete the page I have also used: Wink of Stella: Gold Copic: Multi Liner 0.5 and Brush Marker - Black Pilot Choose 0.7 - White &... Read more →

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Silvery Mixed Media Journal Page "In the Moonlight"

Today I'm creating a heavily textured, high-octane sparkle journal page! For me this one was about playing with layering and collage materials and using ideas I've seen on the internet from our own gorgeous Marta Lapkowska and Finnabair aka Anna Dabrowska (ie: gesso over collage) and layered journal pages and building on this, to create something with my own flavour - which as you know is sparkly! I think this page turned out with a total Christmas or Winter feel... Read more →

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Copic Coloured Feathers for C.A.S. Thankyou Card

Hi, today I thought I'd try something fun, funky and surprisingly fast - colouring feathers with my Copic Markers to create a clean and simple thank you card! As it turns out the most difficult thing about this, was finding the white feathers. Apparently the regional area I live in has a feather shortage, I searched every $2 store in the town and no white feathers to be found anywhere. Every other colour under the sun was available - but... Read more →

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Scenic Layer Card - C.A.S.

Today I'm going to show you a simple but stunning technique using Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang. This process proved so simple, stress-free and downright gorgeous that I'm thinking of using this technique for my Christmas cards - though it could be adapted for any occasion. You won't need many supplies to make this, but is is important to use a smooth watercolour card, a good self-adhesive stencil and a highly pigmented watercolour (you know Magicals are my favourite variety!).... Read more →

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Wintery One Layer Card (Almost)

This week I'm trying my hand at a one layer card - I almost made it too, but couldn't resist adding a touch of black to make the colours pop. I decided to use Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang, but this would look just as gorgeous with watercolours or even Distress Stains! The key to this is the watercolour paper, without The key to this technique is the watercolour paper, without it the colours won't be as nicely blended and... Read more →

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Simple Watercolor Journal Page Background

Today I'm going to step away from my usual page style for a change and create something simple. There are days when I just want to put a thought on paper and add a simple illustration, so that's what I'm doing today. Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays are perfect for creating layered and super sparkly pages, but are equally wonderful for paler and simpler artworks. They are also a dream to journal over and worked beautifully with my Copic Multi Liners.... Read more →

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Monotone Mixed Media Journal Page

Today I'm going to use my Copic products to create a monotone journal page. Working with a limited colour palette was a new thing for me and monotones even more difficult - you know how I love my colour! I used blue so much last year I thought I'd try a different palette and settled on a grungy, vintage colour scheme. After giving the page a bit of thought, I decided to go completely Copic - ALL the colour on... Read more →

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Inspiration Wednesday Inspired Journal Page

OK first let me get this out of the way so I can concentrate...... squeeeee so pretty and sparkly - must touch.... The colours for February's Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge are some of my FAVOURITES magenta/pink and teal blue. I couldn't wait to play with this combination. SUPPLIES Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals: Hottie Patottie Hot Pink or Cheshire Cat Cherry & Tiffany Lou Blue Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Magenta & Cobalt Teal Acrylic Glazing Liquid: Satin Gesso: White Light... Read more →

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Ombre Embossing with Lindy's Stamp Gang Powders

Today I have two simple techniques to share, use them together or apart to create stunning embellishments for any project. So go and grab your Lindy's embossing power and Magicals and join me in creating something gorgeous! SUPPLIES: Lindy's Stamp Gang Products: Embossing Powder - Candy Cane Red Gold and Razzleberry Plum Magicals - Poinsettia Red Starbursts - Rudolphs' Red Nose & Bougainvillea Fuchsia Flat Fabio - Pink Ladies Pink Other Products: Art Extravagance - Texture Paste Studio Calico -... Read more →

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Copic Bloom Journal Page

Today I will be using a few supplies from my X-Press It and Copic hoard to create a bright and happy journal page, using my 'word' for the new year! I've chosen the word 'Bloom' for this year as to me it seems hopeful and that's what I currently am. Hopeful that 2015 will be happy and healthy, hopeful that my art will move forward, hopeful that all the uncertainty and trials in my life will settle and that things... Read more →

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Magazine Christmas Tree with Lindy's Stamp Gang

If you have children it's likely you've seen these come home from school around the Christmas season, magazine Christmas trees are a favourite of teachers the world over! Now I've never made one of these before, but I wanted to give a magazine Christmas tree a try, with a little Lindy's twist. SUPPLIES Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Starburst Sprays: Silent Night Silver & Steel Shimmer Glitter: Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Steel Shimmer and Gag Me With A Spoon... Read more →

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FAKE IT: Beautiful Lettering for Journals, Cards or Scrapbooks

Today I'm going to let you in on a little secret (just don't tell anyone!) My lettering isn't always what I'd like it to be, so I CHEAT. What? Shocking I know!!! In an effort to help all those other typography challenged people out there, I'm going to share my secret formula for creating beautiful lettering on your cards, journals or scrapbook pages. Two reliable ways to CHEAT when it comes to lettering: Use Word (or similar program) to create... Read more →

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LSG Christmas Cards - One Technique Three Cards

Today I'm sharing a little Lindy's Stamp Gang love and showing off one of the new products Purely White Embossing Powder. I'm also hoping to inspire you with 3 different cards all using the same basic technique. I don't know about you, but Christmas cards always cause me a little bit of panic: how will I get them all done, how can I keep the costs down, what can I make that is a bit different? Well, using this technique,... 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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Lindy's Sprays over Recycled or Kraft Colour Card or 'Beautiful Garbage'

I don't know about you all, but finances are a little tight at my place about now, so I'm looking at my craft stash in a new light and trying to use some of those things I have been collecting. Today I'm going to use some recycled/kraft coloured card that I've saved, and use a budget saving material to create a stunning pastel card. Now this may be the inside of a cardboard cereal box, the backing from a paper... Read more →

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Layering Copic Colours to Create a Beautiful Night Sky Effect

I'm back this week with another idea with many uses - layering your Copic colours, for a beautiful though abstract result. I often hear Copic beginners expressing their frustration with learning to blend, well while you are mastering blending why not play with layering. Layering colours is much easier, gives interesting and unexpected results and can be used on many projects. I have used this to create a journal page, but you could easily use this as an amazing way... Read more →

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Stendoodling with Copics

Today I have a little GIVEAWAY and a new project using my much loved Copic products and some simple doodles. Now this is a wonderful place to begin for anyone who is new to doodling or colouring with Copics, all you need are a few stencils, your favourite colours and a little time. The reason that this is so great for beginners, is that this project uses a technique called Stendoodling. What is Stendoodling? Well to create a Stendoodle you... Read more →

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Create Interesting Mixed Media Hair using Lindy's Stamp Gang Products

Today I'm going to show you how to create interesting Mixed Media hair with depth and texture (I only wish my photos were better on this one!). You can use this technique on canvas or paper and it results in a project that you want to reach out and touch - to run your fingers over the pattern and surface (well I do any how!). This doesn't need to be limited to hair either, it would be amazing as an... Read more →

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