Category Archives: Altenew

Starting An Art Journal With A Stencil Masking Technique

I’ve been experimenting, experimenting, and more experimenting with new techniques.  I’ve been sharing the successes and the “failures” with you here on my blog and on my YouTube channel.  Today, I decided that it is time to start an art journal. I find myself making a lot of cards that I never get around to… Read More »

Color Challenge For Fall

It’s time for the Paper Craft Crew to have a color challenge for fall! It’s orange, purple, lime green and one color of your choice…I chose a butterscotch yellow. I used the Hedgehog Hollow October Kit for this card.  The stamp set is from The Ink Road created exclusively for The Hedgehog Hollow.  I created… Read More »

Mixed Media Art: Distress Crayons And Embossing On Canvas

Oh yeah!  I’m a mixed media artist. That’s what you should be telling your friends and family.  We don’t just craft.  We create art using a variety of mediums.  So far this week, I’ve used distress markers, distress crayons, watercolor paints, dye and pigment inks, embossing powders, perfect pearls, metallic elements, canvas, paper and lots… Read More »

Alcohol Re-Inkers With Altenew Goodness

I’ve now been playing with techniques using the Altenew Artist Marker Refill inks for the last several days.  These are alcohol inks and they are fabulously fun to play with. Altenew Academy has a class that is live right now called Rethink Re-Inkers.  I didn’t realize that it would be about alcohol re-inkers.  In all… Read More »

Just How Do You Do That Drop Shadow Faux Dimension?

I’ve been practicing and mentioning my single layer card faux dimension technique called drop shadow.  Several people have asked me how to do it so I created a video and a pair of cards to show you how to do this technique and to compare what a difference it makes. I held up the two… Read More »

Faux Layers Using A Drop Shadow

I was trying to make a quick video to demonstrate the drop shadow faux layers technique when my camera just died.  It is 6 years old so I’m guessing it has served me well!  I will have to treat myself to a new camera for videos on my way home from work tomorrow! I was… Read More »