Category Archives: Techniques

Inlaid Die Cutting Technique With Patterned Paper

Altenew recently had a new class on 3D Florals that was all about using their layered floral dies.  I’m halfway through the class and I’m enjoying it very much. I decided to use a slight twist on the 3D Florals by using the Rose Filament Die set.  This is not a layered die, but I… Read More »

Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do? I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks. I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of… Read More »

Quick Tip: Swatching Your Color Mediums + Free Printable Swatch Sheet For Altenew Watercolor Brushes

I have a free printable for you today.  I decided that I wanted all my Altenew Watercolor brush colors on one sheet so I could see them all at one time.  I created a sheet that you can print on watercolor paper and then swatch out your watercolor brush colors. I highly recommend that you… Read More »

Mixed Media Valentine’s Day Cards

Falling in love with mixed media is so easy to do. It starts small. You try some glitter glaze here, a distress crayon there, embossing paste comes next and suddenly you are stenciling and watercoloring everything! It is ridiculously addictive. Suddenly you will own every possible color of embossing mousse and then the company comes… Read More »