Archive for Creative Techniques

18 Jun 2013

Creative Techniques 11 with Wilna

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For June’s pages, I created a project life type of design page. I was one of the people that thought project life will be for me, but in the end realize that it does not fit my personality at all. However, I did have a bunch of PL page protectors and thought to make pages that will fit into it. The goal for me was to make all (or most) of the little cards stand alone as a design element BUT they also had to work together as a coherent layout. In this page, I painted some chipboard pieces with white gesso and I love the soft effect of the whole page.
I am excited to share her pages that are Project Life sections but Wilna still keeps her style and personality in her creating.  -Lizzy
12 Jun 2013

Video: Misting Techniques

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Today I am guest posting on Studio Calico’s Instagram feed. One of the pictures highlights the neon Mister Huey colors. Someone asked how to use mists so I thought I should share this video. Besides drops and splashes this shows other ways to use them.

Misting Techniques from Dear Lizzy on Vimeo.

11 Jun 2013

Creative Techniques 10: With Wilna

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I love how this page by Wilna has lots of details and layering but definitely one that you could scrap-lift! I wanna try misting or painting then diecutting on a future project.

Page: Happy.
For this page I created a heart die cut. The page was inspired by this page by Dear Lizzy, where Elizabeth used lots of hearts on her page. I layered the heart die cut with the navy lucky charm paper and just added some gelato’s as color as well as some paint splashes.
Thanks for looking!

21 May 2013

Creative Techniques 09 With Wilna

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Hey guys!
So I took a break since having my baby boy, Myles, but we are back with some amazing layouts and techniques from our party girls. The black and white pic is perfect with the bright colors. I love how she layered all the different diecuts and white hearts. Also how she used the molding paste and my diecut cards. Splashes of black ink is a great artistic touch with the white and bright colors. Awesome work Wilna!

You make my heart sing by: Wilna
I used some clusters of embellishments in this page and simply stacked and layered them. The title was made using some molding paste over the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm die cut card.
If you want to know more about this technique, I have a whole chapter on molding paste in my Art class at Two Peas In A Bucket.
Thanks for looking!

24 Apr 2013

Creative Techniques 08 with Wilna

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Today Wilna shares such a beautiful and unique technique for working with ribbon. Once again she takes a product we all have and comes up with a cool way to use it! Love how she sewed strips of ribbon at the top and layered with stickers and chipboard. Check out her video for a full tutorial on how to recreate and lift these fun ideas.


09 Apr 2013

Creative Techniques 07 with Wilna

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Wilna rocks the Lucky Charm Rubons this week and shares how to layer them with other mediums.
Check out her video below with step by step!

Love the messy stitching on the left side of the photo and her grouping of elements.

thanks Wilna!

18 Mar 2013

Creative Techniques 06 with Wilna

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This is a very cool technique using your thickers as a mask and spraying them with mist!
Wilna shares all the details with a video tutorial below:


12 Mar 2013

Creative Techniques 05 with Wilna

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TRUE by Wilna
I used a bayer and mixed some gesso and mod podge and rolled the paint on. Then I used a heating tool to dry the ruffles so that they are dimensional. See video below for all the creative details for painting on ruffles!


06 Mar 2013

Creative Techniques 04 with Wilna

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I have a serious scrap crush on Wilna!
She is so creative and uses products in such inspiring ways! Today she is sharing a very cool video tuturial on how to layer and add dimension with a simple product we all have in our stash–stickers!

Layering with Stickers by Wilna from Wilna Furstenberg on Vimeo.

05 Feb 2013

Creative Techniques 03

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This is number 3 of the Creative Techniques from Wilna and she has an incredible video demonstrating a really cool ribbon tutorial. Since we all have hoards of ribbon stashed away let’s give it a try on our next projects. Isn’t she amazing? Thanks Wilna!