6 Bezel Projects — Necklaces, and Bookmarks, and Bracelets, Oh My!

July 21st, 2015

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Bezels are one of the most versatile pieces in jewelry making. You can decorate them with anything — patterned paper, photos, and text, or even chalkboard paint and glitter! These projects all use bezels in a unique way. From necklaces to journal wraps to bracelets, they can be used to display your personal style like a mini art canvas for your accessories and wearable art projects. Read the rest of this entry »



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Bezels are one of the most versatile pieces in jewelry making. You can decorate them with anything — patterned paper, photos, and text, or even chalkboard paint and glitter! These projects all use bezels in a unique way. From necklaces to journal wraps to bracelets, they can be used to display your personal style like […]

Metal Stamping Project Inspiration

July 17th, 2015

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Metal stamping projects are the hottest trend in jewelry making right now. Hammering the tags and blanks can be a great way to add a personal touch. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing letters and shapes appear in the metal after a good, solid thud of the hammer. Here is a collection of metal stamping projects that can inspire your own experiments with the technique. Make gift tags, necklaces, keychains, or boot belts with this technique and try the jewelry making method that everyone is talking about. Read the rest of this entry »



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Metal stamping projects are the hottest trend in jewelry making right now. Hammering the tags and blanks can be a great way to add a personal touch. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing letters and shapes appear in the metal after a good, solid thud of the hammer. Here is a collection of metal stamping […]

We Asked the Artists: What’s the Best Feedback You’ve Ever Received?

July 14th, 2015

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For all creative types, feedback can be an important formative experience. Most of us remember the best compliments we’ve received for our artistic efforts. My favorite compliment came from my mother and wasn’t even said directly to me. We were at a family reunion when I overheard her telling my aunt what amazing work I had been doing lately. It was a special moment that convinced me to continue creating. However, sometimes harsh criticism can be just as productive. One of my mixed-media pieces got a complete makeover when a friend told me it was “just alright.” Whether it was positive or negative, we asked the artists:

What is the best feedback you have ever received? Has constructive criticism helped you develop personally or improved your artwork? Do you listen to the comments of others? Read the rest of this entry »



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For all creative types, feedback can be an important formative experience. Most of us remember the best compliments we’ve received for our artistic efforts. My favorite compliment came from my mother and wasn’t even said directly to me. We were at a family reunion when I overheard her telling my aunt what amazing work I […]

4 Projects Using Wax Bags and a Giveaway!

July 10th, 2015

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Our unbleached wax bags are a blank canvas for all your artful living projects. Make goodie bags, seed packets, sandwich bags, or gift bags. Punch a decorative border into the edges, tie a bow at the top, or stitch them shut. The possibilities for these bags are endless — decorate them with all the details you love. Read the rest of this entry »



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Our unbleached wax bags are a blank canvas for all your artful living projects. Make goodie bags, seed packets, sandwich bags, or gift bags. Punch a decorative border into the edges, tie a bow at the top, or stitch them shut. The possibilities for these bags are endless — decorate them with all the details […]

The Meaning of Life: A Mixed-Media Art Journal Page by Guest Artist Kate Crane

July 7th, 2015

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Today’s project is by Guest Artist Kate Crane. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project.

As a fairly prolific and long-term art journaler, I am always looking for new ideas to try out in my journals. However, there are recurring and repeating features that always seem to appear – bright colours, lots and lots of layers, stenciling and stamping!

Recently I have been playing with repeating images. We all like a bit of familiarity and therefore repetition can be soothing and relaxing. It’s also a great way to use a small stamped image on a larger page, an image that would usually get lost on a larger scale page. Read the rest of this entry »



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Today’s project is by Guest Artist Kate Crane. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. As a fairly prolific and long-term art journaler, I am always looking for new ideas to try out in my journals. However, there are recurring and repeating features that always seem to appear – bright […]