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ko-ok · 1W ago

DOT LINER EMBELLISHING

It's surprising how many office supplies can be multi-purpose in the art & craft world.  I remember many years ago using one of the white-out correction tapes to add random white areas to an atc and as it was an old tape, it didn't work very well but...
ko-ok · 3W ago

BRUSHO'S & METALLICS

I thought it was time we dug out the Brusho's and had another play with them, this time incorporating metallic colours with them.  I have used both the Ken Oliver Color Burst Liquid Metals (Heavy Metals set) as well as my Schmincke Gold & Silver powd...
ko-ok · 1M ago

TRANSLUCENT ALCOHOL INKS

Everyone knows of courses that alcohol inks are translucent but because of this, when applied to another surface that is also semi-translucent it creates another wonderful technique.  The receiving surface needs to be able to withstand liquid in the ...
ko-ok · 1M ago

DISTRESS OXIDE INKS!

I've been a huge fan of the Ranger Distress Ink Pads for years now and was, like most people, excited when the news broke there was to be a new Distress Oxide Ink Pad.   They do react very differently than the normal Distress Ink Pads and are a total...
ko-ok · 2M ago

TARNISHED FOIL

Probably one of the best purchases you can make in the papercraft/mixed media world is a roll of Silver adhesive foil tape.  Ranger sells the sheets (A4 I think) but I prefer the roll that you can buy and if you get the one that is about 8cm (or 3") ...
ko-ok · 2M ago

EMBOSSED BLOBS

First class back from my month long holiday in New Zealand and we'll be working with embossing powders.  I love the fact that there are so many ways to use embossing powders and this is an easy way to add a substantial embellishment piece to your wor...
ko-ok · 4M ago

FOILED AGAIN!

I have had a "thing" for foils.... the ones that go onto a sticky surface and then peel off to show shiny, gorgeous colours.  So we all know that it works semi-ok on the sticky embossing pow...
ko-ok · 4M ago

GRANULATED WATERCOLOUR

I have done the technique before where you sprinkle either rock salt or plain table salt over wet watercolour where the salt soaks up some of the liquid to leave you with lighter areas where...
ko-ok · 5M ago

FOILED EMBOSSING

This technique combines two of my favourite things..... embossing and foil.  The added bonus is that you can go through all your gorgeous background papers to find something that looks wonde...
ko-ok · 5M ago

CREDIT CARD TECHNIQUE REVISITED

My absolute favourite background is credit card technique.  Over the years this has proven itself to be one of the easiest and most spectacular backgrounds that you can do with such simple s...