Tag Archives: Tim Holtz

Paint and plastic!

A lot of instagram videos I've looked at is about people painting/using markers on plastic and then smudging that on paper, it looks sooo easy and it seems like it always turnes out beautiful.
I didn't have the same experience! It turned out beautiful sometimes, horrible other times. It just didn't wanna blend good with some colours, and some paint dried to fast for it to look good. While others really just dissapeard and you almost couldnt see it.
Though I did end up with these 5 cards that I really really really loved, just a tiny stamp and some small detailes in the corners and a simple frame around and they were done. On the cards that have a black base I have a white piece of paper inside so it's easy to write a few words for whoever is getting it.
All of these cards are also for sale at the store where I work MonaLiza.

Experimenting with Maskingfluid

I saw a few vidoes on Instragram by the user Pigmentology and saw he was playing around with paint and maskingfluid, so I decided to try it out. Got some Masking Fluid at my work MonaLiza.no (you can also buy it at out online store in the link)
It was kinda thick, so I wanted to try and water it down a bit aswell. It worked well, but had to wait longer for it to dry before painting.
Maskingfluid was fun to work with, will try out more later and see if I can do even more cool effects with it in layers.

Here I used a stencil to apply maskinfluid in small circles. As you see they didn't get as even as I wanted to, but it's one of my first tries so not to shabby.

On this one I put down a butterfly and applied maskingfluid on the outside, brushstrokes from the butterfly and outwards. Really liked the effect when I put out a diecut on top of the butterfly aswell. SImple effect but does a lot to the card.

Here I just applied maskingfluid in a circle in the middle to be able to make the moon after. It was easy and I really liked it.

More cards!

Here is a few more cards i've made this week.  The first two is kvikk-lunch cards. (KitKat fits in it aswell). I finaly got to use the to feet I stamped up years ago. So cute. The other is made just to have an example to show where I sell them.  Here I also got to use the feet stamp. And on the background here I played with some maskinfluid. Was fun, but will have ti experiment more with that.  On this one I have finaly tried out the alcohol ink paper from Tim Holtz. And that was really fun. The stamp and die is also from Tim Holtz. 

Happy Mothersday ❤

Happy Mothersday to my mom and to all other moms.
I made a card and wrapped a little gift for my mom this year, I normally hate wrapping gifts. But I had this awesome wrapping-paper from a gift my sister gave me, and with that it was easy peasy. Here are closeup of the cards outside and inside.

For sale!

Now I have finally finished my card-stand that I made from scratch, and my cards are sold at the art-supply store I work at called MonaLiza. It's 5 different types of cards, you have normal 6x6" cards, 6x3" cards, some with different folding techniques, Kvikk-lunch cards (also fits kitkat I would believe) and a card-box that fits a 200g chocolate plate.
Just drop by and have a look. I also made to order, so if you need something special for a special occasion just send me a message.
I will post the tutorial I used on the card-stand later on, and some more detailed photos of it.  

200g chocolate-card! 






I love making these chocolate cards, they are so sweet for birthdays when you wanna give money but don't just wanna put them in an envelope. And who doesn't like to get chocolate? Be serious guys, honestly.

And I also had to try out some of the new dies I got after christmas so good excuse. I love the dreamcatcher die from Marianne Design, I just need to experiment a bit more with it before I feel "safe" with it. The stars on the purple card is also from Marianne Design.

Next Level!

I truly love this embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers, and when you play around with something new and exciting you Can't just settle for one! And what is so great also is that it's in 6x6" / 15x15cm, so it covers my entire piece of paper. I made a few more in different colors.   I have to say my favorite is absolutely the yellow, green and pink one. I just love my pinks!
All made the same way, with taping around the edges with washitape, colouring in the square with Distress Inks from Tim Holtz and brushing over it with Magicals from Lindys Stamp Gang before embossing it and putting on a few diecuts from Papirdesign, and Memory Box Clean and Simple!