Crate Paper | Cute Shadow Boxes | Willow Lane

Crate Paper | Cute Shadow Boxes | Willow Lane

New decoration is in the house. I used papers from the Willow Lane Collection by Crate Paper to make two cute little shadow boxes. And I added two cute handmade paper flowers. I used cutfiles from the Silhouette Design Store to create these projects. I hope you like my inspiration. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day, yours Sandra.

Altenew | Scrapbook Layout | Be A Dreamer

Altenew Scrapbook Layout

Hello! I'm sharing a new scrapbook layout on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog today. I grabbed my heat-embossing supplies and added some handmade embellishments to the scrapbook layout. Find out all the details over here. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good day! Yours Sandra.

Altenew | Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Watercolor 36 Pan Set August 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Watercolor 36 Pan Set August 2018 Release Blog Hop. You might have come here from Sanketi. Now it's my turn to inspire you with two projects. I used the vibrant Watercolor 36 Pan Set from Altenew to create a fun layout (already way back in January - making this layout 7 months old :) and a clean and simple card.

Product Description

This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing. Some of the case lids snap off upon opening and can easily snap back on after you are finished creating so you can store your mixed paints with the rest of the pan colors.

The set contains:

  • 36 Watercolor Half-Pans
  • Plastic Case
  • Water Brush

Layout with Watercolor 36 Pan Set




Limited time offer! Receive a FREE Watercolor Pan Case (value $5.99) with the purchase of the Watercolor 36 Pan Set for a limited time. The free gift will be added to your cart automatically.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/15/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/19/2018.

Next stop

Thank you for stopping by on my blog today. Next stop on your hop is over at Kay Miller. Have a wonderful day, yours Sandra.

Crate Paper | Decorated Notebook Cover | Willow Lane

Decorated Notebook Cover | Willow Lane | Crate Paper

Photos and a short description of a clean and simple decorated notebook cover are up on the Crate Paper Blog today. Hop on over to find out more. Thank you for looking. Have a good day!!! Yours, Sandra.

Color Pour American Crafts | Tutorial How To + Tips

Color Pour American Crafts Tutorial DIY

Color Pour American Crafts Tutorial How To

Get messy with the new product collection Color Pour by American Crafts. Here is what American Crafts says about Color Pour:
Color Pour is an easy-to-use program that lets you perfect the art of paint pouring without the frustration of trial and error. This collection features pre-mixed paints with the perfect amount of pouring mediums. Highly-pigmented paints yield beautiful colors while varnishes, silicone oil, and glitter turn your creations into something to be proud of. And with its simple instructions, Color Pour is the perfect art project for any age and any skill level.
Create decorative canvas paintings (and other objects) with pouring paints (single or pre-mixed pouring paint kits), silicone oil, glitters, and foil flakes. I tried it - watch my video tutorial on youtube (click). Before you start, please cover your workspace with a drop cloth and use a high-quality canvas to achieve a smooth finish. There are some pics below to get you started. If you want to find out how I experimented with this product collection, please watch my video tutorial on youtube.

The Results

I created three projects: two with a high-quality canvas and one with a tray made of concrete. I'm quite satisfied with the first canvas. I used a lot of the silicone oil with the pouring paints. This will create the white space on the canvas. But the tray is my absolut favourite. I just love how it turned out. All projects will be unique with the Color Pour technique - there is some luck involved :).

Tips For The Making

  • Cover your table with a drop cloth - there will be a lot of excess paint
  • Use gloves (e.g. rubber or latex gloves) - your hands will get messy
  • Shake your paints well
  • Remove the protection cap/foil from the bottle
  • Use a lot of paint to make sure to cover the entire canvas (or any other surface you're using)
  • Mix in silicone oil to create white space
  • When mixing paints, start with paints in lighter colours and mix in darker paints last (if you want to create darker projects, then start with the darker paints)
  • Let paints on canvas dry for about 12 hours
  • Have fun getting messy :)
  • There might be some more tips I don't know yet...

What about the excess paint?

There will be paint on your drop cloth. I had a watercolor postcard pad in my stash. And I just pressed the postcards onto the excess paint. You can create patterns like these:

Have fun trying out Color Pour by American Crafts. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good time. Yours, Sandra.