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How To: Use Prima Paintables paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Prima Paintables paper. These are meant to watercolor on and are very thick pieces of paper. You can take a paint brush and open up a bunch of different paint colors. Start to paint your picture, then allow it to dry. When finished, you can spray a water bottle on it to bleed the picture and make it look unique and your very own. This is something that is fun to do and makes it easy to paint your own creations using this paper that is made just for painti...

How To: Use glitter mist to make a great scrapbook

Making a scrapbook with glimmer mist, allows you to create interesting effects for scrapbooking. Shake the glimmer mist properly. Instead of shaking it up and down, shake it horizontally in circles. If you shake it up and down, it forces bubbles into the mist, which is the cause of splattering. You'll see a tornado inside, if you are shaking it properly.

How To: Use non-standard page protectors when scrapbooking

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use non-standard page protectors when scrapbooking. It is a tip on getting a large number of photos in an album without taking up too much space or using too many supplies. You can get 12 x 12 page protectors in terms of size but with pockets for 4 x 6 photos. This way you will have 6 photos on each side of the protector. Or maybe you put 5 photos and a card on one side. If you don't want to mess around with extra page protectors, you...

How To: Make a star picture album greeting card or scrapbook

See all the steps required to make this nifty photo album, which can be used as a picture greeting card or a simple scrapbook for yourself. Despite its complicated look, it's really not that hard to make. This stunning star album card can be made up as cards including many messages, pics, stamps, etc., or they can be made up as miniature scrapbook albums — especially great for kids after a special day out. It's good for a series of "happy" photos to cheat someone who needs "get well" messages.

How To: Create a Tim Holtz or autumn inspired distressed tag

Donna50242 shows us how to make an amazing looking tag to use on different things. This video is in response to another one posted earlier. This tag is made be crinkling up an ordinary brown paper tag and then flattening it out to create the worn out wrinkle effect. Using a distressing inking tool with a foam pad, we apply the ink in a swirling motion. using different colors from the ink set (Mahogany, Mustard seeds, green etc), we can create amazing effects. And that's it, your done! Try exp...

How To: Make a homemade foam applicator tool for distressing

This how to video shows you how to create your own home made foam applicator for blending. This will be useful as you can use items you can find at home and save money. You will need a piece of wood, such as a child's letter block, a piece of foam, and two pieces of velcro. Stick the pieces of velcro on to the block. From there, stick the foam applicator on top of the velcro. Once this is done, you are ready to use your very own home made foam applicator. You can use this for blending and oth...

How To: Alter a bottle cap for a scrapbook piece

Bottle caps can be used for so many different reasons. They can be used as cheap weapons, fake money in card games, and even decorations for arts and craft pieces. This tutorial will focus on the arts and crafts aspect and will show you how to alter a bottle cap for a scrapbook project. It's simple, easy, and fun to do. Enjoy!

How To: Distress a tag using Tim Holtz distress inks

First of all you have to arrange for materials like ink blending tool, ink blending foam, some tags to be used as practice surface and a distress ink pad. The tutor advises that you must not use a blending tool like a stamp and never make a lot of impressions using it on any surface. Instead of stamping the ink on the surface like a stamp you have to be careful while using it. Use a blending tool in such a way that the whole ink goes slowly onto the tag. Start by working the blending tool on ...

How To: Make flower arrangements on a card

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make flower arrangements on a card. To make this you will need punched out pieces of flowers, snowflakes and leaves of different shapes, sizes and color. You will also need some small size paper flowers, glue dots and cards. To make flowers, you can take a rose and twist the wire stem around a paintbrush to give it a curly shape. Then put a glue dot below the rose and attach it to a punched out snowflake. Take some punched out branche...

How To: Make a distressed scrapbook tag

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a distressed scarpbook tag. Take two tags, one red color and one yellow color and strip the threads off. Take a light color ‘Distress’ ink on a sponge and dab one side of the yellow tag with it to give it a light rough look. Now take little darker brown ink on another sponge and dab the edges of the tag with it. Then place the tag in a box and spray Glimmer mist on the tag. Dry the tag with a dryer. Now dab some more brown in...

How To: Make a vintage lady tag

Mybutterflykisses12 shows viewers how to make a vintage lady tag! First, You will need a stampof a vintage lady and some cardstock. Dab your stamp with black ink and stamp it onto card stock that is shaped like a tag. Next, you can stamp on vanilla script above the figure. Next, apply clear embossing powder to the tag and then heat this with a heating gun so it can set. Next, place an opaque stamped image of the same woman over the original on the tag. Cover the stamped image before you apply...

How To: Craft a cute pom-pom chicken

Pop pops make very adorable accents for scrapbooking. In this tutorial, learn how to spice up an Easter or spring themed scrapbook with a pom pom shaped like a chicken. This cute little guy makes the perfect addition to any craft project. He is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face when they see him.

How To: Make a 4x4 mini double accordion album

Maria from [www.stamininspirations.blogspot.com stampininspirations.blogspot.com] shows us how to make a 4x4 mini double accordion picture album. You will need a 4 x 9 in. piece of designer paper, a 4 x 9 in. piece of card stock, a 3.5 x 8.5 piece of designer paper, two 3.5 x 12 in pieces of card stock and two 4 x 4 in pieces of chipboard as well as some smaller pieces of designer paper and card stock and some ribbon. Rubber cement, a scorer and some double sided tape are also needed. Maria s...

How To: Make an Alice in Wonderland story board craft

This video is about how to make a story board craft. In this case the story is about Alice in Wonderland. In this case 3 Eco art boards are taken of a suitable size of 2 1/2"X3 1/2" the left edge is decorated with a lace spray painted with Memorie mist spray, the rest of the card is also spray painted. Now from Queen Kat Designs the stampings are selected and stamped on each board as per the story. Whilst stamping Indian stamping ink is used as it does not smudges. For extra decoration paper ...

How To: Soften edges of paper with ink sponges

Stampinmama1 shows us how to soften edges of paper with ink sponges. When you sponge, you get a little softer look onto the paper. You're going to want to use a round stamping sponge and you would want to cut it up into six pieces to have more control over them. Rub your sponge directly onto the pad, grind it on pretty hard. Go right along the edge of your paper, ink it up again and keep going. You will get a soft feathery edge instead of a fairly bland edge with no soft look to it.

How To: Use distress powder

Looking to try some new techniques out for your scrapbook pages? In this video tutorial, learn how to use distress powder to get that great distressed look for your pages. Also, learn how to take this technique a step further with UTEE & make the distressed a little glossier and polished looking.

How To: Add texture effects to your scrapbook page with ink

StampinMama1 demonstrates how to add ink texture effects to your scrapbook projects. When creating backgrounds for your scrapbook pages, you can use ink to both create texture and create interesting effects on the layout. Press the ink on the paper to use a direct to paper ink application technique. You can create cool effects like waves using this technique. Don't swipe the pad around or smudge it onto the paper. Instead, drag the ink pad in a motion of waves across the page. Start at one ed...

How To: Make scrapbooking cardstock look like faux suede

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a faux suede technique on cardstock. Users will need a plastic stamp pad. This stamp pad will be used for rubbing, so it should be an extra or an old stamp pad. Users will need to re-ink the pad once in a while. This will give the cardstock a textured look. It will give an old age, distress look. Simply take the stamp pad and rub it over the cardstock. This will pick up the texture of the cardstock. This video will benefit those viewers who ...

How To: Create scrapbook scenery by tearing paper

Want to create scenery to decorate your scrapbook? You can use torn paper to create this effect cheaply and easily. This video describes how. For example, if you want to create mountains, choose some brown paper, and tear in a jagged pattern, using your finger as a guide. If you want white-capped mountains, tear with the front side facing you. If you don't want white-capped mountains, turn the paper over and tear. You can also create other scenery. The woman in the video creates scenery such ...

How To: Add hemp twine to accent your scrapbook photo

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add hemp twine to accent a scrapbook photo. Users will only need a line of twine and tape. Put the twine on one side of the picture and tape the back to hold it. Now wrap the twine in a diagonal pattern (right and left). Then wrap it down the middle and tape the back again to hold it. Trim off the extra twine and tape all the strings of twine at the back, so that it won't move. This video will benefit those viewers who want to add an embellishment ...

How To: Do the Brayer technique for scrapbooking

Anyone interested in scrapbooking can learn how to do the Brayer technique with ink refills for cards with this video tutorial. You will need a piece of glossy cardstock as well as stamps. Make sure to keep your fingers off the paper to avoid smudging. You will need the dandelion stamp to stamp the cardstock. Add a stem stamp to your flowers followed by the dandelion fluff along the top of your paper. Then, emboss your stamps with black embossing powder making sure to use a separate piece of ...

How To: Make silk glimmer misted flower for your scrapbook

Kathryn shows how to Glimmer Mist silk flowers for an additional decoration in scrapbooking. In this tutorial, she uses the Red Velvet and Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist colors. The flower is made with strips of silk. The strips should be cut to your own desire. Using a white gel pen, trace circles onto black paper, which will be the center of the flower. Use a dye to add color to the strips of silk. Before beginning this process, place the strips on a piece of foil to make sure the spray does not ...

How To: Make a spooky Halloween paper bag mini album

Halloween is just around the corner and this spooky paper bag album you can really create a masterpiece. If you love scrap booking this project would be a blast for you. All items were bought for less than a dollar at the local dollar store and the detailing is quite manageable from intermediate to advanced scrap booking. So if you have time and patience to make this then get ready to create an album ready for any Halloween adventure. In this video you will learn how to make a spooky Hallowee...

How To: Make baby sock roses

How to make decorative roses out of baby socks. All you need is a baby sock and some floral wire and green floral tape. Watch the video to learn how to wrap the sock to look like a rosebud around a wire stem, and then tape the base of the sock well with the floral tape. Continue to wrap the tape all the way down the wire so it looks like a nice green stem. Makes a great gift for expectant mothers as it's not only cute but they can also unwrap them and use the socks for their new baby boy or g...

How To: Make paper lollipop flowers to add to your scrapbook

Sarah20az shows you a quick way of making paper lollipop flowers. You cut 4 circles from 2 different colored pieces of paper. You then take each circle and crumple it up in your hand. You then smudge each of them with an ink pad. You have to make sure that you go one color and then on top of that another one, for the lollipop effect. You pierce all of them using a thumb tack. You can bunch them up and place them on another large piece of paper.

How To: Making paper lace flowers (doily flowers)

To make paper lace flowers, also known as doily flowers, you first need to get some paper lace. Fold the first tip over and then turn the laces over just a little bit. Fold on the straight line every time. Fold three more times. At this point you will see half of your flower. Then continue folding on the straight line until your flower is recognizable. With scissors, trim off the excess. To cover up staples, put a little glue over them and cover them with a nice ribbon.

How To: Make a "The 2 of Us" scrapbook paper bag mini album

About a minute into the video, the narrator/instructor, Kathryn, shows the viewers the items that were used in making the mini album scrapbook. She shows the layers in which the contents are placed. She also shows what the finished product should look like, in the beginning of the video. A little past halfway, she shows her audience how the scrapbook is organized. Her prime examples were having a picture on one page and the person's written thoughts on the adjacent page. With each page, Kathr...

How To: Get a stain glass effect for your scrapbooking

This video is a step by step demonstration of how to make a stained glass effect for cards or scrapbooking using glue, colored ink and sparkles on acetate. This is not for beginners, this is an intermediate level project for experienced stampers. You will be able to understand the process and will be able to copy it by the end of this six minute video. The audio instructions are easy to follow and the visual demonstrations make it very easy to learn.

How To: Make an expandable keepsake photo box

Looking to make a homemade keepsake box for someone special? In this two-part scrapbooking tutorial, learn how to make an adorable expandable keepsake box with help from A Piece of Craft. Marion shares a super girly version of this box she made for her young daughter and goes through how to build one yourself.