AECP, Altenew

AECP Impressive Heat Embossing: Faux Batik Technique

When I was still single, I owned a chain of boutique clothing stores called "Island Spice". The store specialized in tropical/resort clothing. I had about six stores at its peak but unfortunately I could not compete with the big box brands that were then starting to come into the market. The year I closed it… Continue reading AECP Impressive Heat Embossing: Faux Batik Technique

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Peel off your Mask! AECP Masking Unleashed

The Altenew Academy AECP Masking Unleashed series of lessons is truly inspirational! I learned so many new techniques using different masking mediums. This technique I am showing you today is a technique using masking fluid to create interesting elements for your projects. Masking fluid is usually used in watercoloring - to mask out elements that… Continue reading Peel off your Mask! AECP Masking Unleashed

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An Elegant Gift Card Set for Mom & The AECP With a Twist

My mother-in-law casually mentioned that she needed to refresh her note card stash. She used up most of her store bought note cards during the holidays. So I thought I would give her a set of handmade note cards. My MIL is quite an elegant lady and I know her preference is something simple yet… Continue reading An Elegant Gift Card Set for Mom & The AECP With a Twist

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What a Hot Mess! And the AECP Creative Watercolor Media Series

I really enjoyed the lessons in the AECP Creative Watercolor Media series, specially lesson 6, where the queen of rainbow cards, Laura Bassen, taught us how to "color" with re-inkers. https://youtu.be/L61hzp56mKU I do not have a wide variety of re-inkers but I thought that this same technique could also apply to the Altenew watercolor brush… Continue reading What a Hot Mess! And the AECP Creative Watercolor Media Series

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The AECP Color Your Day & The Border Builder for Stencils

Christmas holidays are here, and we are off to the beach! The thing I most love about living in a tropical climate is that it's almost always "beach weather". It's our family tradition to spend several days in our family beach house for long holidays. The photo below is my inspiration for the lesson Color… Continue reading The AECP Color Your Day & The Border Builder for Stencils