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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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Shimmy on the Shimmer! A Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

This month's challenge on the Happy Little Stampers blog is Watercolor with the optional Bling! You can interpret bling in many ways, I chose to add the bling on my cards by watercoloring with Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I love this product because its sooo easy to use and adds so much shine and shimmer to… Continue reading Shimmy on the Shimmer! A Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

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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