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It’s a Crafting Holiday

Yes, for those who enjoy arts and crafts . . . this coming Saturday is like a national holiday.  Saturday represents the Superbowl of Crafting . . . National Scrapbook Day . . . always the first Saturday in May.  But some local stores and venues . . . festivities will even start the night before (Friday) and they go all throughout the weekend.  I’ll be spending Saturday with dear friends creating away but wanted to leave a little tutorial for you.  It’s a mixed media card I created using a finger painting technique to create clouds.  The card is simple, quick and could be used for an assortment of occasions.

Here’s what I used and what you’ll need to make your own:

  • White Acrylic Paint (I use Plaid)
  • Sky Blue Acrylic Paint (Plaid)
  • A couple of other hues of blue – Acrylic Paint (Plaid)
  • A mini roller
  • Black Ink (Staz-On)
  • Gold Pigment Ink (Clear Snap)
  • Black Ink Pen
  • Wing Stamps
  • Foil
  • Adhesive
  • Painters Tape
  • Premade card (I purchase mine at Michael’s in a value pack that includes the cards and envelopes) or DIY card/cardstock

Here’s the how to.  Enjoy and as always . . . warmest creative wishes!  Let me know if you’re celebrating today . . . or what you’re up to.  I’d love to hear.

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide

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