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Art journal techniques : : sgraffito with acrylics

This technique is pretty much like scraperboard work…or those oil pastel drawings you made in primary school art class, with the advantage of being fully smudge and waterproof once dry, because you only use acrylic paints, which makes it a great technique for the art journal. Continue reading

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Fabric Bunting Beads

Nothing says “Fiesta!” like bunting. These are tiny stringable fabric bunting flags that you can make using stuff in your home. Another quick way to use up those teeny-tiny-but-too-pretty-to-throw fabric scraps. Continue reading

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How To : : Headbands (bookbinding)

Most frequently used by bookbinders today, the Headband with a Bead on the Edge features a two-color stripey band with little ‘beads’ of alternating colors that sit right on top of the paper and just underneath the headband itself. Continue reading

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