Tutorials

DT Varalusikka: Valentine's Day Inspiration by Riikka

2020-02-13
Love
Un peu, beaucoup Hello lovelies! It’s Riikka here today to share a quick card with you!This one was inspired by Valentine’s Day and also by Jani’s wonderful Christmas card, which I saw at Paper Garden’s Instagram account.  I didn’t use much mediums in this card, but there’s still several of them. I used double sided tape for collaging this time, but coated the layers using clear gesso. This is because I like to have a little bit of open time with watercolors – with the gesso layer especially the soft vintage papers don’t absorb the color right away, but I can shuffle the colors around a...
Read more

How to Use Mixed Media Part 2 - Adhesives & Soft Matte Gel

2020-02-06
Love
How to Use Mixed Media – Part 2:  Adhesives & Soft Matte Gel (* This series of tutorials is aimed for beginners, but of course advanced mixed media artists are very welcomed to peek how I use these materials, too. *) When I want to attach papers to my journal page, I have two options as adhesives. Glue or Soft Matte Gel. Which one I choose, depends on how I want my papers to go into the journal. Glue is my usual choice, when attaching little details, flowers, lace, or just maybe one or two papers or prints into a page. It’s easy. But. If I want to have an even base on my page, for working...
Read more

One Step at a Time: Taming the Idea of Using Mixed Media in Journaling

2020-01-28
Love
Most of you probably know mixed media better than me, but as I have had so many questions, enquiries, and kind pleas to share how I use mixed media in my (art) journaling, I decided to do it in a very simple way. One step at a time, I will introduce my favourite media to you, and show how I use them.  For you already mastering the art of mixed media, this is no news for you, but for those who has only a vague knowledge what it is (something messy, something too laborious or hard, something to be afraid of), this series of tutorials is for you. We are going to tame the idea of using mixed...
Read more

Taming the Idea of Using Mixed Media, Part 1: Basic Tools

2020-01-28
Love
Taming the Idea of Using Mixed Media – Part 1:  Basic Tools (* This series of tutorials is aimed for beginners, but of course advanced mixed media artists are very welcomed to peek how I use these materials, too. *) Before going further into the world of mixed media, there are few basic tools that are, if not necessarily vital, then handy and convenient for crafting within the world of mixed media. (Scissors are an obvious one, and sharp, good scissors are a treasure, but I won’t be giving them much attention here, you probably have a pair at your home anyway.)   Baby WipesI always...
Read more

DT Varalusikka: Step by Step with Riikka

2019-11-11
Love
Hi there! It’s Riikka here today to share a tiny project with you! Well, maybe it’s not tiny but not a huge canvas either. The inspiration came from a wooden frame I had in my stash and I wanted to decorate it so it could be used as a decoration or even a door hanging.     I like to work with a multitude of surfaces. I love how mixed media can be applied to cards, layouts or big altered pieces. It’s really wonderful to turn different found items into something new and try different sizes. I’m more drawn into small or medium pieces, but this summer I also experimented with huge canvases....
Read more

DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 4 / 2019

2019-08-02
Love
Tervehdys vintage tunnelmista! Tämän sivun tein taannoin Altered bookiin. Tälle sivulle liimailin papereita pohjalle. Pohjalle liimatut paperit ovat tulleet minulle Varalusikan kuukausipaketissa. Siellä on erilaisia vanhoja kirjansivuja, dokumentteja yms. todella aitoa vanhaa materiaalia. Näiden jälkeen liimasin washi teippejä, kakkupapereita, lippuja sekä lappuja. Käytin myös Timpan Stampers Anonymous leimasetillä tehtyjä lippuja. Tämän jälkeen liimasin sivulle myös vanhoja aitoja valokuvia sekä Timpan dolls-malliston hahmoja. Tämän jälkeen sivun pitää antaa rauhassa kuivua! Kun sivu...
Read more

DT Varalusikka: Flower ATCs by Paperiliitin

2019-08-02
Love
Moikka! It’s Riikka here today to share a little project with you. This time the beautiful flower pages of an herbarium inspired me, and I did some ATCs using them. You could use these as a part of your journal or then scale the techniques a bit bigger and do a journal page instead.  I started by cutting bases for ATCs out of kraft colored cardstock. The measurements are 2½x3½”. But naturally, if you are doing an insert to your page or a gift tag, you can use any size substrate. Then I covered the background with the vintage treasures from Paper Garden. I just love the color of the old...
Read more

DT Varalusikka: Rose Garden Journaling by Paperiliitin

2019-06-25
Love
Heippa! It’s Riikka here today to share a project with you. This time I did a video to go with it so you can see my process. It’s an easy peasy journal page, inspired by glossy pictures.  I’m not sure if glossy pictures as widely known. In Finnish they are called “kiiltokuva”. I think the tradition might come from Germany and the little pictures are known throughout the Nordic countries, but for example Wikipedia doesn’t have a page about them in English. So maybe they are only known here in the Northern Europe.  As a child I had a collection of glossy pictures. I also have my mother’s...
Read more
Follow us on Instagram
Can not connect to Instagram or you do not have permissions to get media from Instagram.
No media

Menu

Settings

Create a free account to save loved items.

Sign in

Create a free account to use wishlists.

Sign in