Luminarte Silks Resist with Distress Stains

February 8, 2013
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Hi there! Today I’d like to share how to use a thin layer of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glazes as a partial resist to Distress Stains to create the weathered, vintage, antique-looking piece shown above. The design features the new Sri Yantra Stencil from the new Artistcellar Sacred Geometry Series. Here is a close-up of the […]

Video Tutorial: Create a Distress Stain Sampler

December 28, 2012
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Hi there! Today I want to share a video with you about how to create a Distress Stain Sampler. If you were not naughty but nice, maybe you received some as a gift! This video is all about getting started with Distress Stains! The tutorial covers: How to open the valve that keeps Distress Stains […]

4 Steps to a Christmas Card with No Holiday Stamps Needed!

December 24, 2012
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Hello! I would just like to take a moment to thank you for stopping by my blog during the holiday season. And, no matter what your faith is, I would like to wish you a fun, joyful, laughter-filled holiday season with the people you like hanging around with the most. Holiday card without holiday stamps! […]

5 Steps to a Lacy Christmas Card

December 19, 2012
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Hello! Today I’d like to share a traditional Christmas card with you – although I wish you a happy holiday season no matter how you choose to celebrate. It just so happens that many of my friends and family celebrate Christmas, so I tend to make more cards for that holiday than for others. Step […]

Updated Distress Ink Color Chart

December 12, 2012
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(Click here to view a larger version of the chart.) You are viewing a post in my archives! Visit my current blog at: http://www.gaalcreative.com Hello! Today is one of those special days: 12/12/12! Do you have anything planned to mark the occasion? Numerologists say that the number 12 represents harmony, fun, friendliness, and completed cycles. […]

Tomorrow’s the last day to enter the giveaway!

July 30, 2012

Hi there! Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day to enter my 4th Blogoversary Giveaway to win one of FOUR free seasonal Distress Ink sets by Ranger! Please see the 4th Blogoversary post for all the details about uploading a NEW project made using Distress Inks to the Gaal Creative Circle. And, […]

4 steps & just 2 colors for an artsy focal piece

January 18, 2012

Hi there! Today I’d like to share an all-occasion card that I made using Distress Inks. The focal piece for this card is made from Fadeless Art Board (similar to poster board), which has a coated surface that works well with Distress Inks. I used only two colors – Broken China and Spiced Marmalade – […]

3 step thank you cards

December 30, 2011

Hello! Today I’d like to share a thank you card that was inspired by my Happy Holidays pair of cards. I wanted to come up with something that was similar to my holiday cards – but not exactly the same – to use as holiday thank yous. Step 1: White-on-kraft background To make these thank […]

5 steps to a frosty snow scene

December 26, 2011

Hi there! Today I’d like to share a card I recently made using the NEW Distress Stains from Ranger! I love the frosty look of this card! Step 1: Second generation Distress Stains The focal image is made from a manila shipping tag. Broken China, Worn Lipstick, and Dusty Concord Distress Stains were applied directly […]

5 steps to fresh updated holiday cards

December 19, 2011

Hi there! Today I’d like to share a pair of pretty holiday cards with you! Although this card has the traditional red and green found in most holiday cards, it also uses some new modern colors for a fresh, updated look. Step 1: White-on-kraft background To make the background for this card, I stamped Hero […]