torsdag 30 augusti 2018

Live, art journal spread for France Papillon Butterfly Squad CT

Hello crafty friends!

Hope you are all fine!
Here at home we are celebrating my son who is turning 16 years today.

I have a photo tutorial to share of this art journal spread 
over at the blog of France Papillon.

Welcome over HERE to find it. Hope you will enjoy!
xx Melina

torsdag 23 augusti 2018

Making cards with a gel printing plate and Rubber Dance stamps


Hope you are all fine and are up for some cardmaking!
It´s Technique Thursday over at the Rubber Dance blog.
Today I played with my round Gel press printing plate to make some 
card backgrounds.

You can find my video tutorial on the Rubber Dance blog HERE

Rubber Dance stamps used for these two cards:
Snazzy Squirrel

Free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

I used That´s Crafty! Multi Surface Paints on my printing plate,
and you can find them HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today, and hope you will enjoy my tutorial!
xx Melina

måndag 20 augusti 2018

Mixed media journal cover with video tutorial - That´s Crafty! Mixed Media Journal Kit


Today I share the cover of my That´s Crafty Journal.
That´s Crafty! has an awesome Mixed Media Journal Kit, and I finally 
had some time to finish this cover I started on months ago...

You can watch the video tutorial here

 I made the rusty tag a while back using That´s Crafty Texture Sand paste
If you like to see how I did, you can watch THIS video, where I worked in
the same way...

I can´t wait to start creating in this journal!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and hope you enjoyed the video :)
xx Melina

That´s Crafty! products:
Aqua and Lime Lustre Sprays
Walnut Ink Crystals (soon to be released)

Winsor & Newton Clear gesso
Liquitex Matte gel medium
Tim Holts paper doll
Archival Ink Sepia
Versafine Ink Onyx black
Distress Ink/Distress Marker Walnut stain
Prima/Finnabair Metal embellishment
Tim Holts Quote Chips
Jeans fabric
Cheese cloth
Hemp twine

måndag 13 augusti 2018

Art journal page with no stamping - process video


Today I challenged myself to do an art journal page 
without using stamps... I don´t think I have ever done that!
I also wanted to try out my DecoArt paints on the gel printing plate.

This is the page I made with just paints, stencils and a little doodling.
Full list of supplies in the end of this blog post.

Watch the video here

List of supplies:
DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish;
Vintage, Keepsake, Everlasting
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics;
Cobalt Teal Hue, Green Gold, Phthalo Turquoise, Raw Umber, 
Pyrrole Red, Carbon Black
DecoArt Media; Gesso
That´s Crafty! stencils; TC8019, TC8024, TC7011, TC7021
AALL & Create stencils; #2, #6
Uni Posca pens black and white
Gel Press printing plate 4" round

I really liked this exercise that forced me to think in a different way...

Thanks for stopping by!
xx Melina

lördag 11 augusti 2018

Trying out That´s Crafty! new Lustre Sprays

Hello everyone!

The Lustre Sprays is a new release from That´s Crafty!, and
I´m lucky enough to have them :)

I made a wee video when I tried them out for the first time. 
Here you can have a closer look at them.

I loved working with these and I have used them to make several 
backgrounds since I made this video. The shimmer and shine is awesome,
and they work amazingly well on a black surface too.

You´ll find the sprays HERE and the gesso HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

fredag 10 augusti 2018

Pearfect CAS card for Rubber Dance CASual Friday


Hope you are all fine and not too hot this warm summer!

Today it´s CASual Friday over at the Rubber Dance blog,
and I share this card. Please pop on over and visit me HERE.

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Free shipping world wide from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Art journal page - Craft Stamper August TIMI challenge

Hello everyone!

Here´s a little inspiration and reminder about the ongoing 
Craft Stamper TIMI challenge. As always a anything goes theme as
long as there is some real stamping on the project.

I used the stamp sets Crazy Flowers #2, Purr-fect and Fish, Swim, Love
from Rubber Dance for this page.
You´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

I worked in my coptic binded journal with heavy watercolour paper.
The background was made by mopping up leftover paints from another project.
I just drew a line and added white gesso to the upper part and That´s Crafty 
Flat Matte Spray Bluebell to the lower part to make sky and sea.
The seaweed was heat embossed, the small fishes stamped with Distress Oxide ink 
and the bigger images was stamped, cut out, coloured in and added to the page.

This page was also the last one in my journal.
If you like to watch me flip through the completed journal you can do it here.

Welcome over HERE to the Craft Stamper blog for more inspiration and 
to link up your own projects. Can´t wait to see what you´ll create!

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

söndag 5 augusti 2018

Trio of "easy to make" tags - with video tutorial


Yesterday Rubber Dance released three new stamp sets, and they are just lovely!
I made a video while trying them out for the first time :)

You can find the new stamps HERE
Rubber Dance offers free shipping of these new stamp sets for a whole week
from the release date!

Thanks for watching and happy you stopped by today!
xx Melina

lördag 4 augusti 2018

Mixed Media Youtube Hop - "Te-Fiti"


Welcome to the Mixed Media Youtube Hop!
We are seven artists who have all created a sea themed mixed media piece 
to share with you.
My piece is named Te-Fiti, inspired by the movie Moana :)

Like each video
Leave a comment on each video & tell what country you are from
Subscribe to all channels that join this hop
to have a chance on winning a prize

Our generous Sponsors and their fabulous prizes:
$20 voucher
2 times 5 assorted stencils
2 times 8x10 Gelli Plate & roller (US shipping only)
The House Collection stamp set with matching white/greyboard shapes
€25 voucher
€50 voucher

Mixed Media YouTube Hop Channels:
You are here: Melina Dahl
Next stopGerry van der Velden
Jeanine du Plessis
Tiffany Goff Smith

The giveaway will be open to join until August 12th.
Winners will be announced on Monday August 13th in the first comment on
all video’s and in reply to the winners comments,
so be sure to check back on the video’s.
The winners have 1 week to claim their prize.

I hope you´ll have a great time hopping around :)
Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!
xx Melina

List of supplies:
Fish, Swim, Love stamp set,
Retro Beach stamp set
The House Collection stamp set,
Lynne´s Affirmations stamp sets 1 and 2,
Multi surface paints
(Teal, Ocean, Light Blue, Bright Blue, Metallic Patina, Metallic Blue),
White gesso, Crackle Glaze, Craft Adhesive,
Flat Matte sprays (Aqua, Bluebell, Basil),
Lustre Spray (Frost), MDF Rounds (8"),
White/Greyboard Matches (The House Collection)
Sand Texture Paste, Vintage Ink Spray (Sepia), Acrylic Paint (Buff),
Liquid Pearls (light violet, transparent)

Ranger: Distress Oxides (iced spruce, faded jeans, peacock feathers,
walnut stain, broken china), Distress ink (walnut stain),
Distress Markers (mowed lawn, ground espresso, tumbled glass),
Embossing powder (white, clear, silver)
Prima/Finnabair: Art stones, Mini art stones
Versafine: Smokey gray, onyx black
Liquitex: Matte gel medium
Cheese cloth, white thread, paper clay

onsdag 1 augusti 2018

Our House, Mixed media mini art with video tutorial

Hello everyone!
There´s a new challenge up at the Rubber Dance blog.
As always colour and/or theme, and this is my take on the challenge this month.
I made a process video for you as well.

Join the challenge for the chance of winning a prize!


Rubber Dance stamps used:

I also used lots of great products from That´s Crafty own brand when creating this!

That´s Crafty Multi surface paint, Ivory and Bright blue

White and clear embossing powder
White Posca pen
Black fineliner pen
Chameleon pens
Distress Markers

You´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina