Art Journal for Canvas Corp Brands

Hi, Kate Dachovska here. I would like to share with you my mixed media tutorial for art journal. I had that quote sticker – It`s The Little Things That Make Life Big – for quite a long time in my stash and I had no idea how to use it. But as usual, inspiration comes from unusual places – when I was doing my first gardening after winter, and idea of a background came to me; it is not a complicated project but it needs some time to play with all the mediums.

Materials used for the page:
Canvas Corp The watercing Can: Birds and Bees on Ivory Paper
Canvas Corp Spring showers: Butterflies on Ivory Paper
Scraps of various Canvas Corp Kraft papers
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Army Green

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Woven Burlap, Dijon, It`s Brown
Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Grow
white gesso, 3D matte gel, plaster paste, watercolour pencils, art journal block
brush, spatula, stencil, heat tool, paper trimmer, scissors

Apply white gesso all over your art journal page. Dry it with heat tool.

Glue different stripes of paper, make background as you like. Do not cover whole page.

Lightly cover paper stripes with gesso, dry it.

Apply structure paste over your favourite stencil. Just here and there. Dry it.

Apply colours, use any kind of Tattered Angels sprays. I love Glimmer mists and Simple sheer sprays.

Decorate edges of paper stripes with watercolour pencils and lightly use water brush to activate watercolour.

Instead of stamping, use Parchment Rub-on to decorate background. Very lightly cover some of them with white gesso.

Glue different insects and birds over art journal, use 3D matte medium.

With watercolour pencil highlith edges of insect. It is not necessary step but it looks nice.

Make white splatters, glue quote sticker and highlight frame around sticker.

Have a nice day


Art journal and canvas for ScrapFX


today I would like to share with you 2 projects. Funny mixed media art journal and elegant canvas. For art journal I used my XL mixed media canson block, I played with acrylic inks and I used my Gelli plate prints which I found in my stash. I wanted to make fun scenery of people on hills. They are super funny and sentiment is great to them.

Canvas is mixture of things which I found in my stash and chipboards. I had really fun during creating it. Supply list is under photos.

Supplies art journal:


Little men

Teen advice transparency

Heart set stamp

  • 3D matte gel, Ecoline watercolour markers, High impact acrylic paints, Archival inks, White ecoline watercolour, Derwent graphik markers

Supplies canvas:


Grunge shape set

Explore the untaken path

Film strips transparency

  • white gesso, 3D matte gel, art stones, stone effect paste, white ecoline watercolour, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Dragonfy, Key Lime Pie, It`s brown, archival ink

Playful art journal for ScrapFX


I would like to share with you my quite funny art journal. I work on my new CANSON XL mixed media block. It has got awesome heavy weight pages with light structure which you can see on detailed photos. It is not complicated multi layered art journal but it is playful. The first layer is white gesso, than I applied through stencil modeling paste and when paste was still wet I added Stampendous enamel embossing powder and little bit of glass beads. I heat set it. Than I played with Tattered Angels Glimmers mists. Than I stamped with Archival ink, I add some glitters and I played with Derwent graphik pens, which are acrylic base pens, great for art journaling. And here it is my sparkling art journal. List of supplies is under photos.



Blog hop Colourcraft – Rubber dance

blog hop banner colourcraft rubber dance


welcome to my blog. I would like to share with you art journal which I created for todays blog hop. My first step was to prepare background with white gesso, than I applied structure paste through 2 kinds of stencil. Than I took Brushos and Brusho sprays – green colours and I coloured background. Than I made some stamping (I used Vintage Flourishes stamp) .

For my focal point I choosed awesome stamps – Textured flowers – I stamped images with Archival ink, coloured them with Brushos and fussy cut them. Than I glued them on my art journal. I made some shadows around flowers and border around whole art yournal – I used Derwent acrylic pens. I really enjoyed creating this journal and I hope you will like it.

bloghop - 1

bloghop - 2

bloghop - 3

bloghop - 4

bloghop - 5

bloghop - 6

bloghop - 7

bloghop - 8

One lucky winner will receive both a €25 Gift Certificate to RubberDance
AND a £25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit all the fabulous designers from both teams on each day of the hop
leave a comment for them for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until the end of Wednesday, 14th February to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
Rubber Dance Facebook  page and  ColourCraft Facebook page
on Saturday, 17th February.



Have a nice day

Winter art journal and christmas cards for ScrapFX


today I have for you two projects – winter black art journal and christmas cards.

Black art journal seems to be very complicated but it is easy, I layered some scrap papers, washi tapes on background, I painted black gesso (Pebeo) all over it. Than I applied black paste over awesome ScrapFX stencil – Camelia stencil. With white Hero arts ink I stamped different motives, than I glued main image photo from Freepik. I made different splatters with white Ecoline ink and Shimmer Silver Brusho acrylic spray. I added some details with Abandoned coral Distress oxide and with silver Nuvo mousse and ExpandIT paste. Sentiment is from Tim Holtz. Behind photo there is black painted chipboard – Beaded strings.

And here are my christmas cards. I played with Polish papers from Galeria papieru, they are lovely, it is small company but with great designer behind it. I sprayed all chipboards with silver Brusho acrylic shimmer spray I used – Decorative antlers and Holly spray.  Scrap FX chipboards are really awesome and you can colour them with almost any kind of mediums. I love sprays because it is so fast. On my cards I built flower bouquet I used die cuts (Sizzix dies). For final touch I made silver splatters and I used Nuvo drops to make some silver drops. And because I love sparkling christmas cards I used also silver glitter glue. So as you can see you can use chipboards for quite easy but still mixed media cards.

Have a nice day

Kate Dachovska