I want to share my favorite craft products with you today. Using products that I really love is essential - otherwise your creativity will take a break. I´m not that person that necessarily use new stuff - I have things I bought years ago that still are the ones I use most. And I don´t think I am "trendy" - I use what appeals to me - that´s it! I don´t care if it is something that is "popular" or not - if I like them - I like them so to speak.
I have divided this post in 3 parts - basics, inks and all the other stuff.
I can´t live without Gesso! I have 3 yars of gesso that I use daily.
This gesso is thin. It´s perfect to mix with water to get a almost clear gesso. And it is perfect to paint with.
This gesso is perfect to cover and paint with. It dries matte, almost like chalkboard.
I love that this is thick. I use it to mix with inks, to cover mistakes and to add dimension by adding it trough a stencil.
Easy to apply. Lasts forever. I bought my 3 years ago and still have more than half left!
Works for pretty much everything ...
For adding flowers, metal, chipboard etc. I have a small.
I love everyone from Tattered Angels. Glimmer Mists is translucent with a touch of glimmer. Baseboard is semi-opaque with out glimmer. Chalkboard is semi-opaque with glimmer. Simply Sheer is like glimmer mist without the glimmer.
I use them to paint, cover, mixed with water to splatter, mixed with water to get a thin layer of paint. I love the English Cottage Paints from IndigoBlu - comes in both Metallic and Matte finish.
Paints to highlight
I use them to highlight or get a textured surface. Tattered Angels has several really good. High Impact is like acryics on steroids, sticks to EVERYTHING and comes both in matte and metallic. Glimmer Glam is sheer tinted with chunky glitter in it. It sticks to anything and dries all shiny and gorgeous. Glimmer Glaze is like a nail polish - a top coat that dries with a metallic finish.
Water solvable inks
I have my favorite brands! Click on the picture and jump over to the collections available.
This might be the favourite part... I use chipboards from Scrapiniec & 2 Crafty chipboard, Flair from UmWowStudio and A Flair for Buttons, Flowers from Prima Marketing, Petaloo International, 13@rts and Wild Orchid Crafts.
There is some things that gives my projects that extra - Mega Flakes and Glitter from IndigoBlu. Mega Flakes are is a gilding flake that you use with a special glue to add extra shine to your products.
My favourites comes from Prima Marketing, IndigoBlu and TCW. I use both 12x12 and 6x6 and apply gesso, modeling paste, paints, stampin ink etc through them.
Stamps & pads
I love stamps! My favorite brands are IndigoBlu, Prima, Cocoa Daisy and 7dots Studio. Some of my favorite ones;
|From Cocoa Daisy.com|
99% of the time I use this stamp pad. I still use my first one, I think it´s almost 8 years by now...
Memories Dye Inkpad - Black
If I need a colored one I use a couple of oldies from Jenni Bowlin
Well, I hope this was interesting to some of you. Please leave questions if you have one!