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Paint a pretty pumpkin using alcohol inks and EVO Synthetic paper

Painting on EVO synthetic paper with alcohol inks can usually be very fluid and freeform. We tried our hand at a little more controlled painting by using a tiny paint brush and letting the ink dry a bit between brush strokes. First we created a simple circle shape using a drop of Calabaza Orange Alcohol […]

Decorating for Halloween with EVO Spooky Spider Web art

Hello! Do you decorate for Holidays? Specifically Halloween? We love it! We have an easy project that you can recreate to SPOOK up your space.  We’ve created a piece of art using EVO synthetic paper, alcohol inks and White Frost Colorplan cardstock. A full list of supplies can be found below. Supplies: 9″ x 12″ […]

Happy Autumn Days – Cardmaking with Glitter and Shimmer Vellum

Saturday October 2nd was world cardmaking day. Here is a great site with some more information about WCMD. We love making cards and we took the opportunity to craft a card using a few of our favorite specialty papers. Supplies for Autumn Days card: Smoke Colorplan Cardstock Yellow Shimmer Vellum Pale Green Glitter Cardstock Gold […]

EVO Synthetic Papers – where imagination and creativity meet

All you need is a little imagination and the creativity will start flowing. This piece, painted on EVO synthetic paper, came together over a few days. We love how the white ink lays on the paper creating a divide between the pink and purple inks. Want to play with alcohol inks but don’t know where […]

Playing with EVO Synthetic Paper – Ink Smooshing

It’s really difficult to achieve identical looks when creating on EVO synthetic paper. Each EVO piece is unique and we love that! Our paper is so smooth that the ink can flow in unpredictable ways. The more you play and understand how to paint on EVO the more you can control the outcome. For this […]

Back to School memory keeping with ETC Glitter Paper

Happy Labor Day! Summer is over and school is starting up again. Do you take first day of school pictures? We do this every year and have a mini scrapbook centered around this theme. Each year we add a new 6×6 page to the book, and it’s fun to look back over the years and […]

Shimmer Vellum – soft & shimmery

Last month we gave a sneak peak of a fantastic new product, Shimmer Vellum. Our Spring Assortment includes 5 gorgeous pastel colors! Colors: Bubble Pink, Powder Blue, Butter Yellow, Pistachio Green and Light Lavender. We are excited to announce this product is now available for retail purchase on our website. Finally … soft, shimmery snowflakes […]

EVO – A Study in Yellow

Last month we started our COLOR inspiration series. We shared all sorts of fun EVO painted pieces using purple ink (check that post out here). We are back with our next installment … A study in YELLOW! EVO and Alcohol ink – Yellow is such a bright and happy color. There are so many fantastic […]

EVO Synthetic paper – Create Bright, Beautiful and Unique Projects

Remember this EVO background? We create this gorgeous piece last month and just keep staring at it. The green, yellow and orange colors have the feel of leaves changing colors. Aha! Inspiration strikes again. We decided to turn this piece of art into this colorful THANKS card. We love the gradient look on the original […]