Friday 31 October 2014

Wonderful you by Natalya Loi

Hi everyone!
With you today Natalya Loi!
I want to show you my new LO with awesome products 13arts!
On the photo is my son. I love him madly !!!
For a LO I used a new amazing paper 13arts  - Color Basic.

Some close-ups:

Unbelievable color sprays in combination with a new paper. It is explosion of color and emotions!!!

Thank you for your attention! 
Natalya Loi with ♥

Thursday 30 October 2014

Wyniki wyzwania #23
Challenge #23 Winners and new DT member!

Wyzwanie Jelissy nr 23 kilka dni temu dobiegło końca, jak zawsze dziękujemy za wszystkie  Wasze przepiękne prace. W wyniku głosowania naszego DT zwycięzcą zostaje:

It's time to announce the results  of Challenge #23 which was hosted by Jelissa. Thank You for all your beautiful projects -as always it was hard to choose, but our DT has voted and decided, that the October winner is:

Gratulujemy! W nagrodę otrzymujesz bon na zakupy sklepie 13 arts o wartości 60 zł z darmową przesyłką oraz poniższy banerek. Zapraszamy Cię również do gościnnego projektowania do jednego z naszych kolejnych wyzwań. Proszę o kontakt w ciągu 7 dni na:

Congratulations! You will receive a voucher for shopping in 13 arts store worth  60 PLN with free international postage and a badge. We would also like to invite you for guest designing in one of our next challenges. Please send us an e-mail at: in seven days after the challenge results to claim your prize. 

Terhi jest bardzo aktywna zarówno w naszych wyzwaniach jak i promocji naszej marki, dlatego od listopada zaprosiliśmy ją do współpracy :) Terhi będzie koordynatorem wyzwań i będzie co miesiąc tworzyć do wyzwania swoją pracę, będzie również koordynatorem Social Media. 

Terhi is very active and she takes part in our challenges for some time now. She also promotes our brand with so much joy and enthusiasm, That's why I have decided to invite her to our team as Social Media and Challenge Coordinator - she will also be creating a project for every challenge - I am so happy because she is such a talented! Welcome on board Terhi:)

Who am I?
Scrapbook-artist. Mum. Wife. Terhi Koskinen. Friend. Sister. Daughter. Horsebackrider. Without order of importance. But mostly I'm an addicted paper crafter with lots of inspiration. 
Scrapbooking is more than a hobby for me, it's a lifestyle - it's starts with photograph session and ends when I get my creation where I wanted. And then it starts again.
My creations are filled layers, straight lines, and techniques I want to try out. Mostly I do layouts (12" x 12"), but sometimes art journal pages, canvases, cards and other. 

Witaj na pokładzie Terhi! 
Welcome on board Terhi:)


Dziękuję Magdzie Polakow za koordynowanie social media do tej pory, to była nieoceniona pomoc i ogromna praca! Dziękuję! Magda oczywiście nadal będzie nas inspirować i edukować:)
Thank You Magda for helping me and being great social media coordinator so far! You put a lot of effort to do it - THANK YOU :* Magda of course will still teach and inspire us:)

A teraz zapraszamy do obejrzenia przepięknych wyróżnionych prac
and now our GORGEOUS challenge features:

Drugie miejsce:
Second place:

together with:

i jeszcze kilka projektów, które skradły nasze serca

and more projects that caught our eyes:

Gratulacje!!! Dla Was mamy poniższy banerek:
Congratulations! This banner is for you:

Jeszcze raz dziękujemy za udział w naszym wyzwaniu! Zapraszamy na kolejne wyzwanie już wkrótce :)

Once again thank you so much for playing with us! We'd like to invite you to join our new challenge soon!

Zespół 13arts

Best regards,
13arts DT

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Remember Canvas by Jacqueline Moore

Hi everyone!!! I'm here today to share with you a canvas I made using some stunning 13 Arts mediums, Paints, Mists and Inks. It was inspired by a card I made a few months back that my Mom really liked, so I decided to create something similar on a canvas as a gift for her.


Using a palette knife I have spread modelling paste all over the canvas, including the sides, using the knife to create bumps and ridges all over. I really love how it cracked in some of the thicker areas when dry. I have then proceeded to use various paints, mists, and black ink to add color lengthways down the canvas, highlighting all the cracks and bumps.

Some close-ups:

I have mixed some small glass beads, and slightly larger plastic beads with some gesso, then using a paint brush added them to my canvas to create a kind of frame, which I have placed most of my embellishments in or around.

When that had dried I added a couple of chipboard frames, some flowers and metal pieces, then I sprayed everything with Ayeeda Mists in Pastel Black and Pearl Gold.

Here you can see some of the beautiful cracks in the modelling paste into which the Ayeeda Ink in Black has seeped.

My flowers have all been randomly painted with Ayeeda Gesso, Pearl Gold paint, and Gold Glitter Paint.

To finish I added some black and white splatters of mist and a few little resin roses.

I hope you like what I have created and that you found something here to inspire you!!! 
Thank you for stopping by!!

Products used:

Ayeeda Paint - Gold Glitter
Ayeeda Paint - Pearl Gold
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Sand
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Yellow 
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Caramel
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Cinnamon
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Black 
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel White 
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Gold 
Ayeeda Inks - Black (Graphite) 
Ayeeda Medium - Liquid Acrylic Medium
Resin - Roses

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Wooden box with laces - by Kasia Bogatko

Today I have for You a small tutorial - how to make an interesting texture on the wooden box.

You'll need:
- box
- laces
- gauze
- glass microspheres - small and medium
- mists (I used - pearl brown light, brown and black)

1. painting a box with gesso
2. cover them with a thick layer of gel medium
3. glue laces, microspheres, gauze 
4. leave to dry
5. add your favorite mists colors

And this is my box, I added also some metal embellishments.

Thank You!

Monday 27 October 2014

One paste, two ways with Jelissa

Hello friends! 
How was the weekend for you? Mine was really, really busy!

Today I'm up on the 13arts blog with a short tutorial post on the different ways you can use modeling paste.

Here's the project:

In this project, I have kept my embellishments to the minimum to show the two ways Ayeeda modeling paste can be used.

The first way is very commonly used - to emboss. When applied without any spreading or flattening, the more modeling paste you have the more raised the surface. You can manipulate your palette knife to create more "peaks" for a rougher texture. Another way to emboss with modeling paste is to use it over a stencil (both methods of embossing can be seen in this photo) to get a raised pattern. 

What goes up must come down. The second way to use acrylic modeling paste is to de-boss. Instead of creating peaks (or raised surfaces), you are making depressions. As seen in the photo, I have spread some Ayeeda modeling paste over my canvas, and stamped some script into the modeling paste. The stamped design presses into the paste and creates depressed script, which I further enhanced by misting with a darker and contrasting color (Pastel Lavender vs Pastel Caramel and Pastel Yellow).

Here's another example of de-bossing with modeling paste.

13arts products used:

 So that's all I have for you today. Thanks for dropping by the blog and have a great week ahead!


Saturday 25 October 2014

Card with box by Anna Rogalska

Today I want to share with you my new project for 13arts! I created a card with box.
I will show you also how to prepare paper flowers and leaves using 13arts mists!

Dzisiaj chciałabym podzielić się z Wami kolejnym projektem dla 13arts! Zrobiłam kartkę z pudełkiem. Pokażę Wam również jak przygotować papierowe kwiaty i liście z użyciem mgiełek 13arts!

Tutorial Video 
 How to prepare flowers and leaves...

 13@rts products used:

Thanks for visiting! Have a nice day!    

Dziękuję za odwiedziny! Miłego dnia! 


Anna Rogalska

Friday 24 October 2014

Tulips {canvas} by Irina Honcharyk

Winter is coming, and in my soul is summer!))

My new project - a canvas with tulips. Tulips - my favorite flowers.
I mixed Ayeeda Paints and liquid acrylic medium.


13@rts products used:

Have a great day!

Thursday 23 October 2014

A clock by Agnieszka Bellaidea

Couple of months ago I had 12x12 album, today I have something smaller.

niedawno pokazałam tu moj 12x12 album, dziś mam coś mniejszego.

I kept blue/green/gold combo, was working with modeling paste and gesso, mists and paint, no papers this time.

I like stencils with detailed design the most, this one worked well with modeling paste.

Thank you for looking!
Dziekuje za odwiedziny

Agnieszka Bellaidea

Wednesday 22 October 2014

All about Gesso

Hello, it's Olga and today I have for you short video and whole post about G E S S O.

Hejka, tu Olga dziś mam dla Was filmik i cały post tylko o G E S S O.

So at start, what is Gesso ?

Its acrylic multi-surface primer. Perfect for any kind of mixed media works. Most of you know for sure that wood surfaces, paper surfaces often needs some protection from soaking products into them. And that's why we use gesso. It's white, matt, opaque THICK product. After drying its permanent.

Zacznijmy od tego czym jest gesso ?

Gessso to podkład akrylowy. Idealny do wszelkiego rodzaju technik mixed mediowych. Zapewne większość z was wie, że powierzchnie takie jak drewno i papier trzeba czasem zabezpieczyć, żeby zapobiec wsiąkaniu w nie nadmiaru koloru.
 I wtedy sięgamy po gesso. Nasze gesso to gęsty, kryjący, biały, matowy produkt. Po wyschnięciu permanentny.

Other ways of use.

Inne sposoby użycia :

To light up - your colors or your papers. With paints and sprays to achieve best results - tap with sponge or brush. With papers - add thin layer directly to paper you can use water to dilute it.

Jako rozjaśniacz, żeby rozjaśnić kolory na pracy nakładaj gąbeczką lub pędzlem tapując delikatnie powierzchnie. Aby rozjaśnić ciemne papiery, nakładamy cienką warstwę rozrzedzonego gesso na papiery - idealna baza pod dalsze szaleństwo na pracy.


Blur tool - you can use it to blur any water based colors on your work. With sponge and taping you will get amazing ombre efect. You can also combine product with your favorite sprays and have colorfull product :)

Gesso jest tez idealne do łączenia kolorów tapujac gąbeczka z gesso i odrobiną wprawy  bardzo łatwo uzyskacie przepiękne ombre. Możecie też użyć swoich ulubionów sprejów i przygotować kolorowe wersje produktu do dalszych eksperymentów .:)

To make textures use some tools and go creative. You can also apply through the mask or stencil. But efect will be not the same as texture paste (more about texture paste you can find HERE on our blog from Aida). Images from stencil will be not so crisp as from paste. It could be advantage with distressed projects.

Z pomocą gesso 13 arts możecie tez tworzyć tekstury. Nie będą identyczne jak te z pasty modelującej ale można uzyskać dość wysoką teksturę i fajne efekty (więcej o paście TUTAJ) . Możecie spróbować użycia przez maskę, ale efekt nie będzie taki dokładny jak przy paście,  za to może wyglądać ciekawie w postarzanych pracach .

Gesso - grunt akrylowy 120ml
Mgiełka kredowa - Chalk Indigo
Mgiełka kredowa - Chalk UltramarineMgiełka kredowa - Chalk Yellow Amber