Saturday 31 October 2015

Layout "Peace" by Maryse

Hello everyone !!

For this creation I use only products from the new collection "Secret letter".
Everything is so beautiful that it is the new collection of paper, new stencils or new mist.
Everything is breath taking !!
My biggest challenge for this creation was to choose the first papers ... just beautiful!
I can not wait to try them all !!!

Allo tous le monde !!

Pour cette création j'ai utilisé que des produits de la nouvelle collection " Secret letter".  
Tout est tellement beaux que ce soit la nouvelle collection de papier, 
 les nouveaux stencils ou les nouveaux mist.  Tout est à coupper le souffle !! 
Mon plus gros défi pour cette création fut de choisir les premiers papiers... juste de beaux ! 
J'ai tellement hâte de tous les essayer !!!

Here is my creation
Voici ma création

 Somes closes up !!
Quelques rapprochements !!

Products 13@rts:

 -paper Secret letters Written stories and A letter to you
-Mist chalk dirty pink
-Mist pastel black
-Paint matte raspberry
-Splash woodbine glitter
-Clear gesso, black, and white

See you soon !!
À très bientôt !!

Friday 30 October 2015

13arts Mixed-Media pARTy Workshop - projects by Anna Rogalska

Hello! I made my mixed-media canvas in rich colors during Aida Domisiewicz workshop on Mixed-Media pARTy :) I created many textures and I played with a lot of colors.
About the event you can read here... 

Witam! Mój mixed-media canvas w bogatych kolorach zrobiłam podczas warsztatów z Aidą Domisiewicz na Mixed-Media pARTy :) Stworzyłam mnóstwo tekstur i bawiłam się dużą ilością kolorów.
O wydarzeniu możecie przeczytać tutaj....

My second project on wood I created during Olga Heldwein workshop :)
I made natural, organic composition with flowers, fabrics and embellishments of different kinds.

Mój drugi projekt na drewnie stworzyłam podczas warsztatów z Olgą Heldwein :)
Zrobiłam naturalną, organiczną kompozycję z kwiatów, tkanin i z różnych rodzajów ozdób.

Products / Materiały 13arts:
Perełki samoprzylepne 50 szt "Colorful Dreams 1  

Have a nice day!
Miłego dnia!

Anna Rogalska

Thursday 29 October 2015

Winners for Challenge #35 / Laureaci Wyzwania #35

Hello everyone!

Thank you for joining us to our Challenge #35 with a beautiful autumn moodboard.
As always, your amazing projects inspired us very much, and we have some really tight voting to do. After counting the points, we would like say congratulations to 

Dziękujemy, że wzięliście udział w Wyzwaniu #35 z jesiennym moodboardem. Jak zawsze Wasze piękne projekty bardzo nas inspirowały i miałyśmy burzliwe głosowanie. Po podliczeniu punktów gratulujemy zwyciężczyni, którą jest:

Beautiful and harmony work Groszek, absolutely wonderful use of natural colors, please take your badge above and wear it with a big proud.
You will receive a gift voucher for shopping in 13@rts store worth 60 PLN with free international postage. 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.

Of course, we want feature some ladies whose work was amazing as well.

Piękna, spójna praca Groszku. Wspaniałe kolory natury! Przyjmij banerek i noś z dumą.
Otrzymujesz od nas również bon o wartości 60zł na zakupy w sklepie 13@rts wraz z darmową wysyłką. Zapraszamy Cię również do gościnnego występu w jednym z naszych kolejnych wyzwań. Wyślij nam proszę e-mail na adres: w ciągu 7 dni od ogłoszenia wyników, aby odebrać swoją nagrodę.

Oczywiście chcielibyśmy przyznać też kilka wyróżnień. Gratulacje dla:


Soonju Lee and Marta, please take your badge here above!

Soonju Lee i Marto, przyjmijcie proszę powyższy banerek. 

Thank you all again for joining us and be sure to come back soon for our next challenge. Our next challenge starts 8th November and it's definitely something perfectly inspiring! Make sure you'll join us again.

Best regards,
13@rts DT

Jeszcze raz dziękujemy Wam za udział w naszym wyzwaniu. Wróćcie do nas wkrótce na kolejne, ktore rozpocznie się 8-go listopada. Na pewno będzie to coś inspirującego! Dołączcie do nas koniecznie
Zespół 13@rts

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Layout by Natalya Loi

Hello, dear scrap-friends!
Today with you NatalyaToday I have for you layout, created with old, but very beautiful collection "Fly Away" . This layout is very simple, but I really love it. It's about my beloved city, where I was born and raised!

some details

13@rts products used:

Have a nice day!

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Mixed Media pARTy - Thank You!

Hi all!

There has been crafty weekends, there has been events, fairs and workshops but never ever a weekend like the last one was. We had our long waited Mixed Media pARTy over at Poland, close to Wroclaw in the mountains in a place called Agropajda.
House full of joy, full of happy crafters for 48 hours was the time of our lives!
We had four workshops, four amazing and very different teachers teaching us how they make their art and everyone enjoyed the fun.

Weekend started with delicious goodie bags full of 13@rts products!

Our educators were working hard and had fun too:)

Terhi Koskinen started the weekend with class at Friday evening, and the night was for free style crafting and people were so busy! Some made three layouts during the night!

After Terhi's class.
Saturday morning was for Aida Domisiewicz's class, she taught us how to create a canvas in rich colors. Then Olga Heldwein took the teacher position and lead us to use our leftover stash to create a perfect tree. Saturday was completed with Anna Rogalska's class, everyone loved her rich, airy, flowery and colorful scrapbooking style.

After Aida's class.

After Olga's class.

After Anna's class.

Late Saturday was for campfire outside, the sky full of star and warm fire was amazing! We ate a lot of delicious Polish food, and of course had some tastes of Polish vodka.

Sunday we had some contests, shopping and crafting - what a wonderful weekend! 

View from the classroom.

The whole room floor was covered with art - breathtaking view!

Friends, laughter, food, wine, fun!

Creating, so focused.

Terhi Koskinen, Marta Debicka, Aida Domisiewicz, Olga Heldwein and Anna Rogalska

You will find a lot of more pictures from Instagram using a hashtag #mixedmediaparty - enjoy.
If you post your projects and your memories about our weekend, please leave the links here in the comments. We would be delighted to see what you all thought about it!

Thank you all for this weekend, we can't wait to see you again!
(Keep some open space to your calendars next spring if you want to join us!)

Art Journal Cover with Step-By-Step Tutorial - by Jacqueline Moore

Hi everyone!!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great start to the week!!!

Today I would like to share with you the cover of my new Art Journal. I have used some simply stunning 13 Arts Mediums, Sprays and a few other bits and pieces. Actually I think its the first time I have not tried to use every last thing in my 13 Arts stash!!

 I have also put together a quick step-by-step tutorial for you, showing how I made this journal cover with just a few simple steps.

'Journal Cover'

Some details:

Here is the tutorial:

Step 1: 
I have simple started by giving the cover of my Art Journal a coat of Gesso. It is not perfect and doesn't really need to be. I only painted a thin coat because this journal came with this gorgeous pattern embossed into the cover and I had hoped to keep some of that texture in later steps. It is very difficult to see the retained texture in the photo's of the finished cover above, but in person you can see it and feel it whenever you pick it up.

Step 2: I have taken an array of metal embellishments, a large plaster heart and a couple of flowers and organized them on my cover. When I was happy with the composition I used Gel medium to glue them in place. I then put it aside overnight to be sure that the Gel medium was thoroughly dried.

Step 3: As I do not have any Black Gesso (although this product is available from 13 Arts), I have taken some Matte Black Paint and mixed it with equal parts Gel Medium to make it permanent. I have then painted the cover with it, being sure to get into all nooks and crannies. Depending on how thickly you paint it, you may need a second coat.

Step 4: When it was dry I have dry brushed some White Gesso over the top to create some highlighted areas.

Step 5: Next I have generously sprayed the cover with Pearl Silver, Pearl Violet, and Pearl Pink Mist, letting it pool then drying with a heat gun for interesting watercolor effects. I have then added splatters of all three colors all over the background and embellishments, before finally adding some Pearl Black Mist around the heart and adding a few small flicks all over.

Step 6: To finish off I have added Fine Black Mica around the heart, and to some of the embellishments, and also some Silver Microbeads, using Gel Medium to hold them in place. I finished off by adding a few more touches of Mist.

That is all I have to share with you today. I hope you were inspired to pull out your 13 Arts stash and have a play!!!

13 Arts products used: