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Birgit Koopsen
The Netherlands
Artist. Product Designer. Educator. Mixed-Media. Art Journaling. Photography. Color. Read. Travel. Good Food. Wife. Mom of 3. Happy. Positive. I design, I teach, I blog.
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Last week at Version Scrap in Paris was the release of new designs at Carabelle Studio! My collection was extended with 4 new stamp sets and personally I am very excited about my flower set (Life is pretty awesome) that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My scrappin' life
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Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating!! Last month I made this video for Gelli Arts about faux-marbling using hemp rope. In case you missed it and you have some free time this Easter weekend I'm sharing it here too... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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I am very excited to present to you my brand new, amazing Mixed Media Art Crew. Starting in May, every Wednesday, one of these 5 wonderful, talented ladies will bring you inspiring posts here on my blog using my stamps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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On Thursday, March 23, Nathalie and I flew to Syracuse for our 3 day Color Crush workshop organized by Shelley Graham Turner from Ooak Artisan Showcase. The night before, while getting ready for bed I snapped my back really bad.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Have you heard of "Find Out Fridays"? FOF is hosted by Donna Downey on her blog. This is how it works: Each month Donna will send 4/5 Participating Find Out Friday Artists a box containing the exact same supplies. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at My scrappin' life
Love this piece and how it came together. Not the easiest "Find Out"-box ;)
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Indeed sweetie, very good memories! and THANK YOU for having me and taking me all those awesome places! xxx
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Monday, March 20. Today is a beautiful day, still cold but sunny and not to windy. We decide it is a perfect day to go on the Staten Island Ferry, something I really wanted to do just because I thought... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Donderdag 4 mei - Workshop Maak Een Boek Plaats: In mijn studio in Winsum (Groningen) Tijd: 10.00 - 16.00 uur Prijs: € 75,= Voor opgave mail je naar: info@birgitkoopsen.nl (slechts enkele plaatsen beschikbaar!) Wat neem je mee: Je hoeft niks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Saturday, March 18. Our first workshop for The Inkpad, held in Westbeth in NYC, thaught by Nathalie and me together . Today is all about mono print painting - or making a painting using the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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I will be teaching at Version Scrap Paris, April 20-22. You can now sign up for one or more of the following classes!! This workshop starts with creating colorful backgrounds using Gelli® Arts gelli plates and Carabelle Studio stamps and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Last Monday I came home from a 12 day trip to New York. I had an amazing time staying with my sweet friend Nathalie Kalbach in Jersey City and teaching together in New York City and Syracuse, NY. I arrived... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at My scrappin' life
Updated workshop information available here! Or click on workshops in the navigation bar at the top :) I would love to welcome you in one of my classes!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at My scrappin' life
Ahwww, thank you Holly! :)
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Thank you Daniela!!
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Hi Deb, It is regular tissue paper that I used. Very thin, like the paper you find in shoe boxes. You have to experiment a bit to see what paper works best for you. As long as it doesn't rip when lifting it up from the plate it is ok. I buy it from a Dutch online store but it is not a specific brand. I'm not sure where the 65gm came from. I just checked and it says 14gsm now. Maybe the 65 was just the total weight of the sheets. I saw some on Amazon, it was called gift wrapping tissue paper I think. 18gsm. I never used it but I think that should do the job. Good luck.
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Dank je wel Marleen x
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My pleasure, happy you liked it!
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Thank you Florence!!
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Thank you Hazel!!
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Thank you Shalmali!
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Hi Deb, It is regular tissue paper that I used. Very thin, like the paper you find in shoe boxes. It is very important that you use a minimum of paint, a really thin layer on your plate. That way it will not bleed through and you get perfect prints. You have to experiment a bit to see what paper works best for you. As long as it doesn't rip when lifting it up from the plate it is ok. I buy it from a Dutch online store but it is not a specific brand. I saw some on Amazon, it was called gift wrapping tissue paper I think. 18gsm. I never used it but I think that should do the job. Good luck.
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Thank you Renee! And it is my pleasure! Good to read in your other comment that you've been gelli printing already! :)
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Thank you Ellie!
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I am over the moon excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2017, run for the 6th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at My scrappin' life