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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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Hello! It's Crew member Wednesday and Femke is here today with a beautiful scrapbooking spread in her art journal using the Punchanella stamp and the 2 Flowers stencil set. I love the soft feel of these pages created with watercolours... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My scrappin' life
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Creative JumpStart is on Sale!!! If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event meant to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2017. It is also my 6th time with CJS and I can tell you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My scrappin' life
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Hello! It's Crew Member Wednesday again and today we have Karin with a beautiful art journal page using my A5 Dutch Tulips stamp, Dancing in the rain set and Triangle Mesh stencil. I love how Karin used the stencil to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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About a year ago I made a video for Gelli® Arts about creating texture blocks that can be used for Gelli® printing. I never shared it here on the blog so I thought it would be fun to do that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! It's June and this month's theme is "Stencils in the spotlight". Today Hermien is sharing 2 beautiful mixed media cards with you. I love how she used a little bit of red as an accent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello and welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today is Marsha's turn with her first post for the team. Marsha created a beautiful art journal page and shares her process with you in a video and photo tutorial. I just love... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello there! It's Crew Member Wednesday again and today it's Linda's turn with her very first post for the team. Linda made an awesome mixed media art journal collage and shares her process in a video. Enjoy! ********* Hi there,... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Maybe you heard that my sweet friend Nathalie Kalbach wrote a book. A really cool book about Mixed Media, techniques and inspiration. This is what Nathalie says about it: "It’s an invitation to YOU to go on an Artful Adventure... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello and welcome to Crew member Wednesday! Today is the first post for Hermien. As the theme for this forst month is "This is me", Hermien is sharing a very touching story about her personal life and explains why she... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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It's almost the 3rd Thursday of the month again, which means I will have a new video up on the Gelli® Arts blog soon! It's going to be a fun, if I may say so myself ;) But you'll have... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today is the first post made by Karin and she has 2 beautiful mixed media cards for you using my very first stamp design for Carabelle Studio. I was so excited and so nervous when... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Welcome to the very first Crew Member Wednesday blog post! Here is Femke with a beautiful layout and an inspiring step-by-step video in which she shows some fun techniques! Have fun! ******* My First Project For Birgit’s Mixed Media Art... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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For my dutch readers: Het weekend van 17-18 juni geef ik 2 leuke dag-workshops in Wijchen, Gelderland. Zaterdag 17 juni: Hot & Sticky! Tijdens deze workshop ga je aan de slag met embossingpoeders, transfer foil, bonding powder, verschillende lijmproducten, 3D... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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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 Apr 28, 2017 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 ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2017 on Find Out Fridays - Nathalie Kalbach at simply me
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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